Global golf design practice (re)Golf has positioned itself to continue its rapid growth with the addition of Irish architect Paul O’Brien as a fourth partner in the firm.
O’Brien, a Senior Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, and formerly senior design associate with Jeff Howes Golf Design, will complement the existing team of Christian Lundin, who is based in Sweden, the Irish-based Jeff Lynch, and Canadian Ryan Crago. The firm is working on projects around the world, and its expansion reflects its recent success.
“Paul is someone that the three of us have known for many years,” said Christian Lundin. “As well as being a first-rate golf course architect, he has brilliant organisational, managerial and project management skills, which will be a great help to us. Our expansion has been so rapid that keeping on top of all our projects and pursuing new opportunities has been difficult, but Paul’s presence will ensure we continue to deliver the best possible service to all our clients.”
Initially, O’Brien expects to be spending a significant proportion of his time in Scandinavia, where (re)Golf has over 20 active projects, including some of the biggest clubs in the region.
“I’m delighted to partner with Christian, Jeff and Ryan,” he said. “Business is more fun when you get to work with friends, but it’s best of all when you succeed with them. (re)Golf has made remarkable strides in the last four years, despite the incredibly tough conditions in the golf market. As the global economy continues to pick up, and the golf business improves along with it, I’m certain that the four of us will continue to make an ever increasing impact in the golf design arena across the world.”