David Ragan, Jr., to speak at the “Bridge the Gap Through Golf” Banquet on October 4, 2013
Ragan was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and attended the University of Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators’ men’s golf team. While playing for the Gators, the team won the SEC Championship twice and in 1956, Ragan won the individual SEC Champion and was voted All-American. He was later voted into the Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great.” Ragan turned professional in 1956 and played on the PGA Tour during the 1950s and 60s, winning three times. He finished second to Jack Nicklaus in the 1963 PGA Championship and was a member of the 1963 Ryder Cup Team.
David Ragan coached golf at Tennessee Temple University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He worked in partnership with Jack Wall and Bobby Greenwood at the Master’s School of Golf and in 2007, was listed by Golf Digest as one of the top golf instructors in the state of Alabama. Today he is the teaching pro at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.