James is a golfer, playing out of Prestbury Golf Club. In 2018 he was the Irish Amateur Champion, and has been twice Cheshire Strokeplay Champion. As a student at the University of Central Arkansas, James took 4 wins in the NCAA division 1. He has also reached the Top 50 in the World Amateur Rankings.
James turned professional October 2019, competed on MENA tour in the Middle East from January to March 2020 and will be playing in the EuroPro tour in 2021.