The Jimmie Austin family has a long love of, and association with, golf and the University of Oklahoma. Jimmie was an oil and gas drilling contractor and independent producer from Seminole, Okla. At the urging of his sons, he learned to play golf in his late 40s. He loved the game but he also loved the many friendships he made from playing golf. Both of his sons, who attended OU, have been devoted golfers since high school. His three grandsons have been golfers since they could swing a club.