Jimmy’s Hall of Fame journey began when he was eight years old and caddied for his father in Jackson, MS. He holds the record for the most accolades in the Gulf States PGA and has been instrumental in the growth of junior golf. With his wife, Carol, he lives in Slidell, LA, and is the proud father of six children.
Jimmy is the President of The BC Cup, the Tour Director for the U.S. Kids Golf Gulf Coast Tour, the former Director of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans, and the golf coach for Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, LA.
Jimmy was inducted into the Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame in 2010. Some of his national accolades include:
• 2008 – PGA of America Award for Junior Golf Development
• 2019 – U.S. Kids Golf Tour Director of the Year for the United States
• Three-Time U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Best Teachers in America
His statewide and regional awards include:
• 2007 – Gulf States PGA Award for Junior Golf Development
• 1989 and 1988 – Louisiana PGA Professional of the Year
• 1988 – Gulf States PGA Award for Junior Golf Development (Inaugural Award)
• 1979 – Louisiana PGA Apprentice of the Year
• 2022 – Louisiana PGA Distinguished Service Award (The Barbato-Thomas Award)
• 2018 – Kelly Gibson Foundation Distinguished Service Award (Dr. John and Helen Moore Award)
• 2011 – Louisiana Golf Association Distinguished Service Award
• 2008 – Allstate Sugar Bowl Humanitarian Award
Tim is a Director Emeritus of The BC Cup. He was Director of Golf at Money Hill Golf and Country Club from 1988 until his relocation to Atlanta in 2011. In 2007, the Gulf States PGA named him its Junior Golf Leader of the Year. His outstanding performance in the PGA field made him highly regarded in Louisiana.
He and his wife, Donna Gordon, reside in Blue Ridge, GA. Tim works in the golf apparel and equipment marketing industry.
Thomas A. Sands, a Retired Major General of the U.S. Army, is an attorney and a Senior Advisor for Dawson & Associates, a firm based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he is a board member of the Water Institute of the Gulf.
Tom worked for over 31 years in the U.S. Army as an aviator and engineer in the Corps of Engineers. His duties included serving as New Orleans District Engineer; Commander, Lower Mississippi River Division; and President, Mississippi River Commission. Tom, an enthusiastic golfer at 87 years of age, is also a founding director of The BC Cup.
Lindsey M. Ladouceur
Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Law. She practiced law in New Orleans and Abita Springs, LA, until her retirement in 2022.
As a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist and a civil mediator, Lindsey was honored with numerous awards for her voluntary service and was the former Chair of The Pro Bono Project. Lindsey is the Treasurer and one of the founding directors of The BC Cup. She lives in Abita Springs with her husband, Ray, and has one daughter, two stepsons, and one granddaughter, Violet, who is the light of her life.
In 2023, Leslie joined the Board of Directors of The BC Cup. She is the widow of PGA professional Jack O’Neill, who attained the record of oldest-ever teaching professional at age 71. She resides in Diamondhead, MS, where she hosts the Jack O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament annually to generate funds for junior golfers.