Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Dave Davis*

A Certified Irrigation Designer (CID), Dave Davis has been active in the irrigation industry since 1971. He was elevated to the status of Fellow (FASIC) by the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) in 1997. He is also an EPA Water Sense Partner.

Dave combines years of design, training, technical services experience for golf, and recreational turf irrigation systems to meet the needs of the Client. His educational background is in the disciplines of engineering, mathematics, and education. Dave holds a State of California, lifetime teaching credential, for mathematics and related subjects.

Dave Davis is a founding member of the Irrigation Associations Design Certification Board of Governors. He is also Past President of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants.

He is the author of numerous technical articles and two handbooks on irrigation system design techniques. He continues to conduct seminars and workshops on system technology, design, installation, and water management.

Dave brings to each project both domestic and international experiences, providing the client exposure to the most up-to-date irrigation technology and management practices available. He has extensive experience working with environmentally sensitive sites including wetlands, watersheds, historical sites, monuments, and geographically significant features.

Davis has designed irrigation systems for golf courses ranging in size from 9 to 72 holes at a single site. Most projects include preparation of the site to use recycled reclaimed wastewater for irrigation. Systems have been designed for major architects as well as Owners and Operators