Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps in Pebble Beach represent America’s premier junior golf experience! Your child will enjoy an exciting and competitive learning environment conducted on a rotation of Monterey's most breathtaking courses.
The flagship location for Nike Junior Golf Camps, this one of a kind experience has been developed with a mindset towards innovation and creativity meeting the needs of tournament-level junior golfers. This program is designed for those players looking to elevate their games to a more competitive level. Come see for yourself why the Nike Advanced Golf Camps in Monterey are the highest rated Nike programs each and every year. For our programs geared towards all skill levels, please visit Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
- Instruction from internationally recognized teaching professionals
- 9-18 holes daily at some of the most challenging and prestigious golf courses in the world: Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay, Del Monte, Poppy Hills, Nicklaus Club and Peter Hay
- Clinics and discussions on tournament preparation, sports psychology, opportunities for college golf and golf fitness
- Accommodations at the prestigious Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, steps away from the 18th tee at Spyglass Hill Golf Course
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Field trips to Carmel Beach and downtown Carmel
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Camp Director Jeff Ritter
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.View Jeff Ritter's Bio ⟩
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.
For more information about Jeff visit www.mttperformance.com
Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA
From: Lancaster, PA
Coach Jacquie LeMarr
Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ From: Scottsdale, AZ Favorite course: Forest Highlands Hobbies: blogging, surf, writing, volunteering, golfing, reporting on the local sports station, Delta Gamma PhoenixView Jacquie LeMarr's Bio ⟩
Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Favorite course: Forest Highlands
Hobbies: blogging, surf, writing, volunteering, golfing, reporting on the local sports station, Delta Gamma Phoenix chapter, executive director of Dance Marathon
I’m a recent sports journalism graduate of NAU where I was an active sports writer and leader on the women’s golf team. I’m excited to return for my second season with Nike Junior Golf camps in Pebble Beach. I was a Nike Golf camper for 4 years when I was younger and love to teach kids the awesome game of golf!
Following this summer, I’m planning on studying sports law at Arizona State University law school.
Special skills: Journalism, putting from the fringe, website design
Coach Chris Felix
Lives in: Phoenix, AZ From: Phoenix, AZ Favorite course: Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, AZ Hobbies: golfing, watching/playing soccer, hiking, ultimate frisbee, tennis, bowling, softball, basketball,View Chris Felix's Bio ⟩
Lives in: Phoenix, AZ
From: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite course: Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, AZ
Hobbies: golfing, watching/playing soccer, hiking, ultimate frisbee, tennis, bowling, softball, basketball, cornhole, hanging out with friends
Hi y'all! I graduated from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley with a bachelors degree in Marketing. While at UTRGV I played on the men's golf team all four years and was also a part of the American Marketing Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Prior to college, I attended Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, AZ where I lettered in golf all four years and one year in track (pole vault). My biggest golf achievement thus far is playing in the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. I tied my career low round with a 66 at The Wigwam Gold Course to qualify.
I’m looking forward to returning to Pebble Beach for another fun-filled summer with aspirations of passing on some instruction to help your golf game, life lessons, and an overall great experience!
Special skills: parallel parking, knowing the lines to multiple tv shows/movies, can recite every state in a song in alphabetical order.
Coach Nick Swanson
Lives in: Santa Barbara, CA Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Favorite Course: Sandpiper Hobbies: weightlifting, biking, snowboarding, cooking, surfing and investing Special Skill: I love to go onView Nick Swanson's Bio ⟩
Lives in: Santa Barbara, CA
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Favorite Course: Sandpiper
Hobbies: weightlifting, biking, snowboarding, cooking, surfing and investing
Special Skill: I love to go on spontaneous adventures.
I play Division I golf at UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference where I am currently a junior studying economics and accounting. I have recorded two top ten finishes in the 2017 season and earned conference player of the month honors. I have competed in two USGA Amateur Championships: in 2014 at Atlanta Athletic Club and in 2016 at Oakland Hills. I attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA, where I was a four year letter winner and named the league MVP.
