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James (Jimmy) Garvin

Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation / Marlton Golf Club

James (Jimmy) Garvin
Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation / Marlton Golf Club
(202) 365-8475


Versatile and innovative management professional skilled at seeing the “big picture” while still also focusing on the details. Accomplished business leader with over twenty years of management, strategy and operational experience.


Budget & Cost Controls Management Profit & Growth Strategies Strategic Marketing & Sales Payroll/P&L Management
Front & Back Operations Training/Supervision/Teambuilding Safety/Sanitation/Quality Controls Inventory/Vendor Management Strategic Relationship Builder Hospitality/Food Service Management

Expertise in business development and streamlining processes and systems.
High-performing and successful at leveraging career experience to enhance organizational productivity and efficiency by effectively directing and supporting operations, services and devising solutions.
Accomplished at discovering cost-saving solutions to operational problems.
Proficient in staffing, training and development, budgeting and program management.


Marlton Golf Club, 9413 Midland Turn, Upper Marlboro MD, 20772
April 2015 – Present, General Manager & Owner
Golf Course Specialists, 2600 Benning Road, NE, WDC 20002
March 1991 – February 2012 General Manager Langston Golf Course
April 2002 – February 2012 President, Langston Legacy Golf Corporation
March 2007 – February 2012 President Golf Course Specialists
Marriott Corporation, Rockville, MD
1985 – 1989 Capitol Hill Hospital, Cash, Catering and Production Manager
1989 – 1991 Tallahassee Florida Memorial Hospital, Cash and Catering Manager

Education and Certification

Bachelor of Science, Howard University 2008
US Golf Teaching Association, Teacher Certification, 2000


United States Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, October 2012 Inductee African American Golfers Hall of Fame, May, 2006 Inductee
Sam Lacy Achievement Award, September 2008
Jimmy Garvin Scholarship, Howard University, Established 2006 Howard University Alumni Achievement Award, October 2007 District of Columbia Mayor’s Proclamation, May 6, 2006
City of Naples, Florida, Mayor’s Proclamation, September 23, 2008 State of Maryland, Governor’s Proclamation, May 25, 2006
The Golf Channel Presentation of Life Story, October 2012 (Golf in America Series)
Book Author, Legacy of a Common Man, September 2015


Social Lodge #1 (Masonic Lodge) USGTF