Get to Know:
Name: Charlie Davison
City of residence: Newport Beach
Club: Barona Creek GC
Profession: Golf Course Design
Family: Wife, Maureen; Sons, Brian and David; Daughters, Kelly and Kristine; and eight grandchildren
Volunteer and committee involvement: Life Rolls on - They Will Surf Again, active in church and service clubs
What you Didn't Know:
A musician that Charlie listens to: Zac Brown – How could you not love “Chicken Fried”
First car: 1957 Karmann Ghia
Favorite book: Hawaii, James Michener
Guilty-pleasure food: Yikes! Too many
Favorite non-golf item: 10’4” Becker Legacy Surfboard
Favorite Southland hotspot: Jake’s Del Mar
One gadget Charlie can’t live without: iPhone
Favorite quote: “You can’t stick your chest out and duck at the same time” – Edgar Shinn and “You aren’t a good enough golfer to get that mad at your game” – Sometimes attributed to Arnold Palmer
If Charlie couldn’t do what he does now as a profession, he would be a: Commercial Pilot
Greatest pride: My family – every single one from my wife Maureen down are just “over-the-top." I hope that every generation of our family gets better than the last – our children are exhibiting that with our grandchildren.
Most-visited website that’s not work-related: Surfline
On volunteering: In the case of volunteering for the SCGA, golf has given so much to four generations of Davison family golfers, as well as to our business. It is quite satisfying to be able to give back just a small token of what we have received.
On the Course:
Has golfed for: 58 Years
What Charlie would like to see more of on the course: Faster play , more junior and women golfers, filling divots and repairing ball marks on greens..(The last two are pet peeves)
Favorite Tour player: Fred Couples – love his kickback style – more amateur golfers should try to emulate. Golf is not a matter of life or death – relax and enjoy !
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Accessibility to junior golfers – Youth on Course is a great start.
What Charlie would tell juniors to interest them in the game of golf: The same thing that I told my son Brian when he started to play – “Son, not only is this a great social and competitive game, but you can play it for most of your life. In addition, it is an incredibly valuable tool in business. It also teaches you the life values of honesty, integrity, self-control and the rewards of persistence."