Nike Junior Golf Camp, University of South Alabama
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University of South Alabama Head Coach, Matt Luther, plays host to the newest junior golf camp in Alabama this summer. Coach Luther is joined by other teaching professionals and current USA players to offer a premier golf experience to players of all ability levels.
Overnight participants are housed in double rooms on campus at South Alabama and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at Magnolia Grove Golf Course (recently named one of the "Top 50 Public Courses" by Golf World Magazine readers) 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.
The Day Camp option runs from 8:30am - 5:00pm each day. This includes golf instruction, lunch, and afternoon course play with the staff.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio with experienced college coaches and players
- Daily course play with the staff focusing on course management, shot/club selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- Top-notch instructional facilities at Magnolia Grove GC, a Robert Trent Jones Trail member
- On-campus accommodations at University of South Alabama (overnight camp only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Camp Director Matt Luther
Matt Luther was named head women’s golf coach at the University of South Alabama on June 18, 2015.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Luther takes over the Jaguar program after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma; he also brings experience as a head coach, a club professional, and as a player on both the collegiate and professional levels.
In two seasons with the Sooners, Luther helped the team to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships — the program’s best-ever result at the event — after claiming the Big XII championship in 2014 as well as a top-10 finish at the NCAA San Antonio Regional this spring. Three OU student-athletes earned honorable mention All-America distinction his first season with the team, while a total of four have picked up all-league honors including the 2014 Freshman of the Year.
Luther was the head men’s and women’s coach at St. Thomas (Texas) the previous two years. Taking over a program that had been dormant for 25 years, he guided the Celt men’s squad to two titles including the Red River Athletic Conference championship as UST would go on to place 12th at the NAIA national championship. Three players from the women’s squad would earn top-five finishes individually that spring as well.
While a volunteer at Houston Baptist during the 2010-11 campaign, Luther helped the Huskies’ women’s team claim the Great West Conference title with a wire-to-wire victory as four of the team’s five players finished among the top eight individually. Following the season, seven members of the squad received first- or second-team all-conference accolades with the program having both the league’s player and newcomer of the year.
Prior to entering the collegiate ranks, Luther served as the assistant golf professional at The Woodlands Country Club from 2006-08 and the Royal Oaks Country Club from 2008-11.
He was a two-year letterwinner at St. Edward’s (Texas), serving as team captain his senior year as the Hilltoppers achieved a top-20 ranking in the NCAA Division II poll. Luther earned his business administration degree from the school in 2004, going on to compete in numerous tournaments professionally in the Southern Texas Section of the PGA of America.
Luther is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and is also a Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness instructor.
Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and off-course activities. With dedicated coaches at the helm, 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
Check-in occurs from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, June 24th. Check-out from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, June 28th.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day Camp option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course 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.
Note: Nike Junior Golf Camp is individually operated and is not sponsored by University of South Alabama.
- 7:30am Wake up, breakfast on campus
- 9:00am Check-in at golf course, warm up, stretching
- 9:15am-12:00pm Instructional stations - campers rotate groups working on putting, short game and full swing
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch at golf course
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play - staff accompanies campers on-course for help with shot selection, course management and strategy
- 5:00pm Day campers depart, overnight players back to campus
- 6:30pm Dinner in dining halls
- 7:30-9:30pm Scheduled evening activities (TBD)
- 10:00pm Dorm check and lights out
Magnolia Grove Golf Course
At the southern end of the Alabama, golfers will find newly renovated courses at Magnolia Grove. The topography at Magnolia Grove features creeks, marshland, and lakes with each of the 54 holes carved through indigenous hardwood and pine. The renovations have made the courses more "player friendly" while still keeping the integrity of Robert Trent Jones' original design.