Nike Golf Camp at Wichita State University

Nike Golf Camp at Wichita State University
Nike Golf Camp at Wichita State University

Nike Golf Camp returns to the state of Kansas at Wichita State University in 2015. Join Head Women's Golf Coach, Tom McCurdy, and Assistant Coach, Krista Peterson, for a week of great golf instruction and fun this summer!

Now in its second year, 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 Assistant Coach, Krista Peterson, and current WSU players during the camp week. Campers will participate in golf activities at local WSU Golf Course, home of the WSU varsity golf teams.

Overnight Camp

The overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, meals, housing, and evening activities. Campers are housed in the dorms on campus and eat meals in the dining halls each day. Following dinner each night, campers participate in evening activities that can include campus tours, movies, and other sports activities. 

Day Camp

Local residents have the option of participating in the day camp which runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm. This option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at the course each day. Details on the first and last days of camp will be included in the Nike Camp registration packet.

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Tom McCurdy
Camp Director

Tom McCurdy

Tom McCurdy is in his eighth 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.

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McCurdy earned Missouri Valley Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors in 2013-14 after guiding the team to the first Missouri Valley Conference championship in school history. It was the first team championship for the Shockers since the 1992 team won the Gateway Conference. The team carded a school record 900 (297-304-299) in the 54-hole Valley championship.  With the win, the team advanced to the NCAA Stillwater Regional and finished 22nd.

Under McCurdy’s guidance, Alejandra Arellano finished in a tie for second at the MVC Championship and earned all-conference honors along with Meghan Schuetz and Bryce Schroeder. Schuetz was also honored as the Elite 18 winner and a first team all-Valley Scholar-Athlete. During the season, Schuetz also set the school record for 54 holes with a 216 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial.

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 golf 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.

During the 2011-12 season, McCurdy led the Shockers to a win at the Monterey Bay Invitational, which was the program's third tournament win in the past two seasons. The Shockers also improved their stroke average from 327 during the 2008-09 season to 311 in 2011-12. With McCurdy's guidance, the Shocker women also claimed the two best 18-hole scores in Wichita State history as Gretchen Huhnerkoch shot a 67 at the UALR Women's Golf Classic and Daniela Rugeles shot a 69 and the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.

WSU won two tournaments in a season during 2010-11 for the first time since the 1991-92 season. The Shockers were able to set numerous individual and team records throughout the 2010-11 campaign.  At the conclusion of the season, seniors Lauren Hassell and Adin Stromgren both earned All-Conference honors from the Missouri Valley.

McCurdy guided the Shockers from a ninth place finish at the Missouri Valley Championship in his first season to a second place finish at the 2011 MVC Championship. The Shocks finished behind host Illinois State for the programs best MVC finish since the 1992 season. 

The Shockers have been very successful in the classroom under McCurdy having been recognized in the spring of 2010 by the National Golf Coaches Association for their 3.589 team GPA, good for seventh among all NCAA Division I schools. In 2011 they posted a 3.607 GPA, good for 24th among all collegiate golf programs. Hassell and sophomore Gretchen Huhnerkoch were both named MVC All-Scholar athletes for their work in the classroom in 2010-11. The American Golf Coaches Association named both Huhnerkoch and Natalie Samb along with senior Abby Bartlett Academic All-Americans.

McCurdy came to WSU after a six-year stint at Northern Arizona University, where his squads rewrote the NAU record books both on the course and in the classroom. McCurdy's student-athletes have earned numerous honors, including a Big Sky Conference title, nine all-Big Sky first team honors and 23 Big Sky all-academic winners, all while improving the Lumberjacks' team score 7.7 strokes in his six years of work.

McCurdy made an immediate impact on the Northern Arizona women's golf program, as he became one of just six first-year women's head coaches to lead their squads to an NCAA regional berth in 2002. The Lumberjacks finished 18th after entering the regional as the 21st seed. That same year McCurdy was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year.

Tom coached six athletes to 11 all-Big Sky selections. In the classroom, he guided 10 athletes to 20 Big Sky All-Academic selections, and in 2004-05, his Lumberjacks posted the fifth-highest grade point average in the country among women's collegiate golf programs according to the National Golf Coaches Association. 

Community service is also important in McCurdy's coaching philosophy. His team amassed more than 150 hours of community service projects in Fall 2006, including assisting with "Toys 4 Tots" fundraising campaigns, "Red Ribbon Week" activities designed to educate children of the effects of drug abuse, and volunteering at local YMCA branches. 

