Mizuno Golf Master Staff Professional and Club Fitter/Performance Coach/Golf Fitness Coach
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 over the past eight years.
Mizuno Golf Master Staff Professional and Club Fitter.
Graduated from Keiser University College of Golf, US Kids Golf Certified Instructor, Impact Zone certified coach 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.
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.