Nike Golf Camps, Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita State University plays host to the only Nike Junior Golf Camp in Kansas in 2014! Campers have the privilege of staying on campus in the dorms and receive top-notch instruction from collegiate coaches and teaching professionals throughout the week.
New to the camp network in 2014, Wichita State University offers both an overnight and day camp option for junior golfers looking to take their game to the next level. Camp Director and Head Women's Golf Coach, Tom McCurdy, is excited to help each junior golfers game, regardless of skill level and experience. Coach McCurdy will be joined by other college coaches and players during the camp week. Campers will participate in golf activities at local Braeburn Golf Course, home of the WSU varsity golf teams.
- Daily instruction from experienced college coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised daily course play (9-18 holes)
- Accommodations at Wichita State University
- Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, water bottle, camp workbook, bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
Braeburn Golf Course
Open to the public, Braeburn Golf Course, located at 21st and Oliver on Wichita State University’'s scenic campus, offers an 18-hole championship layout that is challenging enough for advanced players, yet beginner friendly for less experienced golfers and families. Braeburn is a NGCOA recognized beginner friendly facility and features one of the best practice facilities in Wichita with a driving range, short range, and putting greens that give golfers of all skill levels a chance to improve their game.Meet your coaching staff
Tom McCurdy is in his seventh season as the head women's golf coach at Wichita State University, where he has completely changed the outlook of the program and brought it to new heights. Through the quality of McCurdy's recruiting classes, the Shockers are looking to build a program that will continue to compete on a national level.Read Full Bio
The Shocker women capped the 2012-13 season with a runner-up finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, with freshman Bryce Schroeder coming in a tie for second individually. Schroeder's second place finish also landed her a spot on the MVC All-Conference Team. With McCurdy's guidance, the Shockers carded the second-best 54-hole score in Wichita State women's gold history with a 909 (304-292-313) at the Mountain View Collegiate, and their second-round 292 was good for third in the Shocker record book. Senior Hollie Weatherburn was also named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention Team.
Krista Peterson is in her second year as an assistant coach for the Wichita State women's team and helped guide the Shockers to a second place MVC finish in her first season. She was a member of the Shockers golf team from 2005-2009 and lettered all four years.
Nike campers are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at Braeburn Golf Course just a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your game. Each day consists of breakfast, morning range instruction, lunch, afternoon course play, dinner, and evening activities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs on Sunday, June 15th. Check-out is on Thursday, June 19th.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up on campus each day.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Nike Golf Schools and Jr. Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast in dining hall
- 8:30am Campers depart for golf course
- 9:00am Warm up, stretching, demonstrations by staff
- 9:15am Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette (day campers depart following course play)
- 5:00pm Back to campus
- 6:00pm Dinner in dining hall
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out in dorms