vanHerwynen was born and raised in the Fox Valley graduating from Kimberly High School in 1985. At sixteen he knew he wanted to pursue a career in golf course management.
During high school and earning an Associates Degree in Science at UW-Fox Valley he worked at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha. He then received a Bachelor's of Science specializing in Turfgrass Management from UW-Madison. During his stay in Madison he worked at Blackhawk Country Club. After graduation he became the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Kenosha Country Club and remained there for six years.
VanHerwynen was then hired at South Hills Golf and Country Club in February of 1996 as Golf Course Superintendent. In 2001 he became one of approximately 3,000 Superintendents out of over 20,000 Superintendents worldwide to become certified through the GCSAA. Since then he has sat on every position of the WGCSA Board of Directors and was ultimately President from 2014-2016.
South Hills Golf and Country Club is proud to have VanHerwynen manage the golf course and provide a challenging and fun round of golf every time you play. Jim can be reached at 920-922-8455 or by email at email@example.com