Hoosier Junior Golf Camp
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Indiana University Head Coach, Mike Mayer, invites players to junior golf camp in Bloomington for top-notch instruction and fun this summer. Coach Mayer promises to deliver a rewarding experience to all junior golfers alike.
Each day of camp consists of work in four primary areas: full swing, partial swing, short-game (pitching, chipping, and bunker play) and putting. Daily activities also include playing the IU championship and executive courses. Other activities include: video swing analysis, rules/etiquette seminars and NCAA recruiting/scholarship seminars.
IMPORTANT CAMP NOTE: The overnight option is open to boys only, but girls can participate as extended day campers.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches
- Video swing analysis
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Director Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer is in his 21st season at the helm of the Indiana men's golf program in 2017-18. He has propelled Indiana golf to the top of the Big Ten Conference and a regular in the NCAA Tournament field while also building the program into one of the nation's best in the classroom.View Mike Mayer's Bio ⟩
The men's golf team has posted a perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rate score of 1000 in each of the last seven years and eight of the last nine years.In his 20 seasons, he has had 14 players receive All-Big Ten honors, including four-time honoree Jorge Campillo (2006-09) and three-time recipient Jeff Overton (2002, 04-05).
Mayer mentored David Mills (2010-14) during his career, helping him record a career scoring average of 74.09, which ranked eighth all-time at IU upon his graduation. During Mills' senior season in 2013-14, the Hoosiers captured the NYX Hoosier Invitational crown, making it 11 straight seasons with at least one tournament victory for Mayer.
IU claimed three team tournament victories in 2012-13, giving Mayer 25 wins in his career at Indiana. The started the season with a tremendous team effort to get a win at the Northern Intercollegiate and then finished second at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville. In the spring, the Hoosiers claimed back-to-back wins at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and the NYX Hoosier Invitational.
The 2011-12 season saw Mayer guide the Hoosiers to a pair of tournament victories (Firestone Invitational, Boilermaker Invitational) in addition to six other top 5 team finishes. The team finished second at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick and advanced to the Greensboro Regional of the NCAA Tournament, where they finished ninth.
Mayer, the 2008 Midwest Region Coach of the Year, guided the Hoosiers to their best NCAA finish since 1980 when IU finished 21st in 2008. Campillo tied for second place in the country by shooting a 1-over-par 289 at the NCAA Championship.
Before Mayer embarked upon his coaching career, he worked as the sports editor for the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun as well as a sports writer and columnist for the Bedford Times Mail. Mayer also has held the position of Golf Course Manager and Superintendent at Muscatuck Country Club located in North Vernon, Ind.
A 1975 graduate of Jennings County High School, Mayer obtained degrees in journalism and English literature from Indiana in 1987, and went on to receive his master's degree in sport management from IU in 1998. Mayer also serves as the Director of Golf at Indiana University in charge of the IU golf facility and is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and a Class A PGA Professional.
Born on Feb. 17, 1957, in Seymour, Ind., Mayer married the former Kimberly Collier on July 26, 2005. The couple resides in Unionville and have two children, Zachary Collier and Ty Mayer.
Nike Junior Golf Campers stay just minutes from the golf course at the McNutt Residence Hall, located on the IU campus. The camp staff resides with the campers and provides supervision and guidance throughout the entire camp week. Campers stay two per room and roommate requests are honored in most situations. All meals are buffet style. 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
Check-in will take place on Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the McNutt Residence Hall. Graduation will take place at 3:00 pm at the McNutt Residence Hall on Thursday. Roommates are guaranteed and linens are not provided.
The Overnight fee includes lodging, meals, all golf instruction and evening activities. The Extended Day Camp fee includes all golf activities, meals, and evening activities and runs from 8:00am - 9:00pm.
Campers arriving to Indianapolis Airport at suggested to have a flight arrival from 9:00am - 12 pm on Sunday and a departure time between 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursday. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. 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.
IMPORTANT CAMP NOTE: The overnight option is open to boys only, but girls can participate as day campers.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:30-11:45am Instruction stations - campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing practice
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:30-2:45pm Instruction stations
- 3:00-5:00pm Course play with staff (9-18 holes daily) focusing on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 5:15-6:30pm Dinner
- 6:45pm-Dark Golf practice/games
- 8:30-10:00pm Evening activities, seminars (rules, college golf, etiquette)
- 10:30pm Lights out
Indiana University Golf Course
Junior golfers participating in the Indiana Golf Camp at IU have an opportunity to practice and play each day at the university-owned IU Golf Course, one of the finest college golf facilities in the country and home to the IU men’s and women’s golf teams. The IU golf facility runs adjacent to the campus and includes an 18-hole championship course, nine-hole executive course, 10-acre driving range and four large practice greens. IU's championship course plays host to Indiana Section PGA events as well as numerous collegiate tournaments including the 2002 Northern Intercollegiate and 2003 Big Ten Championship.
In addition to practicing at the range and playing the championship and executive courses, campers utilize IU’s practice facility, home of the Hoosier men’s and women’s golf teams. Widely considered one of the finest of its kind in the country, this state-of-the-art, short game facility comes complete with bent grass tees and fairways as well as seven bent grass greens and 20 sand bunkers.
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All Around Great Camp
"Memorable and made many friends. Counselers and coaches were great."
— Grant T. Camper
Learned a lot!
"Camp was amazing, I learned a ton and the coaches were very helpful and encouraging. Would love to attend again."
— Hannah D. Camper
"My son had a wonderful time and can't wait to attend again next year. The staff was wonderful with the boys and helped their development. Great experience and the accomodations worked out very well."
— Aaron Z. Parent
Love this camp
"I love this camp and I want go next year, but I have to go back Japan, so I will miss this camp. Thanks coaches!"
— Kohei N. Camper
"My son had the absolute best week! The coaching staff was great, the other campers were supportive and it was a great experience. The first thing he said when I picked him up was, "I'm doing this again next year!!"
— Riley B. Parent
"I absolutely loved the Indiana Nike golf camp! It was a great experience and my golf skills greatly improved. I would definitely consider attending next summer."
— Sandeep G. Junior Overnight Camper
Camp was an Amazing Experience
"The Indiana University camp that I attended was great. The staff was awesome and I learned so much. They were all so nice and easy to talk to. They were very enthused about the camp and were also willing to answer any questions. They always made sure we were having a good time. I was also able to make some new friends. Many of us still keep in touch and we all plan on attending the camp next year at the same time. This camp was an amazing experience."
— Donald D. Junior Overnight Camper
Taught us to be Positive
"I made the golf team at school after going to camp for two weeks this summer. Not only did they help me with my strokes, they made the game fun and taught us to be positive. I attribute a lot of my success to the Nike Camp and recommend it to anyone looking to improve their game!"
— Samuel D. Junior Overnight Camper
"Thanks for such an awesome camp! The day camp was perfect for my summer schedule and my golf game should be sharp for the upcoming high school season!"
— Ashley E. Day Camper
Mayer was Terrific
"Mike Mayer was terrific in helping my short-game during the week. I appreciate the entire staff for helping me with my game."
— Allan Y. Camper
We will definitely be back!
"This is the second year that my son has attended this camp at IU. We travel in from out of state and plan to attend again next year. The staff is outstanding, cares for the boys & the instruction and passion for golf is amazing. The consistency of the staff year of year is great and the kids really get to know them. I would highly recommend this camp to any family with a child that shows a passion for the sport."
— Brianne S. Parent
Dorms could've been better
"The staff was great! The only complaint would be the dorms and the kids would like to stay in a better unit. Some kids mentioned in the past there were better living arrangements."
— Sam C. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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