Rita Reasons is a Class A member of the LPGA. Throughout a career of over 27 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.
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
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