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Join University of Rochester's Head Men's Golf Coach, Dan Wesley, and Associate Head Women's Golf Coach for Duke University, Jon Whithaus, for an unforgettable short game golf camp experience at Mill Creek Golf Club. These programs are designed for golfers of all skill levels with the primary goal of helping juniors reach their short game goals.


Whether it be junior golf, collegiate golf, or professional golf, the best players are the ones who consistently maintain a high level of efficiency and success in all aspects of the short game. Nike Short Game Camps in Rochester offers evaluation, analysis, short game instruction, the PDI assessment, discussions, and training from our highly successful instructional staff. The specialized short game work our staff members have done with their students has helped to win tournaments at the highest levels.

The Player Development Index Assessment (PDI): PDI is an objective measurement of an athlete's golf skills and physical performance. Throughout the camp, players will preform the PDI assessment with the camp staff and receive ongoing access to other PDI benefits throughout the year.

• Objectively measure golf and physical skill
• Identifies strengths and weaknesses
• Data collected creates a roadmap for development
• Coaches facilitate 39 different golf shots and four physical performance metrics

The Short Game Camps at Mill Creek Golf Club offers a two-day program that includes short game instruction, two lunches, dinner on Monday and collegiate discussions. This option runs from 8:30am-8:30pm on Monday and 8:30am - 4:00pm on Tuesday (schedule varies each day).

All golf activities take place at the Mill Creek Golf Club, which is equipped with a top-notch short game facility and driving range.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from our elite coaching staff with a low student to coach ratio
  • High-intensity short game instruction - putting, chipping, distance wedges, bunker training, tough lies, and ball control testing
  • Discussions on long-term development, college golf preparation, developing practice habits for success, and the difference between being good and begin a champion!
  • The Player Development Index Assessment (PDI): All players will perform the PDI Assessment with the camp staff
  • Training and practice on all scoring scenarios within 125 yards
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Camp Coaches

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    Head Men's Golf Coach, University of Rochester Dan Wesley

    Dan Wesley is the head men's golf coach at University of Rochester. Dan has also directed Nike Junior Golf Camps in Rochester, NY in previous years and serves as co-camp coordinator for the Nike Short Game Camps.

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  • Nike Junior Golf Camp Duke Jon Whithaus

    Associate Head Women's Golf Coach, Duke University Jon Whithaus

    Jon serves as the Associate Head Women's Golf Coach at Duke University and also owns and operates Elite Level Golf.

    View Jon's Bio

Camp Details

Your desires to improve your scoring ability and consistently move up the scoreboard can be reached through the extensive analysis, evaluation, and instruction that you receive during the short game school. Not only will you truly have an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses from inside 125 yards, but you'll leave the short game school with a clear understanding how to continue your training for years to come.



  • Dates: July 1-2, 2024
  • Age Group: 12-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Full Day camp available
  • Check-In: Check-in will occur on Monday at 8:15am at Mill Creek Golf Club. Campers are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Check-out: : Check-out will occur on Tuesday at 4:00pm. The camp staff will host a recap of the camp prior to each camper's departure. Campers may depart early as their travel schedule dictates.
  • Meals: Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday. Monday afternoon, campers will receive the luxury of a Dinner & Discussion with the camp staff.
  • Program: The Short Game Camp program is specifically designed for the junior golfer who plays high school golf, wishes to play college golf and seeks to improve their overall tournament results. It is open to all skill levels of young men and women, ages 12-18, but the curriculum is geared towards players who are playing competitively. Specifically, the camp teaches the practice habits of championship golfers, fitness, mental strength, college preparation, time management, course management, academics and team camaraderie.

Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.


  • Instruction: Short game instruction will include drills covering putting, chipping, distance wedges, bunker training, tough lies, and ball control testing.
  • Meals: Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday. Monday afternoon, campers will receive the luxury of a Dinner & Discussion with the camp staff.
  • Supervision: Campers are under staff supervision at all times.
  • Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.


  • Ratio: 1:6 staff-to-camper 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.
  • Facilities: Mill Creek Golf Club
  • 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.


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!


US Sports Camps and Mill Creek Golf Club are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money. Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. We recommend that you do not send unnecessary items, which can get lost. Camper bags may be inspected upon check in or at any time during camp to ensure no drugs, alcohol or other improper substances are brought to camp.

  • Golf clubs
  • Golf Balls/tees/glove
  • Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
  • Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
  • Collared shirts (recommended)
  • Golf appropriate shorts/pants
  • Water bottle*
  • Sunscreen**
  • 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)


Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide ground transportation from airports, train stations or bus stations. Parents/guardians are fully responsible for getting campers to and from camp check-in/out. If you have a child flying to camp, please visit the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport website (https://rocairport.com/) for information on ground service to and from the camp location.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


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).

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Areas of Focus


  • Measure and analyze the putting stroke of each participant
  • Discuss. find and agree on drills and exercises to improve
  • Practice distance and directional control (Finding the speed of the greens and calibrating square)


  • Ball control testing with focus on spin rates
  • Trajectory control
  • Distance control
  • Distribution patterns


  • Discussing the fundamentals of the short game
  • Understanding and utilizing the bounce of wedges
  • Finding a repeatable technique for chipping, pitching and bunker shots
  • Controlling the spin of the ball
  • Adjusting to different types of lies, grasses and sands
  • Club selection for various situations
  • Choosing your landing spots
  • Reading the green, grain, slope and speed


  • The mental fundamentals of scoring
  • The characteristics of the best putting strokes on tour
  • Effective practice habits & training to score
  • The college recruiting processes & what gains the attention of college coaches
  • Training & practice away from the golf course
  • The different types of strokes: square to square vs rotation and arc
  • Adjusting to different grasses, grain and speeds of greens
  • Green reading and pre-shot routine
Short Game Schedule Day #1 (Subject to change)
  • 8:15am-8:30am Check-in
  • 8:30am Introduction and Orientation
  • 9:00am-11:30pm Campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker training and tough lies
  • 11:30pm-12:15pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm Green Reading
  • 1:30-4:15pm Instruction and training. Fitness and developing practice habits
  • 4:30pm Discussion on "Developing Practice Habits for Success"
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner & Discussion
  • 7:00pm Short Game Contest and Coaches' Choice Session
  • 8:00pm Discussion on "The Difference Between Being Good & Being a Champion"
  • 8:30pm Campers check-out
Short Game Schedule Day #2 (Subject to change)
  • 8:30am Check-in
  • 8:45am Recap/overview of yesterday & today
  • 9:00am-11:30am Short Game instruction
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm Green reading
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm Short Game instruction
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm Recap & Coaches’ Choice Session
  • 4:00pm Camper departure

Mill Creek Golf Club

The land on which Mill Creek Golf Club sits is the highest point in Monroe County, with views to the east of the Rochester skyline and the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes to the south. Rochester’s finest 18 Hole Championship Golf Course integrates the spirit of the unique glacial drumlin that bisects 320 acres of forested rolling hills and windswept fescues. In addition to the 18 Hole Golf Course, Mill Creek offers one of the area’s best practice facilities and a top-notch golf academy.

Nike Short Game Camps, Rochester

Mill Creek Golf Club
128 Cedars Ave

Rochester, New York 14428
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike Junior
New York
Nike Short Game Camps, Rochester
Nike Short Game Camps, Rochester
Jul 1-Jul 2, 2024
Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:30am-8:30pm $995.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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