As a new class of full time students begin arriving to the academy this week, we can’t think of a better time to look back on the amazing summer that we have been fortunate enough to have. Our summer officially started on May 21st, as we rang in the season with our first week of summer camp.
At GNCGA, we offer 18 weeks of summer camp for junior golfers ages 8-21. Our camp provides students the opportunity to experience the same training program as our full- time and postgraduate students, on a short term basis. The personalized program focuses on full swing, short game, course management, physical fitness, and fundamentals that will help any golfer advance their game.
Our program includes accommodations for six nights and seven days, five days of golf and golf instruction consisting of 31+ hrs, a personalized fitness program, Trackman and V-1 video analysis, transportation, all meals for boarding students and a personalized golf bag.
Our students begin each day at 7:30am with breakfast at our academy’s phenomenal housing. They are transported to the academy after breakfast, and begin fitness at 9:00am. Upon their initial arrival to camp, each student completes a physical fitness assessment. This allows our fitness director to create an individualized fitness plan for each student, that lasts the duration of their stay. After completing their daily fitness routine, our students meet with their certified instructor for morning golf training. Each student is assigned to a specific instructor to create the opportunity for more one-on-one instruction time. For lunch, our coaches take our students to healthy lunch options around the Myrtle Beach area. This way, they have plenty of fuel for an afternoon full of golf. Our summer campers have the opportunity to play all four signature courses (Norman, Dye, Fazio and Love) at our backyard course, Barefoot Resort and Golf. Of the five summer camp days, our students play nine holes three days, 18 holes once, and the other day is a full day of instruction. This gives our students an opportunity to see a variety of different courses and allows them to work on the new changes that their coaches implement during morning training sessions.
As much as we love the long term connections that we make during full time and post graduate programs, summer camp is so rewarding because we are able to meet so many different people from so many different places. Instead of focusing on a select group for an extended period of time, we get to focus on hundreds of students and give them tips and training to help improve their game. Although summer camp is not quite over, it’s safe to say that summer 2018 has rocked!