Dustin Stearns

Derwood, MD |
  • Golf,

About Dustin

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 never done learni...


Needwood Golf Course

6724 Needwood Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Individual Lesson
45 Mins, In-Person, 1 Adult



Group Lesson
60 Mins, In-Person, 2 Adult



Group Lesson
60 Mins, In-Person, 3 Adult



Individual Lesson
60 Mins, In-Person, 1 Junior



Group Lesson
60 Mins, In-Person, 2 Junior



Group Lesson
60 Mins, In-Person, 3 Junior



32 Reviews

Dustin is amazing. He gives lessons to both my son and husband. He is great with kids, incredibly knowledgeable about...

Noah Y - October 10, 2021

Ok. Listen to this...40 years playing golf, 9 or 10 teachers at least. By the time l walked in to see Dustin l was co...

Michael R - September 29, 2021

Dustin is an excellent coach and mentor. He is great with kids and helps foster a love for the game. My son has been ...

John V - August 12, 2021

What a great coach! Dustin keeps it simple and easy to remember the slight adjustments to my swing. I went from a 20+...

Ron D - July 26, 2021

Dustin is the best at assessing where you are at in your golf game and helping you get to where you want to be. You ...

James T - July 13, 2021

I have taken over a dozen lessons with Dustin

over the last 2 years including on the course

sessions. I t...

David S - July 12, 2021

Dustin's instruction is clear and actionable. It isn't an hour of unless comments. He puts his instructions...

Robinson W - July 10, 2021

Instruction so good I doubled back 5 years later!! Introduced to Dustin years ago through Needwood’s Get Golf R...

Brian C - July 10, 2021

Dustin is a master instructor. His education is evident when he delivers a lesson. Dustin insisted that we do the l...

Andrew D - July 9, 2021

Dustin has been coaching my 16 year old son, Jack, for the last 2 1/2 years and is the third golf instructor that ...

Rick D - July 9, 2021

Dustin is absolutely amazing. If you want distance this is your guy. I have been playing Needwood for years and hav...

Jason N - July 9, 2021

I have been taking lessons with Dustin for 3 years. He is a patient and understanding coach and quickly identifies wh...

Joe T - July 9, 2021

Dustin is a great instructor for people of all skill-levels and ages. He is patient and attentive while teaching. Plu...

Annika/ Andrew H - July 8, 2021

My son has been practicing with Dustin - he really cares about the players and trying to figure out the best way for ...

Sha W - July 8, 2021

Dustin is great! He measured me and gave me exactly what I needed to do for MY body to swing better. I gained about 1...

Miguel S - July 8, 2021

Dustin Stearns is the best instructor in the state. He deserves to be in the top 100 golf instructors in America. I...

Steve S - July 8, 2021

My family and I have been working with Dustin for over three years. He is super with the kids. He has a great way o...

D Scott R - July 8, 2021

Dustin is a fantastic science based coach that has transformed the golf games of my son and myself . My son started ...

Brian M - July 8, 2021

I can't say enough great things about Dustin as both an instructor and a person, and the 2 blend wonderfully wel...

Eric M - July 8, 2021

Dustin is truly a fantastic golf coach. He is wonderfully upbeat and enthusiastic, endlessly patient, and makes every...

Katie T - July 8, 2021

Dustin is a great swing coach. His techniques are easy to understand and implement. Also, he listens to the student&r...

Robert C - July 7, 2021

Best golf instructor ever! I appreciate Dustin’s candor and his approach to how he teaches. It’s not coo...

Anne H - July 7, 2021

Dustin has been teaching my 10-years-old son Timothy over a year. Timothy loves Dustin and he is getting better and b...

Wei-Tung L - July 7, 2021

My 15 year old used to sit in the golf cart and pout due to his frustration with shanking shots and losing balls. He&...

Dennis O - July 7, 2021

I have struggled with my swing for years. In three weeks Dustin (aka) the "Golf Doctor" pulled me back fro...

Marc G - July 7, 2021

At 58 I had never played golf and started lessons with Dustin.

I couldn’t even hit the ball!

In les...

Mark M - July 7, 2021

Dustin is the perfect teacher for Nate - he challenges and pushes him while being positive and supportive. Nate has ...

Nate L - July 7, 2021

I’ve been taking my 13 year old girl to him and he’s great at coaching kids too — really easy going...

Min Jeong K - July 7, 2021

Dustin is coaching our son for over 4 years and we couldn’t be more happy. He is the first coach that could for...

Max Z - July 7, 2021

I highly recommend Dustin! No need to read the rest of this he is an Awesome instructor and you will wish your sessi...

Dawn H - July 7, 2021

My son has been with Dustin since the day he started learning how to hold a golf club. Now, two and a half years from...

Young K - April 21, 2021

Dustin is an outstanding coach who has helped me bring my game a long way. He has worked with me to develop a person...

Dave B - April 7, 2021

Areas of Focus

  • Short Game
  • Full Swing
  • Fitness
  • Bunker Play
  • Fundamentals
  • Jr. Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Mental Game
  • Competitive Golf
  • College Prep

Teaching Experience

  • Collegiate Golfers
  • Mini Tours

Playing Experience

  • Mini Tours
  • PGA Section Events

Teaching Tools

  • FlightScope
  • Foresight Sports
  • JC Video
  • Launch Monitor
  • Swing Catalyst
  • TrackMan
  • V1 Video
  • Video Analysis


PGA Professional
U.S. Kids Golf
The Plane Truth
Golf Academy of America
The First Tee Coach
Positive Coaching Alliance