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Kyle Nielsen

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

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University Ridge Golf Course

About Kyle

I'm a PGA Professional that has been teaching and working at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI since 2008. University Ridge is home to the Wisconsin Badgers Men's and Women's golf teams. We also host the PGA Champions Tour American Family Insurance Championship.

I'm a graduate of the Golf Academy of Arizona in 2005 with a degree in Golf teaching and Golf management. I have also been employed with US Golf Camps in Pittsburgh, PA as a junior golf instructor/counselor. I'm experienced in teaching all ages and skill levels. I have also been the captain of Team University Ridge in the PGA Junior League since 2016.



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“I got a lot of value from the instruction from Kyle. We worked on fundamental improvements to the swing and on specific types of shots, which has translated into lower scores and more enjoyment on the course.”

-Dan Murray
Kyle's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Kyle.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
Kyle's Facilities

University Ridge Golf Course

Verona WI


The University Ridge Golf Course is a public golf course and the official home course to the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s golf teams. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the course, which opened in 1991. We are also the host course to the PGA Champions Tour American Family Insurance Championship as well as other collegiate events and high school state tournaments. With five sets of tees ranging from 5,005 to 7,289 yards, University Ridge offers something for players of every ability level. The wide-open front nine rolls through a preserved prairie and marshland, while the first six holes of the back nine are cut out of a dense Wisconsin woodland. The course opens up again at the 554-yard signature 16th hole, which features 3 fairways and 12 bunkers. The 18th is the perfect finishing hole as a climb of 182 feet between woodland and prairie is required to complete the 443-yard par 4.

*Coaching available to public


9002 County Road Pd, Verona, WI 53593-9564

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Practice Facility details

The Practice Facility at University Ridge stretches to 33 acres which includes a short game area. The bent grass tees and greens are good enough for all skill levels.

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