Morganton native Linda Rader is nationally-known golf instructor. In 1990, she won the Ladies Professional Golf Association's \"Teaching Pro of the Year\" Award. When Charlotte's new Golf Club at Ballentyne opened in 1997, Rader became director of golf operations. The Linda Rader School of Golf is located nearby. The school can handle up to 12,000 students a year, with a yearly gross of around $1 million.