Mizuno Golf Master Staff Professional and Club Fitter/Director of Instruction
Rob Bannon is President of the TPG Golf Performance Center and Golf Academy located in Saint Johns, Florida. He is also a golf performance coach and teaching professional. Rob started TPG Golf in 2016 to bring the new age of golf instruction and performance coaching to players of all skill levels. Rob’s experience and accomplishments include:
Coached multiple high-level junior golfers, 2014 MAPGA player of the year, touring professionals, All-District and All-Region high school players and NCAA All-Americans and National Champions over the past eight years.
Mizuno Golf Master Staff Professional, Brand Ambassador and Club Fitter.
Graduated from Keiser University College of Golf, US Kids Golf Certified Coach, Scott Cowx Certified Professional, Bobby Clampett Impact Zone certified and a fully accredited NFHS golf coach.
Former All-State High School State Champion and NCAA Division II Collegiate Golfer
Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Leo, College and studied Kinesiology to help develop a fitness program to improve player balance and kinematic sequence in the golf swing.
Completed coaching golf’s mental game educational training at Keiser University and Game Like Training (GLT) Golf to incorporate the most recent performance training techniques for players who want to take their game to the elite level.
Trained and proficient on the FlightScope X3 Fusion Radar and Multi Cam Video Application, and multiple training platforms including FlightScope Tour Xi 3D radar, Blast Motion, Gravity Fit Golf and laser putting training aids to improve performance.
MASTER STAFF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Jim Ragland joined TPG as a full time teaching professional in September 2020. Jim turned professional in 1981 after playing collegiately at Georgia Southern University. He played competitively on the Hogan Tour for multiple seasons highlighted by qualifying for and playing in the 1983 PGA Tour Southern Open. In 1989, Jim won the Florida Open culminating many years of working on his game as a playing professional. In 2009, Jim started Jim Ragland Golf to bring his playing experience to players as a teaching professional. Over the last 10 years, Jim has been one of the top teachers in North Florida developing talent from the junior and college ranks all the way to the PGA Tour. We are thrilled to have Jim's talents at the Performance Center every day to help our players reach their goals.
LPGA Professional and 2020 US Kids Top 50 Coach
We re excited to have a partnership with Laura Tyler Golf and the opportunity bring an incredibly talented teacher and coach to the TPG Golf Performance Center.
Laura started playing golf at age 11. Falling in love with the game immediately, she played just about every day. She played on the boy’s high school golf team where she played # 1 position both her junior and senior year.
Laura received a golf scholarship at James Madison University, where she earned a BS degree in Health and Physical Education. After college, she wanted to play professionally so she worked on her game for two years and then joined the Futures Golf Tour. During the 4 years she played on the tour, she also played in two US Women’s Open.
After leaving the professional circuit, she soon realized that her new passion was to help others learn how to play this great game. She is constantly learning about the swing and finding ways to make it easier to learn.
Laura mentored with Ted Sheftic when first starting to teach. He taught her a lot about the golf swing. In 2007, she learned about Jim Hardy from a friend and wanted to learn more about the differences from one-plane and two-plane golf swings. Meeting Jim Hardy and the Plane Truth staff has taken her teaching skills to the next level! She is a member of The Plane Truth Institute and a certified instructor. The Plane Truth has helped Laura to help fix all types of swings much quicker than before her affiliation with Jim Hardy.
Laura is not a method teacher. She realizes that every student comes to the lesson tee with his or her own unique swing. She knows what to fix and what to leave alone. Ultimately, she will help each student learn how to make a repeatable correct impact.
Laura brings 30 + years of experience to the lesson tee. Your experience on the lesson tee will be enjoyable. Her goal is for you to #hit the next ball better, and enjoy the game more. She will give you drills and skills that will be easy to practice and transfer them to the golf course.
Player Development Coach
Liam was a 2016 Ping All American and star player for the for Saint Leo University's 2016 Division II National Championship Golf Team. He was also a Semi-Finalist for the Jack Nicklaus Collegiate Player of the year award. As a professional Liam finished 3rd at the 2017 Florida Open and made it to the second stage of PGA Tour Qualify School. Liam previously served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Lake Jovita Golf Club in Dade City, Florida. Liam excels as an on-course coach helping players translate practice to tournament play.
Player Development Coach
Casey was a four year starter for Saint Leo University's 2016 Division II National Championship Golf Team. In 2017, he finished 10th at the Sunshine State Conference Championship with a three day total of 216. He was a 2017 Cleveland/Srixon All American and had a distinguished amateur career including a top 25 finish in the Optimist International Junior at PGA National, qualifying for the Virginia State Amateur multiple times, qualifying for the Florida Open in both 2015 and 2016 and a top 25 finish in the 2016 Florida Open. As a junior, Casey won seven events in Virginia earning the MAPGA Junior player of the year in 2014. He was member of Team Virginia representing the top players in the region playing against teams from West Virginia and Maryland. Casey excels as an on-course coach helping players translate practice to tournament play.