Named by Golf Digest Magazine as a 2009 Top Ten Instructor in Georgia , Jim came to Canongate with a Five Star Pedigree.
Before coming to Lanier Golf Course Jim was the Head Teaching Professional for Sea Island Golf Club, named by Golf Digest Magazine as the #1 Golf Resort in the country. He also taught as a Lead Instructor for the world renowned Golf Digest Schools from 1993-2000. Golf Digest Magazine has recognized Jim as a top instructor in Georgia since 1999.
Jim has helped players on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and mini tours including former US Amateur Champion
Matt Kuchar and 2008 Hooters Tour Rookie of the Year Emmett Turner who Jim helped for years.
Many of Jim’s junior students have gone on to earn full scholarships to such prestigious schools as: Stanford University, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, Augusta State University, and Berry College to name a few.
Jim enjoys helping anyone who loves golf and wants to get better regardless of skill level.