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January 26, 2018

Nike Junior Golf Camp Directors Named to GOLF DIGEST Best Teachers List

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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 19 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)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Aaron Olson, MTT Performance At Poppy Hills G.C., Pebble Beach (27)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula


George Connor, Farmington Woods G.C., Avon (2)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Farmington Woods Golf Club


Chad Phillips, Bridgemill Athletic Club, Canton (8)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Bridgemill Athletic Club


Todd Sones, Todd Sones Impact Golf, Vernon Hills (3)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Impact Golf at White Deer Run GC

Mike Small, University Of Illinois, Champaign (7)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, University of Illinois

Jake Thurm, Ruffled Feathers G.C., Lemont (11)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Fresh Meadow Golf Club


Rob Randall, The Legacy G.C., Norwalk (1)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, The Legacy Golf Club


Shaun Webb, David Toms 265 Golf Academy, Shreveport (3)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, David Toms Academy


Jim Estes, Olney Golf Park (12)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Olney Golf Park


Jason Guss, Jason Guss Golf Academy At Hawk Hollow, Bath (1)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Hawk Hollow Golf Course

Chris Mory, Jason Guss Golf Academy At Hawk Hollow, Bath (7)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Hawk Hollow Golf Course

Mike Fay, Boyne Golf Academy, Harbor Springs (15)

Nike Junior Golf Caps, Boyne Highlands

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Boyne Highlands


Chris Foley, Cragun's Legacy Courses, Brainerd (3)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Cragun’s Resort


Mike Schuchart, Nebraska Golf Academy, Lincoln (4)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Nebraska

New Hampshire

Seth Dichard, Seth Dichard Golf School, Hudson (2)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Brookmeadow Country Club

New Jersey

Steve Sieracki, Indian Spring G.C., Marlton (16)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Burlington Country Club

North Carolina

Gus Ulrich, Pinewild Golf Academy, Pinehurst (9)

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst


Jay Morelli, The Original Golf School at Mt. Snow, West Dover (2)

Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps at Mount Snow Resort

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.

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