I have an extensive background in junior golf. I have competed in countless national junior golf events with the AJGA and other tours. I also have experience coaching junior golfers; for three summers I instructed junior golf clinics at my local golf course.
When I am not studying or traveling to college tournaments, I work for the Southern California PGA Junior Tour running golf tournaments of all levels for both girls and boys. This has allowed me to learn a great deal more about junior golf and the college recruiting process. With my experience working at SCPGA and playing college golf, I have an extensive knowledge about what it takes to be a successful golfer. I can't wait to share my experience and help junior golfers reach new levels!
Coach Aaron Olson
I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs across the globe for seven seasons. Coach Olson was recently elected to the list of "Best Teachers in California" by Golf Digest.View Aaron Olson's Bio ⟩
I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs across the globe for seven seasons. Coach Olson was recently elected to the list of "Best Teachers in California" by Golf Digest.
Lives in: Pacific Grove, CA
Golf Instructor at MAKE THE TURN PERFORMANCE in Pebble Beach, CA.
Coach Samantha Garcia
Age: 25 Where you live currently: McAllen, TX What’s your hometown: McAllen What’s your favorite golf course: TPC San Antonio Hobbies: Yoga, Travel, Reading (expanding the mind),View Samantha Garcia's Bio ⟩
Where you live currently: McAllen, TX
What’s your hometown: McAllen
What’s your favorite golf course: TPC San Antonio
Hobbies: Yoga, Travel, Reading (expanding the mind), and shooting
Special skills: long off the tee
I am currently pursuing a professional golf career and a masters degree in Business Administration. I graduated from the University of Texas- Pan American, now known as UT Rio Grande Valley, with a degree in Economics and Communications. This is where I played four years of Division 1 golf in the Great West and WAC conferences. During my years at UTPA, I helped my team win the PGA Collegiate Minority Championship at Port St. Lucie twice and placed top 5 individually for the three years I attended.
I am so grateful for golf in my life because of the morals and lessons the game has taught me. It has truly shaped who I am today. I look forward to passing on this knowledge and a great summer.
Staff Cate Ritter
Our camps are proud to showcase heath and nutritional coaching from top nutritionist Cate Ritter. The “go to” girl for for some of the world’s top publications, Cate’s road to nutrition was literally born on the links.View Cate Ritter's Bio ⟩
A top ranked Northern California junior and standout collegiate athlete, Cate speaks the player’s language, clearly understanding the demands and rigors of tournament golf. Her passion for the game was the catalyst behind creating special programs dedicated to competitive players to better achieve their personal and professional performance goals.
Still an avid golfer, Cate’s golf-based nutrition tips have appeared in Golf Digest Woman, Golf Infuzion Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, GolfPunk Magazine, the 19th Hole Magazine, The Arizona Republic as well as ABC TV. Cate's invaluable contribution to the Nike Junior Golf Camp experience serves to inspire kids in the simple ideas and principles behind living and playing your best for a lifetime! Cate is especially excited to be joining us this summer as she has fond memories a Pebble Beach. In fact, if you make your way to the Pebble Beach clubhouse you'll find her name on a perpetual trophy for her participation in the 1999 Tournament of Champions conducted by the Junior Golf Association of Northern California!
Staff Penny Ritter
Camp Dog Age: 1 Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA Favorite course: Poppy Hills Hobbies: beach walks, swimming in the ocean, digging holes, carrying extra large sticks, catching my ball, and mischiefView Penny Ritter's Bio ⟩
Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA
Favorite course: Poppy Hills
Hobbies: beach walks, swimming in the ocean, digging holes, carrying extra large sticks, catching my ball, and mischief
Penny’s favorite camp activity is Carmel Beach Night.
Extremely playful, Penny is notorious for chasing tennis balls, stealing fuzzy head covers, and licking campers faces. She’s the most positive member on staff with a natural ability to bring a smile to those in her presence.
