Nike Junior Golf Camp, Bowling Green State University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
BGSU and Head Coach, John Powers, are proud to host junior golf camp in Northwest Ohio. Campers reside on campus and have the privilege of utilizing nearby Stone Ridge Golf Club for all golf instruction and course play.
All aspects of the game are addressed during the camp; putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, strategy, rules, and etiquette. Campers participate in drills, skills challenges, and other fun games throughout the camp week. The overnight program includes all golf instruction/course play, meals, housing and evening activities.
Our commuter option is available during our overnight session for junior golfers looking for a golf experience close to home. Day campers participate in golf activities and receive lunch each day. This program runs from 8:30am - 5:00pm (details on first and last day to be included in camp registration packet).
- Daily instruction from experienced college coaches and players with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised course play focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- Top-notch golf facilities at Stone Ridge Golf Club, one of best public courses in Northern Ohio
- On-campus accommodations at BGSU
- 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
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Camp Director John Powers
John Powers, a 2010 graduate of BGSU, was named head coach of men's golf at Bowling Green State University in January of 2018 after serving as head coach at Cleveland State the past several years.View John's Bio ⟩
Powers was the head coach at St. Bonaventure from 2011-14 and most recently served as the associate head golf coach at Cleveland State, working with both the men's and women's programs. While at St. Bonaventure, Powers enhanced scheduling and expanded the recruiting base for the program. He recruited and coached Josh Stauffer, who developed into an Atlantic 10 All-Conference performer and finished third at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. As well, Brian McKenna was named an Academic All-American in both 2012 and 2013 under Powers.
Powers went on to spend 18 months working as a golf professional, caddying on the LPGA Symetra Tour and playing in professional golf tournaments.
At CSU, Powers helped the women's team capture their first Horizon League Championship in program history, as well as a berth in the NCAA regionals. In addition, the men's team captured its fourth consecutive league title and an automatic bid to NCAA regionals. Powers helped to develop four all-conference players (two men and two women) in his stint at Cleveland State and the women's team broke the program's single-season stroke average.
A standout golfer for the Falcons from 2006-10, Powers posted a 75.2 career scoring average over 123 rounds with 10 top-15 finishes during his career, including medalist honors at the 2007 UD Spring Invitational. He posted a career-low round of 67 at the 2009 Earl Yestingsmeier Intercollegiate.
Powers also had an extensive amateur career, qualifying for three USGA National Championships. He placed 15th at the USGA Junior Amateur Championship in 2005 and earned a spot in the USGA Public Links Championship. He again qualified for the USGA Public Links in 2007.
Nike Junior Golf Camps provide young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With an experienced staff on hand, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. 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
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day Camp option includes all golf instruction and lunch. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course each day.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in for overnight campers takes place between 1:00 - 2:30pm at Centennial Residence Hall. Check-out occurs following the closing ceremony which takes place at 1:00pm at Centennial Hall. Day campers check-in at Falcon Golf Training Center at 3:00pm during the overnight session.
The staff lives in the dormitories 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.
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.
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
- 7:15am Wake up
- 7:45am Breakfast in dining halls
- 8:30am Warm up and stretching at golf course
- 9:00am Instruction - campers rotate through stations focusing on putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, and bunker play
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play under staff supervision
- 5:00pm Back to campus
- 6:00pm Dinner in dining halls
- 7:00pm Evening activities - movie/pizza night, campus tour, swimming, etc.
- 10:00pm In dorm rooms and lights out
Stone Ridge Golf Club
Stone Ridge Golf Club is an 18-hole, Arthur Hills design public golf course set among 150 acres of rolling terrain. We are open 7 days a week and have become the top public golf course in Northwest Ohio. Experience great course conditions, an amazing practice facility, and full service restaurant with daily specials all week.
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Looking forward to future camps!
"My son loved it and hopes to be back next year. Thank you!!"
— Jane L. Parent
Wish there were more this year!
"My son Troy is already asking if there is another camp this year. This is coming from someone who wasn't too enthusiastic when I initially told him about the camp. Lol!"
— Victor H. Parent
Very happy about my son's enthusiasm!
This was my son's first camp. He has been golfing for about one year and went through the First Tee program last year. When I picked him up he said he wants to come back to Bowling Green next year. He loved it."
— Keith D. Parent
See you all next year!
"It was really fun. I would go again!"
— Kevin O. Camper
"I had a great time at Nike Golf Camp - exceeded all expectations!"
— Jonathan Overnight Camper
"I really enjoyed this camp from the instructors to playing on a nice course. I will definitely be coming back next year."
— Henry P. Camper
"My son had a wonderful experience at camp. He felt right at home with all the campers and coaches. Additionally, he received wonderful coaching and adjusted his grip which has greatly improved his game."
— Allie S. Parent