Nike Junior Golf Camp, Washington State University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps is thrilled to announce the return of its overnight program at Washington State University. Enjoy top-notch instruction from Washington State University Men's and Women's Golf coaches. We look forward to another great golf camp this summer!
Washington State University sits in Eastern Washington in a region commonly referred to as Palouse. WSU boasts its own beautiful 18-hole golf course on campus, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, and has a fantastic golf coach at the helm, Dustin White. Campers of all abilities will enjoy daily instruction and course play under the direction of WSU coaches and current/former players. With the right mix of golf and fun off-the-course activities, this camp should prove to be a memorable and rewarding experience for all who attend. Campers will be housed on campus at WSU and all golf activities will take place at Palouse Ridge GC.
Day Camp Option: The Day Camp program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday and Tuesday. Following check-in on Sunday, day campers participate from 12:00 - 5:00pm. On Wednesday, day campers participate from 9:00am - 5:00pm prior to check-out.
*Overnight campers are recommended to be vaccinated per University mandate, but not required.
- Small group instruction with low student:teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches
- Daily course play at Palouse Ridge Golf Club
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, staff-supervised off-course and evening activities (movie night, pizza night, field games etc.)
- Great accommodations at Washington State University
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Associate Head Women's Golf Coach, Washington State University Emma White (Betland)
WSU alumna Emma Betland is entering her fifth season as assistant coach for WSU women’s golf.View Emma White (Betland)'s Bio ⟩
During the 2016-17 fall season, Betland led junior Alivia Brown to a career-best second-place finish at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Sept. 26-28.
During the 2015-16 season, Betland helped lead the Cougars to a conference-championship team record for the lowest three-round and single-round totals at the 2016 Pac-12 Championships. Betland also helped lead two golfers into the WSU all-time top-5 for scoring average as sophomore Alivia Brown averaged 73.85 strokes per round (second all-time) and junior Cherokee Kim averaged 74.20 strokes per round (fourth all-time).
In addition to the athletic success of the 2015-16 team, three Cougars were named as Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American scholars. Senior Nani Yanagi, sophomore Alivia Brown, and freshman Madison Odiorne received these honors.
During her first season as the assistant coach for the Washington State University women’s golf team, Betland helped lead the Cougars to their lowest team scoring average in school history. The WSU women averaged 299.45 strokes per round, while freshman Alivia Brown earned a bid to the NCAA St. George Regional, becoming the first WSU freshman to qualify as an individual. Betland guided Brown to a career-best sixth-place finish and a berth into the NCAA Championships, the second appearance for the Cougars in program history.
At the 2014 WSU Cougar Cup, the Cougars earned their lone tournament title of the season. WSU carded a three-round 867, the third-best 54-hole total in school history. Under Betland’s guidance, two golfers finished with scoring averages in the WSU all-time top-5. Senior Kristen Rue averaged 74.36 strokes per round (third all-time) and freshman Alivia Brown averaged 74.74 (fifth all-time).
In addition to the athletic success of the 2014-15 team, five Cougars earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors. Junior Rachel Lewis was named to the first team for the second-consecutive season. Fellow junior Nani Yanagi earned second team honors. Seniors Kristen Rue and Lindsay Harmon, as well as sophomore Cherokee Kim earned honorable mention.
A 2013 graduate of Washington State, Betland was a four-year letterwinner for the Cougars from 2010-13. The Australian native led Washington State in scoring average during her freshman and sophomore campaigns. She finished in the top 25 in 13 tournaments during her career.
A conference academic honorable mention selection, Betland spent the first year after graduation in her native country.
Head Men's Golf Coach, Washington State University Dustin White
Dustin White enters his seventh season as the Head Coach for Washington State University Men's Golf.View Dustin's Bio ⟩
A Cougar through and through, Dustin White returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in the January of 2014 and was named the Washington State men’s golf head coach prior to the 2016-17 season.
In his first season at the helm for the Cougars (2016-17), White led the Cougars to eight top-10 team finishes, as six Cougars landed at least one top-10 individual finish. WSU captured the Itani Quality Homes Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13) championship on its home course, shooting 10-under par (842) for the three rounds. Senior Nick Mandell captured his first individual tournament title, winning the tournament as an individual after shooting 210 (-3).
Freshmen Nicklaus Chiam and Daniel Kolar showed promise in their rookie seasons, as Chiam tied for fifth at the Itani Quality Homes Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13) and Kolar tied for the best WSU finish at the Pac-12 Championships (April 28-30), placing tied for 26th.
During his time at WSU, White has also overseen the academic success of the Cougars with seven Pac-12 All-Academic selections over four seasons. During the 2013-14 season, Michael Anderson was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
During his third season as an assistant coach, the 2015-16 season, White helped guide freshmen AJ Armstrong and Aaron Whalen, as they recorded the seventh and eighth lowest scoring average amongst WSU freshmen in school history, respectively. In his sophomore year, Derek Bayley was just shy of WSU’s top-10 for lowest scoring average with an average of 73.08 in 37 rounds.
In his first complete season with WSU (2014-15), White helped the Cougars earn a title at the Pacific Invitational, WSU’s fifth victory in four seasons. White assisted in the success of redshirt-senior Sang Lee, who averaged the fourth-best season scoring average in WSU history. Freshman Derek Bayley also showed growth under the guidance of White, with the lowest scoring average by a freshman in school history.
In White’s first season in Pullman, senior Blake Snyder was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention as he finished tied for fourth at the Pac-12 Championships, the best finish by a Cougar at the conference championships in school history.
