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Rader joins Sea Pines’ instruction team


(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – host of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing held on its famed Harbour Town Golf Links – announces acclaimed teaching professional Dana Rader has joined the instruction team at its world-class Golf Learning Center.

In November, Rader was awarded a spot in the prestigious LPGA’s Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame (T&CP), and was formally inducted during last week’s Solheim Cup in Des Moines, Iowa. Established in 2000, it 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.

GOLF Magazine added Rader to its Top 100 Teachers in America list in 1996, a title she still holds today. She was also named No. 3 in the U.S. in Golf Digest’s Top 50 Greatest Teachers in America list in 2003-2005 and 2008-Present. The Golf Channel Academy made her Lead Charter Coach. Rader was named LPGA T&CP National Teacher of the Year in 1990 and won the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award in 2015.

Rader has also established herself as an authority in the golf industry when she began to write for Golf for Women Magazine in the 1980s. Currently she is a contributing writer for GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest, Golf Tips Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the Charlotte Observer. She also wrote the book Rock Solid Golf: A Foundation for a Lifetime.

Beginning her tenure on Sept. 5, Rader will join the Golf Learning Center team led by Tim Cooke, the resort director of instruction and a recent honoree in GOLF Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Teachers in America” for 2017-2018. Rader will conduct a 3-day golf instruction school from Sept. 19 – 21 as well as ongoing private lessons throughout the month. She will additionally be offering both “women only” and coed instruction programs as well. 

“We’re thrilled Dana is joining our state-of-the-art instruction team,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. “Her leadership, passion, and commitment to growing the game will further augment our standing as one of the premier golf destinations in the U.S.”

For more information: www.seapines.com866.561.8802

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.

One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. The property has recently gone through extensive redevelopment with its Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club both opening in 2014. The new 44,000-square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse opened in March 2015.

Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.


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