Our team

Àneu Colomer

Born in Barcelona, Aneu has been surrounded by golf courses since a very young age. She graduated from BA (Hons) Sports Management with Golf Studies from Buckinghamshire New University in England, where she was selected among the students to participate at the BB&O Golf Ambassadors Program. She worked at PGA Golf Catalunya in Girona and Golf Costa Brava. She spent two and a half years working at Le Golf National in Paris, home of the 2018 Ryder Cup. Currently working in the Administration for Turfgrass Agronomy & Service.

CARLOS ARROYAL

He is an agronomist and forestry engineer. He specialized and qualified in sports surfaces at Cranfield University in 2007 achieving successfully the Master Sport Surfaces Technology.

In recent years, Carlos was involved with the construction, grow-in and maintenance of Education City Golf Club in Qatar (Golf course with the greatest budget of history). Carlos has joined TAS in April 2018 to take on his current position of Golf Course Superintendent at the most exclusive golf course in Morocco, Royal Golf Dar Es Salman, which is made up of 45 holes plus large golf academy. Professional golf tournament such as European Tour, Ladies European Tour and Challenger Tour are held every year at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

Fabien Maisonny

Growing up at Golf de Morfontaine, Fabien has been around golf courses all his life. After starting working at Morfontaine, Fabien went to work at Sunningdale Golf Club where he qualified as a Greenkeeper and gained experiences on professional golf toutnements. After 7 years, Fabien  joined Burhill GC as Head Greenkeeper. During his time at Bruhill, Fabien volunteered at Le Golf National for the Open de France 2017, 2018 and The Ryder Cup 2018. Fabien started working for Turfgrass Agronomy & Services in June 2019 as Golf Course Superintendent.

Iain Biggs

7 years ago, Iain joined the greenkeeping industry in 2012. He started working at Trent Park GC where he stayed 5 years achieving his NVQ Level 2. In 2017, Iain joined Chesfield Down Golf and Country Club where he attained his spraying licence and gained additional practical experience. In 2018, he was volunteering at the BMW PGA at Wentworth. In August 2019, Iain has joined Turfgrass Agronomy & Services as a qualified and experienced greenkeeper.

Luis Doncel

He is a qualified agricultural engineer, graduated in Agronomy and Master in Golf Course Maintenance.  He has been linked to golf since 2012. Luis worked at Le Golf National, as an assistant and team leader for the Ryder Cup 2018; Royal Golf dar Es Salam as superintendent of the blue field for the LET tournament April 2019; Les Bordes, Golf de Morfontaine and St Nom la Bretèche as irrigation specialist and surveyor to create irrigation system as-built drawing.

Shaun Kernaghan

Served 4 years turf management apprenticeship at Rothesay GC before moving onto work in Austria at Colony club in Vienna then Australia at the Lake Golf Club in Sydney and then going to USA on the Ohio State University program, Shaun interning was at Plainfield Country Club before going to Austin Country Club hosting the WGC Dell matchplay. In August 2019, Shaun joinedTurfgrass Agronomy & Services as Deputy Course Manager.

Steve Okula

Born in the USA, Steve spent his childhood playing golf and caddying before going to work on the golf course maintenance crew. After graduating with honours, from the University of Maryland, he began his professional career in agronomy, becoming a golf course superintendent in Florida at age 26. Since then, Steve has worked in numerous countries in golf maintenance, design, and construction. He has been host superintendent at USPGA Tour, US LPGA Tour, and European Tour events on both sides of the Atlantic. Steve is recognized by the GCSAA as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent and by BIGGA as a Master Greenkeeper.

George Threadgold

George has enjoyed a 10 years career within the horticultural sector. Starting by doing work experience on the pitch at Stevenage Borough Football Club, he then moved to doing the rounds of public dwellings with a local gardening company. From here George has worked on many property’s from small gardensto large country estates including working as a Head Gardener at Queen Hoo Hall in Hertfordshire. With excitement George joined T.A.S in 2019 to final pursue a long standing of his dream, to study Sport Turf Management and to also work on some of the best quality playing surfaces in the world.

"Alejandro Reyes and the Le Golf National maintenance team did an exceptional job preparing the course for the Ryder Cup"

JON RAHM

"I am pleased to write on behalf of Sylvain Duval, who has worked on several Nicklaus Design golf course projects throughout Europe over the last twenty years.

Sylvain’s relationship with Nicklaus Design began in 1990, where he started as Assistant Superintendent at Paris International Golf Club in France, and later became Superintendent. Sylvain then worked at Hanbury Manor in England, Palazzo Arzaga in Italy and most recently at Polaris World in Spain as Project Manager and Director of Golf Course maintenance. There, Sylvain oversaw the construction of six golf courses over a six year period.

Sylvain has done an excellent job at each of these projects. He is a knowledgeable, hard-working, and detail-oriented professional who handles himself well. I am confident that he could provide value to any golf course and am pleased to recommend him"

JACK NICKLAUS

"I have seen joy in their eyes as they talk about making this the greatest Ryder Cup in history and seen the pride in their hearts as their dream has become to reality"

THOMAS BJORN