Darren J Davis, CGCS

Darren J. Davis, CGCS, is the golf course superintendent at Olde Florida Golf Club and served as GCSAA’s 82nd President. He attended the Turfgrass Management program at The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with highest distinction. He earned an associate degree from Tallahassee Community College, and a bachelors from Florida Gulf Coast University, summa cum laude. Prior to joining Olde Florida GC, Davis was the assistant superintendent at the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Fla. Additional professional experience includes first serving as an apprentice superintendent and then returning as the IPM technician at the Augusta National Golf Club. Davis is a past president of the Everglades GCSA, the Florida GCSA and the Florida Turfgrass Association and presently serves as GCSAA Centennial Celebration Committee Chair. He has been published in Golf Course Management seven times and is a two-time winner of the Leo Feser Award. In 1995, GCSAA presented Davis with the National Environmental Steward Award in the private course division, in 2004 the Florida GCSA honored him with its Distinguished Service Award and in 2011 the FTGA presented Davis with the Wreath of Grass - that association’s highest award.