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Competitive junior golfers are invited to San Antonio, Texas for a golf-intensive experience at our advanced short game camp. The staff is led by Duke University Coach, Jon Whithaus, and other college coaches and players.


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. Nike 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.


The Short Game Camp in San Antonio 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).

All golf activities take place at The Quarry Golf Course, which is equipped with a top-notch short game facility and driving range.

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
  • Overnight accommodations at University of Incarnate Word, minutes from The Quarry
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Camp Coaches

  • 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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  • Dan Ruyle

    Lead Instructor Dan Ruyle

    Dan Ruyle is an assistant coach for the men's golf team at ECU after 15 years as head men’s and women’s golf coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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  • Nike Junior Golf Camps Spenkoch

    Instructor Carla Spenkoch

    Carla is currently director of golf and head women’s golf coach at Trinity University. She also serves as an LPGA instructor at The Quarry Golf Course, a position she has held for over 15 years. 

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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 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.


Nike Golf Camps 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 campus
  • 10:00pm Lights out and dorm-check

Nike Golf Camp San Antonio Quarry

The Quarry Golf Course

The Quarry is San Antonio's number 1 public, daily fee golf course. The links-style golf course and practice facilities grant campers a top-notch learning platform.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Instructors Were Great!

    "The first day of camp was my son's birthday and EVERY instructor knew this just by him saying his name when we registered the first day. They even brought cupcakes for everyone to celebrate. It was above and beyond! Each day the instructors were very helpful and encouraging."

    — Stephanie C. Parent

Nike Advanced Junior Short Game Camp, The Quarry

Jon Whithaus, Camp Director
The Quarry Golf Course
444 E Basse Rd

San Antonio, Texas 78209
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

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

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

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