Junior Camps


Join us this summer for a fun-filled week of professional golf instruction...

Program Details

At Blackthorn Golf Club we believe love of the game knows no age and that it actually begins very early. To promote and grow the game of golf, we’re offering a great summer camp experience for students between the ages of 6 and 13. We offer a fun, positive group environment with team competitions and prizes all week long.

Join us this summer for a fun-filled week of golf instruction

 Campers coming to Blackthorn this summer will learn the fundamentals of the game from our instructional staff and coaches who have years of experience on the course. We also place a big emphasis on learning the values and integrity upon which the game of golf was created.

At the end of each camp session on Friday, we have lunch for the kids and an awards ceremony. So take dead aim at the pin and sign up for a great week of golf at an outstanding facility.

All campers will receive a Blackthorn gift pack, which includes a logo ball, tees, and a large bucket of balls.

All camp sessions include comprehensive instruction, covering all aspects of golf from certified golf professionals and including: on-course play one day in the week with a 5:1 camper-to-coach ratio. Golf swing fundamentals are taught, including grip, stance, alignment,
and posture.

Full-swing balance, power, and in-swing principles are also part of the instructional process.

Addressing the short game, our instructors teach the basics of putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker play.

Learn the rules of golf, history of the game, golf etiquette, and club fitting, plus many life values we learn through sports!

V1 Golf Digital Video Analysis during the week.

Individual and team competitions with prizes from local businesses.

Program Schedule

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 11:00am

Session 1: June 26 - June 30
Session 2: July 10 - July 14 
Session 3: July 24 - July 28
Ages 6 - 13

Our Lead Instructor

A South Bend native, Greg Kizer grew up playing the game of golf and beginning his career at Blackthorn Golf Club. He has competed on many levels of golf... From local, state, and national events to receiving his degree in Golf Course Business Management, earning certifications in club repair, fitting, tournament operations, and advanced golf instruction from the Golf Academy of America. Greg has been a professional golf instructor for 18 years, with extensive experience in junior golf instruction.


"Teaching golf to all ages and skill levels is my passion, so being the Director of Instruction at Blackthorn is a dream come true. It’s important to develop that passion and get young golfers started with solid fundamentals so that they can get the most enjoyment out of the time they spend at the practice facilities and on the course."

For more information, contact Greg Kizer at 574.360.7338 or REGISTER HERE