Golf course superintendents are used to working in the background to ensure courses look pristine and play well, but many leaders in the field encourage colleagues to get in front of press to educate more people about the role they play in the golf course industry. "[E]verything I'm doing I'm doing because I enjoy it and I want to give back," says Darren Davis, golf course superintendent at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla., who has appeared in many magazines and TV shows. "Sure, it can be very comfortable behind the scenes. But if we want to get our profession out of the valley then we have to get out from behind our desks or we'll never get anywhere."

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