Nike College Showcase Camps with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour
COLLEGIATE GOLF EXPOSURE AT AMERICA'S FINEST COURSES
Nike College Showcase Camps is excited to offer its newest partnership with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour! In alignment with their July 10th-11th tournament, Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic, the Nike College Showcase Camp will occur at 1757 Golf Club in Northern Virginia.
For the first time ever, Nike College Showcase Camps and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour will host a junior golf prospect event unlike any other. Over the course of two days, campers will receive exposure to and instruction from NCAA DI, DII and/or DIII coaches, all while utilizing the golf facilities at 1757 Golf Club. Day 1 of the College Showcase includes a coaches meet and greet after the tournament, dinner and a college discussion session. Day 2 will include morning instruction and skill evaluation, lunch, and 18 holes of competitive golf with coaches on course evaluating.
Campers can expect to be seen and provided instruction by every coach on staff. Coaches will be invited to attend the Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic prior to the Nike College Showcase Camp which makes this program the dream summer event for any aspiring college athlete. Camp is limited to 60 female players, ages 12 - 18.
For more information and to register for the the Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic, please visit Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic - Hosted by the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour.
*Please note players will not be required to attend the Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic in order to participate in the Nike College Showcase Camp.
This camp is open to players with graduation years 2023-2028 (grades 7 through 12).
Committed Camp Staff Includes:
Lauren Grogan - Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach, Denison University
Kelley Hester - Head Women's Golf Coach, Clemson University
Jon Whithaus - Associate Women's Head Coach, Duke University
*Coach Whithaus serves as the National Camp Coordinator for the Nike
College Showcase Camps.
This camp is open to any and all entrants and is limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.
- Collegiate-level training and one-on-one instruction from Division I, II and/or III coaches
- College Discussion Session providing valuable insight into the recruiting process and what it takes to play at a collegiate level
- 18 holes of competitive golf at 1757 Golf Club
- On course evaluation – Coaches provide feedback on stroke, course management and scoring improvement
- Coaches aim to develop each player’s swing technique, strategy and confidence on the course
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Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach, Denison University Lauren Grogan
Lauren Grogan enters her third season as the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Denison in 2021-22. Grogan came to Denison from Aquinas College in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she has served as the head men’s and women’s golf coach since 2017.View Lauren's Bio ⟩
In 2021, Grogan led both the Denison men and women's golf programs to their first NCAC Championships in program history, followed by subsequent trips to the NCAA Division III National Championship. She coached the NCAC Women's Player of the Year in Megan Wong and the NCAC Women's Championship medalist winner in Laine Hursh. She also coached both the NCAC Men's and Women's Newcomers of the year, coached four male golfers to All-American honors, and helped guide two women's golfers to All-Region accolades.
Under the direction of Coach Grogan, the Denison men’s golf team went on to finish in seventh place at the 2021 NCAA Division III Championship, which was the best finish at nationals in program history. Coach Grogan was named the 2021 NCAC Coach of the Year and the Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year after leading the Big Red to seven tournament victories and five individual tournament victories over the course of the season. The Denison women’s golf team, meanwhile, finished in 13th place during its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship in program history. Coach Grogan earned NCAC Coach of the Year honors on the women’s side as well after racking up eight straight wins during the regular season.
In her first season at the helm of the Denison men's and women's golf programs (2019-20), Grogan led both Big Red men's and women's teams to a pair of simultaneous Top-25 NCAA Division III national rankings for the first time in Denison history. The Spring portion of her first season at Denison was then canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Grogan was a four-year letter winner at the University of Michigan, where she competed in four Big Ten Championships and one NCAA Regional. Grogan was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree who posted a career average of 77.46 with six top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes in her career. She was the recipient of the Big Ten Sportswoman Award in 2013 and 2015.
Women's Head Golf Coach, Clemson University Kelley Hester
Kelley Hester is in her seventh season as the head coach of Clemson’s women’s golf program. Her program has reached the NCAA Tournament each year the event has been held over her first six seasons.View Kelley's Bio ⟩
When you look at her career it is no surprise she has brought the Clemson program to consistent success. She has been successful everywhere she has coached over her 22 seasons and 211 tournaments as a head coach.
Nothing documents her success more than the fact that she is the only coach in NCAA Division I history to take four different programs to the NCAA National tournament and record at least one top 20 finish at four different schools.
Over her career, Hester has 18 wins, 35 top two finishes and 97 top fives. She has taken teams to 17 NCAA regionals, had six top 20 national finishes, coached 33 all-conference players and 17 All-Americans.
Hester has had a remarkable first six years as Clemson head coach. In addition to a perfect attendance record in the NCAA Tournament, the program has gained its first three tournament victories, had 24 top five finishes and reached the NCAA national tournament for the first time. This has been achieved against a schedule that has been consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally.
The 2021-22 season included a five-shot victory at the Clover Cup, a 17-team tournament in Arizona that included nine top 50 teams. Clemson had four of the top 20 players in that tournament. Clemson finished the year with four top five finishes and an 86-58-2 record against the field in its 10 tournaments. Clemson golfers had 49 rounds at par or better, just one off the school record of 50 set in 2017-18.
Players have flourished under Hester’s leadership as Clemson has had six first-team All-ACC selections and three medalist honors. Alice Hewson, who closed out her career as the first four-time All-ACC player in Clemson history in 2019, was also named an All-American and was a four-time selection to the All-ACC Academic team.
Another highlight was Hewson’s top 10 finish at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April of 2019. Hewson is now a professional on the European tour and already has a victory, and a top 20 finish at the Women’s Open Championship on her resume.
Savannah Grewal, a senior in 2022-23, also played in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in 2022. Three current or former Hester players at Clemson have now played in the event.
