Coach Portrait

Kandi Comer, PGA

Director of Golf


PGA Crest

Waynesboro, VA
Orchard Creek, Waynesboro, VA

About Kandi

Kandi Comer has been mentoring players of all skill levels for more than 25 years by providing them with a firm knowledge of the game’s basic fundamentals. Kandi is recognized as a top instructor by Golf Digest and is a US Kids Top 50 Master Junior Instructor. She is ranked by Golf Digest as a Top 100 National Clubfitter and has been recognized four straight years as a National Top 50 Teaching Professional by Golf For Women. In 2020, she was inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame for her playing and teaching excellence.

Kandi was the instructor of LPGA Tour star Dottie Pepper—winner of 17 tour events including two majors—and coached several other professional golfers as they successfully earned their tour credentials.

Kandi has sent 60+ juniors on to play college golf, and has trained players to compete in US Junior, US Amateur, and US Open championships. In 2005, she was selected as the PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year and asked to serve on the PGA President’s council on growing the game. Kandi received the 2019 VSGA Grow the Game Award. Thanks to her outstanding record of success, she is now known as one of the finest teachers in the game.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kandi Kessler-Comer was a fine player herself. She represented the United States in the 1986 Curtis Cup Matches, competed in five U.S. Women’s Open Championships—finishing 14th in 1987, won five Virginia State championships (the first to hold the Junior title, Match Play title, and Stroke Play title at the same time), made it to the quarter finals of the 1985 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, claimed several collegiate trophies, and won two professional tournaments. In 1985, Kandi was recognized as one of the top 10 amateur women golfers in United States by Golf Digest. In 2002, she was named one of the Top 50 female golfers in ACC history.



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Kandi in Action

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Kandi in Action

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I want to thank you for your outstanding instruction. I have learned more in 45 minutes than I have learned in the previous 50 years of golf instruction. You could identify problems and correct the problems immediately.

Patrick Wilke


The putting instructions were spot on for me. I stayed after the lesson to practice and was amazed at the improvement.

Roxanne Chandler


Thanks for the lesson today. You were very helpful and patient with me. Your teaching style is excellent.

Rick Sheffield


Kandi is a superb instructor, easy going, patient, and responsive. Great communicator who listened to me during the lesson. Kandi knows the swing inside and out and backwards and forwards and can make the corrections needed to improve.

Steve Grammatico


I recommend Kandi to all golfers trying to improve their game. Friendly and very knowledgeable and made it simple so I knew exactly what I had to do to make the changes to improve. Great use of video during the lesson.

Doug Forsman

Kandi's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Improving Your Game

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Kandi's Facilities

Orchard Creek

Waynesboro VA


A beautiful 18 hole golf course with nice practice facilities. Family friendly club with a lot of junior golf opportunities. The facility has a driving range, putting green and a very nice short game practice area with a bunker. Indoor teaching area for teaching during the cold weather. The club has a full service restaurant and a nice swimming pool.

*Coaching available to public

1117 Meadowbrook Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980-5303

Facility Offerings

Technology to help you improve video, Kmotion 3D analysis, Swing Catalyst balance plates and the CoachNow app to all of our students as a place to store your lessons.

Junior Clinics and Camps

We offer an extensive junior program from spring season through the fall. We offer programs from ages 3 - 17 for all levels of golfers. We offer OP36 programs that are very popular.

Coaching Programs

For the golfer that wants to improve, this program involves multiple lessons at a discounted rate. Kandi will sit down with you and discuss your goals and come up with a program helps you improve.

Adult Golf Schools and Clinics

Kandi offers beginner clinics, short game schools, full swing schools and boot camps.Something for all golfers that want to learn the game or just want to improve and play better golf.

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