Nike Golf Camps Return to the State of Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University and Head Women’s Golf Coach, Mike Whitson, are set to host a Nike Junior Golf Camp in June, 2015.

February 12, 2015 – US Sports Camps announced plans to bring Nike junior overnight golf camps back to Kentucky for the first time since 2004.  Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond roughly 35 miles southeast of Lexington, serves as the host site, and EKU coach, Mike Whitson, has signed on to direct the camp with assistance from other college coaches, teaching professionals and EKU players.

“I’m very happy to be hosting a Nike Golf Camp this summer at Eastern Kentucky University,” states Whitson.  “Campers will enjoy our golf facilities and other activities around the EKU campus.  It is going to be a really fun week!”

Whitson, now in his fifth season, came to EKU after spending five years as head women’s golf coach at Indiana State University.  Prior to ISU, he served as assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Tennessee.

“We haven’t had an overnight opportunity for junior golfers in Kentucky in many years,” says Jason West, vice president of Nike Golf Camps.   “We feel fortunate to land at EKU and are definitely excited to have Coach Whitson at the helm.  His overall coaching acumen and enthusiasm should produce a first-class golf experience for young athletes. We’re hoping to draw kids to Richmond from all over Kentucky and surrounding states.”

The Nike Golf Camp at EKU takes place from June 14 – 18 and is open to boys and girls, ages 12 to 18.  Campers reside on campus at EKU and participate in daily golf activities at nearby Arlington Club and the Colonel Golf Center. Visit Nike Golf Camps, Eastern Kentucky University for complete information.

About Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps (NGJC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. NGJC offers junior overnight and day camps, and advanced player schools at over 90 locations nationwide.  Since 1994, more than 170,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps. To explore a variety of camp options and locations please visit the official website for Nike Golf Camps.

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