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Jimmy Sullivan

Jimmy Sullivan receiving his PGA Quarter Century Club plaque in 1989.

 

 

 

 

30 years ago James Sullivan built the Sullivan’s Par 3 for the beginning golfer and novice to have a place to play golf. But the main reason was for the kids. The Sullivan’s love to see groups of friends and families playing on the golf course that they built.

At age 8, James Sullivan and his little brother Roy walked across the railroad tracks to the Paxton Park Golf Course in Paducah, Ky to caddy. James caddied often for Edwin J Paxton and his wife. At age 14 he started working in the golf shop for Louis Slushmeyer. He later developed skill sets in the maintenance of the golf course.

The Sullivan’s first date was at a lighted driving range in Paducah. They were married 6 months later.

When Louis Slushmeyer was hired by the charter members to build the front nine at Murray Country Club, he brought James Sullivan with him. When Louis retired, James took over as Golf Professional and General Manager of Murray Country Club, later designing and building the back nine at Murray Country Club with the help of good friend, Al Lindsey. James remained in that position for 30 years before they built SULLIVAN’s Par 3 Golf, Driving Range and Miniature Golf. The golf facility is a culmination of a lifetime of hard work.