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Derek Hooper

Director of Instruction

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About Derek

I believe there is a proven best way to learn golf and that is not through multiple lessons consisting of faults and fixes. This is not the way the best players in the world reached the highest level. There must be a clear plan and it is this plan that I Coach to all my players. Every student’s journey begins with a 9 hole playing assessment that allows an evaluation of every golf skill. At the conclusion of the round we will discuss your goals, current skill level, the strengths of your game, opportunities for improvement and the time you have to commit to your goals. I will then email you a multiple page, Personal Performance Plan that will work through together to ensure you reach your playing goals. We will invest time on the golf course as well as the practice range, focusing on how to play golf, not only the golf swing. We will measure your skill development and track your progress towards your goals. You will learn your personal swing tendencies and how to train in a way that will increase your rate of improvement. You will learn how to practice effectively, in ways that will allow you to take your range game to the course and learn the critical mental skills required to shoot lower scores. I work with players that are committed to their improvement, that are tired of playing poorly and that are wanting to work towards competitive excellence. If this is you then click the link below to sign up for a 9 hole playing assessment and written Performance Plan. Junior Program: The Operation 36 Junior Golf Program provides players with the opportunity to work through a clear pathway to playing golf at whatever level they would like to attain. There are six levels with 12 subjects at each level through which students will progress at their own pace. Each student receives a metal bag tag and stickers each time they achieve an objective, with their progress also tracked in the OP36 app where points are awarded for a variety of completed tasks. Since launching this program in the Fall of 2017, the feedback has been extremely positive from juniors and parents alike. The juniors love receiving stickers for their efforts and the parents love the clear structure and ease of tracking progress. OP 36 Classes – The Operation 36 Junior Golf Program Academy Classes are designed to provide golfers a group coaching environment for you to learn the game, set goals, and develop your skills. Coaches will work through the Operation 36 Curriculum and allow you a chance to test and progress in your rank. OP36 Matches – Operation 36 Matches challenge golfers to shoot the target score of 36 for 9 holes. The format tests scoring skills first by starting 25 yards from the hole and allows golfers to progress back as their skills develop. OP36 Supervised Practice – Supervised Practice is a structured training session under the watchful eye of a trained coach. They will help you structure your practice and provide feedback to ensure your training session is as efficient as possible. The program is offered in 3 semesters per year – January to March, April to June and September to November.


Derek in Action

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Derek's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Connect with golfers of similar age
Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game
Break 100
Break 80
Improve your Short Game
Make the high school golf team
Get swing diagnostic testing
Earn a college golf scholarship
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Add 10 yards
Break 90
Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type
Youth
Teen
Adult
Senior
Male
Female
Playing with disabilities
Session Type
Individual
Group
Skills & Tools

Improve with Derek.

SkillsTools
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Course Strategy
Speed
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Derek's Facilities

Royal Oaks Country Club

Houston TX

Facility

*Coaching available to public

Location

2910 Royal Oaks Club Dr, Houston, TX 77082-6855

Facility Offerings
All natural grass, double ended driving range

All natural grass, double ended driving range

Begin Your Journey

Work with Derek

Email
dhooper@royaloakscc.com
Phone
(281)899-3200
Contact Derek
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