Welcome to Derek Hooper Golf

As the Director of Instruction at Troon Golf Academy Lake of Isles Connecticut, Derek delivers personalized coaching programs and individual golf lessons designed specifically to help players reach their full potential. 

Derek is recognized as one of the best golf coaches in New England.

Derek is an AAA member of the Australian PGA and has been teaching full time for almost 20 years, giving over 10,000 lessons to players of all skill levels in four different countries_

Coaching programs utilizing our 4 step process to success

All of our coaching programs utilize our 4 step Improvement Process

  1. Assessment of your current skills
  2. Build a Personal Performance Plan to attain your goals
  3. Implement the plan
  4. Track progress  
3D Golf BioDynamics Swing Analysis and Biofeedback

The 3D Golf BioDynamics system makes it possible to measure and evaluate your body motion during the swing at a deeper level than video allows. Biofeedback training then allows you to “feel” the change making improvement quicker and easier.  

Custom Golf Schools designed to meet your individual goals

Custom Golf Schools are available at any time for single players or groups of two. They are completely customizable and may include any mix of full swing and short game instruction, video swing analysis, 3D work and on course instruction.  

The best coaching and practice facility in New England

Troon Golf Academy Lake of Isles is located adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino. The Academy offers a private, natural grass lesson tee and dedicated short game area. The Academy building with heated teaching studios that open out onto the range allow for students to work on their game year round.  

  • 18 September 2012

    Secret to Longer Drives

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  • 14 September 2012

    Solid Contact Everytime - Episode II

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  • 14 September 2012

    Solid Contact Everytime - Episode I

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  • 13 September 2012

    Swing Plane Drill

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  • How to Hit Longer Golf Shots

    Launch the Driver
    Every golfer I have ever meet wants to hit longer golf shots. There is no doubt that hitting the ball farther allows you to hit shorter approach shots and thus increases your opportunity to get the ball close to the hole. In this video I explain a few critical keys that you need to follow in order to maximize how 
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  • How to Practice Bunker Shots

    Bunker practice
    Practicing bunker shots over and over again in practice will only get you so good at this shot. If you truly want to master this shot then there is a best way to practice and it is not hitting from the same lie to the same flag over and over again. You have worked hard to improve your bunker fundamentals 
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