Nike Junior Short Game Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Junior Short Game Camps, Monterey Peninsula
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Nike Junior Short Game Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Junior Golf Camps is excited to bring back short game camps in Pebble Beach, California. Take advantage of an intensive, one-day short game program at Poppy Hills with National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter.

Nike Junior Short Game Camps give aspiring young players the competitive advantage. This program is based on an advanced player training model designed to educate and build confidence on critical shots inside of 100 yards. In addition to honing skills in putting, chipping, pitching and sand play, participants also learn course strategy making the Nike Junior Short Game Camp an essential experience for players looking to excel in high school, college and beyond.

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from internationally recognized coaches
  • Mastery of all scoring shots 100 yards and in
  • Advanced technique, practice plans and mental strategies
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jeff Ritter
Camp Director

Jeff Ritter

Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA From: Lancaster, PA In addition to acting as National Director for Nike Junior Golf Camps, Jeff Ritter is the CEO/Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance, A Golf Channel Academy at Poppy Hills G.C. in Pebble Beach, California.

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An accomplished coach, author and speaker, his passion for high performance living has set him apart as one of the game’s most respected leaders. A Golf Digest Top Ranked Teacher, Golf Tips Magazine Top 30 Teacher, and Golf Channel on air talent, his lessons provide players across the globe with the tools and inspiration to perform their very best.

A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff’s articles appear in Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Channel Digital and Golf Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom. He has also been seen and heard on ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio, The Golf Channel's Lesson Tee Live, Swing Fix and Morning Drive. In 2014 he created and produced the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series on Golf Digest TV, which was seen by 20 million viewers. In 2016 Jeff was featured on Golf Channel as host of National Instruction Day where he presented a full day of live coaching to viewers around the world.

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Kerrod Gray

Kerrod Gray

Kerrod is the spearhead of a new generation of golf coaches. In an industry which is being driven by science and technology there’s always the need for those who can understand...

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Kerrod is the spearhead of a new generation of golf coaches. In an industry which is being driven by science and technology there’s always the need for those who can understand the information in its complexity in order to break it down and explain it in its simplicity.

Born and raised in Margaret River, a small surfing town in Western Australia, Kerrod first discovered golf at age eight while he was vacationing in New Zealand. After a successful junior and amateur career Kerrod undertook a three-year PGA traineeship at the Nedlands Golf Club. During this time, Kerrod improved his knowledge of the game exponentially and after 3 years of dedication and hard work he graduated as the top trainee in Australia and won the National PGA Trainee Excellence Award in 2013.

Kerrod is driven to improve himself constantly, he thinks of himself as a student of the game, always seeking out new information and people from whom he can learn. His passion for furthering his knowledge has led him to gain world recognised certifications and personally learn from a number of Top-100 coaches, including Dave Phillips, James Sieckman, Jeff Ritter, and Cameron McCormick (Jordan Speith’s coach).

Kerrod still plays in tournaments however his focus and passion is coaching. He works hard to stay abreast of the latest golf technology and information so that he as a coach can guide players to be the best that they can be by improving their game in a holistic fashion.

Camp Details

Looking to become a master green reader and make more putts? Want to understand the secrets behind contact, trajectory and spin to produce any shot? This is a special opportunity with one of the game’s most respected coaches, Nike Junior Golf Camps National Director and Golf Digest Top Teacher, Jeff Ritter. An accomplished coach, author and compelling motivational speaker, his unique approach to teaching has made his program a favorite amongst campers for over a decade. Both lesson tee and on-course coaching help elevate your performance while providing practical real-game experience. These one-day programs take place on Saturdays and run from 9:30am - 5:00pm at award-winning Poppy Hills. 

More Important Camp Details


Check-in takes place on Saturday at Poppy Hills GC from 9:15 - 9:30am. Check-out takes place at 5:00pm. 


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.


Poppy Hills Golf Course

Poppy Hills is the first golf course to be owned and operated by a regional golf association in the country. Built in 1986 by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills hosted the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 through 2009. Poppy Hills underwent an extensive renovation beginning in March of 2013 centered around water conservation, primarily by improving irrigation and drainage. Jones returned to Poppy with his Robert Trent Jones II design firm, this time creating a firm, fast and fun course that unfolds seamlessly through the stunning Del Monte Forest.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:15 - 9:30am Check-in
  • 9:30 - 9:45am Orientation/expectations
  • 9:45am - 12:00pm Finesse game evaluation & adjustment (chipping, pitching, sand)
  • 12:00 - 12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm Putting evaluation & adjustment (distance, direction, green-reading)
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm Secrets to effective practice
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm On-course learning/short game scramble

Camper Reviews

Gary L.Camper

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"Since becoming a competitive high school player, I had the desire to push myself further.  Attending the Nike Advanced Camp and Short Game School at Pebble Beach was the best thing for me and my golf game. The instruction was fantastic and the courses were beautiful and extremely challenging.  Perfect preparation for my upcoming tournaments."

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.