Nike Junior Golf Camps at University of Virginia
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Nike Junior Golf Camps is excited to return its overnight camp at University of Virginia this summer! Hosted by UVA's Ria Scott and Marissa Majors, our experienced coaches are eager to help girls and boys (ages 11-18) improve their game and make life-long memories in a fun, Division I golf environment. The staff is committed to helping each camper become a better player, and we hope all participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game!
For the duration of the week, campers utilize the acclaimed Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head Resort - recently ranked No. 3 Best New Golf Course by Golf Digest and No. 2 Best Public Course. Campers will receive small group instruction at UVA's dedicated team practice facilities, the Dean Family Golf Performance Center and the Lew Oehmig Short Game Facility.
This camp is open to any and all entrants (only limited by age, gender, and number).
- Small group instruction at UVA Golf's dedicated, Dean Family Golf Performance Center and the Lew Oehmig Short Game Facility
- Course play with the staff at beautiful Birdwood Golf Course and The Nest (Boar's Head's fun, Par-3 course)
- Fun, evening activities on campus at University of Virginia
- Seminars on preparedness for college golf and what it takes to be a collegiate player
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Head Women's Golf Coach, University of Virginia Ria Scott
Ria Scott completed her fifth season at the helm of UVA Women's Golf and serves as co-director for the Nike Junior Golf Camps at UVA.View Ria's Bio ⟩
This past season, Scott’s team has been ranked as high as No. 4 nationally, and has steadily been one of the Top-10 programs in the country. Her teams have produced All-Americans, All-Conference Players, All-America Scholars, and are known for being well-rounded student-athletes. Scott has 15 years of collegiate coaching experience, including stops at the University of Oregon and the University of San Francisco.
In addition to her successful collegiate coaching career, Scott also coached the winning International Teams at the 2020 and 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup. Scott was on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Golf Coaches Association from 2012-2016 and was the Associate Vice President from 2014-2016.
She played her collegiate golf at the University of California, Berkeley. She followed her collegiate years with an international playing career, highlighted by an appearance at the 2006 Women’s World Cup of Golf in South Africa, and the 2004 US Women’s Open.
Associate Head Women's Golf Coach, University of Virginia Marissa Majors
Marissa Majors is the Associate Head Coach for the University of Virginia Women's Golf and serves as co-director for the Nike Junior Golf Camps at UVA.View Marissa's Bio ⟩
Marissa Majors joined the UVA women’s golf program in July of 2019. In 2021 she was elevated to the position of associate head coach. A native of Allen, Texas, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at SMU for one season prior to coming to Virginia. Previously, she competed for three years on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour, playing in 49 of its tournaments.
Majors competed at Wake Forest from 2011 to 2015, playing in 40 tournaments for the Deacons.
As a senior, she was Wake Forest’s top finisher (16th) at the NCAA Championship and helped the Demon Deacons finish second at the NCAA South Bend Regional. She earned a spot on the all-region team and wrapped up the season with a 74.14 stroke average and three top-10 finishes.
In just her second professional tournament, Majors won at Stallion Mountain in Las Vegas on the 2016 Cactus Tour. In her inaugural professional tournament, she tied for first but lost a playoff for medalist honors. The Allen, Texas, native made her debut on the LPGA Tour at the 2016 Marathon Classic in Ohio. She shot a 4-under 68 in a qualifier to claim one of the final two spots in the event.
Head Women’s Golf Coach, University of Richmond Calle Barlow
Calle Barlow was named the women's golf coach at the University of Richmond on June 20, 2019 after serving as an assistant coach the University of Virginia for five years.View Calle's Bio ⟩
2021-22 was Barlow's third season at Richmond but her first full season with the Spiders due to effects of COVID-19. Richmond captured the Navy Fall Invitational in October for its first win in an event with more than six teams since 2017's Bill Berg Invitational. The Spiders started their spring season with a win in the Independence Classic, with UR beating Seton Hall and Saint John's on its home course. The team played in three events in March, recording its best finish at the 14-team Kingsmill Spring Intercollegiate, where the Spiders placed fourth. At the 2022 Patriot League Championship in April, Richmond finished second by the slimmest possible margin, finishing one stroke behind Boston University. It was UR's best result in the Patriot League Championship since winning the event in 2018. The Spiders were led by sophomore Rory Weinfurther, who finished second, and junior Vicky Zhu, who tied for third. Both earned First Team All-Patriot League honors. Freshman Lauren Jones finished 10th, earning Second Team All-Patriot League honors. Weinfurther posted the third-lowest single-season stroke average in program history (75.25) and ended the season with the lowest career scoring average of any Spider to appear in at least 15 events, at 75.59.
