Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camp, Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Gus Ulrich, PGA, and the experienced Pinewild Golf Academy staff invite high school/tournament-level players to an incredible junior golf camp experience in Pinehurst, NC, one of the most popular golf destinations in the world!
At Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps the atmosphere is competitive and the focus is placed squarely on improvement. All aspects of golf, both mental and physical, are addressed. All aspects of competitive play are addressed throughout the week, both on and off the course. Video analysis is provided and the mental game, tournament preperation and college golf are covered throughout the week. Our collection of venues is superb and we have arguably the best group of school directors in junior golf today.
- Instruction from nationally recognized teaching professionals
- Daily course play with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
- Discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf
- Video swing analysis for each camper
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Camp Director Gus Ulrich
PGA Professional and former Nationwide Tour player, Gus Ulrich, is one of the most respected players and teachers in the Carolinas PGA section. Gus won the 2011 Carolinas PGA Section Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s 7,346-yard Ocean Course which qualified him for the National PGA Club Pro Championship.View Gus Ulrich's Bio ⟩
He currently serves as head instructor for the Pinewild Golf Academy. The Pinewild Golf Academy focuses on creating consistency via the fundamentals of golf. Gus and his staff of PGA/LPGA professionals are passionate about helping every camper improve during camp.
Gus has been directing Nike Junior Golf Camps for many years. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Annie, and sons Kristofer and Kyle.
- Golf Digest top teachers in each state ranking #9
- Played in 2015 and 2016 US Senior Opens
- Played in the 2017 and 2018 Senior PGA Championship (and will be competing in 2019)
- Carolinas PGA Senior Player of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2018
- Coached the Sandhills Comunity College mens golf team to a NJCAA D3 National Championship in 2014, with runner-up finishes in 2013, 2015 and 2017
Assistant Coach Kamito Hirai
Coach Hirai played college golf at Winthrop University from 2009-2013. Some of his accomplishments in college golf include participating in two NCAA Division I Regionals as an individual (2012, 2013) and being part of the Big South Conference All Conference Team (2010, 2011, 2013).View Kamito's Bio ⟩
After graduation he played amateur golf for a year and made it to US Open Sectionals (2013, 2014) and also played in the Japan Open Championship in 2013. He finished as the second low amateur at the Japan Open.
As a junior golfer Kamito grew up mostly in the state of South Carolina and was ranked in the top 8 as a junior golfer in the state and represented SC in the SC-GA Team Matches, and the CAN-AM Team Matches. For the class of 2009, he was ranked in the top 100.
Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps are golf-intensive and create the ideal environment for the advanced player ready to take their game to the next level. Camp discussions provide the aspiring junior golfer the opportunity to receive information about tournament preparation and college golf recruitment and success. Campers will hear first hand accounts of how members of our staff established themselves throughout various stages of their development. The importance of goal setting, time management, and hard work will be stressed as these are key elements to attaining success in golf and life.Show Less See More Camp Details
Nike Camp participants stay at nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton.
The Overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, housing at Homewood Suites, evening activities, and all meals. The Extended Day program includes everything except lodging and breakfast. The Day program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and includes golf instruction, lunch, and course play each day. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
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.
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
- 8:30-11:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00-5:30pm Course play with staff. Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, relaxation
- 7:30-9:30pm Evening session – discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- 10:00pm Lights out
Pinewild Country Club
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst boasts forty eight holes of golf, four Har-Tru tennis courts, and a gracious swimming complex. The two championship golf courses, namely the Magnolia and the Holly are both stunning, and challenging to golfers of all skill levels.
The Magnolia, a 'traditional masterpiece', was designed by Gene Hamm, and has played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School, the LPGA’s Pinewild Championship in 1995, as well US Open Qualifying.
The Holly, a Gary Player Signature Course, is fast becoming an area favorite, due to its panoramic beauty, 'risk reward' layout, and some of the best greens in the Sandhills. The Holly has played host to many USGA Qualifying events, as well as Carolinas PGA Championships. Whatever your choice of course, you are sure to enjoy the Bermuda grass blanketing the fairways, and velvet bent grass greens.
The Azalea course is a nine-hole par 3 course, which includes some of the more scenic holes on property. The remaining holes consist of three practice holes, which make up part of the world-class practice facility. Included in the practice facility are two large putting greens, a chipping green, a short-game complex and a magnificent range with greenside and fairway bunkers.
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"Cooper had such a great experience both on the course and off. He said he didn't want to leave!"
— Amy D. Parent
So Much Fun
My son Mohit had a great fun at the camp and said that it was so much fun
— James R. Parent
Love the Coaches
"The camp allowed me time to focus on small things that need attention - I always learn something new to try and I love the coaches and staff helping me become a better golfer. See you again next year!"
— Aaron H. Junior Advanced Camper
Experience was Greatly Beneficial
"Mr. Ulrich and his staff were professional, very knowledgeable and could teach kids in a positive, fun way. Even though the camp was super golf-oriented, they helped us to enjoy the sport even while practicing. The learning experience was greatly beneficial."
— Viera R. Junior Advanced Camper
Truly Helped me Become a Better Golfer
"The advanced camp truly helped me become a better golfer and competitor. The coaches spent all their efforts getting us to understand the techniques and strategy while keeping a level attitude. The mental aspect was stressed everyday and I am glad they did it."
— Samantha S. Junior Advanced Camper
"Luanne Cherney was outstanding and Ashley will attend her next NIKE Camp. Please ask her to come back. Luanne was the best instructor my daughter has ever worked with."
— Annie F. Parent
Great Time at Camp
"I had a great time at camp and learned a lot from the instructors. I would go again."
— Adam C. Overnight Camper
Camp Exceeded my Expectations!
"This camp exceeded my expectations on all levels. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to work with Gus and his staff. Thanks again for helping me add 30 yards off the tee!"
— Chad N. Camper
"My son had a wonderful time at the camp. I look forward to sending him again!"
— Nick S. Parent