Derek became a PGA of Canada member in 1990, spending 13 seasons under the tutelage of Emeritus Head Golf Professional, Ron Bolus. Dedicated and committed to a long term relationship with Hillsdale, Derek was appointed to the position of Head Professional in 2004. Capping off a lengthly career in the assistant ranks, with a victory at the Assistant Championship (2003) at the Louiseville Golf Club.
Proudly, in 2006, Derek was awarded golf shop of the year for the Greater Montreal district, an accolade he credits to the dedication, professionalism, of his entire golf shop staff.
Derek and his team, remain committed in providing exemplary services to the prestigious membership.