Nike Junior Golf Camps, El Dorado Park Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Junior golf camps return to Long Beach, CA at El Dorado Park for another great summer! Join the dedicated staff of teaching professionals for a week of instruction geared towards helping every player improve their game regardless of skill level.
Half Day Camps
Our half day programs are designed to create interest and foster development in beginner and intermediate golfers. The camps run Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and include fifteen hours of total instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!
For full day camps in Long Beach, please see Nike Junior Golf Camps, Recreation Park 18 for more details.
- Instruction with low student to teacher ratio from experienced golf instructors
- Three hours of morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching and full swing
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON 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 Joe Grohman
Joe Grohman is a Class A PGA Member and serves as camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps at El Dorado Park Golf Course. Joe was elected to the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame in 2016 and was awarded PGA Youth Development Leader for the Southern California PGA Section in 2017.View Joe's Bio ⟩
In 2005 he began a monthly golf clinic for Disabled Veterans from the Long Beach VA Hospital and for Active Duty Military from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. In 2006 he added a Monthly Wounded Warrior Golf Clinic for the Wounded Warrior West Battalion at Camp Pendleton. His west coast pilot program at the request of the PGA of America at the L.A VA became part of the foundation of the PGA HOPE program.
2019 will mark his hosting of the following; 20th Annual Golf Clinic for the Junior Blind, 13th Annual Special Education kids Clinic, 7th Annual Wounded Warrior West Battalion Golf Tournament and 6th Annual At-Risk Inner City Kids Golf Clinic, 4th annual PGA HOPE Showcase clinic the Monday of the SONY in Oahu and 5th annual PGA HOPE showcase clinic the Monday of the Masters in Augusta.
-Class A PGA Member, Professional Golfers Association of America elected January 1998
-Elected to the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame, 2016
-Awarded PGA Youth Development Leader, Southern California Section PGA, 2017
-Awarded PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, Southern California Section PGA, 2016
-Awarded PGA Merchandiser of the Year-Public Facility, Southern California Section PGA, 2014
-Awarded PGA Golf Professional of the Year, Southern California Section PGA, 2013
-Awarded Armed Forces Recreation-Special Citation Award U.S. Navy, 2010
-Civilian Employee of the Year, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, 2008
-"Kids on Course” program selected “Best in Nation” by USGA and NGCOA, 2001
-Hosted over 300 Golf Clinics for Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty since 2005
-Board Member, Southern California Section PGA, 2014-Present -Disabled Golf Committee Chairperson, Southern California Section PGA, 2009-Present
Coach Dana Dahlquist
Dana Dahlquist has been teaching golf for many years and is an assistant teaching professional at El Dorado Park.View Dana Dahlquist's Bio ⟩
Dana Dahlquist began his teaching since about 2004. During this time he was researching the golf swing, reading various articles and educating his students on tried and true techniques. While doing this he continued to evaluate many aspects of the golf swing. He knew there was a lot still unknown about how to perfect the ultimate swing. World-wide Dana is known to be an expert on the Golf Swing Sequencing.
His first journey was to contact the area’s best teachers and find out what they knew about golf. He had the opportunity to work with and observe the great Mac O’Grady until 2006 as well as many other golfing professionals, a wonderful learning experience. In golf you are always learning, whether playing personally or from observing a student taking a lesson, the constant evaluation of others, on the range or out on the course. Dana has had the opportunity to work with many Top Level PGA Tour Players, Buy.com and LPGA Players including Charles Howell III, Daniel Summerhays, Daniel Im, Rory Hie, Brad Faxon, Anna Rawson, Eric Axley and Carl Pettersson.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14. The Nike Camp 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
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
- 8:50am Check-in, warm up, staff demonstrations
- 9:15am Instruction - practice skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, chipping and full swing
- Noon Campers depart
El Dorado Park Golf Course
El Dorado Park Golf Course is a magnificent 18 hole layout that can truly be called a "player's course," due to its expansive layout and numerous water hazards. El Dorado Park Golf Course offers extensive practice facilities and a full service restaurant. In addition, the course was the previous venue of the Queen Mary Open, and is now the site of the prestigious Long Beach Open.
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"Peter had never golfed before. He never even held a club. The moment the camp ended he wanted to sign up for another one"
— Jim M. Parent
Love this camp
"This is Elijah’s second year and second week. He enjoys it so much,so he’s in for another week this summer and is so excited."
— Erica G. Parent
Looking forward for more time on the course
"Joe, Buck, and the other instructors made it fun and educational for my son. He is totally amped about golf and we look forward to more fun times"
— Bill M. Parent
Can't Wait To Come Back!
"My son was highly motivated and encouraged every day. He learn specific skills that were targeted just for him. He can’t wait to go back next year!"
— Jill R. Parent
"My daughter had a great time and loved all of the activities. This was an expensive camp for half day, though. It should be longer."
— Glenda C. Parent
Very excited about golf now!
"My daughter did not want to go since she only golfs with dad. She came home the first day super excited. I hope she continues since she is as per your coach a natural. She has another favorite sport."
— Jane R. Parent
"This camp was really well done and my son loved it. I wish is were a bit longer."
— Isabel B. Parent
Written feedback should be part of the package
"Would be beneficial to get more feedback on how the kids do on a daily basis and if they have made improvements etc."
— Greg W. Parent
Exceeded my expectations
"This camp exceeded my expectations.The kids loved the camp so much, they couldn't wait to get back the next day!"
— Hannah V. Parent
Kids were awesome and very respectful of each other
"First of all, my son enjoyed the camp and is continuing to play golf. The one thing that I noticed was all the kids were awesome and very respectful of each other and got along really well. Overall, I liked the camp, it was just a little disorganized on the first day of camp. Besides that, my kid had a great time and I will do it again next summer."
Not able to get on the course every day
"Full day camper and was not able to get on the course every day was a disappointment."
"My son cannot wait to get back to the camp next year!!"
— Mary Tilden Parent
"My 8 year old did the half-day program last summer and he is already asking to go full day next summer! Positive experience all around."
— Kurtis L. Parent