Coach Portrait

Kyle Nielsen

PGA Assistant Golf Professional
PGA Crest

University Ridge Golf Course, Verona, WI

About Kyle

I'm a PGA Golf Professional since 2014 and have been teaching and working at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI since 2008. I'm also a graduate of the Golf Academy of Arizona in 2005 with a degree in Golf teaching and Golf management. I was also employed with the Award-winning US Golf Camps in Saltsburg, PA as a junior golf instructor/counselor. I'm experienced in teaching private and group lessons for men and women from all ages and skill levels. Team Captain of our PGA Junior League program since 2016.

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 hosted by Steve Stricker.

“My goal is to help you to understand the most important parts of your game to improve. How to practice what you have learned so you can achieve your goals. I’m prepared to sell you results and not sell you time”

I look forward to working with you soon and to help you achieve all of your goals. On Wisconsin!



Begin your journey
Kyle in Action

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Kyle in Action

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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 was great and personalized the feedback to work within each person's skills. We recommend contacting Kyle if you want to work on your game, especially for higher handicappers to get into the season in May.

Carl Tatsuguchi


One of my goals was to improve my short game. I accomplished that. On a consistent basis, I was close to the flag with my chips and had two putts or less. My average dropped by 3 strokes.

Anne Walker


I enjoyed the spring tune up. The small class size was good and the cost was reasonable. You gave me a few things to work on, which is ultimately the goal of any short instruction session. I'd be open to doing another group class.

Pat Scheckel


I signed up for many lessons with Kyle and he was quick to notice what my faults were that created my inconsistency. He explained my faults in a manner that was both educational as well as letting me "get to the answer" which was helpful.

Lee Gibbs

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

Connect with golfers of similar age

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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Playing with disabilities




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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

Facility Offerings
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.