John Saffle: Director of Golf/GM

John has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992.  Originally from Paris, Texas where he attended Paris High School.  During his high school career, John was a member of three state championship golf teams.   He received a golf scholarship to Texas A&M University where he was a two-year letterman on the golf team.  Upon graduating from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Physical Education, John began his professional golf career at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas – Home of the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Classic.

John spent six years at the Four Seasons and achieved his PGA Membership during his tenure there.  He then spent two years on the staff at Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney, Texas before accepting his first Head Professional job at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club in Richmond, Texas.  He then moved to the newly opened Houstonian Golf Club, where he worked under prominent golf professionals Paul Marchand, John Kennedy, and Dick Harmon.  John has directed the golf operations at Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, Hollytree Country Club in Tyler, and most recently, Traditions Club in Bryan.  John brings over 30 years of experience in teaching and operations to the Golf Club at Texas A&M.  “As an Aggie, this is home!  And I’m super excited to be here!  Gig ’em!”

To schedule a lesson, please contact the Golf Shop at (979) 845-1723

or email John at


Jared Bragdon: Assistant Golf Professional

Jared was born and raised in Murchison, Texas. He graduated from Brownsboro High School in 2014 where he played golf, football and basketball. He won the district golf tournament both his junior and senior year, and qualified for the State Golf Tournament in 2013.

Jared has a degree in Sports Management and minor in Business from Texas A&M University. He also has his Master’s in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University. He is currently working on getting his PGA Membership and is a Level 2 apprentice.

He worked at Garden Valley Golf Club in Lindale, Texas starting in 2013. Jared grew up playing golf in the NTPGA. Although Jared didn’t play college golf—he found a real love for the game while at A&M. He also had a summer internship for the Northern Texas PGA running Junior Golf Tournaments in the summer of 2017. He then took an Assistant Professional position at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview, Texas where he worked for over a year before returning to Aggieland.

Off the course, Jared is an avid Aggie sports fan, as well as a Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks. Jared also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

To schedule a lesson, please contact the Golf Shop at (979) 845-1723

or email Jared at

Lesson Rates



Single Lesson – $100/hr

Package of Three – $250


Texas A&M Student/Faculty or Golf Club Member

Single Lesson – $80/hr

Package of Three – $200


Junior (Pre-High School)

Single Lesson – $60/hr

Package of Three – $150


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