About Us

At Derek Wright Golf, we have an excellent team of professionals ready to assist where we can.

Derek Wright (Lead Pro)

I have been the Professional at Hamilton Golf club since November 2002. As a AA PGA Professional, my aim is to help golfers of all abilities achieve their potential and increase their enjoyment of the game.

I regularly attend seminars and clinics to further improve my knowledge and skill set within all aspects of the golf industry.

As a Trackman Level 1 & 2 certified Professional, I utilise the best systems available benefit my pupils games. Whither this be club fitting, distance gapping or instruction sessions I have the knowledge and tools to help. I welcome golfers of all abilities who have a desire to be the best they can be.

I am also currently working alongside Scottish Golf to deliver the Development Academy coaching program to junior developing golfers.

Paul Betty (Assistant)

Currently staying in Moodiesburn, I began playing golf at 13 and played out of Hayston GC for 13 years and recently Lenzie GC. I played county golf at all levels from U-16's through to 6 Man Area Team finals for Dumbartonshire and winner of the County Matchplay champion in 2008.

Spent 4.5 years at Stirling University on a golf scholarship, and was a playing member of 2 British Universities Matchplay Championship winning teams and 3 Scottish Universities winning teams. In this time I also played for Great Britain in the World Universities Championships at Sun City in 2008, finishing 3rd. In the same year I also played represented the R&A at the Manuel Prado Cup in Lima, Peru finishing 7th individually and 3rd in the team event. In 2009 I won the R&A Bursars event earning a spot in the European Palmer Cup Team for that year but withdrew to play in the St Andrews Links and Scottish Stroke play to try and earn a Scotland Cap.

Away from university in won the SGU Champion of Champions at Leven Links in 2008, and also finished as the top qualifier in the 2008 Spanish Amateur Championship at Pals Golf Club. I have also top 5 finishes in several SGU order of merit events such as the North of Scotland, Cameron Corbett Vase, Leven Gold Medal.

Paul is a Trackman Level 2 Certified Professional, you will most likely meet Paul if you are having your clubs specifically fitted for your needs.

David Henderson (Assistant)

I have been associated with Hamilton Golf Club since the age of 15 and was lucky enough to win the junior championship on 3 occasions. Since then I have been selected at under 16,18 youth and mens level to play for Lanarkshire. As a junior I won the County Boys Stroke play and Spring Meeting. I also represented Hamilton Golf Club in the Scottish and British Boys championships. When I left junior golf I achieved a scratch handicap.

In 2006, I won the Jackson Cup and went on to win the Lanarkshire Order of Merit. In 2007 my handicap was +2 which enabled me to play in the prestigious Lytham Trophy alongside golfers who would go on and win on the European Tour.

This year I hope to be accepted into The PGA to pursue a career within the golf industry.

David is our resident equipment specialist and you will most likley bump in to him in our pro shop.