Nike Golf Camps, Pelican Lakes Golf Club Windsor, Colorado
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Junior golfers of all skill levels are welcome to join experienced Nike Camp Director, Brad Neher for a week of golf in a fun and positive learning environment this July. Brad has been running Nike Camps for over 15 years and looks forward to another great year in 2014!
Pelican Lakes Golf Club will play host to a Full-Day Nike Golf Camp program. The camp runs Monday - Thursday, from 9:00am - 3:00pm, and is for golfers of all ability levels (ages 9 - 16). Campers will enjoy three hours of range instruction in the morning, followed by a complimentary lunch and course play in the afternoon.
- Instruction from recognized golf professionals with a low student-to-teacher ratio
- Three hours of morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and full swing
- Daily course play focusing on strategy, course management, shot selection, rules, and etiquette
- Nike amenity package including hat, balls, work book, water bottle, and bag tag
- Safe, fun, and healthy learning environment
Brad has been directing Nike Golf Camps in Boulder, CO since 1999. He is the former assistant coach of the University of Colorado men's golf team and served as the head coach during the 2005-2006 season. An honorable mention U.S. Kids “Top 50” Junior Instructor of America, he was the CEO/Founder of ACE (Access, Competition & Etiquette) Golf Foundation which he formed in 1998, running the organization until it merged with the Gold Crown Junior Golf Association in 2003.
From 1999-2006, he created concepts and fulfilled fundraising efforts to build the Gold Crown Junior Learning Center. In that role, he developed all GCJGA instruction programs that served the youth of Metro Denver, including clinics for the Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of Metro Denver. He has worked as a GCJGA Director of Instruction for the past eight years (2003-11).Read Full Bio
Brad has two professional wins, the 1999 U.S. Open Local Qualifying & 2008 Continental Airlines Pro-Am. He was a varsity letter winner for the nationally ranked CU golf team in 1992-93 and 1993-94. Neher qualified for the 1992 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, was a Colorado Cup Team member, and captured six amateur titles in all.
Brad places an emphasis on the “FUNdamentals” of the game and believes that fun golf depends on personal successes and improvement. He is currently working on his first golf book, Simple 7!
Ben is currently the assistant men's and women's golf coach for the University of Northern Colorado. He has assisted Brad with the Nike Jr. Golf Camps at Boulder since 1999. Prior to his coaching duties at Northern Colorado, Ben was the assistant coach at University of Colorado ('07 - '08) and has taught at various golf clubs since the late '90s.
As a player, Portie holds the title of 2011 South Dakota Open Champion as well as the 2011 Colorado Open Champion. He has qualified for a number of PGA and Nationwide Tour events, including the US Open, US Amatuer and US Publinks Championship. Ben brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Nike Golf Camps and he looks forward to helping junior golfers improve their games this summer.
Brett is one of the most talented golfers to come out of the state of Colorado. He attended Arizona State University, where he was a two-time All-American and played with the likes of Billy Mayfair and Phil Mickelson. After several years on various mini-tours, Brett got into the coaching side of golf and has been passionate about instilling his knowledge into junior golfers ever since.
Pelican Lakes Golf Course
Conveniently located in the center of the Water Valley community is Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club. This 18 hole semi-private championship golf course opened in 1999 and has earned a 2005 4-star rating by Golf Digest as well as a top five semi-private Colorado course rating by Colorado Golf Magazine. World-renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson, Sr. designed Pelican Lakes with the Poudre River as the centerpiece.
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
- 8:45am Campers arrive
- 9:00am Instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and full swing. Drills, skills challenges and games.
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with emphasis on shot selection, strategy, course management, rules, and etiquette
- 3:00pm Campers depart