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Michael J Cestone Jr.
1960 USGA Senior Amateur Champion
Michael J Cestone Sr.
Was founded as a place for Michael and Frank to continue to improve their game and love of golf. Ever since they could walk they had a golf club in their hands. Their father had originally bought right handed clubs for them to hit. Frank was ok with this, but Michael was always trying to hit with the back of the club swinging lefty. Everyday they had a club in their hands. When they played in the yard, it was golf. After school – golf. All summer – golf. They developed a great game. At the age of 8 they played their first golf tournaments in New Jersey at Junior Golf America. They learned quickly in order to win you had to be a great putter and get up and down from everywhere. When they were 11 years old they won 9 tournaments between them on the US Kids tour in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Michael was Player of the Year Runner Up in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Frank was Player of the Year in Philadelphia. At the age of 12 they were playing in the 13 to 15 year old age group in the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior tour. While they didn’t win they were very competitive with the older kids. They also competed in the US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst NC. At the age of 13 Michael J Cestone III won the Pa. State Junior Championship 13 & Under division at Hershey CC. Both Frank & Michael had a win in the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior tour. Frank wins the 18 & under Club Championship at the Country Club of Scranton, edging out his brother Michael by one shot. At the age of 14 Frank wins the Pretenders Tourn. at the Country Club of Scranton played on the same day and course as the US Open Qualifier. Michael wins 3 times on the 13 to 15 year old age group in the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior tour. Both Frank & Michael clinch starting positions on their high school golf team as freshmen. Frank was low scorer in the High School Lackawanna League District 2 Qualifier at Elmhurst CC. At the age of 15 Frank & Michael help their high school team place 2nd in the PIAA State Championship.
Prior to their 2010 season Michael G. Cestone, father of Michael and Frank, went to become a USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional. Michael G Cestone wanted to make sure that he was teaching Michael and Frank the proper techniques so they could continue to improve.
After their 2010 season we set up a simulator in our garage. We felt that having the simulator in the garage with a TV screen really helped them improve their game through the winter months. We decided to find a place and install golf simulators so they could play golf all winter. This is the start of Cestone Golf Academy. Cestone Golf Academy has 2 simulators for golfers to play, practice and learn the game of golf. We offer lessons for putting, chipping and pitching, full swing, mental attitude, course management, video analysis and coaching. We also offer TPI fitness training and K-Vest evaluation and training. We sell golf merchandise from Callaway, Mizuno, Wilson Staff, Loudmouth Golf, and Bridgestone. In 2012 Cestone Golf Academy became an Authorized Callaway Club Fitter. In 2013 Cestone Golf Academy added TrackMan technology to analyze and improve golfers swing and ball flight. Michael G Cestone becomes WGCA Certified Professional Golf Coach. In 2014 Michael G Cestone becomes TrackMan Pro Certified Professional. Michael G Cestone is hired as Abington Heights School District's Varsity Golf Coach. Michael G Cestone is named USSSA Golf Eastern Pennsylvania Area Director. In 2015 Michael G Cestone is Accepted into the PGA Apprentice Program. Cestone Golf Academy relocates to Tampa Florida. Michael G Cestone starts coaching for The First Tee of Tampa. In 2016 Cestone Golf Academy opens at Westchase Golf Club, Tampa, Florida.
Michael and Frank have a family with a strong history of great golfers. Their father, grandfather and great grandfather were accomplished amateur players. The greatest Cestone golf accomplishment was their great grandfather winning the US Senior Amateur Championship in 1960.
We at Cestone Golf Academy are here to help you enjoy golf and “Play Better Golf”.
Our Mission - "To Provide golfers of all abilities the necessary golf lessons and golf coaching to achieve their goals."