Nike Golf Camps, Heartland Golf Park Edgewood, New York
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US Sports Camps is pleased to bring back Nike Junior Golf Camps in Long Island held at Heartland Golf Park. These camps have been offering instruction to golfers of all ability levels for over ten years. Long-time PGA professional and Nike Camp Director, John Forster, is poised for another great summer of golf in 2014!
These week-long commuter camps are designed for boys and girls between the ages of 6-14 and all ability levels. Junior golfers spend the week practicing and playing at this unique practice facility. Day price includes a 30-hour golf program, lunch daily, prizes, giveaways, and all golf-related activities. Full Day camps run Monday to Friday, 9:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Half Day camps run 9:00 AM to Noon. Morning instruction is approximately a 6:1 camper per instructor ratio. During afternoon course play, one staff member accompanies every two foursomes. On the final day of camp, campers receive instruction in the first part of the program, and participate in a camp tournament in the afternoon. This tournament is followed by a short graduation ceremony. Prizes and awards are given for contests played throughout the week.
- Small group instruction from Director, John Forster, and other teaching professionals
- Low student to teacher ratio
- Nike amenity package including hat, balls, workbook, water bottle and bag tag
- Safe, fun and healthy learning environment
Heartland Golf Park
Rated as one of the "top 10 ranges in the United States" by the Golf Range and Recreation Report, Heartland is an exceptional location for Weeklong Day and Half Day Camps. Complete with a two-tiered computerized range, putting green, short game facility and a nine-hole signature golf course, Heartland is the perfect site to improve all facets of your golf game.Meet your coaching staff
John is a class "A" member of the PGA of America. He is a native of Long Island, and attended St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington. He graduated with a BS in Business Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. John entered the golf profession and attained his PGA Membership while at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, under the tutelage of Tom Joyce. After 4 years at Glen Oaks, John took over as the Director of Golf at Heartland Golf Park.Read Full Bio
John is both an accomplished instructor and player. As a latecomer to the game of golf, John has only playing since 1991. He has made it his goal to be one of the best Players and Instructors in the Metropolitan PGA Section, and is well on his way. As a player, he has numerous Top 10 finishes in Met Section events. In 2002, he was tied for the low qualifier at the LI PGA Match Play Championship (72), winning his first four matches, only to lose to host Darrel Kestner in the finals at Deepdale Golf Club. John also holds the non-competitive course record at The Links at Shirley, with a bogey free (65), and at Stonebridge Golf Club with a 63 (28 on the front nine). He has the competitive course record for the front nine at the PGA Village South Course at (30). He has one competitive hole-in-one (9 iron / 163 yards), playing in a Monday Qualifier on the Nike Tour in 2001.
Also an accomplished instructor, John takes pride in his eclectic methods of instruction. Focusing on forming a solid foundation rooted in "the basics" (grip, stance, posture, and alignment), he will teach you to swing the club free of tension, so it feels effortless. His approach takes into account that everyone is made differently, both physically and mentally, so his teaching approach is different from student to student. He will make you understand not just how, but why we do the things we do (cause and effect relationships). A student of the game, he has a well-rounded approach that suits beginners to professionals.
John is joined by other accomplished PGA professionals from the area who serve as instructors during each Nike Golf Camp session.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Camp Director, John Forster, and his staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. John's coaching has inspired hundreds of junior golfers over the years and he looks forward to another great summer of Nike Golf Camps.
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
- 8:45 - 9:00am Camper arrival
- 9:00am Warm-up and stretching
- 9:15am Instruction - full swing
- 10:45am Instruction - short game
- Noon Lunch/Half Day camper departure
- 12:30pm On-course play and instruction
- 3:30pm Full Day camper departure