College Golf Experience

Mountain West Camp

Litchfield Park, AZ

 

December 18-19, 2021

Wigwam Golf Club

 

$1,245 Before November 29
$1,395 November 29 and after

Coach Lineup

Players will have guaranteed engagement with every coach

Christian Newton | Colorado St.

Christian Newton, a 18-year coaching veteran, is starting his ninth season as the Colorado State men’s golf head coach in 2020-21. Newton was hired Aug. 21, 2012 as the third coach in program history.
 
In the pandemic-shortened season in 2019-20, the Rams had significant success on the course, winning three consecutive tournaments, including the prestigious Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Alabama. The Rams finished the year ranked 19th in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and earned numerous individual recognitions. 

Newton has led CSU to one of its most successful three year spans in program history from 2016-19, with three consecutive Mountain West runner-up finishes, the best three-year performance ever for the Rams. In earning 2018 Mountain West Coach of the Year honors, Newton led CSU to its ranking of No. 40 according to Golfweek and No. 44 according to Golfstat and its first NCAA Regionals berth under his leadership and as a team since 2012. This year, the Rams have again matched that with another NCAA Regionals berth, two team tournament titles, seven top-five finishes, a No. 41 ranking in Golfstat and No. 43 in Golfweek. The Rams have also earned seven consecutive GCAA All-Academic Team awards during his tenure.

Glen Millican | New Mexico

Entering his 20th year as head coach of The University of New Mexico men’s golf team in 2020-21, UNM alumnus Glen Millican has enjoyed tremendous success at his alma mater, winning an unprecedented seven Mountain West Championships, including back-to-back titles in 2012-13 and 2013-14. In addition to seven team titles, Millican has also coached six MW Individual Champions (‘03, ‘06, ‘09, ‘11, ’14, ‘19), along with six MW Players of the Year (‘03, ‘07, ‘09, ‘13, ’14, ‘15). He also has led UNM to a pair of fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Championship (2005, 2013).

Ryan Donovan | San Diego St.

Ryan Donovan is in his 18th year as head coach at San Diego State, having elevated his alma mater into a perennial contender on the national stage.

Donovan has coached the Aztecs to 186 top-10 overall tournament finishes, 125 top-five performances, 31 team titles and six NCAA championship appearances, highlighted by a fifth-place tie at nationals in 2012. During his tenure, SDSU has advanced to the NCAA regionals in 15 of 16 campaigns (2020 NCAA championships were canceled) and have also finished no worse than second at the Mountain West championships in six of the last 10 seasons SDSU competed (2020 MW championships were canceled), winning team titles in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Under Donovan’s guidance, Aztec golfers have garnered 32 all-Mountain West accolades and 15 all-region honors, while seven of his pupils have been named to 13 All-America teams. In addition, Donovan has mentored three MW player of the year winners in Nahum Mendoza III (2016), J.J. Spaun (2012) and Aaron Goldberg (2008), as well as the trio of Ricky DeSantis (2014), Riccardo Michelini (2013) and Matt Hoffenberg (2008), who were each named conference freshman of the year in their respective rookie seasons.

John KennAday | San Jose St.

John Kennaday was appointed the San Jose State University men’s golf coach in April 2005. His hire 15 years ago, marked a return to his alma mater, where as a senior he was a 1987 All-American.

Kennaday has engineered the Spartans’ program to fit today’s student-athletes’ interests and needs. Under his watch, San Jose State opened a 15-acre on-campus practice facility in 2017 that allows players to work on every facet of one’s game.

As the head coach of the Spartans, San Jose State has NCAA Regional Championship team appearances in 2011, 2012 and 2019. In 2012, he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year after leading the Spartans to a conference championship and three more tournament victories that season.

For years, Kennaday pursued upgrading the college game through live television and saw his vision become a reality in 2019 with GOLF Channel’s unprecedented daily live coverage of the 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf. The Western Intercollegiate, founded by San Jose State in 1947, is played at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif. The 74th Western Intercollegiate will be televised by GOLF Channel in April 2021.

