Nike Junior Golf Camp, Assumption College
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Join Assumption College Head Coach, Matt Stephens, and his staff of instructors for an incredible junior golf camp experience outside Boston, MA this summer.
This overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, meals, housing and supervised evening activities. Players stay overnight in the dormitories on campus at Assumption and travel to Blackstone Golf Club for golf. A day camp option is also available which includes golf instruction, course play and lunch each day. Coach Stephens 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 college coaches and recognized 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 Assumption College (resident campers only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better
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Camp Director Matt Stephens
Matt Stephens was named Head Coach of the Assumption College women's golf program in August of 2017 and currently serves as the General Manager and Director of Golf Operations at the Blackstone National Golf Club.View Matt's Bio ⟩
He started working at Blackstone in 2006 as the Head Golf Professional and quickly moved his way up to a managerial position. Prior to his position at the Blackstone National Golf Club, Stephens was an instructor at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. At Cyprian Keyes, he organized tournaments, golfing leagues and membership services, while also working with their nationally recognized Junior Golf Program.
Stephens previously served as the head golf coach at Anna Maria College from 2006-2013, where the AMCATS competed in the always tough Commonwealth Coast Conference.
Collegiately, Stephens played at Worcester State University, where he was part of the most successful team in program history. During the 1983-84 season, his team finished third at the NCAA Division III Championships, the second-best finish ever by a New England based school. He was named All-New England as his team finished as the top team in the region. In 2006 the 1983-84 team was inducted into the Worcester State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Co-Director John O'Hara
John O'Hara was hired as the Assumption head men's golf coach in August of 2017.View John's Bio ⟩
O'Hara brings a wealth of experience to his first collegiate coaching experience, highlighted by his time as the head golf professional at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, Mass. from 2003-2012. He also served as the assistant golf pro at Cyprian Keyes from 1999-2003. In addition to his instruction duties at the club, in 2004 he won the New England PGA (NEPGA) Pro-Assistant Championship with Rick Karbowski.
Collegiately, O'Hara was a member of the Division I golf program at Central Connecticut State University, where he helped lead the Blue Devils to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 1986 & 1987. Prior to College, O'Hara was the Massachusetts State High School Champion in 1985, as well USGA New England Junior Champion and Massachusetts Junior Champion in 1984.
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. Our Day option is available for commuters which includes golf activities and lunch.
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.
- 7:30am Wake-up, breakfast
- 9:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skill demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 9:15am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time, seminars, dorm hang out
- 7:30pm Evening activity (TBD)
- 10:00pm Camper room check, lights out
Founded in 1904, Assumption College stands today as one of the top New England Catholic colleges, combining a foundation of liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors across the life sciences, business, education and communications fields.
Blackstone National Golf Club
Blackstone National Golf Club was designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Located in Sutton, MA, Blackstone serves as the primary golf facility for the Nike Camp at Assumption College and has all the facilities and amenities for a top-notch learning experience.