US Sports Camps Inc. recently announced the addition of youth golf camps in greater Sacramento, CA to be held at Catta Verdera Country Club. Catta Verdera will offer full day and half day camp options for junior golfers of all skill levels. The programs are structured to improve the skills of each player in a healthy, positive learning environment. Paul Shorts, PGA head golf professional, and Phil Dawson, PGA professional, are leading the camps with other local instructors assisting on staff.
“Our team has been eyeing new locations in the Sacramento area for some time and we were lucky enough to secure a facility of Catta Verdera’s caliber,” says VP of Nike Junior Golf Camps, Nicholas Brunner. “The property is phenomenal and provides junior golfers with private club quality facilities. Our staff is led by two PGA professionals who are extremely passionate about junior development. This is very exciting for us and we look forward to giving aspiring golfers in Sacramento the opportunity to get better and have fun doing it!”
Phil Dawson is a Class A PGA professional and former touring player. He has over 20 wins as a professional player and played collegiate golf at Sacramento State University. As a coach, he has worked alongside Top-50 Golf Digest teachers Laird Small, Dean Reinmuth, Dick Harmon and Keith Lyford. He is TrackMan certified, Blast certified and a Nike NG fitness instructor. Phil has taught many junior players who have continued on to play collegiate and professional golf and is energized by helping juniors improve.
“Catta Verdera, Paul Shorts and our staff of professionals are so excited to partner with Nike Junior Golf Camps to provide top-level instruction and a first-class program to juniors golfers. We are primed to provide a memorable experience at one of the best golf facilities in Northern California,” states Phil Dawson.
Catta Verdera encompasses a par-71 championship course designed by Richard Phelps with renovation in 2003 by noted designer and PGA Tour player, Brad Bell. It is the only 4.5 Star private course in Northern California (Golf Digest, May 2004). Catta Verdera offers extensive practice facilities including a three-tiered, all-grass range to provide the best possible conditions for campers to improve their game.
Nike Junior Golf Camps at Catta Verdera Country Club will offer two camp sessions in 2019. Session I dates are July 23 – 26 and Session II is slated for August 6 – 9. The morning Half Day Camps run from 9:00am – Noon and include range and short game/putting instruction with the camp staff. This option is geared towards beginner and intermediate players, ages 7-13. The Full Day Camps run from 9:00am – 4:00pm and include morning instruction followed by lunch and afternoon course play each day. This program is geared towards low-intermediate to advanced-level players, ages 9-16. All participants receive a camp amenity package (Nike Golf hat, SRIXON golf balls, drawstring bag, camp workbook and more).
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