Nike Junior Golf Camps, Fresh Meadow Golf Club
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Register for Nike Junior Golf Camp in Hillside, IL this summer and see why thousands of golfers have attended this junior golf program. These camps have provided junior golfers top-notch instruction and we look forward to another great summer!
Full Day Camp
These camps run Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00 pm. Under the watchful eye of the staff, campers practice all aspects of their games for three hours each morning. Putting, chipping, bunker play and full-swing are all addressed throughout the week. Morning instruction is followed by lunch and afternoon course play. Lunch is provided for full day campers each day.
Half Day Camp
Our half day programs are designed to create interest and foster development in beginner and intermediate golfers. The camps run Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00pm and include fifteen hours of total range instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!
- Instruction from dedicated golf professionals with low student/teacher ratio
- Three hours of practice with the Nike camp staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
- Daily on-course instruction with the staff (full day camps only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Director Jake Thurm
Jake was recently named one of "America's Best Young Teachers" by Golf Digest.View Jake Thurm's Bio ⟩
Jake has a B.S. in Psychology. He is a PGA Tour Instructor who was personally trained by the 2000 PGA National Teacher of the the year, Dr. Jim Suttie. He operates golf schools at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, The Learning Center at Fresh Meadow, and the Athletico Performance Center in Oak Brook.
Jake also writes a summer series for The Daily Chronicle, and is on the Boditrak PGA Tour Advisory Board, where his is an expert in the field of pressure mapping and 3D motion. Jake's clients have won PGA Tour events, professional and high school state championships, college tournaments, amateur tournaments, and earned college scholarships.
- Kevin Streelman
- James Hahn
- Mark Wilson
- Emiliano Grillo
- Dudley Hart
- Gary Halberg
"Jake Thurm is a close friend of mine and his knowledge of the game and the golf swing is unquestionable. His dedication and passion for teaching rivals any young instructor in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy sharing secrets and stories from the Tour with Jake every time we work together. My ball striking has continued to improve under his guidance."
PGA Tour Winner: 2013 Tampa Bay Championship, 2014 Travelers Championship, 2009 Kodak Challenge
"Jake Thurm is one of the brightest young teachers in the country. If you really want to improve your game, Jake is the guy to see. I personally use him to help teach in my own golf schools and I can say from first hand experience that he gets great results with people.”
Dr. Jim Suttie
2000 PGA National Teacher of the Year, #1 Ranked Teacher in Illinois, TOP 20 Instructor Golf Digest
Jake Thurm is a swing guru whom I will trust getting lessons about my own swing. He understands the core values of kinetics and movement creating tendencies in the swing. The end result is a clear and simple thought process that I can take from the practice range to a PGA Tour event. What he says not only works to improve my game, but is the truth of golf instruction in the modern day. Move over other top instructors, Jake Thurm is on the rise!"
James Hahn PGA Tour Winner: 2015 Northern Trust Open, 2016 Wells Fargo Championship
These programs are designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17. The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we 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. 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
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
- 9:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- Noon Lunch (included in camp price, half day campers depart)
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full day campers depart
Fresh Meadow Golf Club
Fresh Meadow Golf Club is the closest 18-Hole Daily Fee golf course west of Downtown Chicago. Fresh Meadow Golf Club is an 18-Hole Championship layout. The course is Parkland in style with water in play on four holes in addition to 34 greenside bunkers. The greens are push-up style, fairly large and sloped making this a challenging, yet enjoyable course for golfers.
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"Tony Gray took the time to give feedback on Sophie's progress and her next steps in terms of instruction and playing possibilities. We are grateful for his time and expertise. Also enjoyed receiving the video with specific comments. Nice bonus and use of technology to provide personal feedback."
— Amy M. Parent
Overall Great Experience At Camp
"Great experience for a beginner. My son had limited exposure prior to this camp and now he can’t wait to practice and get out on the course. Fun & friendly coaches helped develop his confidence. Friday fun day is a great way to end the week."
— Jennifer S. Parent
Amazing Time At Camp
"Jake had a complete blast this last week - In fact, he loved it so much we signed him up for two more weeks of camp this summer! He golfed with Coach Jack a lot and Coach Jack was phenomenal - Jake looked up to him so much! We also loved the video feedback from Jake Thurm about Jake's swing. Jake watched the feedback and when Coach Thurm said, "Jake's definitely a high school golfer, possibly even a college golfer," that made my Jake feel so proud that he hasn't stopped talking about that he is going to play golf in high school. (He is going into 6th grade, currently.) Jake has never really identified much with a sport or hobby, so this camp was a game-changer for him! :)"
— Lisa G. Parent
Increased Love For Golf
"My son improved a lot, got constructive feedback to improve his game, has fun and increased his love for golf."
