Meet the Ten Selected FEGGA Ryder Cup Volunteers in Partnership with Capillary Concrete

Meet the Ten Selected FEGGA Ryder Cup Volunteers in Partnership with Capillary Concrete





Introducing them from left to right:

Paul Marley, Assistant Head Greenkeeper – Estonian Golf and Country Club and representing the Estonian Greenkeepers Association “it’s just an honour to have been selected. But I hope to learn a great deal over the week about how to manage such a large group, what kinds of details can be looked after with such a large crew, and just how polished a golf course can really be. I also hope to make some good contacts within the industry”

Bernardo Almeida, Head Greenkeeper – West Cliffs / Praia D´el Rey Golf Club and representing the Portuguesse Greenkeepers Association “I’m Very proud to go to help, learn and exchange ideas in an Event so demanding and always Magnificent”

Ciarán Byrne, Assistant Head Greenkeeper – Old Conna Golf Club Bray and representing the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland “For me, this is a once in a lifetime experience to contribute too, and learn from the best in the industry. To see how a golf course is managed and set up for the biggest golfing event in the world will be something that will stay with me forever and will help me going forward with my career”

Hector Forcen, Golf Course Superintendent – Golf Club Payerne and representing the Swiss Greenkeepers Association “Unbeatable scenery to meet with old friends and participate in the preparation of one of the best sport events in the planet with a crew of passionate turf professionals from around the world”

Jiří Lahodný, Head Greenkeeper – Prosper Golf Resort Čeladná and representing the Czech Greenkeepers Association “The Ryder Cup experience will have, with no doubt, a huge impact on my professional life, because I will be part of the greenkeeping team made up from some of the best people in our industry, preparing a golf course on the highest possible level for the best players in the world”

Matija Pipan, Golf Course Superintendent – Golf & Country Club Castello di Spessa and representing the Slovenian and Italian Greenkeepers Association “I have great expectations from this magnificent experience. I am very curious about how the whole team will succeed in preparing the course for such an important event. It is incredible the energy that every single person will invest in this tournament in order to make it perfect. I am really looking forward to be part of this fantastic team that will contribute to make this event unforgettable”

Chloe Gallagher, Assistant Greenkeeper – Gulf Harbour Country Club and representing the British & International Greenkeepers Association “I am so excited to be apart of this incredible tournament! This tournament is massive to any greenkeeper and to be apart of it is simply a dream come true. Sunday can not come quick enough and I can’t wait to be there, inside the ropes at Le Golf National”

Frank Czarnietzki, Head Greenkeeper – Golf Club Maria Bildhausen and representing the German Greenkeepers Association “It’s a great honour for me to be part of this.
I’m looking forward to share my passion with more then 160 colleagues”

Mads Andersen, Course Manager – Søllerød Golf Club and representing the Danish Greenkeepers Association “I’m honoured to be selected as a Greenkeeper to the 2018 Ryder Cup. Thank you Martin Stenberg and FEGGA for giving me an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to meet some of the best in our business from around the world”

Abel Marius Pascariu, Assistant Greenkeeper – Golf Club Wien and member of the Austrian Greenkeepers Association “This is my first practical training in a foreign country. Before I have never been involved in the Ryder Cup. I am delighted to be a member of the volunteer group and happy to take place in such a great event”


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