Nike Junior Golf Camp, Oakland University
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Head Men’s Golf Coach, Nick Pumford, invites junior golfers to Oakland University, located just north of Detroit in Rochester, Michigan, for a special 3 night/4 day golf camp this summer. Campers are housed on campus and travel to nearby Cherry Creek Golf Club and Pine Trace Golf Club for daily instruction and course play.
A day camp option is also available for commuting players. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at the university Sunday - Wednesday. Sunday evening includes an evaluation, course play and welcome dinner for all campers. On Monday and Tuesday, campers are dropped off at 9:00 a.m. and picked up at 5:00 p.m. (lunch included). Wednesday includes a morning golf session followed by check-out with the overnight campers. A registration packet will be sent in late spring with the exact check-in/check-out times.
- Instruction from college coaches and players with low student/teacher ratio
- Daily course play at beautiful Cherry Creek GC and Pine Trace GC
- 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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Camp Director Nick Pumford
Nick Pumford was named head golf coach of Oakland University Men's Golf in 2017. A native of St. Charles, Michigan, Pumford took over the Oakland golf program after spending the previous five seasons as the top assistant at the University of Michigan.View Nick's Bio ⟩
While in Ann Arbor, Pumford helped coach the Wolverines to consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and Michigan carried a program-best 290.21 per round average. The Wolverines' 54-hole scoring record was shattered this year by 15 strokes with an 824 (-28) total at The MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13) in Fairfax, Calif. The Wolverines went on to post their highest finish at the Big Ten Championship in six seasons, ending in a tie for fourth place to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
He was part of the Michigan team that won the 2014 Big Ten Match Play Championship -- U-M's first title at the conference event. Two of his recruits were All-Big Ten and NCAA Regional at-large selections and had three players named to the PING Division I All-Midwest team.
Pumford began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Georgia State during the 2010-11 season. During his lone year with the Panthers, they tallied three top-10 finishes, including a seventh-place finish at the Colonial Athletic Conference Championship.
As a player for the Wolverines from 2005-09, Pumford competed in 29 of 33 events and recorded five top-10 individual finishes, winning the 2007 Wolf Run Intercollegiate. He helped Michigan return to the NCAA postseason after an eight-year absence with back-to-back regional selections in 2008 and 2009.
As a co-captain during the 2008-09 season, Pumford contributed to one of Michigan's best seasons in program history. Following the Wolverines' regional selection and eventual fifth-place team finish, they advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time in 12 years. The Wolverines closed with a sixth-place team finish in stroke play to advance to the team match play finals. After a first-round win over No. 3 seed USC, the Wolverines were eliminated by eventual national champion Texas A&M in the national semifinal. Pumford started all 14 tournaments and was Michigan's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Pumford's amateur playing career was highlighted by qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the Michigan Amateur Championship on two different occasions and earning two top-20 finishes at the Michigan Open (2006, 2010).
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 for check-in/check-out information.
The overnight fee includes all golf activities, housing and meals. The day camp fee includes all 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.
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
- 12:00pm 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
- 7:00-9:30pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
Oakland University is a public university located in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Situated on a 1,443-acre (584 ha) campus, it was co-founded by Matilda Dodge Wilson and John A. Hannah. It is the only major research university in Oakland County, from which the school derives its name, and serves much of the Metro Detroit region.
CHERRY CREEK GOLF CLUB
The natural beauty of a gentle rolling terrain, variety of oak, ash and cherry trees combined with 18 magnificent holes of championship golf makes Cherry Creek a truly unique golfing experience and one of Metro Detroit’s best golf destinations.
The Lanny Wadkins/Mike Bylen design is a challenging invitation to all players with 4 sets of tees measuring from 5012 to 6784 yards.In addition to our magnificent course we have one of the largest golf practice facilities in Metro Detroit and in the state of Michigan.
Voted the “Best Practice Facility in Southeast Michigan”, Cherry Creek Golf Club offers an incredible opportunity for golfers of all experience and skill. The practice facility includes a 50 station driving range with 7 target greens of various yardage, 2 putting greens and 3 practice greens with bunkers for putting and chipping to accommodate every shot that’s within 20 yards of the green. Metro Detroiters and Hour Magazine voted Cherry Creek “Best Public Golf Course” in Detroit.
PINE TRACE GOLF CLUB
Arthur Hills is one of the best designers today, and Pine Trace is a testament to his accomplishments. This is a beautiful course from start to finish, and every hole offers a different challenge and scenic view.
The scenery at Pine Trace is fulfilling to say the least. The landscape of the course is laid so that many natural characteristics are in play. There is much life in the course, as trees mostly isolate you from other holes and the outside world giving Pine Trace a variety in scenery.
A common link between Hill's courses is that he designs them for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Pine Trace offers four distinct tee levels that provide enough challenge for anyone. The Championship Tees measure about 6600 yards. The Forward Tees measure about 5000 yards. The conditioning of the course at Pine Trace is of paramount importance to the staff and ownership. Pine Trace strives to provide the finest conditions within the public course sector of Southeast Michigan.
Pine Trace Golf Club has been consistently recognized as providing a great value for a good round of golf on a well designed and maintained golf course. We are sure that if you play our course you will feel the same.