— Halle M. Parent
"Landon had a great time truly learning proper techniques and was so proud that he took 3rd place in the putting contest! We also all loved watching the video that was sent to us. Very fun to watch."
— Amberly J. Parent
Loved Everything About Camp
"Loved the full day and playing 9 holes. Loved the competition on the last day and prizes. Says he wants to sign up for 2 weeks next summer."
— Heather H. Parent
"My son LOVES this camp! What a great experience!"
— Amy O. Parent
"Daman enjoyed his experience and we loved the video instruction provided at the end so we as parents could see what was worked on during the week and where to continue to help him improve."
— Katherine D. Parent
Looking Forward to Next Summer
Aura loved her time at Nike golf camp this year. Her favorite parts were chipping and putting. She thought the counselors, including Annie, Mike and Katrina were wonderful as well as coach Tony, who she adores. She improved a great deal in a short time and is looking forward to next year already!!
— Sonya A. Parent
Always Happy Going Back To This Camp
"My son was excited to go back this year not only because he learns a lot but he had some friends from school join him this year. Being able to play on the course is what he enjoyed the most."
— Alexandra P. Parent
"We are so grateful for the experience that Jake had this week with your camp. It was the best camp Jake has ever done and we can't recommend it highly enough! Many thanks for all you've done!"
— Lisa G. Parent
Loving Golf Now
"My son had a great experience and is really enjoying golf because of the camp."
"Thank you for another great Nike summer camp. My son loved it (except for the unusually hot weather for that time of year) and improved his score quite a bit!"
Had a Great Time
"I had a great time and it was fun hanging out with my friends and being able to be in the same group as them!"
Looking Forward to Next Year
"My son has developed a strong love of golf from just the 2 weeks of camp he attended. We look forward to full day camps next year!"
"I am so pleased with the nike golf camp. My seven year-old had never touched a golf club in his life and after one week fell completely in love with the sport. Thank you!!"
"Wish it wasn't quite so expensive."
Camp was fantastic
"Camp was fantastic. It was my son's first introduction to golf and it really increased his interest and he loved it."
— David C. Parent
Good beginner course
"I think it was a good beginner course and it had a positive effect on my son's attitude towards golf."
— Trevor R. Parent
Tough experience due to rain
"We had a tough experience due to rain, but the kids still enjoyed it."
Instruction was good
"Instruction was good, but I still see some bad habits from my 10 year old. I would have liked them to tell him he is holding his club too low and to not break your wrists."
Camp was wonderful and safe
"This camp was wonderful and safe. I was very impressed overall."
Improved my Game
"The Fresh Meadow camp was perfect for me this summer. I had fun, met new friends and improved my game. Coming back next year would be awesome!"
— Alan T. Junior Day Camper
"Outstanding camp. Couldn't ask for a better experience. I felt much more confident in my game after the week."
— Spencer L. Junior Day Camper
Loved Every Minute of It
"Connor loved every minute of it and wanted to take the camp again the following week!"
— Taryn G. Parent
Money Well Spent
"My daughter absolutely loved Nike Golf Camp at Fresh Meadows in Illinois. The instructors were fantastic, extremely positive and it was money well spent. It is top on my daughter's list for next summer! Thank you!"
— Anna F. Parent
Best Camp of the Summer
"My son thought it was the best camp of his summer this year, which included several baseball and basketball camps."
— Jared A. Parent
More Confidence in the Game
"My son Jack really enjoyed the camp and said he would like to attend every week! It helped him to learn many fundamentals of the game. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and now has more confidence and excitement for the game."
— Amanda T. Parent
"My son is only 7 and he has improved his game dramatically, thanks to camp. Jake Thurm runs a great camp at Fresh Meadow. I have seen enrollment in the program grow over the past 2 summers my son has been in attendance, which is terrific!"
— Jeff B. Parent
Best Camp for Beginners
"My two little ones needed a good introduction to golf and this couldn't have been a more positive experience for them. They came home each day excited about golf and eager to go back the next day. Thanks to everyone at Fresh Meadow for making the sport so fun for my kids."
— Gerry H. Parent