Nancy Quarcelino is a member of the LPGA and PGA of America. Within a career that spans over 30 years, she is regarded as one of the premier golf instructors in the country. Nancy has coached a wide range of golfers during her career including: amateur men and women of all abilities, competitive junior golfers, players on the LPGA Tour, the PGA developmental tours, LPGA and PGA club professionals, and collegiate golfers.
Nancy began playing golf at the age of eight years old at the encouragement of her parents who were both avid golfers. She played competitive golf as an amateur and proceeded to play collegiality at Western Kentucky University. While working on her Master’s degree at Florida State University, she began her career in golf, as an assistant coach for the women’s golf team. A few years later she returned to her alma mater at Western Kentucky University where she also coached the women’s golf team as she pursued her career as a golf professional.
Nancy has held the position of Head Professional/General Manager at Indian Hills Country Club in Bowling Green, KY and was also the Head Professional at Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, TN. She was the host professional for the LPGA Sara Lee Classic Tournament for many years while at Hermitage Golf Course. Nancy’s passion for golf turned to teaching, and in 1992 she started the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf which just completed its 20th year as a successful business in the Nashville, TN area. The Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf is currently located at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, in Nashville, TN.
The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry. In 2012, Nancy Quarcelino was inducted into this prestigious group.
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Teaching Honors & Awards
- NQSOG founder and co-owner
- LPGA Teaching & Club Professional “Hall of Fame Member”
- Co-author of: Staying on Course: Mastering Golf’s Most Challenging Shots
- LPGA National Teacher of the Year 2000
- GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Teacher
- Golf Digest Top 50 Best Women Teachers in America
- Golf For Women Top 50 Teachers
- Golf Digest Best Teachers in Tennessee
- Class A, PGA and LPGA Member
- Named as one of Nashville’s and Middle Tennessee’s 50 Most Influential People in Sports 2015
- Two time LPGA Southeast Section Teacher of the Year
- Four time PGA Middle TN Chapter Teacher of the Year
- PGA Middle Tennessee Chapter Jr Golf Leader Award 2011
- PGA Middle Tennessee Chapter Richard Eller “Growth of the Game Award” 2012
- Three time Tennessee PGA Teacher of the Year
- Contributing writer for numerous golf and sports publications
- Featured on ESPN television/radio, XM radio, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Radio Network
- Past President of the Middle Tennessee Section of the PGA
- Ping Staff Member
- Western Kentucky University, Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Nancy “Off the Course”
- Loves to snow ski
- Her Dad carried a 2 hdcp. and her Mom a 10
- Worked for Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminole football team while attending Florida State
- Began playing golf when she was eight years old
- Once lived on an Indian reservation in Kayenta, AZ
- Almost majored in music in college
- Before playing golf in college, she played field hockey
- First job offer after college was to be the badminton coach at Northwestern University
- Worked the 30 second clock for women’s basketball while in college. Once had the pleasure of being chewed out by Pat Summitt for restarting the clock too soon. Who could have known?