Cure Putters is saddened to report that its Vice President of Tour Operations, Jim Barfield, passed away at his home in Heathrow, Florida on Saturday, December 10th. Barfield had just celebrated his 73rd birthday in November. Barfield leaves behind his wife, Loretta, his four sons and their families, as well as a sister.
Jim Barfield was a key member of the Cure Putters team in his role as the Vice President of Professional Tour Operations. He worked primarily out on the Champions Tour but also helped with the strategic planning and the product road map for the entire company. Prior to joining Cure Putters, Barfield was the CEO of Rife Putters and enjoyed much success there as well.
Prior to his successful business career, Jim was an All-American baseball player at Auburn University and was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1964. He still holds the highest career batting average (.385) in Auburn history. Jim played professional baseball for a while and ultimately ended up playing some professional golf as well.
"We would like to thank Jim for all of his contributions to Cure Putters and I would personally like to thank him for his friendship,” said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. “He was a great athlete but an even better man, husband, father, friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”