Norman – Colton Craig, an intern with Tripp Davis and Associates and a fifth-year senior in the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, recently was named one of five recipients of The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship.
This annual award has been given since 2009 to honor the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. In his pioneering career, Travis was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist. He was founder and editor of one of the most influential golf magazines of his time, The American Golfer.
The Travis Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture; golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent; professional golf management, club professional, or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.
During his four years at OSU, Craig has received special recognition for his outstanding academic achievement and successful leadership roles in both campus and professional organizations.
Craig has a passion for golf course architecture that he describes as having begun when he was â€œnine years old and drawing pictures of golf courses.â€ In addition to his formal university training, Craig has taken steps to realize his passion by walking and studying golf courses, and reaching out to practicing golf course architects. He respects the history of golf course design and the works of the old masters.
â€œColton has been a welcomed addition to my team and I recognize a real talent in this young man,â€ said architect Tripp Davis. â€œColton has a desire to learn everything about our business and that interest and curiosity will definitely assist him with his career in golf course architecture. We congratulate him on this significant honor.â€