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 has worked at PGA Golf Catalunya in Girona and Golf Costa Brava. She has spent the last 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 in sports surfaces performing the Master Sport Surfaces Technology at the University of Cranfield in 2007.

In his professional experience, the construction, grow-in and maintenance of the golf course with the greatest budget of history so far (Education City Golf Club) in Qatar or his current work as superintendent under the orders of TAS in the most exclusive golf course from Morocco, Royal Golf Dar Es Salman, which is made up of 3 more academic golf courses where high-level events such as European Tour, Ladies European Tour and Challenger Tour are held every year.

Fabien Maisonny

Growing up at Golf de Morfontaine, Fabien has been around golf courses all his life. After starting at Morfontaine, he went to Sunningdale Golf Club where he has achieved his qualifications and gained experiences on professional events. After 7 years, Fabien has 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 has started working for Turfgrass Agronomy & Services in June 2019 as Course Superintendent.

Iain Biggs

7 years ago Iain has joined the greenkeeping industry in 2012. He has started at Trent Park GC where he stayed 5 years achieving his NVQ Level 2. Then in 2017, Iain joined Chesfield Down Golf and Country Club where it has achieved his spraying licence. In 2018, he was volunteering at the BMW PGA at Wentworth. In August 2019, Iain has joined Turfgrass Agronomy & Services as an Assi

Luis Doncel

He is an agricultural engineer, graduated in Agronomy and Master in Maintenance of Golf Courses. He has been linked to golf since 2012. He has worked in the fields of Le Golf National, as assistant and team leader for the Ryder Cup; Royal Golf dar Es Salam as superintendent of the blue field for the LET tournament; Les Bordes, Golf de Morfontaine and St Nom la Bretèche as irrigation specialist.

Shaun Kernaghan

Served 4 years turf management apprenticeship at Rothesay GC before moving onto work in Austria at Colony club in Vienna, Australia at the Lake Golf Club in Sydney and then going to USA on the Ohio state program, Shaun interning was at Plainfield Country Club before going to Austin Country Club hosting the WGC Dell matchplay. In August 2019,Shaun has joined Turfgrass 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.

"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"

JON RAHM