Summer Camps

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Spring & Summer Elite Junior Golf Camps for the Competitive Junior Golfer

 

World Class Golf Instruction at the 2017 Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy (MBEGA) Spring & Summer Golf Camps

 

For junior golfers who aspire to play or are already playing competitive golf, the Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy Summer Golf Camp is the perfect way to elevate their game.  These one week camps are designed, supervised, and taught by Mike Bender, one of Golf Digest’s Top Five Best Teachers in America along with his world-class staff of highly-trained instructors who are experienced in working with every level of golfer from beginner to PGA Tour Champions.

These camps incorporate our state-of-the-art training equipment and are built around the same philosophy as our full-time Elite junior program.   The week long experience focuses on creating the tools necessary for each student to continue improvement in their game long after they have returned home.

Our camps offer everything a competitive junior golfer needs to take their game to the next level; all aspects of the game will be emphasized.  Juniors will get an exposure to all of the technology, assessments, drills, and training aids used to propel all of our current and previous junior champion golfers who have become #1 ranked amateur juniors, full ride college golf scholarship recipients, AJGA Champions, LPGA Tour Champions, and PGA Tour Champions! 


Mike Bender and his staff of instructors utilize V-1 video swing analysis, Trackman launch monitors, SAM Putt lab, MEGSAPerfect Practice Equipment and a multitude of patented Mike Bender teaching aids.  As a part of the Elite Junior Camp, each junior will receive a teaching aid of their own to use when they return home.

 

 

DATES:


SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES: (Registration Deadline: June 15th)
  • Week One - Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th
  • Week Two – Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st
  • ​Week Three – Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th

Camps will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily -   *Friday dismissal will be at 4:00pm

 

COSTS:

Boarding:  $1950 (per week)

  • Should a student decide to take part in both weeks, he/she will receive a personalized Nike Golf Bag.

Boarding includes the following:

  • 5 nights at an MBEGA partner hotel accompanied by a chaperone 24 hours a day.  (Additional nights are available at $99 per night which includes breakfast each morning).  Email peter@mikebender.com to inquire about extra night logistics, transportation from airport costs, and additional information about arriving previous to camp, staying in-between weeks (for double week attendees), and departure after camp ends.

  • Daily transportation to and from hotel accommodations, the MBEGA Academy facility, area golf courses, lunch and dinner/entertainment each evening.  (Airport transportation prior to and after camp dates is not included).

  • All Golf Instruction:

    • Daily three hours of instruction with Mike Bender and MBEGA Staff.  Any student enrolled for 2 weeks will follow the same schedule both weeks; however, there will be a continuation of his/her technical lesson focus as her/she moves into the 2nd week.

    • Daily on-course playing lesson all 5 days of the camp.  Weather contingency plans may be utilized if inclement weather occurs.

    • One hour golf-specific fitness sessions occur twice per week

    • One hour golf-specific mental training sessions occur twice per week

  • MBEGA goodie bag

  • Friday Closing Day 9-hole golf tournament with prizes

 

Non-Boarding:  $1650 (per week)

  • Should a student decide to take part in both weeks, he/she will receive a personalized Nike Golf Bag.

Non-boarding includes the following:

  • Daily transportation to and from the MBEGA Academy facility and area golf courses.  It is expected that non-boarding students meet at the MBEGA Academy facility each day prior to 9:00am and be picked up at the same location each afternoon at 5:00pm

  • All Golf Instruction:

    • Daily three hours of instruction with Mike Bender and MBEGA Staff.  Any student enrolled for 2 weeks will follow the same schedule both weeks; however, there will be a continuation of his/her technical lesson focus as he/she moves into the 2nd week.

    • Daily on-course playing lesson all 5 days of the camp.  Weather contingency plans may be utilized if inclement weather occurs.

