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The O’Neal School proudly announces the launch of Traditions Golf Academy – an unmatched junior golf academy experience.

Traditions will marry three powerful forces: The O’Neal School’s college preparatory education, elite golf instruction, and access to Forest Creek, an exclusive private golf club in Pinehurst, NC, the “Home of American Golf.”

Spearheaded by Director of Golf Instruction and Coaching Nick Bradley, Traditions will provide individualized instruction to each student based on their current playing ability and their future goals. Traditions ensures a training program unique to junior development and NCAA collegiate golf preparation. Using the best technology available to measure, refine, and design student progress, Traditions will deliver one-on-one boutique instruction with tour proven philosophies and experience. 

The development of Traditions Golf Academy took several years, with The O’Neal School researching options to form a selective and competitive golf academy. The School’s excellence in academic programs and location in Pinehurst, NC create the ideal environment for competitive junior golfers who aspire to compete at the college level at selective universities across the nation and abroad. O’Neal is proudly partnering with its neighbor, Forest Creek Golf Club, to form the junior golf academy.

Head of School John Elmore says, “Finding the right instructor, partnering with Forest Creek Golf Club, and creating a curriculum for Traditions students took time. My team wanted to make sure we had everything in place to launch Traditions with success from Day 1. We are confident we have done just that. We are truly honored and excited about bringing this program to Pinehurst. We feel it will be really impactful for the future of golf.”

Enrollment applications are now being accepted for students in grades 8-12 in accordance with O’Neal’s admissions process. Enrollment will be limited to no more than 20 students. Admitted students will attend O’Neal and meet all graduation requirements. Following the academic day, Coach Bradley and the junior golfers will be granted access to Forest Creek’s practice facilities and golf courses.

For more information regarding Traditions Golf Academy, please contact Katie Novak at [email protected] or visit

Feature photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.



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