Rita Reasons


LPGA National Teacher of the Year

Rita Reasons is a Class A member of the LPGA. Throughout a career of over 28 years, she has gained national recognition as an accomplished instructor and leader within the golf industry. She joined the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf in 1993 as a co-owner and Managing Director.  Prior to this time, she was an accomplished classical musician and worked in a managerial capacity in the banking industry.


Rita has received numerous honors for her teaching expertise, including: 2009 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, LPGA Top 50 Teacher, LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year, Golf Digest Best Teachers in Tennessee, GOLF magazine Top Regional Teachers, and US Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers among others.


Rita is an active member of the LPGA and has served as President of the Midwest Section of the LPGA Professionals membership and on the Executive Leadership Committee.


Rita brings a different perspective to those wanting to learn and excel at the game of golf. She will tell you herself that it makes no difference whether you are about to tee it up in a professional tournament, perform with a symphony orchestra or lead a business; the journey and preparation required to get you to that level of performance is the same.


Her technical expertise and ability to communicate in a manner which you can relate provides a unique learning opportunity. She is a motivator and believes that you have the potential to play golf at whatever level you desire.

Teaching Honors & Awards

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

LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers

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

Golf for Women Magazine Top 50 Teacher

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

Rita “Off the Course”

Graduated from college with a degree in Music Performance

Performed with the Nashville Symphony

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

Rita has coached golfers of all levels of ability; including professional athletes, tour players, club champions, and junior golfers competing at the national level.
Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf