The team - Bill Castner, Marian Hausman Castner and Bill Farrell.

Having seen the good, bad and ugly of the city’s golf courses for more than 25 years the members of Team Golfinnyc decided to stop talking and do something positive for the New York golfers.

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Bill and Marian Castner originally launched this site, and with the new design and a larger team we hope to open the eyes of New Yorkers and everyone else to the wonderful golf opportunities that can be found in and around New York City. Golfinnyc Blog

Bill Castner

The 2015 PGA of AMERICA YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARDI have seen a lot of Golf in NYC” since I began caddying on the links of Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn at age 15. From junior golfer advocate to PGA professional to Course Manager to a golf course operator, I have done it all in every borough of NYC. I possess a good pulse on what happens at the NYC golf courses.

Teaching golf for more than twenty-five years, I am a Master PGA Professional and Head Professional at the Plainfield West Nine Golf Course in Plainfield/ Edison, NJ. In 2001, T&L Golf Magazine selected me as one of the Top 50 Instructors. New York City golf is in my blood!

(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.


New Jersey PGA Section Junior Leader Award 2006, 07 & 08 Award Recipient: Bill Castner

Bill Castner, Master PGA Golf Professional and Plainfield West Nine Golf Course receiving the 2006 New Jersey PGA Section Junior Leader Award at the recent Fall meeting (October 2006).

We are also pleased to announce that Bill Castner, PGA Master Professional, has for the second consecutive year been award the prestigious Junior Golf Leader Award by the New Jersey PGA Section.

Bill, who is very involved with junior golf in the NJ Section, the First Tee and teaching many rising junior golf stars, was also a finalist for the 2007 * 2008 National Junior Golf Leader Award.

Got a golfing question for Bill? Then please write to us at the Golf Questions Answered section on the Golf in NYC Blog that Bill setup for all those golfing questions you need answering.

Since 1998, the New Jersey PGA has presented this award annually to the PGA golf professional in the section who is a leader in junior golf, reflects the qualities and ideals of those who work with our nation's youth, and provides opportunities and experiences for juniors to learn and play golf. The following guidelines are used in selecting a winner:

For more information, watch our website, or call 917-208-5197 or email Bill at

Marian Hausman Castner

After a long career in the financial world, Marian switched directions and now enjoys working in the worlds of: golf, writing and motherhood. Luckily, she was able to combine them together and is a freelance writer for several golf magazines and newspapers, and this website. She is also working on some independent writing projects.

Marian credits her high school English teacher, best-selling author Frank McCourt with her writing style and her husband, Bill, for sharing with her his passion and knowledge of the game of golf.

Since 2007, Marian is the publisher and Editor-in-chief of Golfer's Tee Times, a quarterly newspaper serving golfers in the Northeast. She also publishes the Passport To NJ Golf - Golfing Fore U Golf Pass, a great way to save between $10-$40 every time you play one of the 103 courses listed between Virginia and New York.

Marian can be contact at the Golfer's Tee Times Media Group Office (732) 577-1995, or email:

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