Nike Junior Golf Camp at Denison University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps return to Denison University, just outside of Columbus, Ohio, for another great year in 2018. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to join Director, Kyle Pottkotter, for a week of great golf instruction and fun!
This four-night, five-day experience promises to be rewarding for golfers ages 10 - 18 and all ability levels. All instruction and course play takes place at Denison Golf Club, located minutes from the Denison campus. Enjoy expert instruction from coach Kyle Pottkotter and the dedicated Nike Camp staff members!
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from college coaches and players
- Daily on-course instruction (9-18 holes)
- Video analysis provided using V1 System
- Fun, supervised off-course activities (movie night, swimming, pizza night etc.)
- 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 Kyle Pottkotter
Kyle Pottkotter founded One Five Sports after 13 years of college coaching on his resume. One Five Sports is focused on providing the highest quality instruction to help players of all abilities take their game to the next level.View Kyle Pottkotter's Bio & Golf Tips ⟩
Coach Pottkotter began his coaching career at the NCAA Division III power, The College of Wooster. In three years, the Fighting Scots were 71-14, won two North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, and advanced to the NCAA Championships twice, including a trip to the Sweet 16. In addition to numerous players earning all-conference awards, he helped coach two players who earned All-American honors, including one who would go on to be named the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year. During his time at The College of Wooster, Pottkotter was mentored by Head Coach Steve Moore, who ranks in the top five in both wins and winning percentage in NCAA Division III history.
In 2002, Pottkotter returned to coach at his alma mater, Denison University, as an assistant to Bob Ghiloni. Within three years, the Big Red had more than doubled their win total prior to his arrival. He helped lead them to one of their best seasons in over a decade, which included earning the right to host a conference tournament game. While at Denison, Pottkotter helped recruit and coach the school’s all-time leading scorer, in addition to numerous all-conference honorees. While at Denison, Pottkotter also served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach.
After Denison, Pottkotter moved on to another traditional Division III power, Otterbein University, in Westerville, OH. In three years, the Cardinals had doubled their win total and Pottkotter helped coach the OAC’s leading scorer and rebounder. While at Otterbein, Pottkotter worked for legendary coach Dick Reynolds.
In 2008, Coach Pottkotter began hosting and directing Nike Basketball Camps in central Ohio. Hundreds of boys and girls have come from all over the country to work on and improve their games in the summer. He continues to expand his Nike Basketball Camp offerings for both boys and girls throughout the state of Ohio.
Coach Pottkotter earned a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1999 and a M.S.S in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2002.
Golf Tips by Kyle Pottkotter:
Nike Junior Golf Camps at Denison University offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Pottkotter and his staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. It is our goal for every camper to leave Denison feeling passionate about the sport and more confident in their game. 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
Check-In and Check-Out
Please refer to the registration packet for check-in/check-out details.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and all meals. Nike campers stay in residence hall rooms at Denison University, located in the quaint community of Granville. Meals are provided for campers in the dining halls each day. The Day Camp option runs 9:00am-5:00pm and includes morning instruction, lunch and afternoon course play.
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
- 7:30-8:00am Breakfast
- 8:00-8:30am Travel to golf course
- 8:45-11:45am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch and free-time
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff - instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 5:30-6:30pm Dinner on campus
- 6:30-9:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
Denison Golf Club
All golf activities take place at nearby Denison Golf Club, designed in 1924 by famed Scottish Golf Course Architect, Donald Ross. Formerly, Granville G.C., this property has long been considered one of the best golf courses in the midwest. The scenic layout features 63 well-placed bunkers, elevated and undulating greens, rolling wooded terrain and over 20,000 flowers. Golf Digest gave Denison G.C. four stars in its annual 'Best Places to Play'.
In additon to a fantastic golf course, Denison G.C. offers Nike campers an ideal setting for morning instruction. The practice area features a large driving range with grass tees, and two practice greens.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
"Plan to attend next year. Recommend to others wishing to improve their golf game. Great time and lots of fun!"
"I'm coming back."
— Max R. Camper
Great Mix of Instruction and Fun
"Best camp I have ever attended. It was a great mix of instruction and fun. Staff was great, food was great, I will certainly try to come back next summer!"
— Anna F. Junior Overnight Camper
"This was my 2nd time attending the Nike Golf Camp at Denison and I loved every moment of it. Awesome!"
— Jared C. Junior Overnight Camper
"They run a great camp. My sons improved much more significantly through the Nike Golf Camp than they ever had through individual instruction. This is now my third year sending them and they will be back a fourth."
— Nick F. Parent of Junior Overnight Camper
"Thank you for such a wonderful experience for my son. He absolutely LOVED the camp and wants to come back next summer! Thanks!"
— Tracy A. Parent
Learned So Much!
"I had a wonderful time and learned so much. The instructors and the other students were awesome. We will be back next year. Thank you!"
— Kailee P. Overnight Camper
Thanks Nike Golf Camps!
"I can't wait to return next year! Thanks Nike Golf Camps!"
— Kevin S. Day Camper
Overall Great Camp
"Organization was sometimes a problem. Some time that could have been spent playing was wasted because of poor organization. A little more emphasis could have been placed on improving long game. Otherwise the camp was great."
— Hank R. Day Camper