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Derrick Franks

Assistant Golf Professional/Instructor


PGA Crest

Monterey, CA

About Derrick

Derrick brings a unique and effective approach to golf instruction, combining expert guidance with innovative teaching methods to help you achieve your full potential on the course - taking the extra mile by providing post-lesson videos that capture and summarize crucial swing content. These videos serve as a valuable resource, allowing you to revisit and reinforce the key aspects of your lesson at your own pace. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics, making it easier to implement positive changes in your game. This archive ensures that every lesson builds upon the last, fostering continuous improvement. Don't miss out on the opportunity to refine your golf skills with Derrick's cutting-edge instruction!   To schedule a lesson, feel free to reach out to Derrick Franks at (831)225-2490




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Greetings Mr. Hippie I am a long time member that would like to inform you on the talent of our assistant pro in teaching the golf swing. Derrick has helped me immensely. I’ve tried many teachers but Derrick outshines them all.

Tommy Goldsmith - Pasadera member


My wife Anna and I took a 30 minute lesson from Derrick last week. It was really good, my wife really enjoyed it, and now she has the bug to play. He really has a gift in communicating his teaching skills to the learner. I am a fan!

Jack Aiello - Pasadera Member


I have been a member at The Club at Pasadera for the last eight years. Adding Derrick to our Pro roster has been a breath of fresh air! His dedication, ingenuity and enthusiasm are fantastic! He has been a great motivator to me and my game.

Byron Mendenhall M.D.- Pasadera Member

Derrick 's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Improving Your Game

Add 10 yards

Break 100

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

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Playing with disabilities



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