ON THE COURSE
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Jimmy grew up in the game of golf, practicing out of Avila Golf and country club and playing in local junior tournaments hosted by the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association and the Florida Junior tour. He excelled in junior golf and amateur golf, playing 4 years at the University of Virginia. While at UVa, Jimmy captured multiple collegiate titles, including the individual 2017 ACC Championship and was named UVa's first, 1st team All-American. He competed on the successful 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup team and was named to the 2017 Walker Cup Practice squad.
Since graduating, Jimmy has played 5 years on the newly-renamed Korn Ferry tour, improving each year and nearly earning his PGA Tour card in 2019 and 2021. Due to the COVID Pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 years were combined into one long season. Jimmy finished the two years placing 50th on the points list. Highlights of the 2020-2021 season include 7 top 11's and a runner up finish at the Evans Scholars Invitational in Chicago.
During the 2022 Korn Ferry Season, He recorded 3 top 5 finishes on his way to finishing 40th on the overall points ranking.
Jimmy has competed in 5 PGA Tour events so far in his young career.
OFF THE COURSE
Jimmy actively works to give back wherever he goes. He is involved with numerous charities on the road with individual Korn Ferry Tour events, in his home-town of Tampa, and in Jacksonville, where he spends a lot of time.
He has a passion for helping those in need, especially children. He has volunteered with Shriners Hospitals for children, the First-Tee Tampa Bay, and the Chi-Chi Rodriguez Foundation. He is also closely involved in his Grace Community Church in Jacksonville, FL.
Currently, Jimmy is using his golf to build churches and hope centers internationally by donating $10 for every birdie he makes on the Korn Ferry Tour. It has been an incredible success! During 2020, BirdiesforHope raised over $30,000, building a church in Arjona Colombia and currently working to fully fund a Hope Center in San Vicente Colombia. In 2021 and 2022, that amount has increased to over $100,000 raised and multiple churches built! Check out his BirdieforHope page for more information on how to parter with Jimmy!