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Derek Hooper

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

Houston, TX
Royal Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX

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 email me today to sign up for a 9 hole playing assessment and written Performance Plan.




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Derek in Action

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Derek in Action

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Derek's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

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

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Derek's Facilities

Royal Oaks Country Club

Houston TX


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

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