Director of Athletic Performance, Robbie Cannon has over twenty years of experience at the top level of amateur golf. Robbie recently won the Irish Close Amateur Championship at the European Club. Robbie also won the 2013 Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club and the 2009 South of Ireland championship at Lahinch Golf Club. Robbie is also a current Irish international golfer representing Ireland in the recent home internationals.
He is a highly qualified and experienced Strength and Conditioning coach with a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Limerick Institute of Technology and a Bachelors Degree from Setanta College. He is also a level 3 TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional. Robbie is head of athletic development for the Laois GAA Football squads as well as strength and conditioning coach for the Mens and Ladies Irish National Squads.
With a huge interest in all sports Robbie played Gaelic football with O’Dwyers GAA club in Balbriggan from a young age and soccer with Glebe North FC and Drogheda Boys FC. In the last few years he became a keen sprinter and won a bronze in the 2013 Leinster Indoors at 200 metres for the Raheny Shamrocks Athletics Club.
Robbie specialises working with golfers of all levels including PGA Tour, European Tour , Elite Amateurs and club golfers. With over ten years of experience working in the world of Sports Performance, Robbie also works with athletes in a wide range of other sports including GAA, Hockey and Athletics.
Online coaching has gained in popularity in recent years giving you easy access to your strength and conditioning coach no matter how far the distance is.
Here at Cannon Performance our approach to distance coaching services is based on a protocol of regular communication and assessments of your progress and performance.
Working with Robbie the last five years has really helped my golf fitness and allowed me to perform at a high level week after week while avoiding fatigue, I am constantly getting stronger and more flexible in the correct areas under Robbies guidance. All the hard work we have done has helped to improve both the look and the functionality of my golf swing under pressure
Working with Robbie on my golf fitness has helped me a lot on the golf course especially in later stages of tournaments. Working on my fitness proved to be important in the British Amateur in 2012 when i won in tough conditions on the last hole of the 36 hole final
I have known Robbie for the past 4 years. Included in this time I have worked closely with him at the Darren Clarke Golf School. During this period Robbie has had a thirst for knowledge and passion for his vocation. His dedication and professionalism have left me with no hesitation in sending my clients to seek his help.
As a golf professional I believe that golf fitness will have a huge benefit on your golf game and Robbie is at the forefront of this industry.
Robbie has been working with my Junior elite squad now for 3 years at Holywood Golf Club and in that time has completely changed the fitness programs for all the individual players providing warmup exercises right through to the exact weight programs they should be trying with set programs and timescales. Since this has started the boys have gained distance through clubhead speed and this is all down to not only having the right technique but the body being in the correct shape to achieve these goals.
As a PGA coach I feel this is a vital area in coaching, especially starting from youth level and this will enhance not only my teams at Holywood but individually also.
I first met Robbie when we both played on Irish panels together a few years ago. He has since developed into a multiple championship winner and a full international as a golfer, and also now a leader in strength & conditioning for golf. I have recommended on many occasions that players I coach should get help from Robbie as I know him to be personable, knowledgeable, driven but most of all able to relate to them as competitive players. Any that have, found it very beneficial.
Robbie is starting to build a very good profile for himself and I hope it continues as Ireland needs professionals like him to help educate and train all the talent we have. I'm a great believer in 'the physical allows the technical', so I really look forward to working with him in the future to make my players potential even higher!
Working with Robbie has made me fitter and stronger and i am feeling the benefits of this on and off the golf course. As an elite player himself Robbie understands what is needed to be done to achieve peak performance.