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Gator Golf Camp is an intensive instructional camp designed to meet the needs of junior golfers of all abilities. An outstanding curriculum of practice, play and fun is planned. Campers will participate in different kinds of competition according to skill level and age with each camper completing rotations covering every phase of the game. We have brought together a great staff of golf coaches, PGA professionals, and 2014-15 University of Florida golf team members to guide the campers on their way to better golf. In addition to play and golf instruction, campers participate in intramurals, movies, and other recreational activities. The camp concludes with a camp championship to test the campers learning experience. We are sure Gator Golf Camp will provide outstanding instruction and facilities in a serious, but fun learning environment.


Dates & Fees

June 14-18
FEES: $1,225.00
*Day campers in either session receive a $150.00 discount

Teaching Staff

  • JC Deacon, Men's Golf Coach
  • John Handrigan, Assistant Men's Golf Coach
  • Emily Glaser, Women's Golf Coach
  • Janice Olivencia, Women's Assistant Golf Coach


Campers will receive instruction in the following areas:

  • Swing instruction
  • Drills
  • Short game
  • Putting
  • Video Review

In addition to the more technical aspects of the game, the Gator Golf Camp will also extensively cover the following:

  • Proper Practice Routines
  • Tournament Preparation
  • Course Management
  • Rules
  • Mental Training Techniques
  • Equipment

Daytime activities include playing golf and instruction, while the evenings offer a variety of entertaining and informative seminars, including a closer look at the mental side of golf. Aspects such as visualization, self-talk, tension, anxiety, and self-doubt will be discussed. Another interesting night-time feature will be our Player/Coaches Panel. This is a forum where we will discuss all aspects of collegiate golf. Areas covered will include academic requirements, scholarship considerations, tournaments, and the recruiting process.


Gator Golf Camp is open to any and all entrants between the ages of 8 and 18. UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers entering 9thgrade or higher for the 2015-2016 academic year.


For campers traveling by air, transportation to and from the Gainesville Regional Airport will be provided. ASA (Delta Connection), US Airways and Continental serve the Gainesville Regional Airport.


All campers will be housed in a fully air-conditioned dormitory on the University of Florida campus or local hotel. If you have a roommate preference, be sure to write the name on your enrollment application as roommate assignments WILL BE MADE PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. If you do not request a specific roommate, you will be assigned one of the same age. We prefer not to change rooming assignments at registration. Campers are under constant supervision as instructors live with them in the dormitory or hotel while they are at camp. No loud music or televisions are allowed in the rooms.

Questions & Enrollment Limits

Contact John Handrigan at (352) 692-6032 or by email. Camp is limited to 40 players.

Registration Procedures

Please include a $200.00 deposit. The remainder of the balance, if any, will be due by May 4, 2015. Any applications received after May 4 must include full payment. Once an application is received, letters of acceptance are e-mailed, and then a final letter concerning specifics will be e-mailed around May 25, 2015. Registration will take place between 3:00 and 5:00 pm at the designated dorm area at the University of Florida campus or local hotel. The first session of camp will end with the awards presentation at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at approximately 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 18. We invite all parents to attend the awards presentations.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $50.00 administrative fee for early withdrawal. Any withdrawal from camp after May 4 will result in forfeiture of their $200.00 deposit unless otherwise specified by the camp director.


The camp carries an EXCESS medical insurance policy to cover medical expenses for injuries/accidents that occur in the course of camp activities. Medical expenses that are declined for payment through the campers personal insurance and/or through the excess policy become the personal responsibility of the campers parents/guardians.

What to Bring

  • Spikeless golf shoes (Mark Bostick Golf Course is a soft-spike only facility)
  • Golf clubs, proper golfing attire, shorts, pants, shirts (T-shirts allowed)
  • Toiletries articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and towels)
  • Dorm Supplies (pillows, extra long twin sheets, blanket/comforter or sleeping bag) $80 Refundable Key Deposit
  • Alarm clock
  • Spending money ($50.00 should be sufficient)
  • Swimsuit and casual clothes (jeans, shorts for free time) 

UF Youth Protection Training for Summer Camps

Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by The University of Florida Athletic Association are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, and/or number restrictions as specified by each camp.

  • All campers are required to provide a Waiver of liability/Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • All campers are required to provide a physician’s statement. A copy of a physical completed within one year prior to camp is acceptable in lieu of physician’s signature.
  • All campers are required to have medical insurance.

For camps occurring prior to May 1, 2015, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers currently in 9th grade or higher for the 2014-15 academic year. For camps occurring after May 1, 2015, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers that will be in 9th grade or higher for the 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to each sport's camp page for additional information

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