Nike Junior Golf Camp, Samford University
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2017 marks the sixth consecutive year of junior golf camps in Birmingham, Alabama. Join Samford University Women's Head Coach, Rachel Ingram, and her dedicated staff for a week of golf instruction and fun this summer!
Nike junior golfers are housed in double rooms on campus at Samford and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at Highland Park Golf Course (rated 4 stars by Golf Digest) 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.
The Day Camp option runs from 8:30am - 5:00pm each day. This includes all golf instruction, lunch, and afternoon course play with the staff.
- Small group instruction from Division I college coaches, teaching pros and college players
- Daily course play at Highland Park Golf Course
- Fun competitions, skills challenges, scrambles and more
- Campers reside on campus of Samford University
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Safe, fun and healthy learning environment
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Camp Director Rachel Ingram
Rachel Ingram enters her fourth season as the head women’s golf coach at Samford University. On Aug. 26, 2013, she was officially named to the position after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University.View Rachel Ingram's Bio ⟩
In 2013, Ingram played a pivotal role in leading East Tennessee State to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship title. For the second time in program history, ETSU captured the conference championship in 2013 thanks to a tournament total of 880, holding off defending champion Kennesaw State on the final day of competition at the Jekyll Island Golf Club’s Pine Lakes Course.
As a graduate of the University of Mississippi in May of 2010, Ingram received four varsity letters as a member of the women's golf team. Ingram's college career low was 71 at the Derby Intercollegiate (Auburn University) in 2008. This personal best in the final round helped the Lady Rebels get their third straight, top-five finish. Her best individual finish was a 228 to place 14th at the Chrysler ACC/ SEC Challenge (Florida State University) in 2005.
An outstanding golfer, Ingram continues to compete at a high level and has earned top-25 finishes in summer amateur tournaments which include the following: Women's Southern Amateur '06; Women's Western Amateur '06; Golf Capital of TN Women's Open '09; and TN State Amateur '10.
Coach Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson serves as head men's golf coach for the UAB Blazers and is in his first year at the helm. Wilson spent the previous nine years at Charleston Southern. He was the head women’sView Mike Wilson's Bio ⟩
Mike Wilson serves as head men's golf coach for the UAB Blazers and is in his first year at the helm. Wilson spent the previous nine years at Charleston Southern. He was the head women’s golf coach from 2007-09 before being named the men’s coach in 2009. In 2011, Wilson was appointed the Director of Golf which gave him oversight of both programs while remaining as the head men’s golf coach.
The CSU men’s team is coming off back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances and captured the 2015 Big South title. The Buccaneers’ selection to the Tuscaloosa Regional in 2016 marked the first time in CSU history that a program earned an at-large berth into an NCAA championship event.
Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and off-course activities. With dedicated coaches at the helm, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, July 9th. Check-out from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, July 13th.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day Camp option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course 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 Junior Golf 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.
Note: Nike Golf Camp is individually operated and is not sponsored by Samford University.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up and breakfast
- 8:15am Depart to Highland Park GC
- 8:45am Skills demonstrations
- 9:00am - Noon Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 12:45 - 5:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner at Samford
- 7:00 - 9:00pm Evening activities
- 10:15pm Lights out
Highland Park Golf Course
Alabama's Highland Park Golf Course was originally established in 1903 as the Country Club of Birmingham, making it the oldest golf course in Alabama. Highland Park has been the site of many important golf events including one of renowned golfer Bobby Jones’s first victories. The Highland Park facilities - golf course, adjoining tennis club, clubhouse facilities, etc. - are all located in the heart of one of Birmingham's favorite neighborhoods. Highland Park was rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, and "Best Greens" and "Best Public Course" in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine.
Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university with nationally ranked academic programs rooted in the university’s Christian mission. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
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Loved this camp
"Everyone on the staff was great. Loved this camp."
"Thanks for an awesome week. It was a good mix of golf and relaxing activities on campus."
— Jessica S. Overnight Camper
"Great camp again this year!"
— Brock B. Camper
"My son couldn't have been more excited about golf when I picked him up from camp. The campus is beautiful and the coaches were extremely nice to him. Look forward to next year."
— Aaron H. Parent
"Garrett had an awesome experience at Nike Golf Camp. There was a great balance between golf instruction and fun activities for the kids. I plan on sending my other son next year, as well."
— Thomas P. Parent
"This was the perfect fit for me this summer. I learned a lot from the coaches and met some new friends from my town. Thanks for a great week!"
— Andrew N. Day Camper
"A great experience and excellent confidence builder!"
— Dan S. Overnight Camper
"It was a fun time. I enjoyed spending one on one time with the coaches. I loved hearing their advice and getting to know them personally. It was also really fun to get to know the other campers."
— Halle B. Overnight Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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