College Golf Experience

West Coast Camp

Palm Desert, CA

 

November 20-21, 2021

Desert Willow Golf Resort

 

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

Coach Lineup

Players will have guaranteed engagement with every coach

Jason D'Amore | LMU

Jason D’Amore, member of the LMU men’s golf program from 2005-08 and a Class of 2015 Inductee to the LMU Athletics’ Hall of Fame, was named Head Coach of the men’s golf team in June of 2016. His fifth season will be in 2020-21.

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the country, D’Amore’s Lions are in the midst of a special run in the Spring of 2021. In three straight tournaments, the Lions earned a runner-up finish at the Nick Watney Invitational (Feb. 8-9, 2021), before claiming back-to-back team titles at The Joust at Goose Creek (Feb. 22, 2021) and the Sacramento State Invitational (Mar. 1-2, 2021). All three individual titles in that stretch were won by an individual for the first time in school history, with senior Gavin Cohen winning consecutive events and freshman Riley Lewis following with his first collegiate victory. The records accomplished during this run include a program-record 28-under par (284-275-277—836) team finish in the Nick Watney Invitational led by Cohen finishing second all-time and one stroke off the school record for tournament scoring with his 70-66-67—203, and a team-record 25-stroke victory in a tournament at CBU’s The Joust.

Scott Hardy | Saint Mary's

In his 21 years as head coach of the Saint Mary’s men’s golf program, Scott Hardy has been named the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year eight times and has led the Gaels to the NCAA Regionals ten times and the NCAA Championships twice. Hardy, who was named SMC’s golf coach in the fall of 2000, has guided 15 players to 31 first-team All-WCC honors, one GCAA All-American, eight GCAA All-America Scholar-Athletes, three WCC Players of the Year, and one WCC Freshman of the Year. He has also coached eight individuals to 15 tournament titles in his 17 years.

Under Hardy, the Gaels have had 13 players win medalist honors at collegiate tournaments, while the team has won 22 tournaments, the most by any coach in the history of the college. Against the West Coast Conference, Hardy has led the Gaels to a fourth place finish, or better, in 18 of the last 20 years, including the 2012, 2013 and 2016 team titles. The Gaels took home second place finishes in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2018. He was named the WCC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Jack Kennedy | San Francisco

Jack Kennedy begins his third season working with the men’s golf program. After serving as an assistant coach with both programs, Kennedy was elevated to interim men’s head coach in January of 2017.
 
Kennedy returned to the Hilltop in the fall of 2013 after serving one year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at San Jose State. Prior to his appointment at San Jose State, Kennedy served in various capacities with USF’s men’s basketball program for five seasons from 2008-12. He served as a graduate assistant coach on Rex Walters’ staff for two seasons (2008-10) before being promoted to director of basketball operations. He moved into a full-time coaching capacity for the 2012-13 campaign.
 
A four-year golf letter winner at Grinnell (Iowa) College, Kennedy earned first team All-Midwest Conference honors in 2006. He also played basketball for the Pioneers under legendary head coach David Arseneault. During his sophomore season, Grinnell led the nation in scoring with a then NCAA-record 126.2 points per game.

Andrew Larkin | Santa Clara

A successful collegiate assistant and head coach, as well as a professional player, Andrew Larkin is in his first season leading the Santa Clara men’s golf program.

Larkin, hired in May 2020, spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach with UCLA where he helped direct the Bruins to three NCAA Regional appearances, including a championship berth in 2018, under coach Derek Freeman. UCLA was ranked No. 25 nationally by Golfstat.com when the 2019-20 season was canceled.

A professional player since 2012, Larkin was a finalist for the 2019 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award.

During his time at UCLA, the program produced eight individual medalists, a Ben Hogan Award final 25 selection, nine all-conference selections and four All-Pac 12 Freshman choices.

He has demonstrated success in recruiting, helping sign the Nos. 3 and 5-ranked players in the country in 2016, two top 20 players in 2017, three top 35 recruits in 2018, and the 14th-ranked American and No. 11-ranked amateur in the world in the class of 2020.

general Information

College Coaches | 5
Field Size | 30

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

Course | Desert Willow Golf Resort

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Lodging

COURTYARD PALM DESERT

Cost: $149 – $159 / night

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RESIDENCE INN PALM DESERT

Cost: $189 – $239 / night

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General Information

College Coaches | 5
Field Size | 30

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

Course | Desert Willow Golf Resort

For more information on Desert Willow Golf Resort click here.

Lodging

COURTYARD PALM DESERT

Cost: $149 – $159 / night

Book your group rate for College Golf Experience

RESIDENCE INN PALM DESERT

Cost: $189 – $239 / night

Book your group rate for College Golf Experience                                                                             

      

FAQ

Schedule of events

November 20-21, 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

 

West Coast Camp

Palm Desert, CA

November 20-21, 2021

Desert Willow Golf Resort

$1,245

before November 1

 

$1,395

November 1 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