Jim Smith, Jr.

COO/Director of Golf & Flourtown GM

photo of Jim Smith, Jr.

Phone: 267-625-5338
Email: jsmith@philacricket.com

Jim Smith Jr. joined PCC as Director of Golf in 2006 following ten years as the General Manager and Director of Golf at Talamore at Oak Terrace Golf & County Club. Recognized as one of the leading PGA Professionals in the country, Jim has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Philadelphia PGA Golf Professional of the Year; the Philadelphia PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award (twice); Philadelphia PGA Merchandiser of the Year; Golf World Top-100 Golf Shop; Philadelphia Magazine Top-25 Instructor; and more. Jim is one of just 50 professionals in the country to be a member of Callaway Golf’s Master Staff Professional program. Jim's leadership skills led to his spending ten years on the Executive Committee and Board of the Philadelphia PGA, including a two-year term as President. In his 20+ years as a PGA Professional, Jim has taken a special interest in mentoring and guiding his fellow golf professionals and co-workers to bigger and better opportunities. To date, Twenty-three of his former staff have moved on to various head professional, Director of Golf, Director of Outside Operations, and Director of Merchandising positions at places like Canoe Brook Country Club, Andover Country Club, Riverton County Club, St. David's Golf Club, Merion Golf Club, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club, Union League Golf Club, Indian Valley Country Club, Talamore Golf Club, and more. Jim is a lifetime resident of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and a member of the Jenkintown High School Hall of Fame. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Finance & Economics after two years at Villanova University. Jim is involved with several charitable causes including The Breathing Room Foundation and the ALS Foundation. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart, Kathy, since 1991 and has three children - Justin & Courtney (twins), and Haley. Jim & Kathy spend their spare time tending to their three dogs (Chloe, Cabo, Dublin), arranging trips with members to great golf destinations all over the world, and spending time with family.