Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camp, San Diego
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Competitive junior golfers are invited to sunny San Diego, CA this summer for a week of top-notch instruction. This program is led by Seattle University Head Men's and Women's Coach, Marc Chandonnet, and SDSU Director of Golf Operations, Evan Emerick. Tour some of San Diego's most prestigious courses including Torrey Pines while staying on the beautiful campus at University of San Diego!
Campers reside on campus at University of San Diego in traditional dorms and eat breakfast and dinners in the dining hall. For golf instruction and afternoon course play, campers play a wide variety of courses in the San Diego area including famed Torrey Pines. In addition to instruction and course play each day, campers participate in video swing analysis, TrackMan sessions and discussions on tournament preparation and college golf. This program is geared for competitive, tournament-level juniors, ages 13-18.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of 4:1
- Daily course play with the staff focusing on course management, shot/club selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- Video analysis and TrackMan sessions
- Variety of courses in the San Diego area including Torrey Pines
- Beautiful overnight accommodations at University of San Diego
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Evening activities and discussions
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Camp Director Marc Chandonnet
Marc Chandonnet enters his seventh season as the head coach of the Seattle University men's and women's golf teams in 2018-19. To date, his teams have collected 39 total WAC All-Academic Team honorees, four Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars and twelve WGCA All-American Scholars, as well as a GCAA President’s Special Recognition Award and a WGCA All-Scholar Team award.View Marc's Bio ⟩
Chandonnet came to Seattle U from Southwestern Oklahoma State where he served as the head men’s and women’s golf coach in 2011-12. He lead the men's team to the 2012 Great American Conference championship, the first conference title for the Bulldog men since 1997. The women's golf team finished in third place at the 2012 Great American Conference Tournament, the highest finish for that squad since 1998. During his stint with the Bulldogs, Chandonnet laid the groundwork, including beginning construction, for what is now the Everett Dobson Training Facility, which includes an 8,000-square foot short game practice area.
Before taking the head job at Southwestern Oklahoma State, Chandonnet was the head women's golf coach at Grand Canyon University from 2004 through 2010. He also served as associate head men's golf coach from 2007 through 2009 before becoming director of golf until September 2010, guiding the Grand Canyon men's golf team to back-to-back Pacific West Conference championships in 2009 and 2010.
Chandonnet simultaneously served as the associate athletic director for development at Grand Canyon from January 2007 through September 2010, compiling a comprehensive marketing program to help increase the athletic department's fundraising initiatives. He also provided more opportunities for alumni, staff, family, friends and organizations to become involved with the Grand Canyon athletics department.
Chandonnet was a member of the Grand Canyon University golf team for four years. He has participated in four U.S. Amateur Opens, most recently qualifying for the 2015 United States Amateur Championship. He also qualified for the same tournament in 1998 while earning qualification for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in 2014.
Chandonnet earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design in 2003 and his Master of Science degree in leadership in 2011 from Grand Canyon University. He resides in Maple Valley, Wash., with his wife and three children.
Camp Director Evan Emerick
Evan Emerick is the director of golf operations at SDSU. He graduated from SDSU in 2012 and is a former standout member of the golf team.
Nike Advanced Camps are golf-intensive and create the ideal environment for the advanced player ready to take their game to the next level. The seminars 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. 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
Why Choose This Camp?
- Fantastic weather - rarely rains, never too hot
- Activities - evening activities planned each night
- Wide variety of course play at San Diego facilities
- High quality instruction each day
- Great staff - Good players and instructors, caring and friendly
Check-in and Check-out
Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in the spring) for check-in/check-out details.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, housing and all meals. Extended Day option available for commuters. Price includes all golf activities, lunch, and dinner.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. For shuttle information to and from San Diego Airport visit www.san.org.
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
- 7:30am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:30am Camp meeting at practice facility, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 8:30-Noon Instruction - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play - staff to provide on course instruction on course management, club and shot selection
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time
- 8:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out in dorm rooms
This program is unique in that participants get to play a variety of courses during their stay. Details about the golf courses are listed below.
Mission Bay Golf Course
Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center is an 18-hole executive course designed by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Measuring 2,719 yards, it sits on 46 acres in the heart of the City. It is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting. (Campers participate in night golf on the first night of camp!)
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Located in La Jolla, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It offers two picturesque and, due to its yearly hosting of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open event, widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. Campers play Torrey Pines on Wednesday afternoon of the camp week.
Stadium Golf Center
Stadium Golf Center is a "Top-10 Range" according to Golf Digest. This facility provides the perfect environment for campers to practice and improve their games with 72 natural grass and artificial hitting stations, three chipping/pitching greens with practice bunkers, and an 8,000 square foot putting green.
Admiral Baker Golf Course
Admiral Baker, part of the San Diego Naval Base, has two 18-hole courses making it a great place to refine/learn the game with a complete short game area.
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Improved My Game
"The San Diego counselors did a great job of helping me improve my game!"
— Harry K. Camper (former SD camp review)
Positive Learning Experience
"I had a positive fun learning experience."
— Kara S. Camper (former SD camp review)