Jim turned professional in 1982. In his first season as a snooker professional he reached the world championship finals in Sheffield and quickly moved up the world rankings to reach a career of high 29 in the world beating a number of world top ranking players including:
Steve Davis (England Centenery Match)
Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins
David Taylor 'The Silver Fox'
Steven Hendry (Pro-am)
to name a few...
Jims Snooker Career
Highest World Ranking - 29th
First Scottish professional to reach the final of The World Championships (at the Crucible)
Represented Scotland in several world team championships
Scottish Amateur Champion
Scottish Amateur Internationalist
Jim pictured here with good friends Lahk Sharma, the owner of the first luxury snooker centre to open in Scotland and world number 3 Steven Maguire.
Jim has also been a professional fitness instructor for the last 18 years which he worked in-between snooker coaching. Due to more relaxed business commitments, Jim is now availible for coaching sessions world-wide. Contact Jim to enquire about snooker coaching and what he can offer you.
World ranked professional and practice partner Marcus Campbell.
"I've played with JIm for a number of years. He is an excellent player and was responsible for a lot of world ranked players from Scotland making in the professional game.", Marcus Campbell
Links to some of the articles that have featured Jim and the coaching successes of the Improve Your Snooker Academy
Hamilton Advertiser, October 2009