Nike Junior Golf Camp, Cragun's Resort
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is proud to offer our newest overnight camps in Minnesota at Cragun's Resort. Hosted by PGA Master Professional of Instruction, Chris Foley, and his staff of PGA Professionals and Apprentices, Nike campers should expect a fun-filled week of top-notch instruction built to improve each player's game.
With access to the entire 45-hole facility along the Brainerd Golf Trail, Dutch's Legacy, Bobby's Legacy and the Reversible 9 courses offer a wide variety of world-class play options. During the week, campers stay on-site in the Cragun's golf villas accompanied by the camp staff where each of the courses and the practice facility are just steps away.
- Small group instruction from nationally recognized teaching professionals
- Video swing analysis utilizing TrackMan, BodiTrak, and MySwing 3D technology
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Daily on-course instruction at world-class facilities
- Fun, supervised off-course activities including swimming, tennis and fishing
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Camp Director Chris Foley
Chris Foley believes in a holistic approach to growing the game of golf and his student’s enjoyment of the game. He achieves this philosophy by offering multiple game improvement services at the Chris Foley Golf School at Cragun’s Legacy Courses in Brainerd, MN. Coach Foley has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992. His hard work and dedication to growing the game has made him one of only 57 members to be granted the Master Professional of Instruction status.View Chris's Bio ⟩
Chris Foley has grown and enhanced his skills by learning from the best in the industry. His biggest influences have been from world-renowned instructors Hank Haney and Mike Shannon. Haney is consistently recognized as one of the top teachers in the world and has worked with over 100 PGA and LPGA Tour players. Mike Shannon is one of the best putting instructors in the world, currently teaching 30+ Tour players and some of the top amateurs in the country. He has been extremely innovative and influential in putting instruction.
The main focus of his professional career has been increasing the enjoyment of golfers through his instruction programs. Foley annually gives 1000+ individual lessons along with many different group offerings including his Junior Golf Development Program. In the last 15 years, over 30 of Foley's students have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Chris Foley Golf takes advantage of the latest in technology to enhance the learning experience. Currently, he is the only professional in Minnesota using TrackMan. TrackMan is the gold standard in radar technology for teaching and fitting.
Achievements and Accolades
· Member of the PGA of America since 1992
· PGA Master Professional of Instruction
· USA Junior National Team Coach
· 2002 Minnesota Section PGA Teacher of the Year
· 2008 Minnesota Section PGA Facility Promoter of the Year
· 2004 Callaway National Club Fitter of the Year
· Top 2 Teachers in Minnesota by Golf Digest Magazine
· Top Teachers in Region by GOLF Magazine
· T&L Golf’s Master Class of Teaching Pros in America
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 meals. The Extended Day Camp option includes all golf instruction, lunch, course play, dinner, and evening activities. Extended Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course each day.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Please see the registration packet for check-in and check-out details.
The staff lives in adjacent rooms to 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast
- 8:30am Skills demonstrations conducted by the staff
- 9:00am Instructional groups - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and full swing
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with staff - emphasis placed on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules, and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
Cragun's Legacy Courses
The three incredible Cragun’s Legacy Courses stand out among the many exceptional golf courses on the Brainerd Golf Trail, one of the “World’s Top Golf Destinations.” The Legacy’s unique 45-holes of golf can all be played out of the beautiful 35,000 square foot Legacy Clubhouse, featuring a restaurant and pro shop. Plus, you’ll receive the legendary service that sets Cragun’s Legacy Courses apart from the rest.
The crown jewel of Brainerd golf courses, Golf Digest has rated the Dutch Legacy at 5 stars, making it one of only 24 five-star public courses in the U.S. for 2009. Brilliant design blends with the beauty of an Audubon Signature Sanctuary course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The design showcases a skillful blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s, resulting in an exciting level of playability for all levels of golfers. At least five sets of tees are positioned on each hole.
This fabulous 4 1/2 star-rated (Golf Digest) Brainerd golf course was named after its famed designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Bobbys Legacy is a shot-makers dream, featuring elevated tees with a beautiful harmony of shorter holes with longer, more traditional par 4s and 5s. The signature of the course is its many split fairways and multiple tees for the ultimate in playability for all. The beauty of dramatic lake vistas will take your breath away.
This is a unique, reversible par 3 Brainerd golf course inspired by the classic St. Andrews in Scotland. The Reversible 9s direction alternates daily and is ideal for novice, family and group play.