Camps/Clinics

2nd Annual Youth Fellowship Junior Golf Camp 2015

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1st Annual Youth Fellowship Junior Golf Camp 2014

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Where: Bedford Hills Golf Club (6400 Jackman Rd.; Temperance, MI 48182)

When: *** Monday, June 30 – Friday, July 4 *** A one week camp will be conducted rain or shine in which juniors can attend all day, half a day, and/or individual days.

Time: Morning Session 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Lunch 11:30 - Noon) and/or            

         Afternoon Session Noon – 4 p.m. (Lunch 11:30 - Noon)

Boys and Girls ages 3-17: All skill levels from beginner to competitive golfer will be accommodated. Juniors will be taught the skills necessary to become better individuals and golfers.

Mission: To glorify the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ while challenging the intellect, touching the heart, increasing faith, developing playing skills and accelerating confidence levels among Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio's junior golfers. 

Key Camp Bible Verse: John 1:3 (ESV) - "That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ."

What: Juniors will be taught what is needed to become better individuals and golfers. The Bible will be taught and/or utilized during instruction along with the life of Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Prayer to the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ will be conducted at the beginning and end of each session and before lunch. Also, the current U.S.G.A. Rules of Golf will be applied to various "on-course" practical situations. Parents are welcome to come watch their kids have fun while learning to improve their games.

Activities: The 2014 Youth Fellowship Junior Golf Camp will involve improving the mind, body and spirit of each golfer. In whatever level your junior is currently at, basic fundamentals ranging from the grip, posture and stance to more advanced techniques like course management and tournament preparation will be taught. Campers will experience devotionals at the outset and finale of each session that pertain to the Bible and prayer to the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ. Putting and chipping stations will be conducted each day along with pitching, sand shots, and range/full-swing stations before on-course play. Video analysis will be utilized when necessary and golf-specific stretching before and after play will be implemented. Golf-specific workout gym drills may be introduced depending on the age of your junior (13+).

Food: Lunch, snacks and water will be provided; packed drinks, snacks & lunch may be brought as well if there are special needs.

*** In case of inclement weather, planned activities like Bible readings, golf course management preparation, tournament preparation using yardage books, golf/Bible specific media, daily devotionals, and more will take place inside the clubhouse during camp hours.

Camp Costs: 

--- Half Day 7:30 a.m. - 12 (Noon) or 11:30 - 4 p.m. [Lunch 11:30 a.m. - Noon]

5-Day Camp $135 | 4-Day Camp $115 | 3-Day Camp $95 | 2-Day Camp $75 | 1-Day Camp $55 

--- Full Day 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. [Lunch 11:30 a.m. - Noon]

5-Day Camp $175 | 4-Day Camp $155 | 3-Day Camp $135 | 2-Day Camp $115 | 1-Day Camp $95

Registration: The Early Bird Deadline is Monday, June 16 at 5 p.m. The camp is limited to the first 50 juniors who sign up. A 10% administration fee will be added to all campers signing up after the early bird registration deadline and 15% will be added to those who show up/sign up on Monday, June 30 without pre-registering. Flyer and fee must be received before 5 p.m. on Monday, June 16 to avoid any late penalty.

Contact: For more information on how to sign up, please contact B.J. Pitzen at proforu@hotmail.com or (863)354-0257 [B].

Coaches’ Background/Biography:

Brian James (B.J.) Pitzen, a tour/teaching professional and tour caddie, began the game in 1988 and played junior golf in the Toledo Junior Golf Association (TJGA) and first started competing in tournaments at the age of 11. Pitzen played high school golf for St. John's Jesuit and Coach Larry Duvall, was a member of the 1994 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State Championship team, and participated in the OHSAA State Championship tournament three times while helping the Titans to a Division I runner-up finish in 1996 where teammate Jamie Spencer won the overall individual title. Pitzen was named City League Player of the Year in '97 after winning the City League tournament in a playoff over teammate and rival Kevin Kornowa. Pitzen was given the Paul Hahn Sportsmanship award by the TJGA after the completion of the '98 season and later had the priviledge to be the guest speaker and clinic giver at the '06 TJGA awards banquet at Toledo C.C. Pitzen also won two Toledo Amateur Championship titles in '00 and '02.

Pitzen went on to become a three-time NCAA All-American in college. After transferring from Otterbein (Westerville, OH) in 2000 where he helped lead the Cardinals to back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the Division III National Championship, Pitzen played at Florida Southern College (Lakeland) and helped the Moccasins to a second and third place finish in the NCAA Division II National Championships in '01 and '02.

