Nike Golf Camps, USC Trojan Camp

Nike Golf Camps, USC Trojan Camp
Nike Golf Camps, USC Trojan Camp

Nike Golf Camp in Southern California returns to Pacific Palms Resort in 2015. Our program is led by USC Head Coach, Chris Zambri, and Assistant Coach, Tyler Goulding with current USC players serving as camp counselors.

Nike campers reside in double rooms at Pacific Palms Resort and have the privilege of playing their 36 holes of championship golf. Daily instruction takes place at Industry Hills private driving range and short-game area. In addition to daily instruction and course play, campers will participate in discussions on mental toughness, tournament preparation, and golf fitness.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from nationally recognized college coaches and players
  • Small group instruction with low student:teacher ratio of approximately 5:1
  • Discussions on tournament preparation, practice routines and opportunities for college golf
  • Daily course play at Industry Hills Golf Course with focus on improving all aspects of play
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, camp workbook, water bottle, bag tag, and other great prizes
  • Safe, healthy and fun learning environment

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Chris Zambri
Co-Director

Chris Zambri

Chris Zambri, a former USC All-Pac-10 performer and longtime Nationwide Tour veteran, is in his ninth year as USC's men's golf head coach.

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Zambri has established himself as among the top coaches in the nation and has taken his team to the NCAA Championships final in each of his first eight years.

Zambri's teams have won 18 events (as of Nov. 1, 2014), including Pac-10 titles in 2007 and 2011 and NCAA Regionals in 2008 and 2012. His 2008 team came within three strokes of first place at the NCAA Championships. Trojan golfers have also won 17 individual crowns under Zambri (as of Nov. 1, 2014).

The 2013-14 Trojans featured a pair of PING All-American third teamers in freshman Rico Hoey and junior Anthony Paolucci, who led the team to the eighth straight NCAA Championship final under Zambri. The squad won once and posted six top 3 finishes and tied for fourth in a tight NCAA Sugar Grove Regional to earn a spot into the NCAA final. Hoey was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year with one of the top seasons in USC golf history, leading USC in stroke average (71.36), top 10 finishes (eight), rounds in the 60s (16), birdies (165) and eagles (eight). Hoey and Paolucci earned 2014 GCAA All-West Region honors, Paolucci was All-Pac-12 second team and three others earned honorable mention honors. Hoey also represented the U.S. on the 2014 Palmer Cup team.

Zambri, 39, played six years on the Nationwide Tour and was an active teaching professional when he was not competing. A 1993 USC graduate who played for the Trojans from 1989 to 1993, Zambri played six seasons on the Nationwide Tour between 1997 and 2004. He finished as high as 19th on the circuit's money list in 1998, posting two second-place finishes that year. He competed in four PGA Tour events as well as the 1995 and 1999 U.S. Opens. As a Trojan, he was a two-time All-Pac-10 second team selection in 1991 and 1993.

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Tyler Goulding
Co-Director

Tyler Goulding

Tyler Goulding, a four-year letterman at the Air Force Academy who has professional golf experience and for the past six years has served in the United States Air Force, is in his second year as the USC men's golf assistant coach.

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In 2013, Goulding played on the eGolf Professional Golf Tour and has also competed in a handful of mini tours since 2007.

Goulding did not miss an event in four years competing for Air Force (2003-07), posted 15 top-10 finishes and was the Falcons' top finisher in more than 25 events. He fired a career-best 209 in the Ron Moore Invite during his senior year, one better than his 210 as a junior at the 2006 PING Golf Cougar Classic.

He twice posted a personal-best 66, once at the 2005 BYU Cougar Classic and again at the 2006 Wolf Pack Classic as a senior. He won the 2004 Troy Invitational during the fall of his sophomore year with a score of 215 and finished second in the 2006 Service Academy Golf Classic. A steady performer, he finished with a stroke average of 72.8 as a senior, 73.0 as a junior and 72.9 as sophomore.

He graduated from the Air Force Academy with a degree in Systems Engineering Management in 2007 and earned a Master's of Business Administration from Colorado State in 2010.

Staff

Directors Zambri and Goulding will be assisted by current USC varsity players.

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Directors Zambri and Goulding will be assisted by current USC varsity players.

Camp Details

The USC Trojan Golf Camp provides 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 the experience and passion of coaches Zambri and Wurzer and their staff, 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.

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Check-in and Check-out

Check-in occurs from 1:00 - 2:30pm on Sunday, August 3rd. Check-out is from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, August 7th.

Program Details

Campers are housed in doubles at Pacific Palms Resort. All meals are served at the dining facilities at the resort. The camp tuition includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals.

Transportation

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The information packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff resides at the resort 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.

Registration Packet

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.

This camp is open to any and all entrants. USC is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program.

Facilities

Pacific Palms Resort

Pacific Palms Resort is the only full-service luxury golf and conference resort of its kind in Los Angeles County. Our glorious hilltop location set against the majestic San Gabriel Valley Mountains and many guest activities make Pacific Palms Resort unique even among the Los Angeles resort hotel circle. The Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort is one of California’s most noteworthy public golf courses, and a historical site as well: some of the game’s greatest players have graced this City of Industry golf course, making it a historical round for more than 25 years. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Noon Small group instruction - campers work through stations/drills working on putting & chipping, pitching & bunker, and full swing
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:30pm Course play with staff focusing on course management, shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:30pm Evening activities
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Aaron H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Winter Camp

"Coaches Zambri and Brewer ran a phenomenal winter camp the last couple of years. We look forward to the summer camp in Southern California!"

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Andrew F.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best Coaches

"Coaches Zambri and Wurzer led a phenomenal camp last summer. Andrew would not stop talking about his experience at Nike Camp and he looks forward to another great summer in 2013. Thanks to the coaches and other campers for providing such a wonderful time for him."

Nancy L. Parent

  • 5/5.
Wonderful Experience!

"Our son had a wonderful experience. He loved the coaches and thier teaching methods. My husband took him golfing after the camp and my son even taught my husband a few things and helped him improve his game!" 

Alex D.Camper

  • 5/5.
Helped Me Improve

"This camp helped me improve in various ways and therefore made me enjoy golf more. By having instruction time in the morning and then time to actually get out and play 18 holes in the afternoon, the whole golf experience was embodied which is exactly what I came for. The environment was warm as well and although I am pretty shy, I felt safe around the counselors/instructors and campers."

Tristan P.Camper

  • 4/5.
Lots of Fun

"Lot's of fun and enjoyed the experience."

Camp Dates & Prices

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