Legacy of a Common Man

Through a combination of hard work and good fortune, Jimmy discovered his true passion and talent, managing golf courses. Golf would take him all the places he once hoped baseball would. Jimmy became the first African-American president and partner in Golf Course Specialist’s history. But, while he steadily climbed to the top of his profession, he made a few ill-advised decisions. More

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About James Garvin, Jr.

JAMES “JIMMY” GARVIN, JR. was born in Immokalee, Florida. He is the General Manager and co-owner of the Marlton Golf Course. Jimmy is a renowned youth advocate, utilizing golf and education to facilitate positive change in the lives of juniors in the states as well as internationally. In recognition of his untiring contributions, Jimmy has been inducted into the United States Golf Teaching Federation Hall of Fame and The African American Golfers Hall of Fame. A recognized community leader, his life was chronicled in the Golf Channel’s 2011 special, "Golf in America: The Jimmy Garvin Story". He is also is the recipient of Proclamations from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida. President of the Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation and mentor to the Jimmy Garvin All Stars Golf Team, Jimmy resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland with this wife, Lana. They are blessed with one daughter, Nicole.

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