TESTIMONIALS 
 


"Jim is a tenured veteran in the golf industry and his knowledge, experience and his attention to detail has made him one of the most respected colleagues in the industry.  I have been fortunate to work with Jim on several projects and can attest to his ability to treat each new situation in a unique manner which results in positive solutions for the club."  Keith Hanley, Vice President of Operations, KemperSports




"The City of Abilene's Community Services Department has been professionally acquainted with Mr. Jim Helms for a long time and more recently as analyst and advisor to the Department and a group of citizens appointed to asssess the golf resources of our community of 116,000.  In that role, Jim provided essential golf management and development insight that was of significant importance to our efforts.  His experience and straightforward approach to developing useful information and presenting options was invaluable to us."  Mike Hall, Director of Community Services, City of Abilene, TX



"Jim is one of those rare people who balance broad skills and knowledge with an infectious positive attitude.  Whether in the trenches mentoring staff or addressing difficult issues in the boardroom, Jim's leadership, operations expertise and ability to build consensus are unsurpassed. Jim is equally adept consulting, transitioning or at the helm guiding day-to-day operations of daily fee facilities as well as complex member clubs and destination resorts."  Doug Hellman, Vice President of Business Development, KemperSports



"In the complex field of golf course acquisition, operation, and financial analysis, Jim Helms is simply a master."  Matt Landreau, President, Club Counsultants, Inc.
 

"If you are trying to figure out how to turn around a tired, run-down golf course, suffering the effects of poor management, dismal customer service, and goat-track playing conditions, then I would suggest you get in touch with Jim Helms.  We had a course dumped in our laps because of default on a lease with less than 30 days to get it ready for the season.  No staff, no equipment, dead greens, no supplies, and basically acres of weed infested grasslands.  Jim arrived on-site intending to stay for a few weeks.  He recruited and hired a Class A PGA pro and a GCSAA Superintendent.  A few weeks turned into more than a month as Jim, recruited/hired the supporting employees.  Still not finished, Jim trained the entire staff from management, to college kids cutting the fairways, to front-line sales personnel.  When the staff met Jim's high level of standards, he returned to his family and the grandeur of New Mexico.  The winning combination of a top-shelf management team coupled with a dynamic staff of customer driven employees occurred because of the skill and determination of Jim Helms.  We are no longer looking for a solution to our problem golf course; just basking in the glow from customers and feeling really proud of our City golf course, destined to be the finest in the area.  Thanks Jim."  Steven C. Carlyon, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of LaCrosse, WI




"Jim Helms has been a tremendous resource during golf course takeovers and new course openings.  We couldn't ask to work with anyone better."  Rich Hohman, Chief Operating Officer, Kitson & Partners
 

 
"For more than ten years, I relied on Jim Helms to examine golf course operations and new construction, to determine what was needed to elevate property quality and profitability.  His applied experience made us better and got us off to great starts at new properties.  He is a national authority on public, resort, and private golf operations and maintenance as well as course and clubhouse construction."  Ken James, President, Golf Industry Associates
 

 
"It's not often that a person in today's business world will do exactly what he says he's going to do.  Jim built a four-hole golf complex at my lake house and it really makes a difference when my clients come to Center, TX."  Rick Campbell, Vice Chairman, Port-A-Cool
 

 
"Professionalism, commitment, and experience have proven to be the difference in every job we have worked on together.  Jim Helms is the main difference between hitting the ground running with a new golf course or taking months to get up and running."  Scott Beasley, VP Operations, Meadowbrook Golf
 

 
"Jim Helms has been an invaluable resource for Pacific Golf Management over the years.  He has excelled in roles as a Superintendent, General Manager, Regional Director, and Acquisition Specialist.  Jim's all around knowledge of the industry, acquisition transitions, and coordinating teams has made him my choice for numerous projects."  Joe Lenihan, President, Pacific Golf Management, Japan
 

 
"We were very honored to work with a true professional during the renovation of Harding Park.  Jim Helms brought the level of foresight, commitment, and expertise we needed to succeed in order to complete our renovation in time for the American Express World Golf Championship."  Jaci Fong, Project Manager, City of San Francisco
 

 
"We asked Jim to help us develop a method whereby we could measure and monitor golf course maintenance standards at The Shores CC.  His tireless efforts and guidance have been a tremendous help for me and my team."  Julie Couch, City Manager, City of Rockwall, TX