Instructors For Juniors

University Ridge offers a wide variety of public junior classes throughout the golfing season. The programs are always fun with small groups for better personal attention, strong emphasis on golfing etiquette, and improving overall golfing ability. Private lessons are also available from any of our PGA instructors.

If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson for your child please contact one of the instructors below. All prices are for Juniors 17 and under.

Ryan Wieme PGA Certified

Ryan Wieme

(608) 497-4456

Ryan is a PGA professional that has taught at University Ridge for the past fourteen years. He was the 2008 Assistant Professional of the Year in the Wisconsin Section. Ryan’s client list ranges from beginners to top amateur players and is experienced with all levels of golfing ability. To inquire about lessons with Ryan email him at or call (608) 497-4456.

Erik Stenseth PGA Certified (Apprentice)

Erik Stenseth

(608) 497-4454

Erik is a PGA Member and been a teaching professional at University Ridge since 2008. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Business Administration. Erik won the 2015 and 2010 Wisconsin Assistant Match Play Championship. He teaches juniors, women and men, with emphasis on juniors and beginner golf instruction. To inquire about lessons with Erik email him at or call (608) 497-4454.

Bryan Arthur PGA Certified (Apprentice)

Bryan Arthur

(608) 497-4455

Bryan is a PGA Member and been a teaching professional at University Ridge since 2008. He graduated with a golf course management degree from The Professional Golfers Career College in Temecula California. He is experienced in teaching all ages and ability levels with a teaching philosophy focusing on swing fundamentals and the quickest route to improving your game. He is also experienced with in-depth video instruction which can be useful for all ability levels. To inquire about lessons with Bryan email him at or call (608) 497-4455.

Kyle Nielsen PGA Certified (Apprentice)

Kyle Nielsen

(608) 497-4451

Kyle is a PGA Professional and has been teaching at University Ridge since 2008. Kyle is a graduate of the Golf Academy of Arizona in 2005 with a degree in Golf teaching and Golf management. He was also employed with US Golf Camps in Pittsburgh as a junior golf instructor/counselor Kyle is experienced in teaching all ages and skill levels. He is also the captain of Team University Ridge in the PGA Junior League. To inquire about lessons with Kyle email him at or call (608) 497-4451.


Lil' Badger Cubs (4 & 5 year olds)

(5) Get your young one excited about golf through enrolling them in these classes where we will base each session on how to have as much fun as possible while learning the basics of golf. Snag golf clubs will be used throughout this class to create a safe and exciting environment. Visit to learn more about what we will be offering.

Badger Cubs (6 – 8 year olds)

(5) This class is for young children with little to no experience with the game. Taught by PGA Head Golf Professional Ryan Wieme.

Lil’ Badgers (8 – 12 year olds)

(5) A great age to learn the game! This class provides plenty of variety and gives kids the tools they will need to play the game. Taught by all three PGA Assistant Golf Professionals.

Future Badgers (13 – 17 Year Olds)

This 8 week session is designed specifically for junior golfers looking to play competitively. The one hour long lesson will consist of short game and full swing instruction, competitive games, video, and some on course instruction. Juniors will also be able to practice afterward for up to 45 minutes for no extra cost or play nine holes for an additional $24 after the lesson (upon availability).