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Chippewa Valley
Golf Association

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee



Greg Dick

 

Greg Dick was born on December 29th, 1957 in Jefferson City, Missouri; he and his family moved to Eau Claire in 1965.  Regarded as the Chippewa Valley’s best and most accomplished player, Greg began his golf career on Lowes Creek Golf Course, located on the south side of Eau Claire.  Self-taught as a youngster, Greg played at Hillcrest Country Club during his high school years. He then moved up to the big time at Eau Claire Country Club for several summers during his college years. During those summers he also worked for Bill Rolland at Princeton Valley Golf Club.  Greg attended Eau Claire Memorial High School and lettered in both golf and basketball. It was in 1974 that Greg led the Old Abes to the WIAA State High School Golf Championship, winning Medalist Honors by firing a course record 67 on the second day at Stevens Point Country Club. The Abes won by 18 shots!
 

Greg also had a tremendous basketball career at Memorial under legendary coach Dick Bennett, qualifying for the state tournament in 1975.  After high school, Greg accepted a golf scholarship to the University of Houston, where he roomed with future PGA stars Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle.  After one year, Greg transferred to Northern Illinois University, where he played in the NCAA National Tournament and received Honorable Mention-All American honors twice.  Greg always came back and played CVGA tournaments winning at Hallie, Hillcrest, and the Tournament of Champions among his many other CVGA victories. Greg's favorite CVGA moment came when he was 13 years old and earned his first CVGA points at the Durand open finishing 7th.


Greg spent several years playing professionally on mini tours in Florida and South America. He has played in 3 PGA tour events and came close to getting his PGA Tour card in 1982 missing by just 2 shots. Greg Joined the PGA in 1986.  


Greg won the Wisconsin High School Championship in 1974, The Wisconsin Amateur in 1980 and the Wisconsin open in 1984. He was inducted to the WSGA Hall of Fame in 2014, the Old Abe Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Northern Illinois Hall of Fame in 1995.  Greg spent 20 years managing Tanglewood Resort and Country Club in Sherman, Texas, and recently moved back to Wisconsin to be the General Manager at the University Club of Milwaukee.  Greg married Lisa in 1985 and they have 4 boys all of whom live in Texas.





















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