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2012 Wildcat Golf Academy




Jan. 11, 2012

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* High school team group discount available; details below. *

Dear Campers,

The University of Kentucky Men's Golf program continues to achieve tremendous success on the course, and 2005 SEC Coach of the Year Brian Craig and his staff are eager to share the secrets of their success with you! For 2012, UK is offering 2 different styles of camps for you to choose from.

The Wildcat Elite Academy is a unique learning experience for boys and girls ages 12 – 18. This camp will focus on the finer skills required to play golf at the highest level, and is open to anyone who is interested in playing tournament golf. This is a DAY CAMP only.

The Wildcat Golf Academy is our overnight residence camp, and it truly has something for everybody. A detailed curriculum of practice, play and fun will be incorporated in the camp to maximize learning and enjoyment. Golf activities typically last 9-10 hours per day, combined with a few seminars and other extra curricular activities. This camp offers overnight and day camp tuition rates.

Both camps will be hosted at the spectacular University Club of Kentucky, and the staff will consist of UK Golf Coaches, other collegiate coaches, and UK Golf team members. Our #1 goal is to create a learning environment where the student can improve and have a great time in the process. We sincerely hope you decide to attend one of our camps and take part in the excitement that is UK Golf!

Registration

Please include a $200.00 deposit for the Wildcat Golf Academy and a $100 deposit for the Wildcat Elite Academy. The remainder of the balance for camps is due two weeks prior to the start of camp. Any applications received after that point must include full payment. Letters of acceptance will be mailed upon receiving the application. A final letter with all of the camp specifics will be mailed prior to the start of each camp. Please Note: There will be a $20.00 administrative fee for early withdrawal from the camp. Any withdrawal after one week prior to the start of camp will result in forfeit of full deposit.

Registration is available online, or mail the registration form to:

WILDCAT GOLF ACADEMY
Accounting Office • Joe Craft Center
338 Lexington Ave. • Lexington, KY 40506-0604

Registration Deadlines

Wildcat Golf Academy (OVERNIGHT OR DAY CAMPER OPTION) 40 campers
Wildcat Elite Academy Session #1 (DAY CAMP ONLY) 15 campers
Wildcat Elite Academy Session #2 (DAY CAMP ONLY) 15 campers

Wildcat Elite Academy

Session #1: June 7-8 (DAY CAMP ONLY) $350 per camper
Session #2: June 9-10 (DAY CAMP ONLY) $350 per camper

* If at least 3 members of your high school team attend together the individual price will be reduced to $325. *

Eligibility

Boys & girls ages 12-18 who have a desire to play tournament golf. Camp is limited to the first 15 paid entrants of the Wildcat Elite Academy.

Camp Package

Each camper will receive a UK T-shirt, a dozen Nike golf balls, and other golf and UK related items.

Overview

The Wildcat Elite Academy is very different from any other camp you will find. Our goal is to teach you the finer skills and techniques required to play your best. For two days, we will work with your natural ability and cover everything necessary to help you maximize your potential. We will also conduct three classroom seminars, and answer any questions you may have about competitive golf after high school. NOTE: This camp is two full days of hands on instruction on the lesson tee and short game areas only.

What to Bring

Golf clubs, spikeless golf shoes, proper golf attire (T-shirts and denim are not allowed at the course).

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Skill Instruction Rotations
  • Lunch at the University Club
  • Educational Seminar
  • Skill Instructional Rotations
  • Q & A with coaches (after completion of camp)

Camp Curriculum

  • Full swing instruction
  • Full swing video/Trackman analysis
  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Pitching
  • Bunker play
  • Course management/tournament prep seminar
  • Mental training
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Drills and practice habits
  • Conclusion: At the completion of camp, we welcome all parents to the Question & Answer Session with coaches to answer all of your questions about playing golf past high school.

Wildcat Golf Academy

July 8-12 OVERNIGHT CAMPER $825 per camper
July 8-12 DAY CAMPER $750 per camper

* If at least 3 members of your high school team attend together the overnight price will be reduced to $750. *

Eligibility

Any boy or girl ages 10-18. Camp is limited to the first 40 paid entrants of the Wildcat Golf Academy.

Camp Package

Each camper will receive a UK T-shirt, a dozen Nike golf balls, and other golf and UK related items.

Supervision

Campers will be closely supervised at all times during the week. This includes the Wildcat Golf Academy staff staying in the dormitory with the campers. Please note that those individuals arriving before the scheduled registration time will not be supervised, unless prior arrangments are made with the camp staff.

