Kandi Kessler Comer

About Kandi Kessler Comer

Comer smoothly transitioned from successful player to elite teacher. She gained national acclaim after a playing career at the University of North Carolina and now is a mentor to players of all skill levels through her academy, Kandi Comer Golf.

Comer has mentored players of all skill levels for more than 25 years by providing them with a firm knowledge of the basic fundamentals of the game. Among her pupils: former LPGA Tour star Dottie Pepper, who now serves as an on-course reporter for CBS Sports’ PGA Tour coverage.

Crowning Moment…

Along with future LPGA stars like Dottie Pepper and Danielle Ammaccapane, Comer competed in the 1986 Curtis Cup match, which features a contingent from the United States facing off against a contingent from Great Britain and Ireland. Comer went 1-0-1 in her singles matches, defeating Vicki Thomas 3 and 2 and halving her match with Karen Davies.


The amount of juniors Comer has sent to play college golf


Comer’s age when she won her first VSGA Junior Girls’ championship in 1978


Amount of championships Comer won as a professional


U.S. Women’s Open Comer competed in as a professional

Achievements & Media

Special thanks to the USGA, PGA Tour, VSGA, MAPGA, WVGA and inductee family members for contributing photos and videos to this project.

Date of birth: December 7, 1962

Accomplishments and Awards
1978—Marion Miley Bracelet winner; VSGA Junior Girls’ champion (age 14, youngest at the time to win)
1980—VSGA Junior Girls’ champion; VSGA Women’s Amateur champion and medalist
1981—VSGA Women’s Stroke Play champion
1982-86—Member of North Carolina women’s golf team
1983—Middle Atlantic Women’s champion
1984—VSGA Women’s Amateur champion and medalist; U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist
1985—U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist; Trans-National quarterfinalist; ranked 9th best female amateur in the country by Golf Digest
1986—U.S. Curtis Cup team member
1987—Farmstead Futures Tournament winner; U.S. Women’s Open, 14th place
1988—Town of Colonie Futures Tournament winner
2000—Named top 50 women’s golfer in ACC history

Teaching Recognition
• 2005 PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year
• Selected to serve as a member of the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game in 2005
• Received the 2019 VSGA Grow the Game Award
• Has been recognized for four straight years as a National Top 50 Teach Professional by Golf for Women
• US Kids Top 50 Master Junior Instructor