Nike Junior Golf Camps at University of Iowa
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Join the Iowa Men's Golf staff for the Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Iowa this summer. Iowa Men's Head Golf Coach, Tyler Stith, and Assistant Coach, Charlie Hoyle, are excited to invite campers to participate in this three-night Hawkeye golf experience.
Overnight participants stay on campus in Catlett Hall (newest residence hall at University of Iowa) and travel a short distance to the University’s Finkbine Golf Course to participate in daily instruction and staff-supervised course play. Campers will receive daily instruction at the team-dedicated Hoak Family Golf Complex (on-site at Finkbine) where the Iowa Golf teams practice. This camp location is for boys only.
There is also a day camp option for local juniors looking to participate in the camp. This program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily and includes all golf instruction, lunch and course play.
This camp is open to any and all entrants that meet the age and gender requirement.
- Daily course play with the camp staff at Finkbine Golf Course
- Small group instruction from Division I coaches at University of Iowa
- Seminars covering a variety of topics from Iowa Men's Golf coaches
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised evening activities with the camp staff
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Camp Co-Director Tyler Stith
Tyler Stith is the men's golf head coach at the University of Iowa after being named the UI head coach on Aug. 22, 2014. Stith, a former assistant coach and student-athlete at Iowa, served as assistant coach at Minnesota from 2011-14.View Tyler's Bio ⟩
During Stith’s tenure as head coach of the Iowa men’s golf program, the Hawkeyes have finished in the top-four of the Big Ten Championships all four years, advanced to three NCAA Regionals, and totaled three or more top-three tournament finishes all four seasons.
This past year, Stith directed Iowa to three top-three finishes, including a third place finish at the Big Ten Championships. Stith also helped mentor sophomore Alex Schaake to six top-20 finishes, including placing in the top-five four times, and an individual berth at NCAA Regionals.
Stith captured his first tournament title as head coach of the Hawkeyes in the fall of his second year, guiding Iowa to a team title at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge. Raymond Knoll claimed co-medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 205 (-11; 66, 67, 72) -- the lowest three-round total in program history.
In his first season as head coach at Iowa, Stith guided the Hawkeyes to their seventh straight NCAA Regional. Iowa finished sixth at the event, one stroke behind eventual national champion LSU. Sophomore Carson Schaake led the Hawkeyes to a second place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championships after earning co-medalist honors and becoming the first Hawkeye to win the event since Brad Klapprott in 1992. Schaake and fellow sophomore Raymond Knoll earned All-Big Ten honors in addition to garnering PING All-Region honors.
During his time at Minnesota, the Gophers won the 2014 Big Ten title, their first team conference crown since 2007. Jose Mendez captured medalist honors to become Minnesota’s first individual Big Ten champion since 2003. The Gophers went on to finish ninth at the NCAA Raleigh Regional, their first regional appearance since 2009. Minnesota won four tournaments during the 2013-14 season, marking the program’s first victories since 2006-07.
In Stith’s three seasons in Minneapolis, the Gophers’ national ranking climbed from No. 104 to No. 68. The Gophers also improved in the classroom, earning GCAA All-Academic Team recognition during all three seasons (2012-14) and the Gopher Athletics’ Norman Borlaug Commitment to Academic Excellence Award in 2014.
Stith served as an assistant coach to Hankins for three-and-a-half seasons at Iowa prior to joining the Minnesota staff. During that time, the Hawkeyes’ national ranking improved from No. 155 to No. 9. Iowa recorded a school-record 10th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, eclipsing a previous program-best 17th place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships. He was named a semifinalist for the Jan Strickland Award in 2011, an honor given to the top assistant in NCAA golf.
As a Hawkeye, Stith was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain during his senior season. The Mount Pleasant, Iowa, native graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management information systems in 2002.
Stith heads a program that has advanced to NCAA competition in nine of the last ten seasons, joining Illinois as the only Big Ten teams selected to NCAA Regional competition in at least nine regionals over the last ten years. Iowa has advanced to the NCAA Championship finals three times in the last ten years.
