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Rita Reasons

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Rita Reasons began her teaching career at the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf in 1993. She quickly gained recognition as an accomplished instructor both on a local and national level. Prior to her work in the golf industry, Rita was an accomplished classical musician and also had a successful career in banking at the managerial level.

U.S. Kids golf top50 teacherAs a coach, Rita is a skilled motivator who also educates her students to understand the need for strong fundamentals and a focused mindset in order to play their very best golf. Her passion for golf and her skill as an educator is exhibited in the success of her students and in the innovative programs she develops for the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf.

LPGA National Teacher of the YearRita is an active member of the LPGA and has served as President of the Midwest Section of the Teaching and Club Professional membership and on the Executive Leadership Committee.  She coaches golfers of all levels of ability including collegiate golfers and junior players who compete at the national level.

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Teaching Honors & Awards

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  • NQSOG co-owner since 1994
  • LPGA National Teacher of the Year 2009
  • LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year 2009
  • GOLF MAGAZINE Top Regional Teacher
  • Golf Digest Tennessee’s Best Instructors
  • Golf for Women Magazine Top 50 Teacher
  • US Kids Golf Top 50 Teacher
  • US Kids Golf Certified Coach
  • LPGA Class A Teaching and Club Professional Member
  • LPGA Sarah Hunter Junior Achievement Award
  • Site Director for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program since 1994
  • LPGA Goldie Bateson Service Award
  • President of the Midwest Section of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals 2010-2016
  • Executive and Leadership Committee Member for the LPGA T&CP
  • Callaway Golf Staff Member
  • Co-author of Staying on Course: Mastering Golf’s Most Challenging Shots

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Rita “Off the Course”

  • Graduated from college with a degree in Music Performance
  • Performed with the Nashville Symphony in the early 1980s
  • Prior to becoming a golf professional, had a successful career in banking
  • First time ever on a golf course was as a caddy for my brother Gaylon
  • Didn’t actually start playing golf until after college
  • My first golf lesson was with Nancy Quarcelino
  • Knew I was hooked on golf after working as a volunteer for the LPGA Sara Lee Classic
  • Enjoys vacationing either in the mountains, near the ocean, or in the desert; really just enjoys being outdoors
  • Love working in my yard and landscaping
  • Being “Organized” is an understatement
  • One of the most competitive people you will ever meet