APA: How long were you an APA member before deciding to become a League Operator?
Jim: I started playing APA in the Summer Session of 1992 and played every session through Spring Session 2000 (eight years). I was a Division Rep from 1996-2000. A friend of mine talked me into quitting a golf league I was playing on and joining his APA 8-Ball team. Little did I know, at age 22, that decision would shape the rest of my life.
APA: What made you decide to look into becoming a League Operator?
Jim: After being a Division Rep for over four years, I decided that I wanted to take the next step and run my own area. I decided to buy the two APA counties to the south of the area I was from and I played in for eight years.
APA: Briefly describe life as a League Operator.
Jim: Life as a League Operator is truly consuming. You get out of it exactly what you put into it. Like anything in life, it has good and bad points. I have to say this business is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life.
APA: What do you enjoy most about being a League Operator?
Jim: There are so many things I enjoy about this business. The most important thing is being in a position to truly impact other people’s lives. The APA has provided me with so many special moments in my life. If I can provide those kind of moments to some of my players or even fellow League Operators I work with, is there really a better gift you can give someone?
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