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Competitive junior golfers are invited to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for a golf-intensive experience at our advanced short game camp. The staff is led by Duke University Coach, Jon Whithaus, and TCU Women's Coaches, Angie Ravaioli-Larkin and Andrea Kaelin.

Overnight Camp

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, LPGA, and European Tour professionals that have achieved a significant number of professional victories, as well as several NCAA Champions, and dozens of NCAA All-Americans.

Day Camp

The Short Game Camp in Texas 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 Hawk's Creek Golf Club which is equipped with a top-notch short game facility and driving range.

Highlights Include
  • Low student to coach ratio of 4:1 from top college coaches and players
  • 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 TCU
  • 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.

    View Jon Whithaus's Bio
  • Nike Golf Camp Tcu Angie Ravaioli Larkin

    Coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin

    Coach Ravaioli is the head women's golf coach at TCU.

    View Angie Ravaioli-Larkin's Bio

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 the short game school. Not only will you truly have an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses from inside 125 yards, but you'll leave the short game school with a clear understanding how to continue your training for years to come. Golf activities take place at Hawk's Creek Golf Club.

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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)

Wedge Play

  • Ball control testing with focus on spin rates
  • Trajectory control
  • Distance control
  • Distribution patterns

Chipping, Pitching and Bunker

  • 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

Discussions Topics

  • 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.


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 Schools and Jr. 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
  • 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
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Hawk's Creek Golf Club

Hawks Creek is a regulation 18-hole golf course and practice facility located four (4) miles from downtown Fort Worth, off Hwy 183 in Westworth Village, TX. This course was designed to challenge all skill levels of golfers, with a variety of water hazards, bunkers, and undulating greens. The design of the driving range, with a fairway landing area and several target greens, provides the much needed and desired distance control practice. A separate putting green and chipping green are conveniently located adjacent to the range. .

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is ranked in the "Top 100 National Universities" by the US News and World Report and competes in NCAA athletics as a member of the Division I Big 12 Conference.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.67 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    I Learned So Much From Camp

    "The highlights of camp for me were working with NCAA coaches, great female role models in golf (coaches), useful drills to improve game and swing analysis for short game!"

    — Olivia S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful Experience

    "The energy was welcoming and empowering. Just being at the camp made me want to jump right into a tournament and play. It taught me not just things that would help my present state of my game but also the future."

    — Angela A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Coaching was great

    "Marius was a great help to my game and I have learned so much from him. He is a great guy and a wonderful teacher!"

    — Joey M. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    "It was very helpful and fun."

    — Kris L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent Coaching

    "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."

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Camp Experience

    "Great camp. Thanks to all the staff for a great camp experience!"

    — Camper

Nike Advanced Junior Short Game Camp at TCU

Jon Whithaus, Camp Director
Texas Christian University
2800 S. University Dr.

Fort Worth, Texas 76129
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

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

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

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