Highly respected and acknowledged by his peers, he is in his seventh year on the Golf Coaches Association of America’s (GCAA) National Advisory Board. For the 2020-21 academic year, he is the GCAA’s president, the first San Jose State University coach to serve the organization in that capacity. Previously, he also served a full three-year term as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee.

Kennaday returned to San Jose State after spending seven seasons as the head coach for the Santa Clara University men’s golf team. The once-dormant program became competitive in the West Coast Conference (WCC) and regionally under Kennaday. In 2001, he was named the WCC Coach of the Year.

general Information

College Coaches | 4
Field Size | 30

In order to maximize engagement opportunities with coaches we limit the field at each camp.

Course | Wigwam Golf Club

For more information on Wigwam Golf Club click here.

General Information

College Coaches | 4
Field Size | 30

In order to maximize engagement opportunities with coaches we limit the field at each camp.

Course | Wigwam Golf Club

For more information on Wigwam Golf Club click here.

FAQ

Schedule of events

December 18-19, 2021

Day 1

8:00AM-9:00AM | Registration
  • Check in at golf course
  • Practice facilities open
  • Players and parents engage with coaches at check-in and on the range
9:00Am-9:15AM | Orientation
  • Coach introductions and camp overview
9:15AM-11:00AM | Skills Challenge
  • Coaches select shots to challenge juniors’ shot selection and execution
  • Coaches discuss proper shot selection and technique at each station
  • Competitions at each station
  • Players are free to ask questions and engage with coaches
11:00AM-12:30PM | lunch / Coach presentation / Q&A
  • Lunch is provided at clubhouse
  • Coaches lead a discussion on how to navigate the Recruiting Process
  • Players and parents are free to ask questions to all coaches
1:00PM-5:30PM | 18 hole practice round simulation
  • Coaches rotate groups throughout the round to observe and evaluate players
  • Coaches allowed to help players with course management, shot selection, green reading, etc.

Day 2

6:30AM | Practice Facilities Open
  • Players and parents engage with coaches at the range and short game facility
7:30AM-8:00AM | Coach Presentation / Q&A
  • Coaches speak about Routines and Mental Preparation before a round
  • Players and parents are free to ask questions to all coaches
8:00AM-12:30PM | 18 Hole Competitive round simulation
  • Coaches rotate groups throughout the round to observe and evaluate players
  • Coaches allowed to help players with course management, shot selection, green reading, etc
1:00PM-2:30PM | lunch / Coach presentation / Q&A
  • Lunch is provided at clubhouse
  • Coaches lead a discussion about the Life of a College Golfer
  • Players and parents are free to ask questions to all coaches
2:45PM-4:30PM | Skill instruction
  • Coaches are placed at stations around practice facility (driving, irons, wedges, chipping, bunker, putting)
  • Focus on course management, shot selection, green reading, fundamentals, and practice techniques
  • Players rotate through stations and get one-on-one instruction from coaches
  • Players are free to ask questions to coaches

*Schedule is subject to change

Hours of Engagement

Meet and build relationships with college golf coaches in a casual environment

                                                   

Individual, small-group, and large-group Q&A sessions with college golf coaches

Hours of Education

College coaches lead all education sessions

                                                   

Recruiting Timeline

Tournament Scheduling

Coach Correspondence

Selecting a College/University

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Life of a College Golfer

Hours of Skill Instruction

College coaches give one-on-one and group skill instruction

                                                   

On course practice and tournament round simulations

Course Management

Shot Selection

Green Reading

Full Swing Fundamentals

Emphasis on Wedge Play/Short Game

Practice Techniques

Holes of Evaluation

At the end of each camp, every player is provided an evaluation on all aspects of their game

                                                   

Coaches engage with players throughout camp

Registration

 

Mountain West Camp

Litchfield Park, AZ

December 18-19, 2021

Wigwam GOlf Club

$1,245

before November 29

 

$1,395

November 29 and after

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About College Golf Experience

College Golf Experience is committed to building value for college coaches and creating unique and transformational opportunities for junior golfers at all stages of development with an emphasis on aspiring collegiate student-athletes.

Contact Info

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm PST

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm PST