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Darren J. Davis, CGCS, has been employed as the Golf Course Superintendent at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Florida since September 1992. Prior to accepting this position, Davis was employed as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida. Additional professional experience includes two stints at the Augusta National Golf Club, the first serving as an Apprentice Superintendent in 1990 and returning as the IPM Technician in 1991.
Davis attended the Turfgrass Management program at The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with highest distinction in 1991. He also obtained an Associate in Arts Degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1987, and in 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University conferred upon him a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Summa Cum Laude.
Davis has served on the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Board of Directors since 2012, and was elected the 82nd President of the association at its 2018 annual meeting. Davis has also served as a Director of the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation since 2011. He is a Past President of the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA), and the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association (FGCSA).
Davis has been published in Golf Course Management, the trade journal of the GCSAA, seven times and is a two-time winner of the Leo Feser Award, presented annually by the GCSAA for the best superintendent written article. In 1995 the GCSAA also presented Davis with the National Environmental Steward Award in the private course division, in 2004 the FGCSA honored him with its Distinguished Service Award and in 2011 the FTGA presented Davis with the Wreath of Grass - the associations highest award.