Nike Junior Golf Camps, Gateway National Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps return to the St. Louis area for our summer camps at Gateway National Golf Course. Join Camp Directors, Bob Tays and Sean Curtis, this summer for a week of golf instruction and fun!
FULL DAY CAMPS
Our full day camps are a wonderful way for our campers to enjoy a full day of golf. Each day starts with proper warm up, followed by three hours of instruction on all facets of the game. We break for lunch after the morning instruction before heading out for course play. On the golf course, students work on course management and the shots they learned earlier in the day. Full Day Camps run from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day.
HALF DAY CAMPS
Our Half Day camps are designed to pique the interest of potential new golfers and give experienced golfers the instruction they need to improve. These camps give the same quality instruction our full day camps provide. Each day starts with proper warm up stretches and exercises, followed by three hours of small group instruction. Half Day Camps run from 9:00am - 12:00pm each day. Lunch is NOT included.
- Three hours of small group instruction with our experienced staff covering all facets of the game
- Daily course play with staff (full day camp only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Co-Director Bob Tays
Bob Tays is the PGA Director of Instruction at Gateway National Golf Course.
Camp Co-Director Sean Curtis
Sean Curtis is the Director of Sport Clubs at Washington University and is the former Women's Varsity Head Coach for WashU.View Sean's Bio ⟩
Curtis also has the distinction of being WashU's first varsity women's golf coach — a role he held for seven seasons (2008-15).
He led the Bears to six-straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2010-15, including a program-best third-place finish in 2015. Curtis also guided the Bears to the inaugural University Athletic Association (UAA) championship in 2015.
He was recognized as the 2012 and 2014 Division III Eaton Pride NGCA National Coach of the Year and Division III Eaton Pride NGCA Central Region Coach of the Year. Curtis was also honored as the 2015 UAA Coach of the Year.
In 2015, he guided the Bears to a third-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship. WashU placed in the top-three in all 12 tournaments played and tied a single-season school record with six wins. The Bears also set the single-season school record with a 312.77 scoring average and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the Golfstat Division III head-to-head rankings.
Under Curtis’ leadership four student-athletes earned a total of 11 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America honors, including four-time first-team honoree Olivia Lugar (2012-15). Lugar was also honored as the Ping Division III National Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 2012.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. Our staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
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
- 8:45am Check-in, warm-up
- 9:00am Overview of daily curriculum with staff
- 9:15am Instruction - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, full swing
- 12:00pm Lunch (half day campers check-out)
- 1:00pm Course play under staff supervision
- 4:00pm Full day campers depart
GATEWAY NATIONAL GOLF COURSE
Gateway National offers you the rare opportunity to return to the rich traditions of the game. Rolling links, separated by gentle mounds, meander through lush, green pasturelands. Tall grasses, lakes, wood-tie bunkers, and occasional giant cottonwoods complete the landscape. In view of the magnificent Gateway Arch, you will cross occasional stone bridges, glide on raised boardwalks through quiet wetlands, and enjoy play on the only public course, bent grass fairways within hundreds of miles. Laid out through native grasses, it's easy to forget you are just minutes away from the action in downtown St. Louis, and not tucked away deep in the Scottish Highlands.