White returned to his alma mater after being a standout for the Cougars from 1999-2003. He was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, including a first team honoree in 2002. That season, his junior campaign, he set a school record with eight top-10 finishes, earned his first-tournament victory and won a national player of the week honor.
As a sophomore, White began the season with a school-record tying 65 at the Northwest Classic in Corvallis, Ore. He earned one of his school record 17-career top 10 finishes at the event. He placed in the top 25 of a tournament 27 times, second in Cougar history.
A native of Pueblo, Colo., White was a winner on the Gateway Tour in 2004, 2006 and 2007. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2005, 2009 and 2010. His career highlight came when he qualified for and participated in the 2006 U.S. Open. He is married to former WSU women’s golfer, and current women’s golf assistant coach, Emma Betland White.
Assistant Men's Golf Coach, Washington State University Kevin Tucker
Kevin Tucker serves as the Assistant Coach for the men's program at Washinton State University.View Kevin Tucker's Bio ⟩
After being an alumn of Washington State for eight years, two-time NCAA Regional Championship participant Kevin Tucker returned to WSU in 2018 as an assistant coach to Dustin White.
Tucker played one the men’s golf team at Washington State from 2006-10 and was the second Cougar in school history to be invited to the NCAA Regional Championship his junior year. He went back to the championship his senior year, becoming the first Cougar golfer to receive multiple individual post-season invites. Tucker was also a two-time All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honoree, making him the third Cougar in school history to receive multiple post-season accolades.
During his time away from WSU, Tucker spent seven years playing professional golf and working at various golf clubs. He competed on the PGA Canada Tour from 2011-14, while also competing in All-American tour in Pheonix from 2011-13. He spent one season on the Dakotas Tour in 2016.
Tucker worked at many Golf Clubs including the Estancia Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colo., and Scottsdale National Golf Club.
Originally from Kennewick Wash., Tucker graduated from Kennewick High School in 2006. He is married to his wife, Ellen Kellie, who is also a WSU alumn.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18 (varies by program). 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: 2024 Dates Coming Soon
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight & Full Day
- Overnight: Sunday - Wednesday
- Full Day: Sunday - Wednesday
- Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Monday - Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
- The Day Camp program runs from 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Wednesday. Following check-in on Sunday, day campers participate from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. On Wednesday, day campers participate from 9:00am - 5:00pm. A complete schedule will be given out during check-in.
- Check-In: Registration for all campers (overnight and day) occurs on Sunday from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Global Scholars Dorm on the Washington State University campus. Day campers can arrive at 12:00pm-1:00pm and they will depart at 5:00pm from the WSU Golf Team Practice Facility.
- Check-out: Camp graduation is at 4:30pm on Wednesday at Palouse Ridge Golf Course, exact location TBD and will be shared during check-in. Departure from camp is immediately following graduation.
- Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Day campers will receive lunch each day.
- 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.
- Meals: Overnight campers will receive all meals during camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Day campers will receive lunch each day.
- 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: Palouse Ridge Golf Club
- 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 Global Scholars Dorm
- Campers Per Room: Campers will be housed in double rooms.
- Roommates: Campers stay in two-person rooms and are assigned by age, gender and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not previously provided us with the information, please do so no later than 14 days prior to the camp start date. 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 your own sheets, blanket, towel, and pillow. Bed size is 80” x 36”.
- Air Conditioning: All rooms are air-conditioned.
- Key Deposit: Please bring a check for $75 for room key deposit made payable to “US Sports Camps”. Check will be returned after the key 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.
- Important Notes: Check-in for camp will be at Global Scholars Dorm between 12pm-1pm. Luggage can be unloaded right out front or in the nearby parking lots surrounding the dorms. However, you cannot park for an extended period of time in the surrounding crimson lots without paying for a daily pass, which can be purchased at https://parking.wsu.edu.
- **You do not need a login and will select the "order permit" option and the day permit is at the top of the list. A day permit is $13.20 plus tax. We advise unloading luggage and then parking either in the hourly parking nearby through the AIMS mobile parking app. See attached map for hourly parking locations. Or parking in the Green 5 lot next to Beasley Coliseum as it is free on weekends. Please see the attached map showing its location.
*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
US Sports Camps and Washington State University are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money. Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. We recommend that you do not send unnecessary items, which can get lost. Camper bags may be inspected upon check in or at any time during camp to ensure no drugs, alcohol or other improper substances are brought to camp.
- 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 Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport website for information on ground service to and from campus.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.
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
Washington State University, Global Scholars Hall
1302 Cougar Way, Pullman, WA 99163
Palouse Ridge Golf Club
1260 Palouse Ridge Drive, Pullman, WA 99163
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up/breakfast
- 8:30 AM Bus departs for Palouse Ridge GC
- 8:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 9:00am Camp meeting at the practice facility, warm-up & skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 9:30am Instruction – campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. Coaches to provide on course instruction on course management, club and shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Day Campers depart
- 5:15pm Bus departs to Washington State University
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time, relax
- 8:00pm Evening activity (supervised golf and non-golf activities) movies, field games, swimming, night golf, etc.
- 10:00pm Lights out
- *Hours/schedule may vary
Palouse Ridge Golf Club at WSU
Stunning links style course runs adjacent to the WSU campus and follows the natural contours of the Palouse's trademark rolling hills. Palouse Ridge is home to the WSU men's and women's golf teams. In 2009, Palouse Ridge was ranked the #2 "Best New Course" by Golf Digest and Golfweek.
June 29, 2023: I think the highlight for my son was meeting lots of other kids and staying on a college campus. He told me that he learned so much and had such a great time!
June 30, 2022: Playing at Palouse Ridge and having the same coaches from previous years.
Great, friendly, and organized staff.
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.