Camp Co-Director Charlie Hoyle
Charlie Hoyle was named University of Iowa’s men’s assistant golf coach on July 30, 2018, after previously coaching at Division II Lander University. Hoyle joins a program that has finished fourth or better at the Big Ten Championships in the last four seasons, while also having nine NCAA appearances in the last 10 years.View Charlie's Bio ⟩
His coaching career began in August of 2011 after being hired as Lander’s men’s and women’s assistant golf coach. While assisting the men’s team, he helped lead the Bearcats to two team wins and recruited and coached six men’s all-conference players, three NCAA PING All-Regional players, two conference freshman of the year, and two NCAA All-Americans.
As the women’s assistant, Hoyle recruited and coached seven women’s all-conference players, two NCAA PING All-Regional players, two conference freshman of the year, and one NCAA All-American. Hoyle also helped guide the women’s team to an impressive nine team wins.
A native of Lancashire, England, Hoyle played at Lander University in South Carolina from 2006-2010, where he recorded three second-place individual finishes and seven team victories. Hoyle was a two-time NCAA PING All-Region selection and a two-time All-Peach Belt selection, while being voted Lander’s Most Valuable Player by his teammates in 2009.
After graduating in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education/exercise studies, he competed professionally, winning 10 events across various mini-tours in the U.S, while also competing in the PGA Tour’s Q-School. Hoyle’s playing career stretched to Europe on the PGA Europro Tour and other mini-tours.
The Nike Junior Golf Camp at University Iowa is designed for boys, ages 10-18, who are looking to receive instruction on all facets of the game in a Division I golf setting. Upon arrival, all camp participants are evaluated by the coaching staff and placed into groups so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Throughout the camp, participants receive instruction at the team-dedicated Hoak Family Golf Complex.Show Less See More Camp Details
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in spring) for check-in and check-out details.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day Camp fee includes all of the above except evening activities, housing, dinner and breakfast.
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
- 7:30am Wake up, breakfast
- 9:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skill demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swin for that day
- 9:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- 12:30pm Lunch/relaxation
- 2:00pm Course play with staff (9-18 holes daily) focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time, seminars
- 8:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out
Finkbine Golf Course
Finkbine Golf Course is the University of Iowa Athletics Department championship golf course and is home to the Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams. Named for W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to The University of Iowa, this scenic golf course, from the championship tee, stretches over 7,200 yards of rolling Iowa terrain, and plays to a par 72 with a USGA course rating of 74.6 and slope rating of 134. Finkbine has been the home to numerous NCAA tournaments, the Amana VIP Classic, 1991 Hogan Tour, and the 1992 and 1993 “Hawkeye Classic” Nike Tour tournaments. More recently, the course has hosted the 2013 Iowa Match Play, 2014 Iowa State Men’s Amateur, 2016 Iowa Women’s Amateur, and a 2017 US Men’s Amateur qualifier.
Hoak Family Golf Complex
The new state-of-the-art James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex is located at Finkbine Golf Course, overlooks the 6th hole and is the exclusive home of Iowa golf. The facility features the 5,000 square foot Transamerica Performance Studio, highlighted by five indoor-to-outdoor hitting stations, V-1 Video Swing Analysis and Trackman technology. Players can digitally record, analyze and compare their swings and data to learn from the best in the world. The heated hitting stations open directly to the driving range and feature T-Line hitting surface enabling UI student-athletes to work on swing mechanics and full ball flight throughout the entire year, day or night.
The performance studio also includes a 3,150 square foot indoor putting and chipping green that can be modified like a natural grass green, effectively recreating outdoor putting surface conditions. The Golf Complex includes men's and women's locker rooms, coaches' offices, team lounge and a trophy room that displays the history of Iowa golf. The new 14,000 square foot outdoor putting green, outdoor wedge range and bent grass practice area complete the facility and place it among the best in collegiate golf.
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