Pitzen turned pro during the winter of '02 and has competed at the PGA Tour's Q-School Tournament during the fall seven times and has caddied in the event every season since 2009. Pitzen, who currently resides in Lakeland with his wife and three kids, competed and Monday qualified into three events on the PGA Tour's Nationwide Tour (former Web.com Tour) in 2008 and is presently continuing the pursuit of his tour card while providing for his family.

Pitzen's best high-level mini-tour finish was a tie for fourth-place earning him $8,054 in the 2009 Amelia Island Plantation Tournament on the NGA Tour; the 33-year old's low tournament round is a 63 at the 2005 Buffalo Run Classic NGA Tour event at Peoria Ridge Golf Club in Miami, OK. Pitzen has recorded two holes-in-one in professional competition and has also competed in numerous professional events in at least 28 states and four different countries, which included events such as PGA Tour qualifiers and Web.com Tour qualifiers and tours like the Canadian Tour, the eGolf (former Tarheel) Tour, Florida Professional Golf Tour (former North Florida PGA Tour), Moonlightgolf.com (OGA) Tour and Maverick Tour.

Pitzen's various teaching experiences working with youth golfers began as a touring pro helping with junior clinics while competing on the NGA Tour from '04-'09. While on the NGA Tour in '05, Pitzen helped teach at an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp conducted in Myrtle Beach, which was hosted by Coastal Carolina University, alongside fellow tour pros such as Josh Teater. Also, Pitzen worked at the First Tee as a coach from 2009-2011, has helped coach the Florida Southern College summer golf camp and other local junior camps and clinics in the Lakeland area. Pitzen has personally run annual summer golf camps and seasonal junior and adult clinics in the Lakeland area since 2012. Pitzen is currently the owner/operator of B.J.'s Golf & Turf, Inc. (a Florida licensed corporation since January '14) specializing in sod installation and has also been officially giving individual/group lessons and caddying on tour since 2009.

 

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Information Sheet: Parents, please fill out & mail, e-mail, and/or bring to camp

Camper’s Name ________________________ Age_______Height_______Clubs (Yes/No)

Beginner_____Experienced_______Handicap (If known)___________   Junior Tour Player _________Which Tour______________

Parent/Guardian Name___________________Phone(____)__________E-mail_____________

I would like to sign my child up for (Check All that Apply): 

Full Week/Full Day (June 30-July 4) _________________________________________ 

Full Week/Morning Session Only (June 30-July 4 )_______________________________________________ 

Full Week/Afternoon Session Only (June 30-July 4) __________________________________________ 

Other (Please Specify Dates & Times)________________________________________

I, _____________________________________, (parent's/guardian's signature) have enclosed the amount of $_______ to reserve a spot in the First Annual Youth Fellowship Junior Golf Camp to be held at Bedford Hills Golf Club. I do not hold B.J.'s Golf & Turf, Inc. or Bedford Hills Golf Club liable or responsible for any accidental injury that may occur to my child while present on the Bedford Hills Golf Club property. Please call (863)354-0257 or e-mail Pitzen at proforu@hotmail.com now to arrange cash payment at the beginning of the camp week. If you intend to pay cash, you may e-mail this information sheet to Pitzen at proforu@hotmail.com and pay cash the first day of camp week. A fax number will be given upon request and a receipt can and will be given at the camp upon request. All refunds before the start of camp week will be granted but will be subject to a 10% administration fee. No refunds will be given after Monday, June 30 at 7:30 a.m. 

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If you've signed your junior up for the camp, thank you for allowing your child to come to the First Annual Youth Fellowship Junior Golf Camp!
 
We are looking forward to helping your child grow in the game of golf and as a person! Here are a few logistical things to expect for the camp.

Campers Will Need: 1. A Water Bottle to refill throughout the day. 2. Extra Snacks/Drinks that they may need. 3. A packed lunch for each day (which can be placed in a provided cooler if needed) if junior cannot or does not want to eat the normal hot-dog/hamburger and chips provided by the golf course. 4. Sunblock – please apply at least 15 minutes before arriving to the course each day. 5. Hat – for blocking the sun. 6. Sunglasses – for eye protection. 7. Golf Towel. 8. Golf Bag with clubs. 9. Small Notebook & Pen - for writing down tips and information learned. 10. Umbrella to be placed inside golf bag in case of rain. 11. Any Medication or Special Medical Needs should be discussed with Pitzen prior to each day's activities.

Thank you again and I really look forward to working with your camper.

B.J. Pitzen

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