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Jim Oates #3351

  • Hall of Fame Class: 2014
  • PDGA #: 3351
  • Birth Year: 1961
  • Hometown: Orangevale, CA, USA

Since he began playing disc golf in the early 80’s, Jim Oates has devoted his energies to a mission for the sport’s growth in Northern California and beyond – both as a player and advocate. An impressive and tenacious competitor, Jim’s big-gun drives and no-step approaches led to two PDGA Master and one Grandmaster Worlds titles. His near-30-year Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course Pro résumé includes directing the California Amateur State Championships, SuperTour director, and opening the pro-shop at Orangevale Community Park. Jim’s excellence and dedication to disc golf is only exceeded by his willingness to help others achieve their dreams.