Nike Golf Camps, Croasdaile Country Club

Nike Golf Camps, Croasdaile Country Club
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Nike Golf Camps, Croasdaile Country Club

Junior golfers of all ability levels are invited to our Nike Junior Golf Camp in Durham held at Croasdaile Country Club. Campers enjoy top-notch instruction during the week under the direction of experienced coaches Mike Brooks, Jon Whithaus, and Vince Lazar.

Full Day Camps 9:00am - 4:00pm

These camps are an excellent opportunity for junior golfers to improve their skills and their course management at the same time. The students in the full day camp enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. This instruction works on all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After a lunch, which is included in the price of the camp, it’s off to play the course. During course play professionals teach strategy, etiquette and course management. The Full Day Camp is designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level.

Half Day Camps 9:00am - 12:00pm

Half Day Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00am-Noon and include fifteen hours of total instruction on the practice range and short game areas. For three hours each day, campers sharpen their skills with strong emphasis on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from experienced teaching professionals
  • Three hours of daily practice with our experienced staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
  • Daily course play with staff (full day camps only)
  • Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mike Brooks
Camp Director

Mike Brooks

Mike began his golf professional career in 1986 and became a PGA member in 1991.  He has been a primary instructor at Duke University golf camps for 17 years, and has instructed at that PGA National Junior School.  

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During his career he has instructed thousands of people in lessons, clinics and golf schools in Oregon, Idaho, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, and Mexico.

Mike is an outstanding teacher with a simple, logical approach.  His understanding of the mechanics of the swing, his knowledge of the game, and his ability to communicate in a relaxed, unhurried style eliminates confusion and is perfectly suited for young golfers.

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Vince Lazar

Vince Lazar

Vince enters his 17th season as DePauw’s head men’s and women’s golf coach and was named the National Golf Coaches Association’s Women's Division III Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2011.

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Additionally, he is a seven-time regional coach of the year selection.  He has led his teams to 14 appearances in the NCAA national championship, including 9 top-5 finishes.  During his tenure, 11 student-athletes have earned a total of 24 All-America honors and they've accumulated over 25 All-American Scholar accolades.

Jon Whithaus

Jon Whithaus

Jon owns and operates Elite Level Golf and works with players to help them to move from one level to the next level in their careers.  He works in various capacities with amateur players and professional players, having significant experience with players on The European Tour, The Asian Tour, The Sunshine Tour, and The Challenge Tour.

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Jon previously had a very successful 15 year collegiate career as the Associate Head Men's Golf Coach at Duke University (3 years) and the Head Men's Golf Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University (12 years).  His teams reached the NCAA Championship in 14 of those years, highlighted by 8 top-10 finishes.  His teams won 51 tournament titles.

Camp Details

This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. The Nike Golf Camp staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring.

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Croasdaile Country Club

Croasdaile Country Club has a rich history that stems from one family's commitment to the community. The club was established in 1966 by Drs. Frances & Herbert Fox on farmland inherited from Frances Fox's father, John Sprunt Hill, a prominent Durham financier and community leader. They developed a neighborhood that offered beautiful homes, a professionally designed, championship golf course, tennis and swimming facilities. An elegant clubhouse was built as the focal point of the community where neighbors and friends could gather to enjoy a relaxed and gracious atmosphere.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
  • Noon Lunch (included in full day camp price, half day campers depart)
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 4:00pm Full Day campers depart

Camper Reviews

Mike R.Camper

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"Thanks for the director and coaches for helping me improve last week. I definitely learned a lot about my weaknesses and how to work on them during practice! Hopefully I can come back next year and show you how good I am!"

Camp Dates & Prices

2015 sessions coming soon

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.