About Fred Fields

FredFieldsFred Fields was raised in Morgantown, WV. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and West Virginia University.

After graduation, Fred moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he married and where his children were born. Later he and his family moved to Columbia, SC where he was in the real estate management and construction businesses for 40 years. His business managed over 2,000 apartments in the Greater Columbia, SC area and built over 200 homes.

Fred was a six handicap golfer, in spite of being a very short hitter. He learned how to overcome his lack of distance and to score well using the assets he did have, and he learned that, on rare occasions, it is to a golfer’s advantage to be a short hitter.

His book, How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time, was published in December 2010, and has sold over 10,000 copies.

Fred is currently working on a new episodic biography about his cousin Charley, working title, The Adventures of Cousin Charley, and How He built His Ice Empire. It is about Fred’s Cousin Charley, a very astute businessman who took a five hundred dollar investment and built it into a one hundred and fifty million dollar a year ice business that was publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange. Charley is also worth reading because of the unusual and humorous adventures that have been common throughout his life. After 6 years in the National Guard, he found out that he had been 4F all along. And he was once paid a quarter of a million dollars for a parcel of land he didn’t even know he owned.

Listen to Fred’s interview on Sports Talk Radio: CLICK HERE!