Jimmy was raised in Reading, PA. and attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1978. While at Maryland, Jimmy’s passion was golf. He lettered 3 years and was co-captain in his junior and senior years. His talents on the golf course enabled him to qualify for a spot in 3 ACC Championships and in the 1976 NCAA Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. where the team finished in 9th place.
Upon graduation, Jimmy moved to Raleigh, N.C. to begin his golf career as assistant to Ronnie Reitz, head professional at North Ridge Country Club. In May of 1982, upon earning his membership into the PGA of America, Jimmy left North Ridge CC to open Oak Ridge Golf Center in Raleigh. In addition to operating Oak Ridge GC, Jimmy was head professional at Raleigh Country Club from 1986 to 1987. After Oak Ridge closed in 1999, Jimmy focused on his first love, teaching, at Capitol Tee Golf Center in Raleigh until 2005 when he took over the operation of Capitol Tee until it’s closing in 2012. Jimmy is now teaching at Wildwood Green in North Raleigh.
Jimmy has been nominated numerous times for the Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year Award, including in 2015.
Additionally, Jimmy is in his 12th season of coaching the varsity girls team at Saint Mary’s School and is the state chairperson for girls high school golf in the NCISAA. He is in his 4th season of coaching the coed middle school team at St Timothy’s School.
Jimmy’s philosophy begins with the student who brings a unique blend of ability and desire to the teaching/coaching tee. He considers each student’s goals and abilities carefully and then crafts an individual plan of action which takes into account the players’ physical skills, their goals and desires, and their practice time availability.
- Competed in three Greater Greensboro Open events on the PGA Tour
- Competed in the 2010 Senior PGA Championship at Colorado Golf Club
- Competed in 6 PGA National Club Pro Championships
- Competed in 5 PGA National Senior Club Pro Championships including a tie for 8th in 2009
- Has won numerous Carolinas PGA Pro-Am events.