Advisor to the Board
Darrell Kestner, Advisor to the Board at 18Birdies, is a household name in the golf industry and is considered one of America’s Best Golf Instructors according to Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Among his most notable pupils is Nick Watney, who credits Darrell for improving his putting game that led to a Barclays Championship win in 2012. Considered a coach to the stars, Darrell has also coached Michael Bloomberg, Jimmy Fallon and Hugh Grant.
Darrell has enjoyed a long successful career on the PGA Tour, having played in eight U.S. Opens and 13 PGA Championships, and is credited with scoring the first double eagle in PGA Championship history (the 1993 PGA Championships at the Inverness Golf Club). Today, Darrell is assisting on the advisory board and is providing guidance from a PGA perspective.
A legend on the Long Island golf scene, Darrell is currently the Director of Golf at Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, NY.