Jim West- PGA Director of Golf Operations

Awards & Accolades:

  • 2014 Tennessee Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year – the highest honor the PGA of America bestows on a working Club Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional.
  • 2015 & 2016 Tennessee Section PGA Horton Smith Award for contributions to golf industry educational programs.
  • 2015 & 2016 Knoxville Chapter PGA Horton Smith Award
  • 2015 & 2016 Knoxville Chapter PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentoring golf industry professionals.
  • 2012 Knoxville Chapter PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Private Clubs.

 PGA Involvement:

Secretary, Tennessee Section PGA  will be Vice President next year for 2 years and then President for 2020-2022)

Chairman, Tennessee Section PGA Education Committee

Tennessee Golf Foundation Board Member

Tennessee Section PGA Investment & Budget Committee Member

Tennessee Section PGA Junior Golf Committee Member

Tennessee Section PGA / TGA Handicap Committee Member

Liaison to the following organizations:

Tennessee Section PGA

Middle Tennessee Chapter PGA

Knoxville Chapter PGA (x3)

Tri-Cities Chapter PGA

West Tennessee Chapter PGA

Chattanooga Chapter PGA

Tennessee Chapter GCSAA

Tennessee Turfgrass Association

Keynote Speaker for the Yamaha National Sales Meeting in Atlanta  2016

*Press Publications:

Bentgrass vs Bermudagrass Trial

PGA Magazine- Forward Tees (page 36)