PGA of Canada
Director of Golf
Jim brings to Windermere a lifelong experience in the golf industry. Having grown up on the 18th hole at South Muskoka in Bracebridge, Jim began playing the game at the age of 5 and at the age of 12 started working at the course collecting range balls every day during the summer months. As a teenager he spent his time working in the Pro Shop, playing as much golf as he could and under the tutelage of Ron Webb, the long time Head Professional at South Muskoka, Jim decided at the age of 19, to gain his Professional status and begin his career in golf.
After 9 years at South Muskoka, learning every aspect of the golf industry, Jim moved to the Collingwood area in 1993, where he worked as an Associate Professional at The Mad River Golf Club for 7 years. In 2000, he received his first opportunity to become the Head Golf Professional at Cranberry Golf Resort, and after 3 seasons, he was offered the Head Professional position at The Batteaux Creek Golf Club where he remained for 9 years.
In the fall of 2012, Jim decided to move back to his roots and accepted the position of General Manager/Head Golf Professional at North Granite Ridge, where he worked for 2 seasons, before becoming the the Teaching Professional at Muskoka Highlands, and then accepting the position at Windermere Golf and Country Club in 2017.
Jim is a graduate of Georgian College where he received a Marketing/Advertising Diploma and was a member of the golf team. He has had an accomplished playing career winning multiple events as both an amateur and Professional, Jim has a strong passion for playing and teaching the game of golf to all levels of golfer as a 32 year member of the PGA of Canada.