What I Believe
Anything that had to do with a ball and a goal, Jimmy played it as a young boy growing up in Northern Virginia and briefly in Western Pennsylvania. His parents taught him a tremendous work ethic, faith and need for community service. As golf became his sport of choice, Jimmy found himself picking up golf balls and mowing the grass at Woody's Golf Range, located in Herndon, Virginia. There, PGA Golf Professional Woody Fitzhugh, mentored and encouraged Jimmy to take his work ethic, faith and service desires on a journey to become a PGA Golf Professional. After graduating from the great Penn State University, Jimmy moved to sunny Florida and began his quest to be the best.
While pursuing his dreams of becoming a PGA Tour Player, he worked under the guidance of several top Professionals in Florida and learned the business of golf and the teaching of golf which added to his excitement of this great game. After several successful years in Florida as a Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf at various Clubs, Jimmy was drawn to the Winston Salem area to bring back to life a dying Golf Range facility. Jimmy and his wonderful family bought and created Jimmy Mac's Golf Range and operated the facility for five years growing the business and teaching all levels of players.
Although owning his own golf business was a dream come true, his family, faith and community service roots guided him to take on a new challenge, one that was completely different than hitting that little white ball.
At the age of 43, Jimmy and his family decided to sell the Golf Range and become a Winston Salem Police Officer. After surviving Rookie School, Jimmy became a midnight shift Patrol Officer for the City of Winston Salem. During the next five years, Jimmy witnessed the best and the worst of our world. The best of the world was wonderful, but the worst of the world brought Jimmy back to the game of golf in hopes that others would enjoy the game as much as Jimmy has. The valuable knowledge, experience, faith and commitment that Jimmy has gained in his career, will sure be beneficial to all the citizens and youth of our community.
Jimmy became the Head Golf Professional at Salem Glen Country Club in June 2015. During this time, his passion for growing the game has never been higher. His desire to teach players this magnificent game and to provide a safe and fun atmosphere to junior golfers has driven him to operate The Golf Academy at Salem Glen.
Jimmy is married to a wonderful woman, Tess McMullen, and they have two teenagers in the house, Tucker and Karlee.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Teddy Roosevelt
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
1993 Penn State University B.S. Agriculture Science
1997 Class A PGA Member
1998 Completed the American Tour School, Orlando, Florida
2001 The East Central Chapter Tournament Chairman, NFPGA Section
2003 The Florida Heartlands Golf Professional of the Year
2003-2004 Host of the Jimmy Mac Golf Show on local cable
2004-2017 PGA Presidents Council Member
2004 Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award
2005 The East Central Chapter Secretary, NFPGA Section
2006 The East Central Chapter NFPGA Golf Professional of the Year
2011 Elected President of Class 63 of the Winston Salem Police Academy
2016 and 2017 Folds of Honor Service Award Winner
2018 3rd Place Finish Etowah Valley Pro-Am
2018 16th Place Finish US Senior Open Qualifier
2018 12th Place Senior Myrtle Beach Open
2018 12th Place Senior Sandhills Open
2018 4th Place Senior Finals at Jamestown Park
2018 Nominee for the Carolinas PGA Youth Player Development Award
2019 17th Place Wilmington Senior Open
2020 10th Place Monterey Bay Senior Invitational (Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay)
2020 24th Place North Carolina Senior Open
Through the Years