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Dustin Stearns

Master Instructor

PGA Crest

Derwood, MD
Needwood Golf Club

About Dustin

My 2 main areas of focus are DISTANCE AND CONSISTENCY. I guarantee you will hit the ball further and straighter then you ever have in your life

Dustin has been with the MCG Academy since 2016 when he relocated from south Florida. Dustin has a true passion for teaching and improving his athletes of all abilities. He believes that the most educated teacher is the best teacher. He is a life long learner and spends countless hours per year refining his craft and furthering his education.

Growing up playing every sport imaginable except golf, Dustin learned like many of his students later in life. Realizing golf was a true passion; Dustin attended the Golf Academy of America in Orlando Florida. Dustin fell in love with how people learn sports (specifically golf) and motor movements and went on to get a bachelors degree from Keiser College of Golf. He then earned his Masters degree in Education from the University of Miami in the department of Sport Science and Kinesiology.

A member of the PGA, Dustin is also a Certified TPI instructor- Jr. Level 2, Golf Level 3, Fitness level 3, Power level 2, Superspeed Certified Level 3, Bioswing Dynamics Level , certified level 1 Plane Truth Instructor, a US Kids Certified Coach and a Certified First Tee Coach, where he won Teacher of the year in 2015 in Broward County. Dustin has also won teacher of the year from the MCG Academy in 2017 and 2019. He is one of the most sought-after teachers in the county and logged over 2500 hours of teaching last year alone.

Dustin has a true passion for developing young people on and off the golf course. His proven program has developed players into collegiate golfers. While attending the Golf Academy of America, Dustin went from an 18 handicap to a 0 in 18 months. He understands the frustrations that many of his students feel. He is a no quick fix kind of guy. Golf Improvement takes time and repetition. His philosophy is that golf should be taught on the course - not the range. He does 99% of his lessons on the golf course.





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Dustin's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Break 80

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Dustin.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Physical Assessment
Dustin's Facilities

Needwood Golf Club

Rockville MD

*Coaching available to public


6724 Needwood Rd, Rockville, MD 20855-1639

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