Nike Junior Golf Camps, Dove Valley Ranch
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is proud to offer a new location outside Phoenix at Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club! Camp Director and Founder of Elite Golf Schools, Riley Andrews, offers half day camps to junior golfers of all ability levels. Register for camp and improve your skills this summer!
HALF DAY CAMPS 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Our half-day programs are available for golfers ages 7 to 15 of all ability levels. Enjoy three hours of instruction each day under the direction of our extraordinary staff. All aspects of the game are addressed; putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full swing.
- Three hours of morning instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching and full swing
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better
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Camp Director Riley Andrews
Riley is the founder and owner of Elite Golf Schools (EGS) in Arizona and serves as camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps at Trilogy Golf Club and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club.View Riley's Bio ⟩
As the Founder of EGS, Riley constantly works with the coaches of EGS to better improve each students’ understanding of the effective systems needed to shoot lower scores and improve. By understanding these systems, it becomes easier for players to understand what it takes to become a great player. He is a firm believer in “practicing with the purpose to improve one’s ability to score.” He also has extensive background in sports psychology, muscle dynamics, and biomechanics. The blending of his knowledge of the mind and body accompanied with his playing experience will ensure that all players enrolled at EGS reach their goals and aspirations.
Camp Director Tyler Bishop
Tyler is co-owner and college prep adviser for Elite Golf Schools (EGS) in Arizona and serves as camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps at Trilogy Golf Club and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club.View Tyler's Bio ⟩
As the College Prep Advisor at EGS, Tyler believes in total player development as a golfer and student. This encompasses on and off course development that forces players to continue to strive for improvement. Tyler specializes in the collegiate recruitment department with the goal of helping players obtain golf scholarships to proven and successful universities that are compatible with the player. Tyler also plays a pivotal role in helping students set appropriate goals and stay on the track to achieve them.
Lead Instructor James Swantko
James is director of instruction for Elite Golf Schools at their Cave Creek location. He serves as lead instructor for Nike Junior Golf Camps at Dove Valley Ranch.View James's Bio ⟩
James is Head Instructor of Dove Valley Ranch GC, as well as a PGA Apprentice. He is an Ohio native who is deeply passionate about golf, music, and family. He joined the PGA as an apprentice professional in 2011 and since then has dedicated his career to COACHING the game, not simply teaching the golf swing. James is passionate that anyone and everyone can play this wonderful game and he strives to make the game and every lesson fun, informative, and simple. His belief: This game does not need to be complex, however, in order to achieve this, every student must walk away with ownership of their swing and their game or we have failed them.
- Teaching and Playing Professionally for 8 years
- Coach to numerous Web.com Tour playing professionals
- Qualified for the 2017 Arizona Open
- Low round in competition, 68
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. The Nike Junior Golf Camp 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
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
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up, stretching, skills demonstrations by staff
- 9:15am Rotate stations working on full swing, short game, putting
- 10:45am Drills, games, competitions for prizes
- 12:00pm Camp meeting and departure
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Ingeniously designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this championship course gently shifts between panoramic openness to the intimacy of lush foliage along Willow Wash. Mirroring the southwestern styling of the petroglyph-etched boulders that mark each hole, the adjoining Club House with Pro Shop and snack bar offer a casual but elegant retreat.