Nike Junior Golf Camp, Wofford College
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Nike Junior Golf Camps at Wofford College is proud to bring back our overnight golf camp to South Carolina for another great summer. Take advantage of top-notch golf instruction from experienced collegiate coaches and teaching professionals while enjoying a slice of college life on Wofford's beautiful campus.
The overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, meals, housing, and evening activities. Campers are housed in the dorms on campus and eat meals in the dining halls each day. Following dinner each night, campers participate in evening activities that can include campus tours, movies, and other sports activities.
Local residents have the option of participating in the day camp which runs from 8:30am - 5:00pm. This option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at Country Club of Spartanburg each day. Details on the first and last days of camp will be included in the Nike Camp registration packet.
- Golf instruction from Division I coaches and certified LPGA and PGA instructors
- Daily course play and practice at Wofford's home course - The Country Club of Spartanburg
- Video analysis, mental toughness and fitness training, club-fitting, and course management discussions
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
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Camp Director Angie Ridgeway
Angie Ridgeway serves as head women's golf coach at Wofford College. Ridgeway has guided the Terriers to unprecedented heights since arriving at Wofford in July 2004.View Angie Ridgeway's Bio ⟩
The former LPGA player was originally tabbed as the associate director of golf before being named the women’s head coach during the summer of 2005.
The Terriers have won eight tournaments in Ridgeway’s era. It includes Wofford’s first NCAA Division I tournament victory, winning the Wofford Invitational in October of 2004. Ridgeway has also coached the Terriers to 44 top-five tournament finishes, and a Terrier has taken the individual title at 10 tournaments since Ridgeway came to Spartanburg. Current assistant coach Erin Wells won the program's first individual championship, taking the 2007 Wofford Invitational.
A 12-year veteran of the LPGA Tour, she played in over 190 events and six U.S. Opens. Her most successful years came in 1992 and 1993 when she finished 62nd on the LPGA Tour money list with a scoring average of 73.1 and 72.9, respectively. In addition to playing on the regular tour, she also competed in over 260 charity and corporate pro-am events. Ridgeway is also a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division as well as TPI Level One Certified.
Coach Jennifer Shillington
Coach Shillington is an LPGA teaching professional and brings years of junior golf experience to the Nike Junior Golf Camp at Wofford College.View Jennifer Shillington's Bio ⟩
Jennifer Shillington is from Chatham, Ontario, Canada and began playing golf at the age of eight. As a junior and amateur player, Jennifer was ranked #1 in Ontario and #2 in Canada. She had the talent and skill to be successful on the LPGA Tour but found that her real passion centered on teaching. In 1994 she turned professional where she has amassed many years of teaching experience. Some of her most significant accomplishments include director of instruction for the Peninsula Club in Charlotte, NC, lead staff instructor for the distinguished Dana Radar Golf Academy, and the director of instruction for the nationally acclaimed Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School.
Coach Todd Lawton
Todd Lawton is the head coach of the men's and women's golf teams at the University of South Carolina Upstate.View Todd Lawton's Bio ⟩
Lawton had the privilege of bringing back the men's golf program since it was discontinued after the 1990-91 academic year and starting the women's program.
Lawton is a Professional Golf Association (PGA) Class A Professional and has been instrumental in the growth of youth golf in the Charlotte area. He was the Senior Manager and Director of Golf at Regent Park Golf Club from 2002-03 and served as the club's PGA Head Professional from 1998-2002. He started the Charlotte Metro Junior Golf Association with his wife, Laura, in 2000. He has also contributed articles in Florida 's Golf Newspaper and Pub Links Magazine and has served as the PGA Teaching Professional for NBC6-TV's Golf Instruction Tips program in Charlotte from 2002-03. Prior to taking the job at Queens, he served as a golf instructor for two years at the Wally Armstrong Golf Schools in Lakeland , Fla. Lawton has served as a national member of the Ben Hogan Advisory Board and the ESPN National Golf Challenge Advisory Board.
Campers (overnight only) are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls. Golf instruction takes place at Country Club of Spartanburg, located a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your 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
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day fee includes golf instruction, lunch, and afternoon course play.
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.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to or from airports, train stations, or bus depots. Campers are responsible for being dropped off and picked up from 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.
This camp is open to any and all entrants that meet the age requirements.
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 swing for that day
- 9:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full swing
- 12:00pm Lunch and relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 5:00pm Day campers depart, overnight campers return to campus for dinner
- 7:00 - 9:00pm Evening activities (TBD)
- 10:30pm Lights out
The Country Club of Spartanburg
Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of the upstate lies The Country Club of Spartanburg; one of the most treasured clubs in The Carolinas. Since 1908 The Country Club of Spartanburg has been faithfully serving her members and guests with the warmest southern hospitality and awaits the opportunity to show you her true elegance. Enjoy the classic 18 hole championship course inspired by Donald Ross, swim in the largest private pool in The Carolinas, enjoy a match of tennis or a wonderful meal prepared by our culinary staff.
Wofford Golf Learning Center
Since 2006, the Wofford men's and women's golf teams have utilized the newly renovated Golf Learning Center on campus. The center is located on the upper floor of Andrew Fieldhouse, the former varsity gymnasium. The venue contains 17 lockers, one for each of the men's and women's student-athletes. The center houses a hitting area, video capabilities for swing and technique study, along with a putting area and storage room complete the facility. This indoor facility will be used in cases of inclement weather during the camp week.
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Wonderful Camp Experience
"Ella Drew had an incredible time and shared that she learned more at this golf camp than any other she has attended. The coach to camper ratio was amazing. She received a great amount of instruction."
— Stacey D. Parent
Had A Great Time At Camp
"Great environment. My son had a great time and has been literally crying that it is over."
— Jay M. Parent
Amazing Instructors That Really Boosted My Confidence
"Really appreciate the coaching and encouragement from all the coaches. I am more confident then before."
— Hannah H. Camper
Great Educational Camp
"There was a lot of positive reinforcement and direction that will promote enthusiasm and interest moving forward"
— Greg P. Parent
It was a great time!
"We learned a lot playing golf but we had also had a lot of fun after work. It was an enjoyable few Days. Good Job Coaches. Thanks"
— John S. Camper
Looking Forward to Next Year
"My daughter loved the Nike Golf Camp at Wofford College! She is already asking to go back next year! She learned a lot and had fun! Thank you!"
— Luke C. Parent
"Lots of great coaching!"
— Keegan B. Parent
Coming Back Next Year
"I really enjoyed participating in Nike Golf Camp - from the quality of instructors to playing on a nice course. I will definitely be coming back next year!"
— Nike Overnight Camper
Food needs work
"Food was not near as good this year as previous years at same location."
— Ty M. Camper