Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional, PGA
Derek brings a player’s mindset to the lesson tee. His background stems from years of playing competitive golf from college, mini tour, PGA Tour and current professional events locally and nationally. He was raised in Auburn California, and attend the University of La Verne in Southern California where he graduated in 2013. His teaching is based around a simple concept of letting the flight of the golf ball explain the problem, and use simple explanations to correct any errors or issues. Derek still plays competitively holds a relatively full schedule. His experiences in competition are conveyed throughout each lesson with his ability to relate to all situations.
His accomplishments included:
- 2 x All American
- 3 x PING All Region Player
- 2012 NCAA Div. 3 SCIAC Player of the Year
- 2012 All Nicklaus Team Member (same as Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas)
- Multiple Professional Wins
- 2021 Barracuda Championship Participant (PGA Tour)
- 2021 NCPGA Match Play Champion
.... and many moreDerek Zachman's YouTube Channel
Tenured Golf Professional and Tournament Director
Ian started playing the game at age 13 and has played at multiple competitive levels ever since. He has been in the golf industry for 14 years while teaching the game to all age and skill levels. Ian has worked with and gained knowledge from some of the most well respected professionals in the country and he strives to impart his experience to his students in a way that’s easy to understand. His goal is to make the game more enjoyable to his students by simplifying the game and letting their natural abilities shine through. With creating a fun and energetic approach to lessons, it his goal to help his students reach their full potential and find a passion for the game that can be played for life.