Nike Golf Camps, Windy Knoll Golf Club Springfield, Ohio
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Junior golfers of all ability levels are invited to our Nike Junior Golf Camp outside Dayton at Windy Knoll Golf Club. Campers enjoy top-notch instruction during the week under the direction of experienced coaches Jon Whithaus and Vince Lazar.
Full Day Camps
This option runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and is 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
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!
- 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!
Windy Knoll Golf Club
Windy Knoll Golf Club is built on the site of the former Windy Knoll Horse Farm, a world-class facility that was home to Avatar, Native Uproar and other Derby-quality horses. Legend has it that Four-Ten, one of the more well known horses from the farm, is buried beneath what is now the 12th hole. The course offers 6,820 yards of golf. It has a course rating of 70.4 and a slope rating of 128 on bent grass. The course was designed by Brian Huntley, ASGCA. Water hazards do come into play throughout the course and there are trees and rough lining the fairways.Meet your coaching staff
Vince Lazar enters his 16th 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. 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 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 Sunshine Tour, and The Challenge Tour.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
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
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up and stretching
- 9:15am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- Noon Lunch and half day campers depart
- 12:45pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full day campers depart