Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/12/12
PGA Champions Tour: Jim Rutledge Height: 5 ft, 11 in Weight: 180 lbs Birthday: 08/26/1959 Turned Pro: 1978 Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Residence: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Jim Rutledge, born August 26, 1959 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia and proved to be a smart man form an early age! He is one of many that took advantage of the year-round golf conditions in his home Victoria British Columbia. Year-round golf in Canada you say? That’s right – courses are open all year in Victoria. I know – I live there! Rutledge was a member of the Gorge Vale Golf Course in Victoria where he would hone his craft and become the best golfer for his age group on Vancouver Island. In 1975, he won the Canadian Juvenile Championship and in 1977 he won the Canadian Junior Championship. Success at an early age prompted Rutledge to turn pro in 1978 and head to Asia to play on the Asian Tour until 1988 where he had some, but not a ton of success. He would winter in Asia a...
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