Golf Canada - Head Coach - Men's National Amateur Team and Young Professional Programs
Elmhurst Golf and CC (Winnipeg, MB)
Specialization / Philosophy
Derek has demonstrated to be a world-calibre coach and gifted teacher with the ability to both educate and motivate high performance athletes. Derek has playing experience from his time competing on the PGA Tour Canada and comprehensive knowledge of high performance golf. Derek has been a proven expert at moving players from top level amateurs to major professional tours in the world including the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour.
A devoted family man, Derek is married and has teenage sons that are passionate athletes.
- PGA of Canada Class “A” member
- PGA of Canada’s Teacher of the Year (2003 & 2007)
- Manitoba PGA Teacher of the Year (7-time winner)
- Coach of Canada’s Olympic Golf Team (2016 - Rio de Janeiro)
- Former PGA Tour Canada player
- Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame
- Has helped support Tour Players like Mackenzie Hughes, and continues to support elite players like Corey Conners, Stuart MacDonald, Chris Crisologo, Taylor Pendrith and many others.