Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Southern Mississippi

Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Southern Mississippi
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Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Southern Mississippi

Nike Junior Golf Camps return to the state of Mississippi in 2017! Join the University of Southern Miss varsity coaches and players for an unforgettable overnight camp experience this summer.

OVERNIGHT CAMP

The overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, meals, housing, and evening activities. Campers are housed in the dorms on campus at Southern Miss and eat meals in the dining halls each day. Following dinner each night, campers participate in evening activities that can include campus tours, movies, and other sports activities. 

DAY CAMP

Local residents have the option of participating in the day camp which runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm. This option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at Hattiesburg Country Club each day. Details on the first and last days of camp will be included in the Nike Camp registration packet.

Highlights Include

  • Golf instruction from Division I coaches and other certified instructors
  • Daily course play and practice at Southern Miss's home course - Hattiesburg Country Club
  • Video analysis, mental toughness and fitness training, and discussions on college golf
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Eddie Brescher
Co-Director

Eddie Brescher

Eddie Brescher enters his third season as assistant men's golf coach for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. 

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Brescher came to Southern Miss after spending two years as the head men's and women's golf coach at Millsaps College. While there, Brescher led the Majors to a No. 37 ranking, which was the best in school history. He also had two team and individual wins, two SAA All-Conference players, 10 All-Tournament Team selections and six academic honor roll golfers.

Brescher is a former letterwinner at Southeastern Louisiana, where he earned Southland Conference All-Academic honors. Following his collegiate playing career, Brescher served as a Graduate Assistant at Southeastern Louisiana. During that time, Brescher helped with recruiting, arranging team practices and implementing team workouts. During that year, the Lions won two tournaments and finished third overall in the conference tournament.

The Ponchatoula, La., native then spent two years at the professional level, competing on the Adams and Hooters Golf Tours, as well as qualifying stages of the PGA Tour Q School. While professional, Brescher finished in sixth-place at the Hooters Tour McCormick, S.C., event (12-under) while finishing two-under par at the 2010 PGA Tour Q-School First Stage (missing the Second Stage by one shot). He also had stint as a caddy for Casey Crain on the 2011 Nationwide Tour.

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Erika Brennan
Co-Director

Erika Brennan

Erika Brennan was named the fourth head coach in Southern Miss women's golf history on May 13, 2015. 

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In Coach Brennan's first season the women's golf team finished first overall at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate and UAB Fall Beach Bash and the team finished third overall at the Conference USA Championship.

Brennan spent five years as the head coach at Saint Leo University, building the Lions into one of the premier Division II programs in the country. Under her tutelage, the Lions entered the national spotlight as the team made it's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010. Brennan helped Saint Leo see itself consistently ranked in the national poll, ranking in the top-10 in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the fall of 2012, the squad set numerous records, including the low single round team score (291) and low 36-hole tournament score (592) which they carded at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. Brennan led the Lions to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and was named Saint Leo's Coach of the Year in 2011.

Brennan served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 2013-14 season, where she helped lead the Lady Vols to a berth in the 2014 NCAA Regionals, and most recently served as the National Recruiting Coordinator for Dan Tudor Collegiate Strategies. Prior to entering college coaching, Brennan spent two years as a certified instructor for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and also worked in an operations role for the American Junior Golf Association.

Camp Details

Campers (overnight only) are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls. Golf instruction takes place at Hattiesburg Country Club, located a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your 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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PROGRAM OPTIONS

The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day fee includes golf instruction, lunch, and afternoon course play.

SUPERVISION

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations 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.

TRANSPORTATION

Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to or from airports, train stations, or bus depots. Campers are responsible for being dropped off and picked up from camp.

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 that meet the age requirements.

Facilities

University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi opened its doors as a small teachers’ college. Today, the University has grown into a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven institution with a proud history and an eye on the future. Characterized by history and tradition, the Hattiesburg campus sits on 300 acres in the middle of the city. More than 180 buildings (map) dot a landscape that has been transformed into a pedestrian-friendly environment for students, employees and visitors.

Hattiesburg Country Club

The Hattiesburg Country Club was established in 1919 and today carries the tradition of being the finest in Hattiesburg for private golf and country club amenities. The golf course has matured and evolved into a unique test of shot-making skill, which was enhanced in 1999 after an imaginative redesign by Max Maxwell. Today, the 18-hole, par-72 golf course is recognized as one of the finest and most enjoyable in the state.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up, breakfast
  • 9:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skill demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
  • 9:15am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full swing
  • 12:00pm Lunch and relaxation
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 5:00pm Day campers depart, overnight campers return to campus for dinner
  • 7:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp runs Monday-Friday
Overnight $950.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00am-5:00pm $575.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.