Lodging

All campers will be housed at an air conditioned University of Kentucky dormitory. If you have a roommate preference, be sure to write the name on your enrollment application, and make sure that individual does the same. Roommate requests will be satisfied prior to camp check-in.

What to Bring

Golf clubs, spikeless golf shoes, proper golf attire (T-shirts and denim are not allowed at the course), bathroom articles, swimsuit, casual clothes, twin sheets, pillow, and spending money ($50 is plenty)

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast
  • Skill Instruction Rotations
  • Lunch
  • Intramural Competitions
  • Play Golf
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activities (Player/Coaches Panel, Rules, Gattitown, Swim, etc...)
  • Lights Out

Camp Curriculum

  • Full swing instruction
  • Full swing video/Trackman analysis
  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Pitching
  • Bunker play
  • Course management/strategy
  • Mental training
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Drills and practice habits

Camp Staff

Brian Craig - University of Kentucky Head Men's Golf Coach

Brian Craig University of Kentucky Head Men's Golf Coach Coach Craig is in his 11th year at the helm of UK Men's Golf, and he continues to take the program to new heights. In 2005, UK experienced its' best year to date, winning 6 times, including the programs' 1st ever SEC Championship. Under Coach Craig, UK competed in 6 of the last 8 NCAA's, including 3 consecutive top 8 finishes in the NCAA Championship. Prior to UK, Coach Craig spent 2 years at the helm at the University of Central Florida, and prior to that, 2 years at his alma mater, the University of Florida. As the assistant men's coach at UF, he helped lead the Gators to the 1999 SEC Championship. His own playing career includes an appearance in the 1994 US Open as a professional, Academic All-American honors at the collegiate level, and a national championship as a junior.

2005 SEC Coach of the Year Brian Craig is excited to have you attend either the Wildcat Golf Academy or the Wildcat Elite Academy and experience learning, improvement, and a lot of fun!

Jessie Mudd - University of Kentucky Assistant Men's Golf Coach

Jessie MuddJessie Mudd enters his first season as the assistant men's golf coach at the University of Kentucky after a successful junior golf career that led to him being ranked the No. 1 golfer in the nation, and an All-American at Florida.

Mudd begins his tenure with strong ties to the Commonwealth as a native of Louisville, Ky., and a graduate of St. Xavier High School. During his high school days, Mudd was named Kentucky Mr. Golf in both his junior and senior seasons while guiding St. Xavier to three state titles during his career.

"Jessie has a terrific background in the game of golf and strong connections in the Kentucky golf community," UK head coach Brian Craig said. "His experience as an elite junior player, All-Southeastern Conference and All-American college player will be invaluable as he helps coach our team. Jessie has a great personality and will easily connect with our team members and recruits. We are privileged to have him join our Kentucky golf family and look forward to a great upcoming season."

According to the American Junior Golf Association, Mudd's 6-under-par 64 at the 2002 Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational is tied for the 16th-lowest 18-hole round in the association's history. Due to Mudd's strong play as a junior golfer, he began his senior year of high school as the No. 1 ranked junior golfer in the nation, according to Golfweek Magazine. Mudd was also honored by the AJGA as a two-time Polo All-American.

Mudd graduated from Florida in May 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology. After graduation in 2007, Mudd began his professional golf career before joining the UK family in July 2011.

Robbie Davis - Florida Southern College Head Women's Golf Coach

Robbie DavisRobbie Davis is in his 16th year has head women's Golf coach for the Florida Southern College Lady Moccasins. Since Davis became head coach in 1997, Florida Southern has won 24 tournament titles, including 17 in the last seven years. Among those are four national championships, one regional championship title, and two conference titles. In addition to the 3 national titles, his teams have finished runner up 5 times at the NCAA Championship. Twenty-eight of Davis' players have earned All-America honors, with 19 of them being named 1st team all America. Davis himself has also garnered several honors during his tenure. He has been named Sunshine State Conference Coach-of-the-Year 4 times, Golfweek Magazine National Coach of the Year 3 times, as well as the NGCA South Region Coach-of-the-Year, and NGCA National Coach-of-the-Year.

A Lakeland, FL native, Davis is a 1993 graduate of the University of Kentucky. While here, he won two collegiate events, was a two time Academic All-American, and three time member of the SEC All-Academic team. He is also a former Florida State Amateur Champion.

Before his current position with the Lady Moccasins, Davis competed professionally on several mini tours.

Contact Information

For any questions please contact the golf office at jessie.mudd@uky.edu or call 859.257.1814


 

 

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