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Derek Ripperger

Assistant Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Carlsbad, CA
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

About Derek

Derek Ripperger, from Wichita Falls, TX, is a seasoned golf professional with nearly a decade of experience. A graduate of Golf Academy of America in 2016, with an associate degree in Golf Operations and Management. Currently pursuing Class A membership, Derek is a Level 2 Associate in the PGA program, demonstrating his dedication to his continued education, golf instruction, and facility management.

Married with four children, Derek balances his professional pursuits with his busy family life. Specializing in teaching juniors, beginners, and enthusiasts of all levels, his expertise covers putting, short game, and full swing techniques as well as course management.

Derek utilizes modern technology, such as a Full Swing launch monitor and Blast Motion sensor, along with video to analyze and refine players' skills effectively. Known for his passion for teaching and dedication to student success, he fosters an environment of fun, growth, and achievement on the golf course.

Committed to ongoing professional development and the advancement of golf education, Derek continues to inspire and empower his students to reach their full potential in the game of golf with a fun and simple approach.






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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

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Derek's Facilities

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Carlsbad CA

*Coaching available to public

2100 Costa del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-6823