Nike Junior Golf Camp, Berry College
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camp at Berry College returns for another fantastic summer and we invite junior golfers to join Brian Farrer and John Maupin for a week of top-notch golf instruction! Rome, GA sits just outside of Atlanta and features spectacular accommodations on campus at Berry College.
Berry College offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 26,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Nike Junior Golf Camps 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. All aspects of the game are addressed during the camp; putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, strategy, rules, and etiquette. Campers participate in drills, skills challenges, and other fun games throughout the camp week.
- Daily instruction from experienced college golf coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised course play (9-18 holes daily) focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- Accommodations at the prestigious Berry College
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Brian Farrer
Brian Farrer serves as head coach for Berry College Men's and Women's Golf and is a veteran camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps.View Brian's Bio ⟩
He led the 2013-14 team to solid season. The Vikings placed third after shooting 982 (334-321-327). Before Berry left the NAIA following the 2009-10 academic/athletic year, the Vikings had never fallen out the NAIA’s top 25 during Farrer’s tenure.
In 2010, Farrer led both the men's and women's teams to the SSAC Championship and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The men's team placed fifth at the National Tournament, while the men were sixth. Men's All-American Samuel del Val was the SSAC Individual Champion and also placed on the NAIA All-Tournament team.
In his first year, Farrer led the Vikings to a ninth-place finish in the NAIA National Tournament.
Prior to becoming the head coach, Farrer spent a year as Scott Pierce's assistant with the Vikings, working with a team that placed second in the NAIA. In that role, Farrer helped lead the Vikings to their second straight national runner-up finish.
The Vikings are a tradition-rich program, having won the national title in 1998. The Berry men's golf team has also placed runner-up at the NAIA National Tournament on five other occasions. Women's golf has also been a varsity sport at Berry since 2001. Farrer coached Nicole Wildes to an individual National Championship during the 2004 season. Wildes was the first Berry golfer to win an individual national championship with a record setting performance in the 2004 NAIA National Tournament and finished her career as a four-time All-American. An All-American himself, Farrer has coached 10 NAIA All-American Athletes at Berry, including all four of the women's NAIA All-Americans. During that itme the team has collected a total 19 All-American Awards and 11 NAIA national academic awards.
A Berry graduate, Farrer earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 2002. He also completed a successful playing career, leading the Vikings to their sixth consecutive TranSouth Conference title and a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in New Mexico.
After transferring to Berry from Gainesville College in 1998, Farrer became one of the most consistent and skilled players for the Vikings. In 2002, his best performances were a fourth-place individual finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships and a seventh-place finish at the Berry Invitational. In the 2001 season, he was a top-ten individual finisher in four tournaments, including a fifth-place finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships. As a sophomore, he earned All-American honors by placing fourth overall with a four-under-par 284 at the NAIA National Championships. He made four All-Tournament teams that year, including the TranSouth Conference Tournament, where he placed second overall. Farrer was the low medalist at the Pine Needles Invitational Tournament to open the 2000 spring season.
A native of Gainesville, Farrer graduated from North Hall High School in 1997. While at Berry, he not only was an office assistant for the golf program, he was also an active member in the Viking ABC program, the athletic service club started at Berry in 2000. He currently resides in Rome with his wife, Penny Farrer, who is also a Berry graduate, holding both an undergraduate and master's degree from Berry. The couple has two daughters, Alexis and Riley.
Co-Director John Maupin
John Maupin has served as the head men's and women's golf coach for Lee University for many years and serves as camp co-director for the Nike Junior Golf Camp at Berry College. Maupin became only the third golf coach in Lee’s athletic history in August of 2008, replacing Coach Jack Souther, who retired after the 2008 spring season.View John's Bio ⟩
Maupin came to Lee from one of the strongest NAIA golf and academic programs in the south. He was a member of the Berry College squad from 2003-2007 and served as a team captain. He was named to the Dean’s List in 2007 and was selected to the All-Conference and All-Region teams. Over his four year career, Maupin took part in three NAIA National Tournaments.
During his fourteen-year tenure as Lee University head golf coach, Maupin has directed the Lee women’s program to 19 tournament titles and the men’s program to 12 tournament victories. In addition, the past four years have seen the Lady Flames program produce eight NAIA All-Americans, two NCCAA All-Americans, three SSAC Player of the Year winners, 17 First Team All-SSAC members and 11 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and two NCCAA Scholar-Athletes. During the same time period under Maupin’s watch, the men’s program has produced seven NAIA All-Americans, three NCCAA All-Americans, six NAIA Scholar-Athletes, two NCCAA Scholar-Athletes, 13 First Team All-SSAC members, one SSAC Player of the Year and two SSAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year winners.
Maupin’s squads enjoyed national success during the 2008-09 year with the men’s team qualifying for the NAIA National Championships as a team, while Rachel Ingram and Julie Donnestad represented the Lady Flames individually at the NAIA National Championships. At the NAIA National Championships, bot Ingram and Donnestad placed sixth and were named First Team NAIA All-Americans.
