Born and raised in Tampa, FL, Jimmy started playing golf at the age of five because of his father and grandfather. Always competitive, Jimmy rose through the junior and college golf ranks to become a top 10 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking while at the University of Virginia. He turned professional in the fall of 2017 and gained status on the PGA Tour's Korn Ferry Tour (formerly known as the Web.com tour) through Q-school. At the beginning of 2021, Jimmy is 32nd on the Korn Ferry Tour's points list with the top 25 graduating to the PGA tour at the end of the season.
Jimmy would consider golf just one part of a full life dedicated to giving back to the community around him.
He is involved in numerous charities both in Tampa and across the globe. Currently he partners with International Cooperating Ministries to build churches and hope centers worldwide. On the BirdiesforHope page, you can see how he is helping to build churches and hope centers around the world.
Jimmy graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He lives in Tampa, FL and practices out of a private golf community in North Tampa named Avila. His favorite hobbies include reading, training in the gym, competing at just about anything, and playing his piano.
Birdies For Hope
In January of 2020, Jimmy announced that he was starting BirdiesforHope to build churches and hope buildings for communities without a place of worship. For every birdie he makes on the Korn Ferry Tour, Jimmy donates $10 to BirdiesforHope. You have the opportunity to partner with him! As of January 2021, we have fully funded the Arjona Rios de Agua Viva Church in Colombia and are well on our way to fully funding the San Vicente Hope Center, also in Colombia!
In order to do this, Jimmy is partnering with International Cooperating Ministries and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. ICM works with local congregations that already have the land to build churches and hope centers in third world countries. The buildings provide more than a place of worship on Sunday. They serve as town halls, local hospitals, schools, bakeries, sowing shops and even orphanages during the week. With Jimmy, you will be helping to bring hope to an entire village!
Jimmy has especially been impacted by ICM as they built a church in honor of his adopted little sister, Theresa Maylei, within 10 miles of her birthplace in China.
We are currently on our way to fully funding the San Vicente Hope Center. Construction has begun but we need your help to complete funding for the project!
Will you parter with him in donating 1, 5, 10, 20 dollars per birdie in 2021 for this great cause? Any amount will make a difference! You can pledge now or give a one time donation below.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
PLEDGE PER BIRDIE
You can pledge to donate a specific amount for every birdie I make during the season.
NAME YOUR PLEDGE
You can pledge to donate a specific amount for every birdie I make for a certain week of the season. (Email me)
ONE TIME DONATIONS
You are able to make a one time donation at the amount of your choice.