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


  • Individual adult lesson: $60 per lesson
  • Group lessons (2-4): $70 for 2 people
  • $80 for 3 people
  • $90 for 4 people
  • Junior rate: $40 per lesson
  • Group lessons (2-4): $40 for 2 juniors
  • $60 for 3 juniors
  • $70 for 4 juniors

Lessons run 45 minutes and include: Pictures, videos and notes emailed to the student

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


  • 45 minutes/$50
  • Juniors/$40
  • Couples Lesson/$60


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


  • $60.00 per lesson
  • $165.00 for a 3 session series
  • $250.00 for a 5 session series
  • Lessons usually run around 45 - 50 minutes