Coach Portrait

Fred Hancock

Head Golf Professional
PGA Crest

Wild Ridge Golf Course, Eau Claire, WI

About Fred

Fred Hancock has been member of the PGA since 1990 and a lifelong student of the game. Fred is an award winning teacher having had success with players of all skill levels, and really enjoys working with juniors and beginners. Fred's teaching philosophy has been heavily influenced by some of the greatest golf instructors world-wide. "My instruction emphasis is that the golf motion is a swinging motion and any effort to hit the ball breaks down the proper mechanics and physics of an efficient golf swing." Two of my favorite quotes about the swinging motion are: “The golf swing is a continuous motion at the same speed” and “With the golf swing you should strive for effortless power not powerful effort”.

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"Fred's lessons have been a game changer for me!"

Joe S.


"Fred is phenomenal. I came to him knowing nothing about golf. He has been patient and oh so instructive. He is truly a professional and I very much enjoy my lessons".

~ Gail K.


"Fred is a fantastic instructor, he is extremely patient and has an obvious passion to help others enjoy the game of golf".

~Bill Z.


"Fred has really helped me work towards improving my game! I highly recommend taking lessons with Fred to anyone".

~John M.

Fred's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Improve your Short Game

Break 80

Break 100

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Students & Lessons

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Fred's Facilities

Wild Ridge Golf Course

Eau Claire WI


Wild Ridge is a links style course that provides the only true Championship golf experience in the Chippewa Valley. With five sets of tees you have options from playing a championship distance of over 7000 yards to enjoying a round with family and friends from as short as 5200 yards. Golfers and non-golfers alike can enjoy the spectacular views, dramatic elevations changes, immaculate course conditions, local wildlife including deer, turkeys and eagles, and as well as incredible sunsets from the clubhouse overlooking the back 9. Come out for some golf and take in all the nature that the Chippewa Valley has to offer.

*Coaching available to public

3905 Kane Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3822

Eau Claire WI

*Coaching available to public

3905 Kane Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3822

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