Nike Golf Camps, Samford University Birmingham, Alabama
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Now in his second year as Nike Golf Camp Director, Head Coach, Woodie Eubanks, is excited to offer another week of great golf and fun at Samford University. Join Coach Eubanks and his staff for an unforgettable week in Birmingham, AL!
Nike junior golfers 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 Hoover Country Club a few minutes south of 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.
- Small group instruction from Division I college coaches and players
- Daily course play (9-18 holes) at Hoover Country Club
- Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, camp workbook, water bottle, bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun competitions, skills challenges, scrambles and more
- Campers reside on campus of Samford University
- Safe, fun and healthy learning environment
Hoover Country Club
Hoover Country Club is a private, member owned and operated Club located in the Green Valley-Star Lake area, where the rolling wooded landscape is made even more picturesque by peacefully meandering fairways of lush green grass and smooth, challenging greens. It is suitable for all levels of golfers with four sets of teeboxes to accommodate different handicaps and abilities. The golf course features open fairways and a creek that flows through it, coming into play on several holes. Hoover Country Club also features nice practice facilities such as a putting green and chipping area, which make it ideal for hosting a Nike Junior Golf Camp!Meet your coaching staff
Woodie Eubanks, a former Samford golfer and 1998 alum, is in the midst of his ninth year as head coach of the Samford's men's golf team. He also served as the Bulldogs' head women's coach for four seasons prior to the 2010-11 campaign. During his highly successful tenure at Samford, Eubanks has led his teams to their first conference championships, their first NCAA Championship appearance and their highest rankings in school history. He has also led Samford to seven event championships and eight individual championships. Eubanks was recently honored as 2011 Southern Conference Coach of the Year.Read Full Bio
In only Eubanks' second season as head coach, he led the Bulldogs to the championship title of the 2005 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golf Championship. During the championship run, he coached the OVC's Most Valuable Player and three OVC First-Team honorees. In 2005, the Bulldogs advanced to their first NCAA Regional Championship competition held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
Originally from Greer, S.C., Eubanks is married to the former Jayme Crews. The couple has three children, A.C., 9, Mary Katherine, 4, and Crews, 1.
Coach Eubanks will be assisted by other teaching professionals from Hoover Country Club and current Samford University varsity players.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps provide young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With an experienced coach in Woodie Eubanks, 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.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, July 14th. Check-out from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, July 18th.
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 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.
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 Hoover Country Club
- 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