Nike Junior Golf Camp at Bowling Green State University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
BGSU is proud to host junior golf camp in Ohio for another great summer! Campers reside on campus and have the privilege of playing at Forrest Creason Golf Course and the Falcon Golf Training Center.
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
- 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 Kevin Farrell
Kevin Farrell serves as head coach for Bowling Green State University having taken over the men’s golf program in 2012-13. Farrell came to BGSU after spending three seasons at Mount St. Mary’s, where he was the men’s coach for three years and the women’s coach for one season.View Kevin Farrell's Bio ⟩
In only two seasons at BGSU, Farrell has coached a MAC Freshman of the Year, two All-MAC Second-Team members, one All-MAC Tournament Team honoree and three MAC Golfer of the Week selections. He has helped guide three different golfers to post single season stroke averages in the top-10 since BGSU started keeping the stat in 1972-73 and has had three numerous golfers card rounds 67 or below over 18-holes of play. Farrell has also coached four individual tournament winners over the last two years at BGSU.
Farrell was a standout golfer on the Mountaineers men’s golf team from 2004-08. He finished in the Top-10 at the NEC Championships in both his junior and senior seasons to earn spots on the All-NEC team. Farrell is one of five players in team history to finish in the Top-10 at the NEC Championships twice in his career and his three-round score of 220 at the 2008 NEC Championships is still the record for three rounds at the NEC Championships.
Coach Julia Poca
Julia Poca serves as assistant coach for the Bowling Green State University men’s golf program.View Julia Poca's Bio ⟩
In her first year on staff in 2013-14, Poca was instrumental in helping the Falcons men’s golf program host the inaugural Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational event at The Greenbrier’s Old White TPC Golf Course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The three-day event included not only seven intercollegiate men’s golf teams competing in 54-holes of play, but it also incorporated a “BGSU College-AM” event prior to the start of the tournament, as well as a banquet as part of the alumni festivities over the weekend.
Poca, who is from Swanton, Ohio, is currently attending BGSU and majoring in Telecommunications. She decided to become part of the Falcon family because she immediately fell in love with that campus, which also allowed her to be close to her family and friends.
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.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. 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
Forrest Creason Golf Course
Considered one of the best manicured, semi-private courses in Northwest Ohio, the Forrest Creason Golf Course has a complete irrigation system, water hazards and white silica sand traps. Nestled less than a mile from BGSU, this is the ideal host facility for Nike Junior Golf Camp.
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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
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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