“Golf Course Industry” recently spoke with Tripp Davis, ASGCA, on his first 20 years as a golf course architect and the “unparalleled passion for craftsmanship’ of Tripp Davis and Associates.

“Getting to ‘20’ is strange,” Davis told GCI. “It certainly doesn’t seem like that long. I started my own firm without having worked for a name architect before, which is very unusual, so that is what I am most proud of. It required a longer learning curve, but what I learned I learned on my own and I had to not only learn what to do, but I had to learn why to do it. I think it gave me a better base over time. It made it hard to develop a reputation, but it made me work harder. It has been an interesting ride, but I hope the best is yet to come.”

The article continues, “The Tribute Golf Club in Dallas, which opened in 2000, was the firm’s first big break with new course construction.  And in the same year, being hired to rebuild a green at Engineers Country Club on the north shore of Long Island was Davis’ first opportunity with a historic restoration project. Since that time, Davis has been fortunate to work at many of the most historic clubs in the country.  An admirer of Perry Maxwell, A.W. Tillinghast, C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor and Charles Banks, Davis now is regarded as one of the leading restoration specialists in the U.S.

The complete article can be found here.