Darren J. Davis, the golf course superintendent at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla., has been elected to a one-yr time period as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) on the affiliation’s annual assembly Feb. eight, held along with the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
Davis, a licensed golf course superintendent (CGCS), served as vice president of the affiliation in 2017 and has been a member of the affiliation’s board of administrators since 2012. A 28-year member of GCSAA, Davis is a previous president of the Everglades GCSA and a previous president of the Florida GCSA and Florida Turfgrass Association. He is at the moment a director with the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation. In 2004, the FGCSA honored him with its Distinguished Service Award, and in 2011 the FTGA offered Davis with the Wreath of Grass – the affiliation’s highest award.
A local of Tallahassee, Fla., he earned a turfgrass administration certificates from Penn State University in 1991. He additionally obtained an affiliate in arts diploma from Tallahassee Community College in 1987 and a bachelor of arts diploma in communications from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2007.
“Becoming president is a privilege that I don’t take lightly,” mentioned Davis. “I hope I am able to give the association back even a fraction of what it’s given to me.”
Other elected officers had been Rafael Barajas, CGCS and director of golf course operations at Boca Grove Plantation in Boca Raton, Fla., as vice president, and John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS and grounds and services supervisor at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club, as secretary/treasurer.
Past president Peter J. Grass, CGCS and golf course superintendent at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., retires from board service.
In addition, delegates voted to approve 11 adjustments to the affiliation’s bylaws.