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Swing into Spring! Saturday, February 20, 2016  10am-Noon


Dana Rader Golf School is the Carolinas’ ONLY Golf Channel Academy and we’re having an open house on Saturday the 20th from 10-noon.  The first 50 people who RSVP will be invited to Dana Rader Golf School on the grounds of The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in South Charlotte. You’ll meet our Golf Channel Academy instructional staff, tour our facility, hear about our 2016 programming, and have your golf swing evaluated by our staff, with video analysis. Sorry, no walk -ins due to space restrictions, only the first 50 people who RSVP will be able to attend.  RSVP kmckay@danarader.com



PGA Junior League Golf is FUN- plain and simple. And this summer, between June 20th and July 31st, the Dana Rader Golf School- a Golf Channel Academy is honored to play host to this rewarding program. Come to our open house on Saturday February 20th, anytime between 2pm and 4pm, to find out how boys and girls under the age of 13 can play golf on a team.  Our pros will explain the scramble format competition and tell you how to register your child.  Any questions call 704-542-7635 or email kmckay@danarader.com


Register Until February 3rd for the 2016 “Ballantyne Junior Open”

More than one hundred junior golfers are expected to compete in the 15th annual Ballantyne Junior Open. The Open is sponsored by Dana Rader Golf School and will be managed by Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, with online registration. The Golf Club at Ballantyne, at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, NC will again host the event, to be held on February13 and 14, 2016. The field for this 36-hole stroke play golf tournament will be grouped into categories based on gender and age: Boys U10, Boys 11-13, Boys 14-15, Boys 16-18, Girls U13, Girls 14-18. Details and links to register online via Hurricane Junior Golf Tour here.


Golfers who took advantage of our Early Birdie Special are flocking to our 2016 Three Day Golf Schools!

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Golf Digest: Dana Rader and Julie Cole Among 2015-2016 “Best Teachers in America”

Dana Rader, owner and founder of Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy, and Julie Cole, DRGS Managing Partner and Director of Instruction, were again named to Golf Digest’s prestigious bi-annual list of “Best Teachers” in the United States. Rader is ranked #1 in North Carolina and Julie Cole is ranked #12.

Dana Rader Honored as 2015 Ellen Griffin Rolex Award Winner

Dana Rader, owner and founder of Dana Rader Golf School, the sole Golf Channel Academy in the Carolinas, is the immediate past National President and a Master Professional member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals. Rader joins an elite group of her peers as a recipient of the 2015 Ellen Griffin Rolex Award. Read more here.


Dana Rader Honored by Nike

Congratulations to Dana Rader, who recently received Nike’s annual Swoosh Elite Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.


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Dana Rader Selected by Golf Channel as Charter Coach for New Golf Channel Academy

Dana Rader has been selected by the Golf Channel as a Charter Coach for the Golf Channel Academy program beginning it’s nationwide roll-out early April. Golf Channel is announcing the program during coverage of the Masters Tournament, on April 6th, 2015. Dana is among the distinguished LPGA and PGA teaching professionals and top instructors tapped as Lead Coaches at 67+ top tier facilities across the U.S., and one in Ontario, Canada. Dana’s teaching staff is among 150+ Golf Channel Academy staff coaches nationwide. Dana Rader Golf School is the sole Golf Channel Academy in the Carolinas, to date. Rader will appear on the instructional programming across Golf Channel’s television and digital platforms. Taped video tips are archived . Golfers enrolled at Dana Rader’s Golf Channel Academy location will be able to track progress alongside Dana and her staff using advanced software, being phased in during 2016, to measure specific goals. Learn more.