One of the most popular and successful professionals in Met PGA history, Darrell Kestner has enjoyed success as both a player and a teacher as well as holding one of the area’s most prestigious positions – Director of Golf at Deepdale Golf Club. Darrell was selected the 1997 Met PGA Teacher of the Year and renominated several times for this award on a national basis. He has been honored twice as the National PGA’s Senior Club Professional Player of the Year (2004 and ’05) and won the Met PGA Player of the Year Award 3-times (1994, ’95 and 2003). Among his other career victories are five Met PGA titles, three Met Open Championships, two New York State Opens, the 1994 Dodge Open, three LIPGA’s, two Westchester PGA’s, and two LI Opens. He also won both the Met PGA Assistants Championship and Head Pro title. Nationally he won the 1996 National Club Pro Championship and is a two-time winner of the National Assistants Championship as well as a Hogan Tour stop in the Charley Pride Golf Fiesta. As a senior he has been equally as dominating with four Senior Player of the Year Awards for the Met PGA (2004, ’05, ’08, ‘10) as well as holding every Senior area title. Other top finishes and accomplishments include a tie for 5th in the National Sr. PGA Professional Championship, T-32nd in the 2004 U.S. Senior Open, T-13th at the 2004 Master Card Classic and T-18th at the 2004 SBC Classic on the Champions Tour. Darrell has qualified for eight U.S. Opens & nine PGA Championships, as well as five Senior PGA Championships and one PGA Cup Team.