We had the good fortune of connecting with Derek Deminsky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Derek, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor for me is my PASSION and love for the sport of golf. I absolutely love this game and playing this game. So teaching others and helping them with this sport comes from my passion for it. There are a lot of people who teach golf as a job, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for me, my overflowing passion for this game is what keeps me going and enjoying every day!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
So I’ve got a couple factors with my business. My main job is in person lessons, where I teach golf at the 49er Country Club in Tucson, AZ. But I also have an online membership site, and do online lessons with thousands of members across the globe! So it’s so cool to interact on the local and global level!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Tucson is beautiful. My main work is outside and it’s SO NICE so much of the time. So going for hikes or drives in the mountains, and or playing some awesome golf in Tucson would make for a great day.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family (my Dad for playing golf) and my “golf dad” Steve Fessler. I’m thankful that my Dad took up this sport and brought me with him to play at an early age. Then, after getting one lesson from Steve Fessler, he’s become an unbelievable mentor and most importantly friend in my life.