Plainfield West 9 Golf Club – Edison, New Jersey
Aug 04, 2015 – Bill Castner, a PGA Master Professional, and the Head Professional at the Plainfield West 9 Golf Club, in Edison, New Jersey, has been named the recipient of the 2015 PGA Youth Player Development Award—an honor that recognizes a PGA Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of youth player development in golf. Castner, a PGA member for more than 30 years, also serves as Program Director of The First Tee of Plainfield. Since the chapter’s inception in 2009, when Plainfield Country Club became the first private club to establish a First Tee program, the program has grown to more than 650 participants. Additionally, Castner has led several First Tee initiatives, including the Path to College Scholarships for graduating high school students. Castner served as the Junior Golf chairperson for six years on the New Jersey PGA (NJPGA) Section Board of Directors and also has been involved extensively with the New Jersey Golf Foundation – the charitable arm of the NJPGA. He earned his PGA Master Professional certification in 2003, and has won five NJPGA Section Youth Player Development Awards.