Private, semi-private and group instruction are available. For more information on the Practice Facilities at Forty Niner Country Club click here.

New to Golf?  Check out this great Golf Digest Article HERE


Derek Deminsky, PGA - Director of Instruction

  • Class A PGA Professional
  • From Rogers, MN
  • 2017 Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Former Head Professional at the Forty Niner Country Club
  • One of the top players in the PGA Southern Chapter
  • His passions in golf are teaching, playing and watching students improve
  • Every lesson with Derek includes swing videos/ pictures and notes, all emailed directly to the student! He can compare your swing to one of your favorite professionals and makes it easy for you to SEE your progress!

Check out his website at


Traditional In-Person Lessons

Lessons with Derek take place at the Forty Niner Country Club in Tucson, Arizona and run 45 minutes in length. They include a brief post-lesson email follow up with applicable videos, pictures, and notes to help the student best retain the information learned. Lesson follow ups will typically send a day or two after the lesson. Due to very high demand, no package discounts are currently offered.

Several types of lessons are available, from in-person standard golf lessons to online lessons.

If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please let Derek know as soon as you’re able. Late cancellations and “No Shows” are subject to cancellation fees and may result in no longer being able to schedule lessons.


In-Person Lesson Rates

All in-person lessons are 45 minutes in length and include an email follow up with necessary videos and pictures from the lesson. These videos include what was covered in the lesson and any applicable videos to help the student improve and retain the information learned.

Individual Lesson $100 per 45 minute lesson
Group of 2 $125 per 45 minute lesson ($62.50 per person)
Group of 3 $150 per 45 minute lesson ($50 per person)
For Larger Groups  Contact Derek


Longer lessons can also be booked. Many students fly in and travel from out of town, so you can book longer sessions in 45 minute increments. Ie – 90 mins, 135 mins and so on. Rates would be $100 per 45 minutes (ie. 90 mins = $200, 135 mins = $300, etc.) Make sure to let Derek know what amount of time you are looking for when making lesson reservations, otherwise it will be assumed to be a 45 minute session, which is most common.


Emergency/Squeeze In Lessons (Thursdays and Sundays)

EMERGENCY LESSONS – $250 per hour to squeeze you in ASAP on a day off – As Derek gets so backed up and booked, he will be adding some lessons and coming in to work on his days off. (Sunday’s and Thursday’s) These times need to be worked out with him. If you’d like to see him ASAP, contact him and let him know it’s an “EMERGENCY/SQUEEZE IN LESSON”. He will work to get you in as soon as possible, and or if you’re in town for a certain amount of time and he’s already booked. 


Playing Lessons

Email Derek for more information and setting this up.


Online Lessons

Get a lesson with Derek from wherever you live! These lessons are very effective and it is like Derek is right there teaching you.

CLICK HERE to set up an Online Lesson!


Day Rate And Travel

$2500 per day (8 hours) and travel expenses can be agreed upon. Contact for more details.






Jeff Kern- Head Golf Professional


Jeff Kern Profile:
Born and raised in Tucson. Graduate of Amphi high  school in 1975. Worked in construction with Father  and brother. Attended Azusa Pacific for two years.
Was in a construction accident, which severed two  fingers off right hand in 1978. Turned professional in  1979. Played several PGA tournaments but never  gained full privileges on the tour. Made it to PGA
tour school finals five times. Regained amateur status  in 1990. Tum professional again in 1999. Played two  more Tucson Opens but again failed to get tour card.  Had back surgery in 2003, and started a teaching career. Taught at del Lago golf course for 8 years.
Now a member of 49er CC professional staff.

Playing Highlights:

9 Time Tucson city amateur champion 
1977 Southwest Amateur champion
1977 Runner up USGA National Publinks
1977 Arizona Amateur champion
Over 30 AGA and Tucson city tournament wins 
AGA Player of the year in 1997,1998
Has played in a dozen PGA Tour events finishing 30th  in 1998 Tucson Open


  • Individual Adult Lesson 45 minutes/ $60
  • Juniors/$45
  • Couples Lesson/$75

Phone- (520)749-4925 ext 205
Cell- (520)360-1403


For more information on all our Lessons and Instructions, contact the golf shop at 520.749.4925 x1.


JoAnne Lusk - Teaching Professional


JoAnne Lusk is currently a Teaching Professional who brings 42 years of teaching experience to 49er Country Club. She teaches a large clientele of golfers she has worked with since the early 90’s, welcomes new clients, and conducts group classes and clinics for Pima Community Education, AWGA Group Instruction Series and the PGA Get Golf Ready Program. She was named a Top 50 Instructor by Golf for Women Magazine in March of 2002. JoAnne is a former Women’s Golf Coach with the University of Arizona, inducted into the National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993 for the work she did in that program. She is a former Head Professional at Quail Creek Country Club and Tubac Golf Resort. JoAnne, a member of both the PGA and LPGA, has been instructing golf full time since 1994 and has taught golf in both group and individual settings since 1972. Her approach is very individualized, working with a student’s strengths and goals to create successful results.

You may contact her at: 520 241-3232, or see her website at


  • $60 per lesson
  • $165 for a 3 session series
  • $250 for a 5 session series
  • Lessons usually run around 45 - 50 minutes

Chris Peshut  Assistant Golf Professional

Phone: (520) 749-4925 x 1
Cell: (520) 780-6891
Individual adult lesson: $50  Junior lesson: $30

James Stallman

I was born and raised in Wales UK.  After working for several years in the UK as an Assistant Golf Pro, I wanted to move on to sunnier skies and settled in Arizona. Nearly a decade later, I’m still as enthusiastic about coaching and playing golf.
Adult $60 for 30 mins
Junior $40 for 30 mins
Groups of 2 or more Adults $50 for 45 mins
Groups of 2 or more Junior $30 for 45 mins
Lesson package 6 for the price of 5 $300 adults
Lesson package 6 for the price of 5 $200 juniors
Playing lesson $200

Glenn Monday
Teaching Pro
Author of "Know Your Swing"

- From LA
- Former Golf Channel Instructor
- Former PGA Head Pro
-  Listed as a Top Three Teacher in LA by Golf Magazine
-  5 time Nominee as a Top Teacher in America
- "Everyone can learn and enjoy Golf"  Glenn

Single lesson; $40.00
6 Lessons;   $195.00

Check out Glenn's Website  HERE