Built upon a holistic approach to achieving peak performance, our programs infuse clinics on nutrition, golf fitness, sports psychology, college golf and dream building into the camp experience. It’s this diversified approach to learning that provides kids with not only the skills to play better golf, but the tools take charge of their lives physically and emotionally as well.Show Less See More Camp Details
The program is facilitated by National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter. One of the world’s most prominent coaches, Ritter is a constant force in the world of golf media and is ranked by Golf Digest as one the “Best Young Teachers in America!” 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.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in will take place on Sunday at the Stevenson School from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Check-out will take place on Friday at Atwood Dorm at 1:00pm following a brief graduation ceremony.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing, and meals. Extended Day option available for commuters - price includes all golf activities, lunch, dinner and participation in evening activities.
Weekend stayover option available for campers staying multiple weeks ($300 fee).
Nike Junior 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. It is recommended that campers fly into either San Jose International Airport or Monterey Airport. Parents are responsible for making arrangements with a shuttle service to drive campers to camp. The Monterey Airbus offers service from both airports to camp: http://www.montereyairbus.com/
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.
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
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:00am Daily discussion at practice facility and skills demonstrations from staff covering each facet of the game
- 8:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play including course management, club/shot selection, mental toughness and much more
- 6:00pm Dinner, relax, free-time
- 8:00pm Evening session - roundtable discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf. Guest speakers, topics to include sports psychology, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- 10:00pm Lights out
World Class Golf Courses
The Links at Spanish Bay - Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept for the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, in their creation of a true links golf course. Links is an old Scottish word for sandy wasteland, usually near the sea, with bristly grasses and ever prevailing wind. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.
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.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Hosts the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as qualifying rounds for the California State Amateur. Opened in 1966, Spyglass Hill Golf Course features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging you to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot.
Del Monte Golf Course - Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century.
Nicklaus Club - The only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on the famed Monterey Peninsula, Nicklaus Club - Monterey is an extraordinary piece of golf architecture from the game’s consummate designer of the modern era. A captivating journey through ancient oaks, dramatic hills and scenic valleys, the course is a blend of intrinsic Nicklaus shot value and strategy within its secluded, natural surroundings. Native grasses and free-flowing bunkers accent the par 71, which subtly adapts to distinctive elevation changes for a thoroughly entertaining golfing experience time and again.
Campers are housed at the prestigious Stevenson School, located in Pebble Beach, California. Stevenson School is a beautiful college prep school. The dorms are nestled in the Del Monte Forest a quarter of a mile down the road from the first tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links and just steps from the eighteenth tee at Spyglass Golf Links. It is the most beautiful location to hold a golf camp in the world!
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Looking forward to next year!
"Jeff and his staff continue to provide an outstanding golf experience for my daughter. This is her 4th year attending and look forward to next year. Keep up the great work! Very satisfied."
— Jeffrey P. Parent
Helped my game!
"I loved this camp and it helped every aspect of my golf game."
— Anthony B. Camper
"Coaches were great. Next year we should be able to play 18 holes at all the courses."
— Brad M. Camper
Will be Back a Fourth Year
"They run a fantastic camp. My sons improved much more significantly through the Nike Advanced Camp than they ever had through individual instruction at our country club. The advanced program is all about the golf and I can see the benefits in their games. This is now my third year sending them and they will be back a fourth."
— Amanda M. Parents of Junior Advanced Camper
Best for Competitive Players
"This camp is best suited for competitive players looking to take their game to the next level. There is tons of golf each day, great discussion topics and excellent coaching. Very impressed with the program."
— Timothy D. Parent
Fine-Tuned my Game
"I used to love the Junior Overnight Camps at Pebble Beach. As I started to become a better golfer, I wanted to take my game to a higher level. The Advanced camp really helped me tackle important tournament strategy, work ethic and mental toughness. They fine-tuned my game and got me ready for college golf."
— Carl K. Junior Advanced Camper
Instruction was Fantastic
"Since becoming a competitive high school player, I had the desire to push myself further. Attending the Nike Advanced Camp 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."
— Gary L. Junior Advanced Camper