Our Team | Carr Golf Services | Ireland

Our Team

Marty Carr

Executive Chairman

Marty is executive chairman of the Carr Golf Group. Son of the great Irish Amateur J.B. Carr – Marty spent nine years in the United States before returning home to set up Carr Golf in the late 80’s. Marty’s a member of several courses throughout Ireland and past-Chairman of the IGTOA.

Alex Saul

Chief Revenue Officer

Responsible for marketing and growth strategies across Carr Golf Group, Alex joined with 15 years’ experience advising Europe’s largest rights holders and sporting governing bodies. A keen golfer and fly fisherman, his spare time is spent getting the handicap down and chasing that elusive Atlantic salmon.

Stephen Lyons

Director of Finance

Stephen joined in 2004 following five years at Hewlett Packard, where he managed €50m in leased assets. Stephen and his team provide a comprehensive financial service to clients, from day-to-day financial management to financial feasibility studies, funding options, tax planning and financial controls.

Ed Pettit

Managing Director, Maintenance Division

Ed leads Carr Golf’s course maintenance division, ensuring the team delivers best practice agronomic solutions. Ed specialises in asset management, strategic planning and golf course maintenance. Before joining Carr Golf, Ed worked at and developed some of Ireland’s best-known golf clubs and 5-star resorts.

STEPHEN NELSON

Head of Marketing

Stephen leads a team responsible for the design and implementation of our clients’ commercial and communication strategies. His data-driven engagement programmes help grow and retain members and visitors within our managed venues. Stephen has over 15 years’ experience in leading professional sports clubs, governing bodies, and rights holders.

GER KELLY

Senior Sales Manager

Ger is responsible for delivering revenue growth for our clients’ golf clubs. Previously a key Commercial team member at the FAI, Ger is a former Elite Golf Scholar at UCD. He enjoyed domestic and international tournament level golf, winning the Silver Medal in the North of Ireland in 2010. Ger can still be found on his home fairways at County Louth GC.

IAIN RITCHIE

Regional Superintendent

Iain has over 40 years’ experience in golf course maintenance, notably 18 years as Links Superintendent at Portmarnock Golf Club, presenting the course for the 1991 Walker Cup and several Irish Opens. Iain joined Carr Golf in 2010 as Regional Superintendent and oversees seven courses across the country.

AINDRIU JACKSON

Regional Superintendent

Aindriu has 25 years’ experience in golf course maintenance and club management, specialising in modern golf course construction and grow-ins. A leader in agronomic planning, particularly scheduling, man-hour calculations, equipment suitability, scientific nutrient input calculation and disease ID and treatment.

PAUL PATERSON

Head of Operations

Paul oversees the operational management of the Carr Group managed venues across Ireland.

Joining the team in April 2019, Paul has over 20 years’ experience of golf management at internationally renowned golf facilities and clubs in Scotland, Dubai and more recently in Australia.

IAN O’SHEA

Head of Plant & Machinery Maintenance

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OLGA CHEKINA

Purchasing Manager

Olga is responsible for developing purchasing strategies across the business. With 10 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, Olga holds a Master of Science in Aircraft and Rocket Engines Design from Moscow Aviation University. Olga moved to Ireland from Russia, bringing with her vast experience from senior international roles in Moscow.

ANNE LEE

HR Manager

Anne is responsible for HR strategies and initiatives across the Carr Golf Group, providing HR support to all units, identifying and providing staff training and career support. An experienced Strategy and Human Resources Professional, Anne has over 25 years’ experience in the Hotel, Hospitality Industry and Services sectors.