Prior to NAU, McCurdy served as an assistant coach for the men's and women's golf teams at Washington State University from 1999-2001. He helped lead the Cougar women into the NCAA West Regional for the first time in 2000 while the 2001 men's squad earned its best Pac-10 Championship finish since 1991. McCurdy also mentored three Washington State golfers who were named all-Pac-10 honorable mention in 2001. Tasha Browner became only the second Cougar woman ever to be named to the all-Pac-10 team after she fired a 67 and 209 to break the school records for single-round and tournament scoring and advanced to the NCAA West Regional as an individual, finishing 68th overall. Browner went on to play on the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour and the Futures Golf Tour, where she placed in the top 25 in two events. 

In addition to his coaching duties at Washington State, the Tekoa, Wash., native was the head professional at the Washington State University Golf Course and oversaw all private instruction at the course while teaching classes for the university. McCurdy graduated from the PGA's Golf Professional Training Program, and is a member of the Professional Golfer's Association of America. 

McCurdy's collegiate coaching career began at his alma mater, Eastern Washington University, where he was an assistant from 1997-98. During that season, the Eagles had their most successful season in program history. He graduated from EWU in 1994 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. 

He is married to the former Jennifer Anderson. They have two daughters, Kayden Lynn, born in July of 2006, and Jaye Elizabeth, born in October of 2007.

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Krista Peterson

Krista Peterson

Krista Peterson is in her fifth year as an assistant coach for the Wichita State women's golf team. In 2013-14, Peterson helped guide the Shockers to the first Missouri Valley...

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Krista Peterson is in her fifth year as an assistant coach for the Wichita State women's golf team.

In 2013-14, Peterson helped guide the Shockers to the first Missouri Valley Conference championship in school history. WSU carded a school record 54-hole score of 900 in the MVC championship and advanced to finish 22nd at the NCAA Stillwater Regional.

Her stellar career included a third place finish at the 2008 Missouri Valley Conference tournament, which earned her all-conference honors.  In 2009, she was named to the MVC all-Scholar-Athlete team.

The Wahoo, Neb., native graduated from Wichita State in June 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  She and her husband Victor reside in the Wichita area.  They were married in the fall of 2010 and they have a daughter, Wrenley and a son, Vander.


Tony Blake

Tony Blake

Tony Blake is in his fourth season as assistant coach at Wichita State. Blake is the recruiting coordinator while also coordinating practice schedules and overseeing player...

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Tony Blake is in his fourth season as assistant coach at Wichita State. Blake is the recruiting coordinator while also coordinating practice schedules and overseeing player development. 

Blake was a member of the Shocker golf team from 1994 to 1996 and was a two-year letterman after redshirting in 1994.  Prior to Wichita State Blake was a member of the Butler County Community College golf team where he was the 1993 Region IV Champion. 

Following his career after Wichita State, Blake was a Tear Drop Tour Member, Prairie Tour Member, South Dakota tour participant, Nike Tour participant and Sunshine Tour Member.  Blake regained his amateur status in 2003.  In 2004, Blake was crowned the Kansas State Mid-Amateur Champion.

Camp Details

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 WSU 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.

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Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in occurs on Sunday, June 7th. Check-out is on Thursday, June 11th.

Program Options

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.

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.


Wichita State Golf Course

Open to the public, WSU 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. It's 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.

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

Camper Reviews

Sydney V.Camper

  • 5/5.
A lot of fun

"I had a lot of fun here!"

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  • 3/5.
Our son enjoyed the camp

"I would say the camp director and coach were good. A few of the people helping seemed like they would rather be somewhere else. Our son enjoyed the camp very much. It was fun and the food was great, but it seems like his skill level is about the same or maybe even a little worse. Prior to going he had a method down from his golf coach on how to swing at the ball. After the camp he was just swinging as hard as he could. Method went out the window. I'd like to see solid methods and an opportunity for ALL kids to hit the golf course. Some were taken to a better course on one day, while the others were held back at camp. These students didn't seem to get as much opportunity. But, kids are kids, if they are really into the game they will learn and if not, they might just goof off. So who knows if it could be done any better. I would like to see a better planned schedule and more structured training."

Jeremy F.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Helped Me Improve

"NIKE Golf Camps helped me improve leading up to my high school season. I felt more confident and focused which led to lower scores on the course. Thank you, coaches, for a great experience!"

Kelly L.Parent

  • 4/5.
Very Impressed

"Very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the organization of the camp as a whole. Definitely coming back in the future and recommending to my friends."

Laurie M. Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Results

"Coach McCurdy was exceptionally positive and encouraging to the children. Coach Krista was also very good with all of the campers and was a great golfer and role model. The two WSU students were also very high quality. This was one of two camps we attended at WSU this summer, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. This level of quality coaching brings great result."

Kevin F. Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Fun

"I had a great camp experince at Wichita State. The coaches were helpful and I made some good freinds. I'm excited to return next year." 

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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