2011 was another big success for Maupin and his teams, and one of the most successful seasons in program history. The coach led both the men’s and women’s squads to their first top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships. Both teams were also ranked as high as No. 12 in the NAIA.
Maupin’s squads returned to the NAIA Championships in 2013. The Lady Flames dominated the majority of the season, winning five tournaments, including their second consecutive SSAC Championship. The Flames also claimed their second consecutive SSAC title en route to finishing sixth at the NAIA National Tournament, the highest finish in school history.
In 2013-14 both the men's and women's teams claimed the NCCAA National Championship, the first title for either squad in school history. Senior Courtney Shelton would win individual medalist honors on the women's side. After the tournament Maupin was named both men's and women's NCCAA Coach of the Year.
Maupin and his wife Jayne reside in Cleveland. The couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter, Addie.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level golfer, our world-class instruction and coaching provides junior golfers with the necessary skills to compete and win. These camps offer training and real competition scenarios that develop every part of your game. During the week, campers work on short game, putting, approach shots, course management, and will test their new skills in weekly competitions and 18-hole tournaments. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: 2024 Camp Dates Coming Soon
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight & Full Day
- Overnight: Sunday - Thursday
- Full Day: Sunday - Thursday
- Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
- During the week, day campers arrive around 9:00am and depart around 5:00pm. This program includes all golf activities and lunch daily (dinner Sunday). A complete schedule will be given out during check-in.
- Check-In: Registration occurs on Sunday from 5:00-6:00pm on campus for all campers. Overnight and day campers will participate in golf activities and have dinner. Day campers can be picked up on campus at 9:00pm.
- Check-out: The Closing Ceremony will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday. Following the camp tournament and closing ceremony, camp ends for all campers around 2:00pm.
- Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Day campers will receive lunch each day (dinner on Sunday).
- Program: The All Abilities program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for golf; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing and course etiquette. Upon arrival, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning instruction and afternoon course play at a rotation of golf courses.
- Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Day campers will receive lunch each day (dinner on Sunday).
- Supervision: Campers are under staff supervision at all times as staff members live in adjacent rooms to overnight campers. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
- Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio.
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own golf clubs, glove, golf balls, and tees.
- Facilities: Stonebridge Golf Club
- Medical Protocol: Camp will have on-site staff to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
- Dorm: Centennial Hall
- Campers Per Room: Campers will be housed in double rooms.
- Roommates: Campers stay in two-person rooms and are assigned by age, gender and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not previously provided us with the information, please do so no later than 14 days prior to the camp start date. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Linens: Linens are NOT provided. Please bring blankets, sheets, towels and a pillow. Bed size is Twin XL.
- Air Conditioning: All rooms are air-conditioned.
- Key Deposit: Please bring a check for $50 for room key deposit, made payable to “US Sports Camps”. Check will be returned after the key card is turned in on the last day of camp.
- Spending Money: We recommend that each overnight camper bring $60-75 per week of spending money to cover incidentals like snacks, souvenirs and other activities. Please bring cash in a marked envelope for your child.
*Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps, Berry College and the golf facilities being used are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Golf clubs
- Golf Balls/tees/glove
- Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
- Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- 5-6 collared shirts (recommended)
- 4-6 golf appropriate shorts/pants
- 6-8 pairs of socks
- Casual clothes
- Sweatshirt/warm up jacket and pants
- Raingear and/or umbrella
- Toilet/personal items
- Insect repellent
- Laundry bag
- Water bottle*
- Hat/visor (Campers receive Nike hat with amenity package)
- Snacks (optional)
- Linens, blankets, towels, and pillow
- Small fan for dorm room
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide ground transportation from airports, train stations or bus stations. Parents/guardians are fully responsible for getting campers to and from camp check-in/out. If you have a child flying to camp, please visit the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport for information on ground service to and from Berry College.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.
This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).Show Less See More Camp Details
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up/breakfast
- 8:00am Skills demonstrations conducted by coaches and staff
- 8:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- Noon Lunch/free time
- 1:00pm Course play - staff to provide instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, seminars, guest speakers
- 7:30pm Evening activities (field games, movie night, golf games, swimming etc.)
- 10:00pm Lights out
Stonebridge Golf Club
The 6,800 yard course provides a fun, yet challenging experience for thousands of golfers each year. Arthur Davis designed Stonebridge to "wow" golfers of all skill levels. Play us once and you'll see why. The championship layout features a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains, mature Georgia pines framing the course, Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens.
July 22, 2022: Judah loved getting to spend time with the coaches and counselors at camp. Each one left a valuable impression on him.
July 22, 2022: Learning new skills from different people and the on-course experience.
July 22, 2023: New friends, great teachers and a lot of time on the course.
Extremely thoughtful feedback from incredible coaches
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.