Meet Charlie Davison

The Basics:

Name: Charlie Davison

City of residence: Newport Beach

Club: Barona Creek GC

Profession: Golf course design

Family: Wife – Maureen, two sons and two daughters, 11 grandchildren

Volunteer and committee involvement: For four generations, golf has given to our family – now is the time to give back.  There is such a need to grow the sport of golf and to enable under-served Southern California kids that would probably not have access to golf if not for the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation.

What you Didn’t Know:

Favorite musicians: Mac McAnally, Jake Shimabukuro and Zac Brown

First car: 1958 Karmann Ghia

Favorite book: Hawaii by James Michener

Guilty-pleasure food: French fries and ice cream

Favorite non-golf item: Surfboard

Favorite quote: “I just get up every moring and go out. And I don’t let the old man in.” -Clint Eastwood

Fantasy profession: Commercial pilot

Most visited website: Surfline

Greatest pride: First, my family. Everyone of whom is special in their own way. Second, the golf desing business that I have built with the most talented partner in the world – Todd Eckenrode. I’m a lucky guy!


On the Course:

Favorite golf gadget: My cool FOX golf cart cell phone holder

What Charlie would change: Elitism in access and dress

Favorite professional golfers: Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele 

What Charlie would say to interest more juniors: Golf is really “cool.” Not only is it fun and competitive, but it is a skill set that can become a valuable and enjoyable in your personal and professional lives.