Ronan Branigan, B.Agr.Sc., UCD, Ireland; M.Sc., Heriott-Watt, Scotland; Dip. Project Management, Smurfit Business School, Dublin.
Now the principal designer with Declan Branigan Design, est. 1989, he uses both learned and practical knowledge in all aspects of the company`s portfolio of work.
An enthusiastic golfer (h`cap 1), he is an active member of Co. Louth golf club, Ireland, which he has represented at both junior and senior level and was a member of the 1999 All Ireland Senior Cup winning team.
It was no coincidence that both academic and sporting talents led him to the golf industry, in particular design. His intimate knowledge of the great links courses of Ireland and Scotland impact directly on Ronan`s design philosophy; which employs core beliefs of strategy, playability and enjoyment. His designs rely on variety and the fundamental belief that golf was a game to be enjoyed, not a near death experience!