PGA of America Teaching Professional
Take your pick: outstanding golfer, outstanding teacher, good enough singer to have his own Las Vegas lounge act, or great storyteller. Mr. Jimmie Bullard is all of the above. But Bullard is perhaps best known as the swing coach behind so many of Las Vegas’ top golfers: to name just a few, he’s helped fellow 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Edward Fryatt, past inductee Brady Exber, likely future inductee Stephanie Louden, long driving champions like Corey Morley and Art Sellinger, and celebrities like Max Baer Jr. and Doug Sanders.
Jimmie was a high school champion golfer in Kansas, before playing college golf at Oklahoma State. He had a couple stints on the PGA Tour, with two top-five finishes, before settling into a teaching career that spanned four decades at the time of his induction in 2009. He has taught in Las Vegas at a number of different area clubs including Las Vegas Golf Club and Highland Falls Golf Club. Bullard is a man who admits to being obsessed with golf, and he always says his favorite golf lesson is “the next one I’m going to give.” Bullard also battled various health issues over his career, never letting his misfortune get in the way of helping his students.
Bullard believed being inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame was the perfect ending to an interesting golf career. “It is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon someone who has given a lifetime to the game of golf,” said Bullard
More than 100 former students have received college golf scholarships
So. Central Champion in Kansas/Oklahoma/Arkansas with a 69.0 average, 1976
Fourth place in Oklahoma City Open, 1976
Third place in Magnolia Classic in Mississippi, 1969
Kansas Amateur Stroke Play champion, 1964
High school state champion, Kansas, 1962 with a stroke average of 70.2
Singer/performer, Las Vegas hotels
Player, Oklahoma State
Teacher of thousands of golf lessons in Las Vegas over four decades