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Rich Mueller's Summer Lions Golf Camps Registration Now Open

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 05/15/2012
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NEW YORK – With summer golf season right around the corner, Columbia head men’s golf coach Rich Mueller has announced that he will host summer two golf camps for different age groups and levels.

“As a PGA Professional and college coach, growing and promoting the game of golf is very important to me,” said Mueller, who in 2012-13 will begin his eighth year leading the Lions’s golf program and 13th as a head coach. “First, I am honored to be introducing our Cubs Campers, ages 6-12, to the game of golf. Exposing younger kids to a game they can play their whole lives is very exciting. For our new Lions Camp for boys of ages 13-18 at Galloway National Golf Club, the focus will be more on reinforcing solid fundamentals and teaching more advanced techniques to young men (ages 13-18) who are considering playing golf in college. I expect both programs to give participants a rewarding learning experience.”

For children of ages 6-12, Mueller is hosting Lions Golf Camps that coincide with this summer’s Cubs Camp and the cost is $60 per session in addition to the Cubs Camp tuition. Golf Lessons will take place Monday-Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Dodge Physical Fitness Center during the following Cubs Camp sessions:

Session 1 – June 11-13
Session 2 – June 25-28
Session 5 – July 9-11
Session 8 – July 30-August 1
Session 9 – August 6-8

For male golfers of ages 13-18, Mueller is hosting his Lions Golf Camp from July 25-26 at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. The focus of this camp is unique as it will emphasize practice techniques and handling the pressures of competition in college golf.

The planned activities for the golf camp for 13-18-year-olds is as follows:

Wednesday, July 25th (Galloway National Golf Club)
8:00-8:30am – Arrive at Galloway National, registration, and meet & greet
8:30am – Parent/Player Orientation, overview of camp (Dining Room)
8:45am – Instruction: range & short game, practice under pressure techniques
11:15am – Lunch, Rules test- 30 most broken rules in college golf, Nutrition
12:00pm – 9 Holes
3:30pm – Group putting drill- practicing as a team… (Putting Green)
4:00pm – Roundtable discussion on recruitment process: topics include recruiting correspondence, NCAA rules, dates, deadlines, standardized test schedules, unofficial visits, official visits, scholarships, and “Finding the right program” (Parents encouraged to attend)
5:30pm – Wrap up, pre-tournament warm-up take home assignment

Thursday, July 26th (Galloway National Golf Club)
8:00am – Arrive at Galloway National
8:15am - Pre-tournament warm-up discussion
8:45am – Instruction: range & short game, practice under pressure techniques
11:15am – Box Lunch, Golf Psychology, Advanced techniques for success discussion
12:00pm – 9 Holes (Golf Course)
3:30pm – Wrap up & Awards

For more information on both of these camps, please go to the Columbia Golf Camps page at DodgeFitnessCenter.com, here.

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