Nike Junior Golf Camps, University of Colorado Boulder at Broadlands Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is excited to return to its college camp in Broomfield, Colorado instructed by the University of Colorado Boulder Men's Golf staff. Junior golfers are welcome to join in for a week of Division I instruction at Broadlands Golf Course!
Campers receive instruction during the morning sessions on all aspects of the game including chipping, pitching, putting, sand play, and full swing. At around Noon, campers take lunch (bring your own) and head to the first tee for afternoon on-course coaching with the camp staff. These programs run from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday, and are open to golfers of all skill levels, ages 9-18.
These camps are open to any and all entrants and are only limited only by age, gender and/or number.
- Instruction from college coaches and players with low student/teacher ratio
- Course play at Broadlands Golf Course (when available)
- 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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Head Men's Golf Coach Roy Edwards
Roy Edwards is in his 19th season as head coach of the University of Colorado men’s golf team.View Roy's Bio ⟩
Edwards, 43, is just the third full-time men’s golf coach in Buffalo history. He came to CU with an impressive pedigree, joining the Buffaloes from his alma mater, the University of Kansas, where he had served as the assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs for the previous four years (2002-06). He held the same position at Vanderbilt University for a year prior to returning to KU.
Edwards replaced the late Mark Simpson, who passed away from complications due to lung cancer in December 2005. Simpson had held the post since 1977, when he followed in the footsteps of his college head coach, Les Fowler. Fowler took over as player-coach in 1948 and remained on board until Simpson, his assistant, replaced him. Thus, Edwards is only the program’s third full-time head coach since 1948.
Each of his predecessors had to lead the Buffaloes into stronger conferences, Fowler into the Big Seven in 1949 and Simpson into the Big 12 in 1996; but Edwards was faced with the most daunting task in CU golf history. He led the charge when the Buffaloes joined the Pacific-10 Conference on July 1, 2011 (making it the Pac-12), with Colorado becoming a member of the most prestigious men’s golf conference in the nation. A long-time force in collegiate golf, as many as seven or eight schools regularly occupied the top 30 every season and Pac-12 schools have won 15 national championships.
In a 2015 summer poll by Golfweek of golf coaches nationwide, asking them to rate their peers, Edwards came up as No. 18 on the list. The publication commented about Edwards, “If you have ever spoken with Edwards at length, you know he is a student of the profession.”
It took less than three years for Edwards to put his stamp on the CU golf program, perhaps in no bigger way than completing the dream of both Fowler and Simpson. One of the few major golf programs in the nation without its own true home golf course and facilities, Edwards played an integral part in working with Colorado alum Steve Kerr in the latter’s acquisition of Vista Ridge Golf Club in Erie in 2009. The club was renamed Colorado National Golf Club and has since served as the official home for the university’s men’s and women’s golf teams. In 2012, the George Boedecker Jr. CU Golf Practice Facility, a 5,600-square foot state-of-the-art indoor complex was constructed at CNGC, one that matches any in the nation.
He also initiated the Colorado Partners program, a group that quickly grew to well over 100 members who contribute financially to augment the school’s golf budget, and established the Colorado Golf Day which is an annual celebration and fundraiser for CU golf.
On the course, under Edwards the Buffaloes have appeared in 12 out of a possible 13 NCAA Championships, nine times as a team and three times with individuals earning selections. Through the fall of 2019, his CU teams have won 17 major tournaments, the most under one coach in school history as he surpassed Simpson’s 16 when the Buffs won two fall ’19 events. In addition, the Buffaloes have 19 runner-up finishes in his tenure and his golfers have won 15 individual medalist honors. Against Division I competition, CU owns a 1,379-1,011-34 record head-to-head (57.6 winning percentage), but since joining the Pac-12, the Buffs are 912-568-25 (a 61.4 winning clip).
Assistant Men's Golf Coach Derek Tolan
Derek Tolan is serving as the program’s interim assistant head coach, as he was named to the position on January 22, 2020, returning to his alma mater where he earned a host of honors during his playing career that spanned four seasons (2006-09).View Derek's Bio ⟩
Tolan, 34, has been playing professionally the last 10 years since he last teed it up for the Buffs in the spring of 2009; he is filling a midseason vacancy created in December 2019 when CU’s assistant coach of the last five seasons, Pat Grady (a teammate of Tolan’s) decided to return to his private CPA business.
“It means everything in the world to me to be part of CU again, not just the golf program but the university and athletic department as a whole,” Tolan said. ‘I was recruited by Mark Simpson as a player and played for Roy Edwards for three years, so this is a unique opportunity to be able to continue the values of both of them, but also to be able to apply my knowledge as well. I’ve been in the ring for decades now and have successes and failures at all levels. It’s important for me to apply that knowledge to the players at CU, and feel so fortunate to have this opportunity.”
For his CU career (four-year letterman from 2006-09), Tolan finished third in the most rounds played (151), and was 13th in career stroke average (74.19). He tied for second in both the most top 10 finishes (18) and top 20 efforts (26) in school history (he was 11th with five top-five performances). He had 89.8 percent of his career rounds count toward team scoring and at the time became just the fifth CU player to have qualified to play in four NCAA Championships. As a senior, he posted a 71.9 stroke average, leading the team in recording the second-best in school history at the time. He was selected as the school’s Male Career Athletic Achievement Award winner for all sports, and the co-Male Athlete of the Year (with Grady). An honorable mention All-American by Golfweek and the GCAA, he also earned PING All-Central Region honors, All-Big 12 honors, and All-Big 12 Tournament Team accolades.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 9 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
*Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023.* You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Full Day: 2024 Camp Dates Coming Soon
- Age Group: 9-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Full Day Camps Available
- Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-In: 15 minutes prior to camp start time.
- Lunch: Each camper will bring a packed lunch each day.
- Program: The All Abilities program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for golf including putting, chipping, bunker play, and full-swing. On the first day of camp, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level in various individual, small group and full group settings.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning instruction and afternoon course play.
- Lunch: Each camper will bring a packed lunch each day.
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:6 staff-to-camper ratio.
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own golf clubs, glove, golf balls, and tees.
- Facility: The Broadlands Golf Course
- Medical Protocol: Camp will have on-site staff to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Golf clubs
- Golf Balls/tees/glove
- Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
- Collared shirt (recommended)
- Water bottle*
- Hat/visor (Campers receive Nike hat with amenity package)
- Snacks (optional)
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.
*This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).Show Less See More Camp Details
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am Campers arrive, warm-ups
- 9:00-11:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- 12:00pm Lunch/free-time
- 1:00pm Course play (when available) - camp staff to provide instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm All campers depart
The Broadlands Golf Course
Broadlands Golf Course, located just outside of Broomfield, is an 18 hole facility that boasts magnificent views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The par-72 course offers challenging play for golfers of all skill levels and is an excellent public course.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.