During the 2020-21 school year, the Spiders were only able to play a spring season due to the effects of COVID-19. Barlow and the Spiders played an ambitious schedule, taking on some of nation's top teams at the Cavalier Match Play event in April and facing off against the University of Virginia and Old Dominion in early March. Richmond also played a pair of matches against William & Mary, defeating the Tribe twice, and competed in a pair of 54-hole events prior to the Patriot League Championship. The Spiders finished eighth at the River Landing Classic in March after shooting a 1-over par 289 in the final round, tied for the second-best 18-hole team score in program history. Richmond finished second in the Kingsmill Intercollegiate later that month, matching their best finish in an event with more than six teams since the fall of 2018. At the 2021 Patriot League Championship, the Spiders placed third, with freshman Rory Weinfurther winning the individual title with a score of 227 (+11). Weinfurther became the second Spider to win an individual conference title and the first freshman. Junior Emily Ward was named First Team All-Patriot League after finishing in a tie for fourth place and sophomore Vicky Zhu was named Second Team All-Patriot League after placing 10th.
In Barlow's first season at Richmond, the Spiders featured their youngest roster in years, as freshmen and sophomores combined to play more than 77 percent of (72 of 93) the team's competitive rounds. The team's development was halted in March, when Richmond and the Patriot League canceled all athletics competitions for the remainder of the calendar year due to the coronavirus.
Prior to joining the Spiders, Barlow spent five seasons as an assistant women's golf coach at the University of Virginia. Barlow, who competed as Calle Nielson, was a three-time All-American for the Cavaliers and helped UVA to four consecutive top-15 finishes at the NCAA Championships from 2008 to 2011.
During her five years on the Cavaliers staff, Virginia reached the NCAA Tournament four times. In 2015, her first full season as a coach, UVA captured the first Atlantic Coast Conference title in program history, snapping Duke's run of three straight conference titles.
The following season, the Cavaliers repeated as ACC champions and finished fifth in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships. The result was UVA's first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since placing fourth in 2012, when Barlow served as a substitute coach, her first foray into coaching.
Barlow earned All-ACC honors four times during her collegiate career and was named an All-American following her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons (2009-11). She was a three-time individual medalist for the Cavaliers, including a win at the 2010 NCAA Western Regional.
As an amateur, she was named Tennessee Women's Amateur Player of the Year four times, from 2008 to 2011. She qualified for the U.S. Amateur four times (2007, 2009-11) and won the U.S. Women's Southern Amateur in 2011. After turning pro, Barlow joined the LPGA Symetra Tour. From 2012 to 2014, she finished in the top 10 at Symetra Tour events five times, including a fourth-place finish in the 2012 Ladies Titan Tire Challenge.
Head Women's Golf Coach, Jacksonville State University Robbie Fields
Robbie Fields is in his first season as the Women's Golf Head Coach at Jacksonville State University.View Robbie's Bio ⟩
Fields is JSU's first Head Coach for Women's Golf after James Hobbs retired as the head coach for both the women's and men's teams after a 45-year Hall of Fame career with the institution earlier this summer. Already the men's coach, Hobbs started the women's program in 1995, and now hands over the reins to Fields.
"We're excited for Robbie Fields to take over our women's golf program here at Jacksonville State and for him to add to the continued success that we have become accustomed to under Coach Hobbs," JSU Athletics Director Greg Seitz said. "It became evident early on that he was the right person to hand over our women's golf team to, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for our players – on the field and in the classroom."
The new head coach comes from East Carolina, where he has served as the Pirates' Women's Golf Assistant Coach for the past three seasons. He spent one season at Mississippi State before joining the staff at ECU.
