Course Rating Volunteer of the Year - 2016
Jim Meyer, of Bradenton, was awarded the 2016 Course Rating Volunteer of the Year. In the 16 years that Jim has been involved with the FSGA, he has been actively rating courses in Section 11, Sarasota/Manatee counties, as well as officiating on the Tournament Committee. As a Course Rating Captain, he has demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, leadership, and highly proficient course ratings. In 2016, Jim and his team worked diligently to complete eight course ratings.
Jim enjoys volunteering as a way of giving back to the game of golf and meeting many valuable new friends along the way. Jim attended The University of Illinois, graduated with a degree in accounting, and started a career with John Deere. Golf became one of Jim’s passions when his wife, Karen, bought him a set of irons as a wedding present. He was also part of a group of people responsible for establishing the PGA Tour event now called The John Deere Classic. In 1995, Jim moved to Florida where he could golf and fish more often. In his free time, Jim loves to travel with his wife where they have been to many places all over the world.