Professional Staff


Steve Tarkon, PGA Associate
Asst. Golf Professional & Instructor

Steve comes to RedHawk Golf Course after working at McCall Golf Club for 2 years as a Golf Shop Assistant and Junior Golf Coordiantor and two years as a playing professional on several professional tours. Steve's extensive playing experience and knowledge are what make him a wonderful instructor and asset to the RedHawk Professional staff. 

"Golf should be alot of fun! My goal as an instructor is to both help develop your game mentally and physically to have as much fun and enjoyment as possible on the golf course. I will use the building blocks of golf (grip, posture, alignment) to help you become a better player, and we'll have fun while doing it!"--- Steve Tarkon





Derek Thompson, PGA Associate
Asst. Golf Professional & Instructor

Derek Thompson joined the RedHawk Professional Staff in the spring of 2020, after finishing his 4- year College golf career at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.  Upon joining the RedHawk Professional Staff, Derek promptly applied himself and gained approval to the PGA of America's Professional Golf Managment Program! Along with starting his career as a PGA Professional, Derek started his Professional Playing career this past fall in the 2020 RMSPGA Fall Pro-Pro. Derek and his partner (Marc Vedder, PGA) earned a T-2nd finish after being defeated in a playoff. Pretty solid start to a Professional Golf Career. RedHawk is excited to have Derek on the team!

"The game of golf has given me so much, and so many opportunites... I just feel it's my obligation to give back and grow the game in anyway I can. Teaching helps me grow the game, and grow others joy for the game all at the same time"-- Derek Thompson


To schedule a lesson with Derek send him an email at or give him a call in the golf shop at (208)461-4295.






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