Hester’s teams have also been outstanding in the classroom. All six years she has guided the program, Clemson has had a perfect 1,000 APR score. In her first six years the program has had 13 selections to the WCGA Academic Scholars team, and 11 selections to the Academic All-ACC team.
For the second consecutive year, Clemson played an abbreviated schedule in 2021 due to COVID restrictions. The Tigers had four top four finishes in national tournaments, which led to a strong 60-33 head-to-head record and a top 8 NCAA regional seed.
Ivy Shepherd earned first-team All-ACC honors in leading the Tigers in stroke average, and Savannah Grewal was second in stroke average and had the first hole-in-one in Clemson history. Freshman Annabelle Pancake tied the Clemson round record with a 65 at the Clover Cup, and graduate Alexandra Swayne became the first Clemson women’s golfer to qualify for the US Open and the US Amateur in the same year.
At the conclusion of the season Hester was named Southeast Section Coach of the Year by the LPGA, the fourth time in her coaching career she has won the award. She earlier was selected in 2009, 2016 and 2017.
National Camp Coordinator for Nike College Showcase Camps Jon Whithaus
Jon oversees all operations and serves as camp liaison to ensure the best possible program for all Nike College Showcase Camps.View Jon's Bio ⟩
Jon is in his 7th season as the Associate Head Coach for the Duke University Women's Golf team, and also owns and operates Elite Level Golf. He has extensive experience working with players to help them to move from one level to the next level in their careers. He has coached women's and men's student-athletes that have gone on to win on 7 of the biggest tours in the world -- LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour, Symetra Tour, PGA Tour, European Tour, Web.Com Tour, and Challenge Tour.
Jon was named the WGCA GolfPride National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2021, and also was selected as a member of the coaching staff for Team USA for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup. He has had a very successful collegiate coaching career over the past two decades, previously as the Associate Head Men's Golf Coach at Duke University (3 years) and the Head Men's Golf Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University (12 years). His teams have reached the NCAA Championship in 18 of those years, highlighted by 14 top-10 finishes. His teams have won over 70 tournament titles throughout his career. Whithaus is the only coach in NCAA Division I to coach both a men's team (2011) and women's team (2016, 2019, 2021) into the match play semifinals of the NCAA Championship.
The goal of this program is to equip student-athletes with the knowledge and tools to take their game to a collegiate level. With some of the nation's renowned academic and athletic universities at hand, campers play in a competitive environment with hands-on instruction from Head and Assistant college coaches. The camp provides a perfect platform for players to demonstrate their skills and all other assets of their game.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: July 11th-12th
- Age Group: 12-18
- Gender: Female
- Camp Type: College Showcase
- Tuesday, July 11th
- 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Nike College Showcase Camp Registration
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm: College Discussion Session (dinner will provided for all campers)
- Tuesday, July 11th
- Wednesday, July 12th
- 8:00am - 8:30am: Campers arrive, "How to be a Successful Collegiate Player" discussion
- 9:00am - 11:30am: Skill evaluation and instruction
- 11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch and interaction with the coaches
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm: 18-hole competitive round with coaches on course evaluating
- Wednesday, July 12th
- Check-In: 6:30pm at 1757 Golf Club
- Meals: Dinner will be provided on Tuesday, July 11th. Lunch will provided on Wednesday, July 12th.
- Program: The Nike College Showcase Camp is designed to improve and further develop the skills needed to play at the next level; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing and course etiquette. Upon arrival, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction & Discussion: College discussion session, 18 holes of competitive golf, and instruction from NCAA DI, DII & DIII coaches.
- Meals: Dinner will be provided on Tuesday, July 11th. Lunch will provided on Wednesday, July 12th.
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by the camp staff during camp hours.
- Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, and SRIXON golf balls.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio.
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Facility: 1757 Golf Club
- Medical Protocol: Camp will have on-site staff to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Golf clubs
- Golf Balls/tees/glove
- Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
- Collared shirt (recommended)
- Water bottle*
- Hat/visor (Campers receive Nike hat with amenity package)
- Snacks (optional)
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
LANSDOWNE RESORT GIRLS CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
In partnership with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour, all Nike College Showcase Campers have the opportunity to attend the Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic tournament hosted by the PKBGT. For more information and to register, please visit Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic - Hosted by the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour.
*Please Note: US Sports Camps, Inc. and Nike, Inc. are not sponsors, co-sponsors, owners or operators of the Lansdowne Resort Girls Classic. The tournament will be owned and operated by the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour. US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for Nike College Showcase Camps and it, and Nike have no control over the operation of the tournament or the acts or omissions of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Day 1 - July 11th
- 6:30pm Nike College Showcase Camp Registration at 1757 Golf Club
- 7:00pm College Discussion Session (dinner will provided for all campers)
- 9:00pm All campers depart
Day 2 - July 12th
- 8:00am All campers check in
- 8:30am Coaches to lead discussion on "How to Be a Successful Collegiate Player"
- 9:00am Fundamentals of the game - skill evaluation and instruction
- 11:30am Lunch and interaction with the coaches
- 12:30pm Pre-round warm up at the practice facility
- 1:00pm 18 hole competitive round with coaches on course evaluating and coaching
- TBD Departure after round and Q&A with coaching staff
1757 Golf ClubLocated in Dulles, Virginia, 1757 Golf Club’s par-70, 6,600-yard layout is a shot-maker’s dream. Routed through gently rolling terrain with elevation changes up to 30 feet, 1757 features dramatic views of Broad Run and the majestic Virginia landscape, along with strategically placed bunkers, streams and lakes.
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New to 2023
In partnership with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour, Nike College Showcase Camps will offer this program for the first time in 2023 at 1757 Golf Club!
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