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Wildcat Golf Summer Camp Information
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 03, 2005
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Join Arizona head coaches Rick LaRose and Greg Allen in June for the Wildcat Golf Camp. Session I Day Camp will be held June 7-10 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) and the Session II Overnight Camp will be held June 12-16. The camp will focus on the development of each golfer as well as concentrating on the technical and fun aspects of the sport.  The golf facility at Arizona National “Home of the Wildcats” is one of the  finest in the country for collegiate athletics. 



All Junior High and High School boys and girls, including recently graduated high school seniors who have not yet started a 2-year or 4-year school.  Those enrolled in college or those with NCAA eligibility remaining are not allowed to attend.


Camp Size

Campers will be tested and grouped

according to ability for the duration of camp.  Each camp session will be limited to the first 30 campers. 


The Wildcat Golf Camp Staff

The Wildcat Golf camp staff is directed by Rick LaRose and Greg Allen.  They will be assisted by John Knauer, Shelly Haywood  and current UA players.  All coaches and counselors are experienced at working with young players and will provide attendees with outstanding instruction in a serious but fun learning enviroment.


Camp Fees

Session I: $595 for the week

Session II: $950 for the week 

Camp cost includes all instruction , green fees, range balls, lunch and for session II room and additional meals.



A $100 (session I) or $250 (session II) non-refundable deposit (which is applied to the camp fee) must accompany each application.  Upon receipt of your registration, medical release form and deposit, we will send you a letter of confirmation.  It will note your registration for each session.  Additional information relative to your attendance will be enclosed.  Please keep this and bring it with you to the check-in table.  There will be a waiting list created for each session upon full enrollment.  All fees, registration, and medical information must be completed at the time of check-in.


Meals and Housing

For Session II, campers will stay at the Radisson Suites

Tucson located near Arizona National Golf Club.  Boys and girls are housed separately and assigned two-to-a-room according to age or individual roommate requests.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for all campers.  All meals will be served either at the hotel or golf course.  The Radisson Suites Tucson features a swimming pool and fitness center.


Airport Transportation

For those flying, transportation will be provided to and from Tucson International Airport.  Campers will be met by a counselor at the baggage claim area upon arrival.



Session I registration will be at 7:30 a.m at Arizona

National of the first day.  Session II registration will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Radisson Suites Tucson lobby on Sunday.  The remaining balance will be due at the time of registration



Campers will be supervised at all times.  Counselors will be staying at the hotel with campers.


First Aid

An Arizona athletic trainer will be on duty to treat all minor injuries and sickness.  For serious problems, campers will be taken to the nearest Urgent Care Center.


What to Bring

Proper golf attire, golf clubs, golf balls, golf hat, sun screen, swim suit and spending money ($20-$25)


Camp Contact

Shelly Haywood

office: 520-621-9236    

cellular: 520-235-2376



To Register
Download a PDF of the Registration and Medical Release forms and mail back to the golf office with deposit.


Rick LaRose

Director of Golf

Men’s Head Coach


Finishing his 27th season at the helm of the Wildcats, Rick LaRose, director of golf and head coach of Arizona men’s golf teams, has established the Wildcat golf program as one of the nation’s best. The only coach in collegiate history to win both a men’s and women’s NCAA golf title, he has consistently produced winning programs and individual golfers who have been among the country’s elite.


LaRose’s teams have won two NCAA titles (1992 men’s/1996 women’s) , seven NCAA regional championships, four Pac-10 crowns and three Rolex Match Play titles.  He has also produced seven national player of the years, eleven Pac-10 Players of the Year, 65 All-Americans and 92 All-Pac-10 Conference performers.   His players have left their mark on the professional tours, with such players as Jim Furyk, Robert Gamez, Mike Springer, Larry Silveira, Manny Zerman, David Berganio, Ted Purdy and most recently Rory Sabbatini carrying on the UA golf tradition in the pro ranks.


Greg Allen

Women’s Head Coach


Since taking over the Arizona women’s golf program in July 2000, Greg Allen has kept the proud program at the top of the women’s collegiate golf scene. In four seasons, the team has won nine team tournament titles, an astonishing 18individual titles and claimed 69 additional individual top-10 finishes.


A hallmark of Allen’s coaching style, the Wildcats have played the team’s best golf in the post-season winning three times in the all-important championship events. Arizona has claimed the Pac-10 Conference championship in two of Allen’s years as head coach and cruised to a 20-stroke victory at the 2001 NCAA West Regional. In addition to the team success that Arizona has enjoyed under Allen, individual championships have not been in short supply.  Four different Arizona golfers have won individual championships in the Allen era. With Allen’s guidance and leadership, Lorena Ochoa put together the single most successful season in college golf history as she won seven consecutive tournaments and eight overall.


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