Professional Golfer | Helluva Engineer
Jim grew up in Basalt, Colorado, a town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, less than 20 miles from Aspen. He attended the Colorado School or Mines in Golden, Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering.
During his time at the Colorado School of Mines, Jim earned All-American honors as well as finishing runner-up at the National Championship in 2012. Jim then set his sights on professional golf, where he earned his Korn Ferry Tour card in 2016. After two seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour, Jim played well enough to earn his PGA Tour card in 2018.
While playing on the PGA Tour in 2019, Jim suffered a wrist injury in June which required surgery. The surgery and rehab took more than a year and finally Jim was back to playing the PGA Tour in January, 2021. Jim completed his medical extension at the Bermuda Championship in the fall of 2021 and gained enough points to keep his PGA Tour status for the 2022 season.
Jim, his wife Heidi, and their two kids, live in Littleton, Colorado. They love spending time with their family and getting outdoors to enjoy everything Colorado has to offer.
Due to the pronunciation of his last name, Jim has been given the nickname “Hard K”. Thank you for following and supporting Jim on the PGA Tour and being a part of “Team Hard K”!
What's in the Bag
Shot a career-low and course record 60 at Boulder Country Club in Boulder, CO during the Colorado Golf Association Stroke Play Championship.Jul 2011
Shot a course record 63 at Heritage at Eagle Bend in Parker, CO to qualify for the US Amateur at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.Aug 2011
Placed second at the National Championship in Louisville, KY at The Cardinal Club. Graduated Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.May 2012
Won back-to-back San Juan Open Championships in Farmington, NM.Jun 2016
Gained full status on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour) through Q-School Finals.Dec 2016
Earned PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals.Aug 2018