Nike Junior Golf Camp, Florida International University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Berry College Head Golf Coach, Brian Farrer, invites campers to join in for the newest Nike Junior Golf Camps in Miami at Florida International University. Our coaching staff is thrilled to invite players of all abilities, ages 10-18, for this special week-long instructional camp catered to helping each player improve their game.
Florida International University (FIU) is located in Miami, just west of the city in University Park. Campers bus from the campus dormitories to Miccosukee Golf & Country Club each day for instruction, fun games/activities, and afternoon course play at the 27-hole championship facility.
Day Camp Option (9:00am-4:00pm)
We also offer a commuter option for local players looking to take part in camp. Campers are dropped off and picked up at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club each day where they will take part in morning instruction, lunch, and course play with the camp staff.
Day campers arrive at the golf course in the afternoon on Sunday and depart early on the final day of camp with the rest of the campers. Day campers are invited to stay for the camp BBQ on the first evening at Miccosukee. See registration packet sent via email in spring for more details.
- Instruction from college coaches and experienced teaching professionals with low student/teacher ratio
- Daily course play at beautiful Miccosukee Golf & Country Club
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, staff-supervised off-course activities
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Co-Director Brian Farrer
Brian Farrer serves as head coach for Berry College Men's and Women's Golf.View Brian Farrer's Bio ⟩
He led the 2013-14 team to solid season. The Vikings placed third after shooting 982 (334-321-327). Before Berry left the NAIA following the 2009-10 academic/athletic year, the Vikings had never fallen out the NAIA’s top 25 during Farrer’s tenure.
In 2010, Farrer led both the men's and women's teams to the SSAC Championship and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The men's team placed fifth at the National Tournament, while the men were sixth. Men's All-American Samuel del Val was the SSAC Individual Champion and also placed on the NAIA All-Tournament team.
In his first year, Farrer led the Vikings to a ninth-place finish in the NAIA National Tournament.
Prior to becoming the head coach, Farrer spent a year as Scott Pierce's assistant with the Vikings, working with a team that placed second in the NAIA. In that role, Farrer helped lead the Vikings to their second straight national runner-up finish.
The Vikings are a tradition-rich program, having won the national title in 1998. The Berry men's golf team has also placed runner-up at the NAIA National Tournament on five other occasions. Women's golf has also been a varsity sport at Berry since 2001. Farrer coached Nicole Wildes to an individual National Championship during the 2004 season. Wildes was the first Berry golfer to win an individual national championship with a record setting performance in the 2004 NAIA National Tournament and finished her career as a four-time All-American. An All-American himself, Farrer has coached 10 NAIA All-American Athletes at Berry, including all four of the women's NAIA All-Americans. During that itme the team has collected a total 19 All-American Awards and 11 NAIA national academic awards.
A Berry graduate, Farrer earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 2002. He also completed a successful playing career, leading the Vikings to their sixth consecutive TranSouth Conference title and a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in New Mexico.
After transferring to Berry from Gainesville College in 1998, Farrer became one of the most consistent and skilled players for the Vikings. In 2002, his best performances were a fourth-place individual finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships and a seventh-place finish at the Berry Invitational. In the 2001 season, he was a top-ten individual finisher in four tournaments, including a fifth-place finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships. As a sophomore, he earned All-American honors by placing fourth overall with a four-under-par 284 at the NAIA National Championships. He made four All-Tournament teams that year, including the TranSouth Conference Tournament, where he placed second overall. Farrer was the low medalist at the Pine Needles Invitational Tournament to open the 2000 spring season.
A native of Gainesville, Farrer graduated from North Hall High School in 1997. While at Berry, he not only was an office assistant for the golf program, he was also an active member in the Viking ABC program, the athletic service club started at Berry in 2000. He currently resides in Rome with his wife, Penny Farrer, who is also a Berry graduate, holding both an undergraduate and master's degree from Berry. The couple has two daughters, Alexis and Riley.
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 our committed and experienced staff, 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
Check-In and Check-Out
Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in spring) for check-in/check-out details.
The overnight fee includes all golf activities, housing and meals. The extended day camp fee includes everything except breakfast and lodging.
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 Skills demonstrations conducted by coaches and staff
- 8:30-11:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- Noon Lunch/free-time
- 1:00-5:30pm Course play - staff to provide instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, seminars, guest speakers
- 7:00-9:30pm Evening activities (field games, movie night, golf games, swimming etc.)
- 10:00pm Lights out
Florida International University
Florida International University (FIU) is a top research university located within the city limits of Miami in University Park, Florida. It is ranked as one of the top 100 public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club
The Miccosukee Golf & Country Club has hosted many LPGA and PGA events, including the Miccosukee Championship. Situated in the heart of Miami, this Mark Mahannah masterpiece is considered by many to have the best layout in the South Florida area. This picturesque and challenging facility boasts 27 holes, Par 72. The lighted practice facility and putting green accommodates up to 50 golfers and is open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. daily.