    • One hour golf-specific fitness sessions occur twice per week

    • One hour golf-specific mental training sessions occur twice per week

  • MBEGA goodie bag

  • Friday Closing Day 9-hole golf tournament with prizes

 
Acceptance is based on availability – weekly enrollment totals will be limited in order to emphasize a quality experience.  Registration confirmation will be sent via email.  Deadline to enroll is June 18th

Sample Daily Itinerary:

*Camp begins at 9:00am daily*

9:00am – 12:00pm:
Each student will be placed into small groups whereby each group will move from Mike Bender and 3 other staff instructors each hour.  The content of those hours will include the following: full swing, wedge game, chipping, bunkers, and putting.  Within those disciplines each student will be exposed to individual assessments of their current technique, alterations to those techniques based on Mike Bender’s teaching philosophy, necessary drills to both reinforce new technique and establish long term feel and performance.  Periodically throughout the week, contests among other students will be developed in an effort to promote competition while simultaneously focusing on improvement and having fun.

12:00pm – 1:00pm:
Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm:
On course play.  MBEGA uses a rotation of exclusive private golf facilities in the greater Lake Mary including Magnolia Plantation, Heathrow Country Club, the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, and Red Tail Golf Club.  Each day will focus on elements of playing the course; shot strategy, green reading, performance goals through shot making analysis, club choice, understanding course layouts and effectively using yardage information.  On course play will be accompanied by the MBEGA staff instructors.  In addition, various competitions will be created to simulate competition and enjoyment of the game.  Friday will consist of a formalized competition with awards to be given following play.

4:00pm – 5:00pm:
Monday and Wednesday:  Scott Shepard, who is MBEGA’s exclusive on-site personal trainer, will take the group through a golf-specific workout routine stressing the importance of mobility and stability exercises that are paramount for elite training in golf.  Scott is MBEGA’s full time personal trainer who works with all of the PGA and LPGA touring professional that are a part of the MBEGA family.  He also designs and monitors all of the fitness training for the students in MBEGA’s year-long full time Elite Program.

Tuesday and Thursday:  John Weir, who is the Director of the Mental Golf Academy, is MBEGA’s partner for all mental golf conditioning specific to both the Elite Program and those professional and up and coming professionals who train with Mike Bender, Cheryl Anderson, and all of our staff instructors.  John will offer an exposure to our unique mental training program and help all the students understand differences in personality, how those differences play a role in approaching competitive golf, and offer strategies to overcome mental barriers and unlock hidden potential.

 
 
MBEGA Elite Summer Camp Student Profile:

The purpose of this camp is to take the competitive golfer who is already accomplished in tournament play, may have already had years of golf lessons, is on track to compete at his/her high school team and who may be thinking of playing collegiately and beyond.  This camp moves at an accelerated pace and MBEGA suggests that each attendee has previous knowledge in the rules of golf, understands and has felt the pressures of tournament golf, and currently plays in the low 80’s and below.  This camp also offers a glimpse into the full time Elite Program that is offered in conjunction with high school.  Our previous attendees are mature, responsible, well rounded individuals who are looking to take a good golf game to the next level.  The typical age range for this camp is 12 to 18 years of age.

 

To learn more, please call us at (407) 321-0444 and ask for the Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy Program Director, Peter Bakker.  You can also email Peter directly with questions you may have at peter@mikebender.com.  All registrations for the Elite Summer Camps must be completed by clicking on the link below.

 

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Summer Beginner/Intermediate Junior Golf Camps

 

A Great Way for Juniors to Learn the Game
at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary, Florida

All juniors between the ages of 8-15 are welcome to attend. All camps will cover all aspects of the game including: Etiquette, basic rules, putting, chipping, pitching and full swing. The five-day, half-day camps also include on-course instruction. Healthy snacks and drinks provided as well as prizes.

Choose from four sessions. All dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis:

SUMMER 2016 CAMP DATES:

Week 1: June 12-16
Week 2: June 19-23
Week 3: June 26-30



COST:

5-Day Sessions: $300 for all registrants.
*$250 for siblings and multi-week registrants

CLICK HERE to register for our 5-Day Summer Camp

* Camps run from 9am-Noon each day*
 

See our Academy Calendar for more upcoming events!

For more information contact the academy administrator at (407) 321-0444