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James Urban

James Urban

James Jay Urban, 58, died Friday, December 13th after a tragic accident in Little River, SC. He was killed in a hit and run while crossing Highway 17.

Jim has lived in the Carolinas for all but one of the last 30 years. His passion has always been golf, so he made a career out of greens keeping and course maintenance at numerous courses in both North and South Carolina.

Marywood Country Club in Battle Creek, MI was his childhood course where he learned to love the game, often golfing 27 holes daily in his teens. He was a truly gifted golfer, first evidenced in high school where he was part of St. Philip’s State Championship team in Battle Creek, and continued throughout his whole life.

Jim will be very deeply missed by his friends and family, who believe he would be truly honored to have donations in his name to help young people become as passionate as he was about the game of golf.