Nike Junior Golf Camps, Purgatory Golf Club
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Junior golfers of all ability levels are invited to our golf camps outside Indianapolis at Purgatory Golf Club. Campers enjoy top-notch instruction during the week under the direction of an experienced staff of instructors.
Full Day Camp
This option runs Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm and is an excellent opportunity for junior golfers to improve their skills and their course management at the same time. The students in the full day camp enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. This instruction works on all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After a lunch, which is included in the price of the camp, it’s off to play the course. During course play professionals teach strategy, etiquette and course management. The Full Day Camp is designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level.
Half Day Camp
Half Day Camps run Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - Noon and include twelve hours of total instruction on the practice range and short game areas. For three hours each day, campers sharpen their skills with strong emphasis on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Thursday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!
- Three hours of daily practice with our experienced staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
- Daily course play with staff (full day camps only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, 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 Jon Stutz
Jon Stutz is the PGA director of golf at Purgatory Golf Club and serves as camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps.View Jon's Bio ⟩
Jon is especially well known as one of the area’s more outstanding instructors adapting lesson plans for all handicap levels and ages. Stutz is an accomplished golfer and participates in many Indiana PGA events.
Jon’s breadth and depth of golf experience includes public, private, resort and recreational courses. His resume includes career stops as first assistant at Indian Hill in Winnetka, Illinois, outside of Chicago; as an assistant pro at Marriott’s Mountain Shadows GC in Scottsdale, Arizona; and as interim director of golf at Club Terravita, also in Scottsdale.
Jon is from Indianapolis and is a graduate of DePauw University, where he was a four-year letterman and two-year captain of the golf team. Twice he was all conference and three times he qualified for the NCAA Division III championships.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. Our 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
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up and stretching
- 9:15am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- Noon Lunch and half day campers depart
- 12:45pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full day campers depart
Purgatory Golf Club
At Purgatory Golf Club you’ll be challenged with extensive bunkering and tall grass on every hole. While it is clearly a golf course for someone who knows golf, you don't have to be a low handicap player. The course offers a minimum of six sets of tees on each hole. It's a wonderful course for people who prefer a little shorter course.
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I had an amazing time
"As a novice golfer, I learned a number of things to help improve my game. Playing Purgatory for the first time was amazing."
— Evan W. Camper
"Thanks for the director and coaches for helping me improve last week. I definitely learned a lot about my weaknesses and how to work on them during practice! Hopefully I can come back next year and show you how good I am!"
— Mike R. Camper
Saw Immediate Improvement
"My kids saw immediate improvement during the Nike Camp week. They also lacked some confidence going into the session and came out with more excitement for the game and a strong sense of personal confidence."
— Jessica S. Parent
camp was good
"It was great that my son had on course experience and that it was an all day camp."
— Phil D. Parent