"I want to thank Greg Seitz and the entire JSU athletic department for the opportunity to serve JSU and the Jacksonville community as the Head Women's Golf Coach," Fields said. "I would also like to thank CC Buford and everyone at ECU for encouraging and preparing me for this position. We certainly had some fun along the way. I am excited to build on the excellence that Coach Hobbs established and am eager to get to work with our student-athletes!"
While at ECU, Fields helped head coach CC Buford coach a team that won four times and fielded three all-conference players during his three seasons. Kathryn Carson was an All-American Athletic Conference performer in 2022 after conference champion Dorthea Forbrigd and Julie Boysen Hillested earned All-AAC accolades the year prior.
Field also saw his players succeed on a broader scale, with Carson and Riley Hamilton qualifying to compete in the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
He is a 2019 graduate of Mississippi State with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management and spent his final year in Starkville as a volunteer assistant with the Bulldogs women's golf team.
During that season, he helped MSU reach the Norman Regional, their first regional appearance since 2015. The Bulldogs finished tied for ninth (881, 17-over) narrowly missing making the NCAA Championship and closed out the season ranked No. 44 nationally.
Fields was also part of the MSU program that advanced to the match-play portion (quarterfinals) of the SEC Championship where they were eliminated by No. 11 South Carolina. While in Starkville, Miss., Fields also oversaw all practice sessions utilizing drills, on-course coaching, tournament travel/operations and assisted in recruiting visits.
Prior to his first collegiate coaching position, Fields worked at the late Hank Johnson's School of Golf in Birmingham, Ala., for eight months assisting Hank Johnson, the 2004 PGA Teacher-of-the-Year, with lessons, while providing individual instruction to junior and adult golfers as well as serving as a caddie for students in competitive events.
Fields has also worked as a PGA Golf Management Level 1 and 2 intern at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Crooked Stick Golf Club (Carmel, Ind.) and Northern Texas PGA Section (Dallas, Texas).
The Hartselle, Ala. native, owns several PGA Golf Management certifications and was the recipient of the 2017 PGA Golf Management Joe Assell Leadership and the 2018 PGA Golf Management Dr. S. Roland Jones Student-of-the-Year Awards. He was also a member of the 2018 PGA Jones Cup Team.
Assistant Coach, California Polytechnic State University Beth Lillie
Beth Lillie, Assistant Women's Golf Coach at Cal Poly, serves as an instructor for the Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Virginia.View Beth's Bio ⟩
Beth Lillie, who recently earned her master's degree at the University of Virginia after a five-year playing career with the Cavaliers, was hired as an assistant coach by first-year Mustang head women's golf coach Courtney Roberts in August 2022.
A three-year team captain, Lillie compiled a 73.51 career scoring average over 142 rounds at Virginia and earned a pair of individual victories at The Match at Spring Creek in March 2021 and The Landfall Tradition in October 2017.
She earned 16 top-10 finishes in her Cavalier career and carded 18 rounds in the 60s, including a 66 in the second round of the Moon Golf Invitational in February 2022 and three rounds of 67 -- one each at the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, 2018 NCAA Regional and 2017 The Landfall Tradition.
Lillie competed in the NCAA Division I National Championships four times in her collegiate career, helping the Cavaliers to a 15th-place finish earlier this year along with a ninth-place finish in the 2021 nationals, 14th place in 2019 and 22nd place in 2018. The 2020 NCAAs were canceled due to the pandemic.
Individually, Lillie placed ninth in the 2021 and 2022 NCAA finals.. She was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference team member, four-time ACC Honor Roll member and a Women’s Golf Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American in 2021.
Among her other accomplishments was participation in the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur, the 2015 U.S. Women's Open as a 16-year-old and working as a video intern with the Virginia football team. She was named an All-America Scholar by the WGCA five times and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Lillie performed community service with Athletes for Hope, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity while studying at Virginia.
Lillie earned her bachelor's degree in political science with a concentration in government in 2021 and completed her master's degree in higher education with a concentration in intercollegiate athletic administration last spring.
Lillie is a 2017 graduate of Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif., where she led her team to the school's first CIF-Southern Section girls championship in 2013. She was Freeway League MVP as a junior and senior, won the CIF State individual championship in 2016 and was named Orange County girls golfer of the year by the Orange County Register, also in 2016.
