Bill Castner

Bill Castner - CastnerGolfBill is the PGA Head Golf Professional at the Plainfield West 9 Golf Course in Edison New Jersey. He is also the Program Director for The First Tee Program at Plainfield, which is the first First Tee program to be associated with a private golf course. During the winter months, Bill teaches private lessons, as well as GET READY GOLF and FIRST TEE classes at the Castner Golf Academy at East Coast Sports Complex, in Edison.

Bill is constantly working on his knowledge of the golf swing, and constantly attending various seminars and summits to increase his knowledge of the game. Besides his many years of teaching experience, he is also a CERTIFIED TPI GOLF PROFESSIONAL – in Fitness and Junior Golf. Bill has a strong knowledge of Homer Kelly’s, Golf Machine. He is a senior instructor for the LYNN BLAKE GOLF ACADEMY at The Barclays each August.

Bill’s personal teaching philosophy is to take the strengths of each person’s swing and mold them into a repeating and natural motion. Bill believes that there is no such thing as “The Swing”. But there is a “BEST” swing that will work for each individual. By developing the golf fundamentals, each student will find their best golf swing. This swing will produce consistent ball flight.

The West 9 Pro Shop provides golf equipment for his students, and the golfers at the golf course, with brands such as the exclusive custom-designed Henry Griffitts Golf Clubs, Taylor Made, Titleist, PING, NIKE, US Kids, and other popular brands of golf items at great values. Bill encourages his student’s to stop by the Pro Shop for their golf needs and to ask any questions.

To contact Bill directly, call (917) 208-5197, the Plainfield West 9 Pro Shop (908) 769-3672 or Email:


Bill Castner Accomplishments
Bill Castner PGA
Winner of
(formerly the PGA of America's National Junior Golf Leader Award)

The "PGA Youth Player Development Award" bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of youth player development. The award considers the PGA Professional's focus on Youth through their growth of the game leadership, commitment at the Section and National levels in the youth player development arena, and the meaningful impact made upon youth through the introduction and participation in the game.

  • Quarter-Century Member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA)- Over 30 years Experience
  • Certified Master Golf Professional (Expertise: Golf Instruction/ Junior Golf) 2012 US Kids Top 50 Golf Professionals (Honorable Mention)
  • Head Professional – Plainfield West 9 Golf Course
  • Director – First Tee at Plainfield
  • 4-time Finalist for the PGA National Golf Leader Award (2007-9, 2012)
  • 5-time Winner of the New Jersey PGA Junior Golf Leader Award (2006-9,2012)
  • New Jersey PGA – Board of Directors – Junior Golf Chairman 2013 STAFF - TAYLOR/MADE/Adidas Golf
  • 2013 Certified PING GOLF fitter 2013 Authorized NIKE Club/Ball/Shoe Dealer
  • Certified GOLF MACHINE Instructor
  • Certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf & Fitness Professional (Level 1)
  • Certified Henry Griffiths CLUB-FITTER & Authorized Dealer
  • Lynn Blake Certified Master Instructor
  • TPI Certified Level 2 Golf Coach