Bill Castner

PGA Youth Player Development Award recipient Bill Castner speaks during the 2015 PGA of America National Awards at the 99th PGA Annual Meeting at PGA National Resort & Spa on November 11, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

PGA Youth Player Development Award recipient Bill Castner speaks during the 2015 PGA of America National Awards at the 99th PGA Annual Meeting at PGA National Resort & Spa on November 11, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Bill Castner has been teaching golf to golfers of all ages and skill levels for more than thirty years in the Metropolitan NY and New Jersey area. He is the PGA Head Golf Professional/General Manager at the Plainfield West 9 Golf Course in Edison New Jersey, as well as the Program Director for the First Tee of Plainfield.

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.” Instead 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.

Selected from over 28,000 PGA golf professionals, Bill was awarded the National PGA Youth Player Development Award in 2015. 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.

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. He was one of the first PGA Golf Professionals to become a Master Golf Professional in Teaching.  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 Certified Master Golf Instructor.

Along with his teaching efforts, Bill is also the Program Director for The First Tee Program at Plainfield,  an affiliate of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York. This program at Plainfield was the first First Tee program to be associated with a private golf course in the United States. More than 300 junior golfers attend various First Tee programs over the course of the season.

Bill is very committed to making sure that his students are playing the right golf equipment. He is a certified custom golf-fitter for PING golf clubs, COBRA, Callaway, US Kids, and other popular brands of golf items at great values. Bill encourages his students to discuss any golf equipment needs and to ask any questions.

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 and the Golf Cave in Clark, NJ.
To contact Bill directly, call (917) 208-5197, the Plainfield West 9 Pro Shop (908) 769-3672 or Email: castnerpga@gmail.com

 

Bill Castner Accomplishments
Bill Castner PGA
Winner of
The 2015 PGA of AMERICA YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
(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)-PGA of America
  • 2015 PGA of America Youth Player Development Award (chosen out of 28,000 PGA Members)
  • PGA Head Professional/ General Manager – Plainfield West 9 Golf Course
  • Program Director – First Tee at Plainfield
  • 5-time Winner of the New Jersey PGA Junior Golf Leader Award (2006-9,2012)
  • Former Member of the NJPGA Board of Directors, former Chair of the Junior Golf Committee
  • 2017 Certified PING GOLF Fitter
  • 2017 Authorized Dealer & Club Fitter - CALLAWAY GOLF
  • 2017 Authorized Dealer & Club Fitter - COBRA GOLF
  • Certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
  • Lynn Blake Certified Master Instructor
  • TPI Certified Level 2 Golf Coach & Fitness Professiona