Teaching Credentials, Awards, and Memberships: 

  • Certified in Teaching & Coaching through the PGA Professional Program, 2016.
  • New England PGA Section Teacher of the Year, 2002 & 2012.
  • Recognized by Golf Digest as the #1 Teacher in Massachusetts, 2005 & 2013.
  • Selected by GOLF Magazine as one of the country’s Top Teachers, 2005 & 2006.
  • Southern Massachusetts Chapter NEPGA Stroke Play Champion, 2002 & 2004.
  • Member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff.
  • Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America since 1995.

Professional Experience Coaching Elite Players:

  • Coached the following players who have achieved exempt status on the PGA Tour:
    • Brad Adamonis
    • Marco Dawson
    • James Driscoll
    • Kevin Johnson
    • Rob Oppenheim
    • Fran Quinn
  • Coached the 2017 USGA Mid-Amateur Champion Matt Parziale
  • Coached numerous players who have played Division 1 College Golf

Teaching and Coaching Professional Background:

  • Teaching Professional, Charles River Country Club, Newton Centre, MA. 1999-Present.
  • Head Instructor, Kostis/McCord Learning Center, Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, recognized as one of ‘America’s Top 25 Golf Schools’ by GOLF Magazine, 1994-1999.

Community Leadership:

  • Lecture, St. Joseph’s Parish, Medway, MA. 2005-Present
  • Coach, MABA Girls Travel Basketball, Medway, MA. 2009-2017


  • Boston College BA English 1987.
  • Member of Boston College Golf Team, 1984-87; Team Captain, 1986-1987.
  • Robert Crowley Golf Scholar and Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholar.


Shawn Hester

Professional Golf Trainer