Shocker Junior Golf Camp, Wichita State
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps return to Wichita State in Wichita, Kansas for another great summer. Join Head Women's Golf Coach, Tom McCurdy, and Assistant Coach, Krista Peterson, for a week of great golf instruction and fun!
Wichita State University offers both an overnight and day camp option for junior golfers looking to take their game to the next level. Camp Director and Head Women's Golf Coach, Tom McCurdy, is excited to help each junior golfers game, regardless of skill level and experience.
The overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, meals, housing, and evening activities. Campers are housed in the dorms on campus and eat meals in the dining halls each day. Following dinner each night, campers participate in evening activities that can include campus tours, movies, and other sports activities.
Local residents have the option of participating in the day camp which runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm. This option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at the course each day. Details on the first and last days of camp will be included in the registration packet.
- Daily instruction from experienced college coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised daily course play at Willowbend Golf Club
- Accommodations at Wichita State University
- Camper amenity package including a 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 Tom McCurdy
Tom McCurdy serves as the head women's golf coach at Wichita State University, where he has completely changed the outlook of the program and brought it to new heights.View Tom McCurdy's Bio ⟩
The Shockers won their second-straight Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2014-15 by carding a 924 (301-311-312) to defeat second-place Missouri State by 13 strokes. Senior Alejandra Arellano became just the second golfer in school history to earn medalist honors and she was named all-conference along with sophomore Maria Alejandra Villalobos. WSU advanced to the NCAA Raleigh Regional and finished 16th.
Community service is also important in McCurdy’s coaching philosophy. His team amassed more than 150 hours of community service projects in Fall 2006, including assisting with “Toys 4 Tots” fundraising campaigns, “Red Ribbon Week” activities designed to educate children of the effects of drug abuse, and volunteering at local YMCA branches.
McCurdy’s collegiate coaching career began at his alma mater, Eastern Washington University, where he was an assistant from 1997-98. During that season, the Eagles had their most successful season in program history. He graduated from EWU in 1994 with a bachelor of arts degree in education.
He is married to the former Jennifer Anderson. They have two daughters, Kayden Lynn, born in July of 2006, and Jaye Elizabeth, born in October of 2007.
Assistant Coach Alejandra Arellano
Alejandra Arellano is in her second as the assistant coach for the Wichita State women’s golf team, helping lead the team to second place at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in 2017.View Alejandra's Bio ⟩
Arellano played for the Shockers from 2013-15 and finished her career as the career stroke leader with a 77.175 average and the career 54-hole average leader with a 232.529 average.
Arellano led the Shockers to their second-straight Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2014-15 when she became just the second golfer in school history to earn medalist honors alongside all-conference honors for the second straight season.
In 2013-14, she also led the Shockers to the MVC Championship where she finished second individually, earning all-conference honors for her performance. She finished her career at Wichita State with six top-10 finishes and 10 top-20 finishes.
The Orizaba, Mexico, native graduated with a bachelors degree in international business from Wichita State in 2016 and will finish her masters degree in sport management at WSU in 2018.
Campers are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at Willowbend Golf Club just a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your game. Each day consists of breakfast, morning range instruction, lunch, afternoon course play, dinner, and evening activities. 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 option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up on campus each 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
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast in dining hall
- 8:30am Campers depart for golf course
- 9:00am Warm up, stretching, demonstrations by staff
- 9:15am Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette (day campers depart following course play)
- 5:00pm Back to campus
- 6:00pm Dinner in dining hall
- 7:00pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out in dorms
Willowbend Golf Club
Located in northeast Wichita, Willowbend is the only Tom Weiskopf / Jay Morrish designed par 72 golf course in Kansas. It was opened in 1987 and is considered to be one of the finest golf courses and practice facilities in the state. The course has been host to numerous events including the Nike Tour, Futures Tour, U.S. Open and Senior U.S. Open qualifying.
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A lot of fun
"I had a lot of fun here!"
— Sydney V. Camper0
Our son enjoyed the camp
"I would say the camp director and coach were good. A few of the people helping seemed like they would rather be somewhere else. Our son enjoyed the camp very much. It was fun and the food was great, but it seems like his skill level is about the same or maybe even a little worse. Prior to going he had a method down from his golf coach on how to swing at the ball. After the camp he was just swinging as hard as he could. Method went out the window. I'd like to see solid methods and an opportunity for ALL kids to hit the golf course. Some were taken to a better course on one day, while the others were held back at camp. These students didn't seem to get as much opportunity. But, kids are kids, if they are really into the game they will learn and if not, they might just goof off. So who knows if it could be done any better. I would like to see a better planned schedule and more structured training."
Helped Me Improve
"NIKE Golf Camps helped me improve leading up to my high school season. I felt more confident and focused which led to lower scores on the course. Thank you, coaches, for a great experience!"
— Jeremy F. Overnight Camper0
"Very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the organization of the camp as a whole. Definitely coming back in the future and recommending to my friends."
— Kelly L. Parent
"Coach McCurdy was exceptionally positive and encouraging to the children. Coach Krista was also very good with all of the campers and was a great golfer and role model. The two WSU students were also very high quality. This was one of two camps we attended at WSU this summer, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. This level of quality coaching brings great result."
— Laurie M. Parent
"I had a great camp experince at Wichita State. The coaches were helpful and I made some good freinds. I'm excited to return next year."
— Kevin F. Camper