Jim has been a golf professional since 1984 and has had a number of roles in the golf industry. He was an instructor at two noteworthy facilities in Southern California, Riviera CC and Sherwood CC. In addition, Jim was a member of the Australian PGA Tour and the Asian Tour before becoming the Head Coach of the Men’s Golf Team at USC.
Since moving to Boise in 1997, Jim has taught at his studio at Quail Hollow Golf Club and is a 4-time “Teacher of the Year” in the Rocky Mountain Section of the PGA. He has been awarded multiple times throughout his career both as an instructor and player. He has been ranked the number 1 Teacher in Idaho by Golf Digest Magazine, noted as a Top 10 Teacher in the Northwest by Golf Magazine, and has been a 5-time Rocky Mountain Section Teacher of the Year. As a player Jim has been a 3-time Rocky Mountain Section, PGA “Player of the Year”, a 2-time Rocky Mountain Section Senior Player of the Year, and a 2-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Championship in 2007 and 2011.