Nancy is a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher, LPGA National Teacher of the Year, a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Hall of Fame, and selected multiple times as the Tennessee PGA Teacher of the Year. Throughout her career she has coached golfers of all levels of ability, including players on the LPGA Tour, PGA European Tour, 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 27th 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.
NQSOG founder and co-owner
LPGA Teaching & Club Professional “Hall of Fame Member”
Ellen Griffin Award 2019
Co-author of: Staying on Course: Mastering Golf’s Most Challenging Shots
LPGA National Teacher of the Year 2000
GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Teacher
LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers
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
Loves to snow ski
Enjoys watching football and women's college basketball.
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?