January 27, 2018
Nike Junior Golf Camp Directors Named to GOLF DIGEST Best Teachers List
20 Nike Junior Golf Camp directors named on GOLF DIGEST 2017-2018 “Best Teachers by State”
January 26, 2018 – Golf Digest recently announced their coveted “Best Teachers by State” list which is created from the collective results of a biennial survey sent to more than 1,000 teachers across the U.S. Since the review’s creation in 2000, the states’ list is derived from the “50 Best Teachers in America” review, which is traditionally comprised of successful professionals who work with the top PGA Tour players. The “Best Teachers by State” list, however, provides a greater deal of insight to the young, emerging teaching professionals taking the golf world by storm.
“The states list is amazing. It provides well-deserved national recognition to our instructors who work so hard to provide the best instructional experiences for their young students,” says Westy McQueen of Nike Junior Golf Camps. “Winning this accolade is no small feat and we are very proud to call many of these nominees our camp directors.”
Nike Junior Golf Camps recently counted 20 of their camp directors and coaches on the list, receiving mentions in 15 different states. Notable mentions in highly competitive states include NJGC National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter (#8 in California), Jason Guss (#1 in Michigan), George Connor (#2 in Connecticut) and Todd Sones (#3 in Illinois).
“Many of the fast-rising and new members of the group are building their reputations and profiles in different and less-traditional ways—from short-game and coaching specialization to scientific research and reaching the masses through social media,” says Golf Digest.
Find the complete list of Nike Junior Golf Camp directors and staff with their rankings and camp locations below.
Jeff Ritter, MTT Performance at Poppy Hills G.C., Pebble Beach (8)
Aaron Olson, MTT Performance At Poppy Hills G.C., Pebble Beach (27)
George Connor, Farmington Woods G.C., Avon (2)
Chad Phillips, Bridgemill Athletic Club, Canton (8)
Todd Sones, Todd Sones Impact Golf, Vernon Hills (3)
Mike Small, University Of Illinois, Champaign (7)
Jake Thurm, Ruffled Feathers G.C., Lemont (11)
Rob Randall, The Legacy G.C., Norwalk (1)
Shaun Webb, David Toms 265 Golf Academy, Shreveport (3)
Jim Estes, Olney Golf Park (12)
Jason Guss, Jason Guss Golf Academy At Hawk Hollow, Bath (1)
Chris Mory, Jason Guss Golf Academy At Hawk Hollow, Bath (7)
Mike Fay, Boyne Golf Academy, Harbor Springs (15)
Chris Foley, Cragun's Legacy Courses, Brainerd (3)
Helen Kurtin, St. Louis Golf Academy (4)
Nike Junior Golf Camps, The Quarry at Crystal Springs
Mike Schuchart, Nebraska Golf Academy, Lincoln (4)
Seth Dichard, Seth Dichard Golf School, Hudson (2)
Steve Sieracki, Indian Spring G.C., Marlton (16)
Gus Ulrich, Pinewild Golf Academy, Pinehurst (9)
Jay Morelli, The Original Golf School at Mt. Snow, West Dover (2)
About Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. NJGC offers junior overnight and day camps, as well as advanced player and short game specialty camps at over 130 locations nationwide. Since 1994, more than 200,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps. To explore a variety of camp options and locations visit the official website for Nike Junior Golf Camps.