Assistant Men's & Women's Golf Coach, Emory & Henry College Hunter Farley
Hunter Farley is in his first year as the Assistant Men's & Women's Golf Coach at Emory & Henry College. He is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the program including training, recruiting and day-to-day operations.View Hunter's Bio ⟩
Farley came to E&H after serving as the Head Golf Coach at his alma mater John S. Battle High School during the 2022 season.
As an undergraduate, Farley was a four year member of the men’s golf team at fellow South Atlantic Conference member, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He recorded three Top-10 finishes as a competitor while a member of the Cavaliers’ squad. He was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee during his time on campus at Wise.
Farley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management with a minor in business administration from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2021.
Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Virginia Leah Narkevic
Leah Narkevic serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Virginia.View Leah's Bio ⟩
Leah Narkevic joined the Virginia athletics strength and conditioning staff in January of 2022. She works with the Cavaliers’ men’s and women’s golf teams and rowing program.
Narkevic comes to Virginia after working as a graduate assistant at Endicott College where she worked with 22 varsity sports and six club programs since the fall of 2020.
A Penn State graduate, she worked as a strength and conditioning intern for the Nittany Lions program in 2019 where she was assigned to the women’s volleyball and men’s ice hockey teams. She also served as a personal trainer and cycling instructor will an undergrad in addition to working with RPP Baseball Training and Development and the Union Fitness Group.
Narkevic completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology at Penn State in 2020 and is completing a master’s degree in sports leadership from Endicott in 2022.
She is a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and is AHA CPR/AED certified.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 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: June 18-21
- Age Group: 11-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight & Extended Day
- Overnight: Sunday - Wednesday
- Extended Day: Sunday - Wednesday
- Sunday: 2:45pm - 9:00pm
- Monday - Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 3:30pm
- During the week, day campers arrive at the Dean Family Golf Performance Center on Monday and Tuesday around 8:45am and depart from Watson-Webb Dorms at 7:00pm. On the final day of camp, day campers arrive at Birdwood Golf Course around 8:00am. A complete schedule of the other camp days will be given to you upon check-in.
- Check-In: Registration for overnight campers occurs on campus at Watson-Webb Dorms between 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday. Please come dressed and ready to play as afternoon golf session begins immediately following check-in. Registration for day campers occurs at the Dean Family Golf Performance Center at 2:45pm. Day campers to be picked up at 9:00pm at Watson-Webb Dorms Sunday night.
- Check-out: The closing ceremony occurs from 3:45-4:00pm on Wednesday at the Watson-Webb Dorms and check-out is to follow.
- Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Extended Day campers will receive lunch and dinner.
- 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). Extended Day campers will receive lunch and dinner.
- 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: Birdwood Golf Course & Dean Family Golf Performance Center
- 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: On campus at the Watson-Webb Dorms
- Campers Per Room: Campers will be housed in double rooms.
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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 $25 for room key deposit, made payable to “US Sports”. 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, The University of Virginia 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
- 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 Charlottesville-Albermarle Airport website for information on ground service to and from Charlottesville.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
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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
Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head Resort
410 Golf Course Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Dean Family Golf Performance Center
755 Boar’s Head Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am-9:00am Campers arrive, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 9:15am Instruction - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play (9 to 18 holes). Staff to provide on-course instruction on course management, club and shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 7:00pm Dinner at Dining Halls
- 8:00pm Evening Activities
- 10:00pm Lights Out
Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head Resort
There is a new era of golf at Boar’s Head Resort. Partnering with legendary PGA Professional Davis Love III and Love Golf Design, the resort has a reimagined golf experience that includes 18 new championship golf holes along with a new six-hole par-3 course and an expansive putting course that spans nearly an acre in size.
Dean Family Golf Performance Center
Home to Virginia Golf since 1984, Birdwood Golf Course at the University of Virginia has added a training and development center to create a true home for the UVA Men’s and Women’s Golf programs. This facility honors the history of UVA Golf and supports the programs’ efforts to win championships and strive for Uncompromised Excellence. This facility allows our coaches to fully develop our men’s and women’s golf student-athletes year-round.
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New to 2022
For the first time, Nike Junior Golf Camps will be hosting Overnight Programs with the University of Virginia
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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.