Nancy Quarcelino

GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Teacher

Nancy Quarcelino is a member of the LPGA and PGA of America. Within a career that spans over 40 years, she is regarded as one of the premier golf instructors in the country.


Nancy is a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher, LPGA National Teacher of the Year, a member of the LPGA Professionals 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 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. 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.


Teaching Honors & Awards

NQSOG founder and co-owner

LPGA Teaching & Club Professional “Hall of Fame Member”

LPGA Ellen Griffin Rolex 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

XXIO Staff Member

Western Kentucky University, Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Tennessee PGA, Distinguished Career Award 2020

Nancy “Off the Course”

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 coaching legend Pat Summitt for restarting the clock too soon. Who could have known?

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.
Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf