Nike Junior Golf Camp, Connecticut
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
US Sports is thrilled to announce the return of our golf camp program to University of Connecticut. Join UConn Head Coach, Dave Pezzino, for an incredible junior golf experience top-notch golf facilities across the state.
The overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, meals, housing and evening activities. Players stay overnight in the dormitories on the beautiful UConn campus and travel to Ellington Ridge Country Club for daily instruction and play. Coach Pezzino is looking forward to a fun-filled week of instruction where campers can learn what it takes to bring their skills to the next level.
- Instruction from recognized golf instructors with a low student to teacher ratio
- Three hours of morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing
- Daily course play focusing on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- Overnight accommodations at UConn
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better
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Camp Director Dave Pezzino
Dave Pezzino is the head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Connecticut. He was named to the position on August 24, 2007.View Dave Pezzino's Bio ⟩
Pezzino spent seven years, from August of 1999 to May of 2006, at Florida International as the head coach of the women’s golf program. He led FIU to four tournament victories and ten individual titles during his tenure and coached ten All-Sun Belt Conference selections, including 2001 NGCA All-American Michelle Simpson. He had three student-athletes earn Academic All-American recognition and five former team members that are currently playing professionally.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18. The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. 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 all meals. The Extended Day option is available for commuters which includes golf activities, lunch, dinner and participation in evening activities.
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, skill demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 8:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time, camp discussion sessions
- 8:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
Ellington Ridge Country Club
Ellington Ridge Country Club was founded in 1959 and has been frequently cited by Connecticut Magazine as among the ten best country clubs in Connecticut. The Par 72, 18 hole championship golf course was designed by the noted golf architect, Geoffrey Cornish, and has undergone numerous major improvements in the last 50 years. The course measures close to 7,000 yards from the championship tees and includes seven additional progressively shorter teeing grounds for golfers of all skill levels. The practice areas include a six-acre driving range, two practice putting greens and a dedicated short game practice area.
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Highlight Of The Summer
"This is the second year for my son. He made friends not only with the counselors but with campers. Attending this camp is one of the highlights of his summer."
— Heather M. Parent
We Will Be Back
"Being able to learn skills from a college coach and players, playing at Mohegan Sun golf course and getting tips from Ray Allen, and staying in a dorm on an amazing college campus. Camp was awesome- only complaint was it was too short and rain got in the way of a scramble and an entire morning of golf. Coach Pezzino is fantastic and got to know each camper! Very encouraging and gave good feedback to each kid. My son definitely wants to go back next summer!"
— Ina L. Parent
"I have been coming to Nike Golf Camps for years for the fun atmosphere and great instruction. This year was no different. Excellent experience!"
— Jessica W. Junior Overnight Camper
"Thanks for a great week with my friends! I learned a lot and can't wait to come back next summer!"
— Jack S. Overnight Camper
Learned So Much
"My daughter had so much fun during the camp and learned so much!"
— Abbie K. Parent