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What we value most is what our students have to say about their experience at our golf school. Our students confirm what we have known for over 30 years, that they leave hitting better golf shots leading to lower scores for years to come!

"Just wanted to write that I had an excellent 4 hours of training with Nancy Harvey. She gave me, a beginner, exceptional lessons and was most importantly, patient. I felt confident when I left the school that I picked up the right sport. Thanks again." - Chris Gardner


"Julie, after attending your 3 Day golf school in early April of this year, I have been trying to put your lesson into practice. After several rounds and thinking too much, I realized that I was actually doing what you wanted but concentrating more on the technique rather than trusting my new swing. Once I stopped thinking, I began hitting shots and playing golf. I am now hitting more center fairways, getting a little more distance and enjoying golf more. Just a little note, you told me you would not change my putting technique. I played in a tournament...the first one was 3" from the cup, the second one went in, and I drained the 3rd. Thank you and your entire staff for getting my game back." - Anthony Panzica


"Every time I go back to the Dana Rader Golf School, it refreshes what I learned the time before—and I always learn something new." - Bill Kite


"Wow! What else describes the improvement in my game. My handicap dropped from a 22 to a 14 and I have only been playing four years. I’ll be back soon and my husband is coming with me. He’s had enough of me scoring better than him." - Denise Wareham


"Your school has given me a new perspective. I was unaware I didn’t have the proper grip, swing, posture or equipment. I am practicing the NEW way of playing but the biggest improvement is in the new attitude you instilled in me to just do it right. We will spread the news about the school." - Jim Hanvey


"You provided me with a solid foundation that I can build on and I am convinced this will allow me to enjoy many rounds in the years to come." - Howard Levine


"I wanted to thank you for your patience and professionalism. I've played 6 rounds of golf since school ended, and in this short amount of time, my confidence and ball striking ability has drastically improved thanks to your instruction. In fact, I broke 80 for the first time. I eagled #12 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne and followed that up with a HOLE IN ONE on #13! I will gladly recommend Dana Rader Golf School to my friends, business associates and anyone else who will listen." - Jay Sweeney


"The two times I have played since the short game school, I have broken 100. That’s a 10 stroke improvement for me and I have shown consistency." - Tom Seider


"Julie, I wanted you to know how much your instruction and the short game school improved my skill level. My wedges are getting me closer to the hole and my putting has greatly improved." - Tim Duke


"Dana, On behalf of all the women of Ernst & Young and the clients we hosted, thank you to you and your team for accommodating us for the second Professional Women's' Golf Clinic. We heard very positive feedback from all of our participants. Everyone loves your instructors and felt the organization and structure of the event was amazing. You have a very special team and your facilities are fantastic. We are thankful to you for your support of our event and for virtually shutting your school down to provide all of us the opportunity to spend the afternoon witn you. Please extend our appreciation and gratitude to all of your instructors and staff. They are truly amazing." - Michelle Swindells, Global Account Executive, Ernst & Young LLP


"We host a lot of unique and entertaining events for our clients. We try to combine a fun, interesting activity with timely, financial updates and we found the best way to do that with golf is to partner with Dana Rader Golf School. Our Short Game School for our clients was the perfect mix of instruction and fun. The entire staff was professional and delivered an excellent time for everyone. Our clients are asking when we can do it again! " - Mark Walker, CFP, Private Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner Ameriprise Financial


"It was a true pleasure to do business with Dana Rader Golf School. Everyone was so gracious, helpful and welcoming! I cannot say enough great things about the instruction Nancy Harvey provided at each of our golf clinics. Our clients and my team have been raving about the experience!" - Monica Donner, Branch Manager, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.


"The Dana Rader Golf School really brought together people from across our company who don’t usually have a chance to interact. The instructors work with each individual’s strengths and weakness no matter their skill level. Your staff was a pleasure to work with. From the phone in setting up our program to the swing, it was a joy every step of the way!" - Stephen Fox, Director of National Account GetSmart/LendingTree


"We were very pleased with our experience; it was first class. The attention to detail and the professionalism of your staff made us feel that our event was the only thing that mattered. Everyone felt they learned something that would improve their game right away." - Matt Nestor, Manager, CRM and Commercial Systems Millennium Pharmaceuticals


"I wanted to give a shout out to Julie Cole (my instructor). I have been playing golf (not seriously) for 20 years with little to no improvement in my game. Since I spent 2 1/2 days at golf school with Julie my game has significantly improved. I was a 24 to 26 handicap for years. In just two months, my handicap is down to a 16. My average scores have gone from 98-105, down to 82-86. I am planning to come back in a few months to try to take another 10 strokes off my score. You guys do a tremendous job. THANKS!!!!" - A. Hope Adams, Senior Counsel, PNC Legal Department


"Thank you so much Dana for helping to improve my game...I am now stressing fundamentals of alignment and follow through...went to play with my golf group and felt so much better about my game...improved my score by 8 points and hope to continue practicing. What a tremendous school of fundamentals and bolstering of confidence with your positive critiques. Thanks again. I have work to do!" - Marianne


"Thank you so much Dana for helping to improve my game. What a tremendous school of fundamentals and bolstering of confidence with your positive critiques." - Marianne


"My instructor was very patient and knowledgeable. I am grateful for the clinic and so is my golf game." - DEBB29, Roanoke, VA