Meet Charlie Davison
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.