Darrell Kestner,
Senior Contributor

Darrell Kestner is the Director of Golf at Deepdale Golf Club (Manhasset, New York) and one of the most honored and respected Golf professionals in the PGA of America.

A renowned teacher, Kestner was recently named 2021 Pro’s Pro by Global Golf Post. He has spent 32 years at Deepdale mentoring golf professionals. Kestner has been a long-time member of both Golf Digest's top 50 and Golf Magazine’s top 100 teachers lists.

As a player, Kestner has competed in 11 PGA Championships, 8 U.S. Opens, and the only PGA club professional to play in major championships across 5 decades.

Known for his outstanding short game and putting abilities, Kestner has coached many tour winners in critical moments of their career. Says Matt Dobyns, two times PGA professional, “an underrated ball-striker, he is by far the best putter I have ever been around!”

“Darrell Kestner is regarded by his fellow professionals as the most elite all-around golf professionals we have”, says PGA Head Professional at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Jack Druga.