Certified Instruction Team
Derek Cordova, Director of Instruction
Certified with TPI, K-vest Level 2 Certified
Derek has been teaching golf in Northern Colorado market since 1990. He was elected to the PGA membership in 1992 and recognized as a Certified PGA Professional in 2008 in four areas of expertise. These certificates include; Instruction, Golf Operations, General Management, and Executive Management. Derek has had the opportunity to attend numerous PGA instruction seminars and has learned and applied valuable swing concepts from some of golf’s most recognized names in golf including Hank Haney, Dick Harmon, Charlie Epps, Laird Small, Mike McGetrick, Dr. Bob Rotella, Manuel de la Torre and many others. In 2011, Derek embraced a new paradigm in golf instruction and is convinced that a golfer must not only understand swing fundamentals but bio-mechanics as well.
His philosophy was adopted from the Titleist Performance Institute and simply states: “We don’t believe there is one way to swing a club. We believe there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. However, we do believe there is one efficient way for all golfers to swing a club & it is based on what they can physically do.”
Derek was the first professional in Northern Colorado to open a state of the art indoor learning and performance center using the latest technology in the industry. Golf Dynamics currently uses the V1 software platform, the Foresight GC2 launch monitor, K-Vest 3D wireless technology, and the V1 Branded Academy where students can access recorded video of their swings 24/7 from their computers and smart phones. Derek has taught approximately 35,000 lessons during his career. He is excited to work with all levels of players, from the beginner, intermediate and advanced. He has worked with hundreds of junior players and has built a recognized competitive base among them. He has had many junior girls and boys play at the collegiate level as well. Derek is dedicated to make sure all his clients achieve success and he has a strong willingness to make sure all his students have positive results. Some achievements include:
- PGA Apprentice 1988-1992
- PGA Head Golf Professional 1992-2000
- PGA Teaching Professional 2001-2004
- PGA Director of Instruction 2004-2009
- TPI and K-Vest Certified 2011
- Callaway Elite Staff Professional 2012-2014
- Callaway Master Staff Professional 2015-Current
Derek can be contacted via phone or email HERE.
Brian Lindstrom, PGA Golf Instructor & Certified Club Fitter
A hole in one at age eleven on an 85 yard par 3 with a six iron, and a summer job as a caddy ignited a love for the game that has created a lifelong love of the game of golf. It has taken Brian all across the country in a career that started in 1989 in Loveland, CO and then to Denver. Assistant and Head Professional positions took him to Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina where working with many of the top instructors in the region refined Brian’s teaching skills. Since 2000 he has had the opportunity to teach and fit golf clubs full time.
Always continuing to learn and stay current with the latest trends in the game, Brian has been in the Professional Golfers Association of America since 1989, and a Class A member since 1994. Brian has studied under three Certified Master Professionals during that time. He enjoys helping any level of golfer to improve their golf game, play with more enjoyment, and play to their full potential. Brian has made it a focus of his golf knowledge to work on the fundamentals, with a special emphasis on balance and posture, including golf specific fitness and injury prevention.
The importance of short game is a specialty of interest, allowing golfers to score their best. Brian has worked with countless juniors from the beginning groups where learning with fun is emphasized, to competitive players who need specific guidance. Another long time study is the relationship of having the proper clubs and how easy it can be to change any golfer’s game by fitting them with the correct equipment. Brian has studied club-fitting extensively and is certified by all the major manufacturers. He has helped hundreds of golfers with his expertise in finding the proper tools.
Brian is a patient, knowledgeable, and open minded instructor who seeks to help each student play with their own style and abilities. Brian can be contacted via phone or email HERE.
Troy Ismir, Golf Instructor
Level 2 Certified TPI Fitness Professional
Troy Ismir is a level 2 Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with golfers and athletes of all abilities. His passion is helping golfers to reach their full potential on the course and to play injury free.
Troy is an avid golfer himself and understands the passionate desire to play our best golf.
For more information on Troy please go to his website below:
Chandler Schulz, Golf Instructor
Chandler has been part of our staff for over 5 years now at this point and has improved each and every year in his knowledge of the game and ability to teach the game at a high level.
He attended CU Colorado Springs in the Professional Golf Management Program before transferring to CSU to return to Fort Collins and commit to Golf Dynamics full time. He has truly embraced the Golf Dynamics philosophy in that there is not a method or a single way to swing, but an infinite number of ways based on what you are physically capable of.
Chandler has recently become part of Callaway’s Professional Staff and has become a major factor in making Golf Dynamics a Top 100 Fitter in the country. At Golf Dynamics we use the latest camera technology with the V1 Video system and utilize Trackman to give you not only the best fit but also to improve your golf swing. He has also built a repertoire for having a great junior golf clientele and is excited to get more playing great golf in the area.
If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with Chandler, you can reach him by text or call at (970)-888-1089, or give us a call at Golf Dynamics as well (970)-613-9663.