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Competitive junior golfers are invited to Louisville, Kentucky for a golf-intensive experience held at University of Louisville Golf Club. The short game camp staff is led by University of Louisville Women's Coach, Whitney Young, and Duke University Women's Coach, Jon Whithaus.


Whether it be junior golf, collegiate golf, or professional golf, the best players are the ones who consistently maintain a high level of efficiency and success in all aspects of the short game. The Advanced Junior Short Game Camps offer evaluation, analysis, instruction and training from our highly successful instructional staff. The specialized short game work our staff members have done with their students has helped to win tournaments at the highest levels. Our staff has worked with many PGA Tour Professionals that have achieved a significant number of professional victories, including Major Championships, as well as several NCAA National Champions, and dozens of NCAA All-Americans. Overnight campers will stay at nearby Hampton Inn in Simpsonville.


The Short Game Camp in Louisville also offers a day program that includes golf instruction, lunch, course play, dinner and evening activities. This option runs from 8:30am-9:00pm (schedule varies each day).

This camp is open to any and all entrants limited by number, age, gender or grade.

Highlights Include
  • Low student to coach ratio of 4:1
  • High-intensity instruction - ball control testing, putting, chipping, and bunker training
  • Training and practice on all scoring scenarios within 125 yards
  • Discussions on long-term development, college golf, goal setting and tournament preparation
  • Camper amenity package including a hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Camp Coaches

  • Louisville Golf Camp Whitney Young

    Camp Director Whitney Wade Young

    Whitney Wade Young, one of the most decorated golfers from the state of Kentucky and in Southeastern Conference history, joined Louisville's coaching staff in 2017. A three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-American and four-time first team all-SEC honoree, Wade Young was introduced as an assistant on head coach Courtney Trimble's staff on July 14.

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  • Nike Golf Camps Jon Whithaus

    Camp Director Jon Whithaus

    Jon serves as the Assistant Women's Golf Coach at Duke University 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 worked in various capacities with amateur players and professional players, having experience with players who have competed on The European Tour, The LPGA Tour, The Symetra Tour, The Challenge Tour and The Sunshine Tour.

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Camp Details

Your desires to improve your scoring ability and consistently move up the scoreboard can be reached through the extensive analysis, evaluation, and instruction that you receive during this program. Not only will you truly have an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses from inside 125 yards, but you'll leave the short game camp with a clear understanding how to continue your training for years to come.

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  • Measure and analyze the putting stroke of each participant on SAM or TOMI
  • Discuss the printout of each participant's putting stroke and compare with the best
  • Discuss Find and agree on drills and exercises to improve
  • Practice distance and directional control (Finding the speed of the greens and calibrating square)


  • Ball control testing with focus on spin rates
  • Trajectory control
  • Distance control
  • Distribution patterns


  • Discussing the fundamentals of the short game
  • Understanding and utilizing the bounce of wedges
  • Finding a repeatable technique for chipping, pitching and bunker shots
  • Controlling the spin of the ball
  • Adjusting to different types of lies, grasses and sands
  • Club selection for various situations
  • Choosing your landing spots
  • Reading the green, grain, slope and speed


  • The mental fundamentals of scoring
  • The characteristics of the best putting strokes on tour
  • Effective practice habits & training to score
  • The college recruiting processes & what gains the attention of college coaches
  • Training & practice away from the golf course
  • The different types of strokes: square to square vs rotation and arc
  • Adjusting to different grasses, grain and speeds of greens
  • Green reading and pre-shot routine


Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in spring) for check-in and check-out details.


Campers stay down the street from UofL Golf Club at Hampton Inn Simpsonville. Staff members stay in adjacent rooms from the participants. Campers are placed in rooms based on age, gender and roommate requests.


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.


This camp 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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:30am Registration, introduction, orientation meeting
  • 9:30-11:45am Group stations - putting, chipping, pitching, distance wedges
  • 12:00-12:45pm Lunch and break
  • 12:45-3:00pm Group stations - putting, pitching, bunker, green reading
  • 3:00-3:45pm Discussions - Effective practice habits, training to score, college golf
  • 3:45-6:00pm Group stations - chipping, pitching, distance wedges, putting
  • 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-8:00pm Competitions/contests
  • 8:00-9:00pm Group discussions
  • 9:00pm Drive back to hotel
  • 10:00pm Lights out and room check

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University of Louisville Golf Club

Home to the University of Louisville men's and women's golf teams, this beautiful facility boasts top-notch practice facilities and a Championship course. Course details below:

  • 22-Acre Practice Facility
  • 7,192 yard, 18 hole championship course
  • Multi-tiered driving range
  • Titleist Pro-V1 range/practice balls
  • 7 practice putting/chipping greens

Tom Musselman Golf Center

The Musselman Golf Center, which was built at a cost of $600,000, is an indoor practice facility that will house both the U of L men's and women's golf programs. The 5,500 square foot golf center has three indoor hitting bays, video equipment with swing analysis capability, men's and women's locker rooms, an indoor putting green, and coaches' offices and a players' lounge. There's also an 8,000-square foot outdoor putting green. Campers will have daily access to this center for practice and rest.

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Louisville Advanced Short Game Camp

Whitney Wade Young, Camp Director
401 Champions Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40067
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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Advanced
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,325.00
Availability: Yes

Day 8:30am - 9:00pm $995.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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