Nike Junior Golf Camp at College of William & Mary
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps return to Williamsburg, Virginia at one of the most historic and respected academic institutions in the country. 2019 marks the 10th year and our experienced coaching staff is eager to help junior golfers improve their games this summer.
Director of Golf, Jay Albaugh, and Washington and Lee Head Coach, Pete Gyseck, look forward to helping junior golfers of all abilities realize their full potential by providing a fun-filled week of instruction and course play at Kiskiack Golf Club. We are committed to helping each camper become a better player, and we hope all our participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game! This camp is open to any and all entrants (must meet age requirements).
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coach Jay Albaugh
- Daily course play with the staff at beautiful Kiskiack Golf Club
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, staff-supervised off-course and evening activities including miniature golf and a trip to Colonial Williamsburg
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Co-Director Jay Albaugh
Jay Albaugh begins his 15th season as William and Mary's Director of Golf in 2017-18, looking to punctuate his nearly decade-long tenure with a run at the CAA title and a spot in the postseason. In his eleven seasons so far, Albaugh has led a renaissance of the Tribe golf programs, setting innumerable team and individual records in the process.View Jay Albaugh's Bio ⟩
He is used to wearing two hats as he previously served as the head coach for the men's and women's teams at Eastern Illinois University and brought about the creation of the women's team while also coaching the men's team during his tenure at Mount St. Mary's College. Jay is a member of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee and currently serves as the CAA representative to the Golf Coaches Association of America Congress. As a player at Mount St. Mary's, he was twice named All-Northeast Conference and was a two time selection to the NEC Scholar-Athlete Team.
Co-Director Pete Gyseck
Pete Gyscek is in his sixth year in 2018 as the head coach of the men's and women's golf programs at Washington and Lee.View Pete Gyseck's Bio ⟩
As the coach of the men's program, he has helped his golfers achieve all-conference honors six times, including mentoring Teddy Corcoran '16 to first team laurels in 2013. He also coached Mark Sowinski '14 to All-America Scholar honors, just the third player in school history to receive that award. Gyscek's 2014 squad finished second at the ODAC Championships, while Conley Hurst '17 finished as the conference's runner-up in a playoff.
Gyscek started the women's program from the ground up, beginning with a developmental varsity season in the spring of 2012. He has coached his golfers to three all-conference citations while continuing to add depth to the program.
Gyscek came to W&L following six seasons as the assistant men’s and women’s golf coach at the College of William & Mary. In this role, he was responsible for assisting the director of golf with the management and administration of both programs, including assuming the role of head coach for one of the programs when they played simultaneously.
The Tribe’s men’s and women’s programs combined to tie or break 50 school records during his tenure, including having both a man and woman set school records for season and career scoring average at the school. The men’s team finished as the Colonial Athletic Association runner-up in 2010 and the women’s team ranked among the NCAA Top 100 in each of the past two seasons, a first for the program.
In addition to his coaching experience at William & Mary, Gyscek owned and operated the Dynamic Golf Studio in Williamsburg, Va., from 2001-2008. There he maintained a PGA Retail Teaching Center that specialized in game improvement, lessons and video analysis for regional college and amateur players. Gyscek has also worked at Pro Golf Discount in Newport News, Va. (1998-2001) and was an assistant golf professional at the Royal New Kent Golf Club (1997-98) and at the Harbourtowne Resort and Conference Center (1996-97).
Gysek is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America and he has competed as a professional on several mini-tours and in the Mid-Atlantic PGA. He is also a member of the National Golf Coaches Association, and is a Certified Golf Instructor, as well as being a Master Clubfitter and Equipment Specialist.
A 1985 graduate of Niagara University with a bachelor of science in business management, Gyscek was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain for the Purple Eagles’ golf team.
Nike Junior Golf Camps at College of William & Mary offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Our program offers a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. In addition to daily instruction and course play, campers will enjoy fun downtime activities including supervised trips to history-rich Colonial Williamsburg located adjacent to the campus.Show Less See More Camp Details
Campers are housed two per room in dorms on campus at the College of William & Mary. The staff lives in the dorms with the campers to ensure safety and supervision. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs on Sunday between 2:30 and 4:00pm at Spotswood Hall. Check-out takes place on Thursday at approximately 11:30 am at Spotswood Hall.
The Overnight fee includes all golf activities, meals and lodging. The Day Camp option includes morning instruction, lunch and course play and runs from 9:00am-4:00pm.
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/breakfast
- 8:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 8:30am 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 daily). Staff to provide on-course instruction on course management, club and shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, relax, free time
- 8:00pm Evening activity
- 10:00pm Lights out
Kiskiack Golf Club
Set along the ridge of a natural bluff, Kiskiack offers a day of golf for players of all levels. As our award winning architect John LaFoy said “after playing Kiskiack, 18 golfers may each have a different favorite hole.” Many of the picturesque holes demand accurate shot making from tee to green, while others are more forgiving – with ample landing areas and gentle sloping greens.
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Loved the camp
"My daughter loved the camp and all of the coaches. Since attending the camp she wants to play competitively and has already signed up for her first tournament."
"We have received absolutely no feedback from the coaches regarding any elements of the camp. I have no idea how my son did, what he learned, what he needs to work on. For the high price we expected a lot more than a Tribe hat in the end."
Thanks for a great week
"I have already gotten two of my friends ready to come next year! Can't wait! Thanks for a great week!"
— Ben Camper0
"Expected more instruction time."
Improved my Game
"My experience at Nike camp was unforgettable. The atmosphere was fun, yet very educational. I improved my game tremendously because the staff was helpful and enthusiastic. Go to Nike Camp at William and Mary!"
— Lauren B. Junior Day Camper
Staff was Great
"Golf has now become my favorite sport. The staff was great and the other campers became good friends! It is an awesome time during the summer and would tell anyone who likes golf to attend."
— Ronnie T. Junior Overnight Camper
Learning Experience was Greatly Beneficial
"Mr. Albaugh and Mr. Gyscek and their staff were professional, passionate and could teach kids in a positive, yet fun way. The learning experience was greatly beneficial and I really hope I can come back again next summer!"
— Adam K. Junior Overnight Camper
Great Day Camp!
"My kids loved the day camp at William and Mary. It was perfect for my schedule as a working parent and the kids couldn't stop talking about it. Thanks coaches!"
— Tanya X. Parent
Can't wait for Next Year!
"My son throughly enjoyed the experience. The day that I picked him up from camp, his first words were... I want to come back next year!"
— Wendy K. Parent
Thank You For Making a Difference
"Anna has attended other PGA and LPGA players camps along the East Coast. The Nike Camp is Anna's favorite golf camp this year. It pushed her and it gave her the confidence and has made her more driven to become a better golfer. She loved playing golf everyday. It was rewarding and helped her realize her strengths and weaknesses. Thank you for making a difference."
— Christine P. Parent
"Thanks for a great week!"
— Tomas A. Camper