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da Cunha

53 years old. 
Played Rugby internationally with the Portuguese team. 
Married with 6 children. Resident in Lisbon.
Agronomy Graduated. Post Graduation in Golf Course Architecture, Business Management and Leadership.


Who Am I?
Arnold Palmer Design Company - Regional Director
Simão da Cunha - Manager 



Life Plan Resorts, Norfin, Almaria Polo - Consultancy
Explorer, Vanguard, Dom Pedro - Consultancy for companies/funds
Roncão D´el Rei - Project Manager 
Espiche Golfe - Grow-in and maintenance
Belas Clube de Campo - Restoration
Cuenca, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Quinta do Vale,  Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Salgados, Morgado do Reguengo, Quinta do Peru, Aroeira, Santo Eestêvão, Riba-Golfe, Montado - Due Dilligence of the courses 
Capuchos, Lumiar, Lisbon Sports Club, Polo Santo Estevão - Requalification of golf courses 

Vilamoura with Dom Pedro Group - Director of operations 

Associação Portuguesa de Greenkeepers - President

Vilamoura - Maintenance Director

Victoria Golf Course - Preparation of PGA Portugal Masters and PGA World Cup

Victoria Golf Course - Project Manager with Palmer Design Company

Vilamoura - Quality system implementation ISO 9001 e ISO 14001

Millennium Golf Course - Project Manager with Hawtree & Sons Design. 

Greenkeeper of Lisbon Sports Club - Greenkeeper

Penha Longa - Internship

Relevant Courses

Post Graduate Degree in Business Management at Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Post Graduate Degree in Golf Courses Architecture at European Institute of Golf Course Architecture

GCSAA Courses

Atlanta, Georgia
“Speaking with Impact”
“Solving Drainage Problems”
“Integrated Environmental Management”
“Applied Turfgrass Physiology”
“Plant Growth Regulators: Form, Function and Use 
on the Golf Course”   
“Classic Golf Courses and the Master Architects”
“Managing Turfgrass Root Systems”

Anaheim, California

“Protecting Natural Resources in the Golf Course”“Environmental Considerations in Golf Course Management”

“Insect and Disease Management for Warm Season Turfgrass”

Dallas, Texas
“Golf Course Construction, Techniques and Management”“Weed Control”“Buying Smart – Selecting Alternative Turfgrass for Tough Conditions”

“Cool-Season Turfgrass Vertebrate and Invertebrate Pest Management”

Las Vegas, Nevada
“Golf Turf PTI (Professional Turfgrass Intelligence)”
“So You Want to be a General Manager?”
“Managing Turfgrass Root Systems in the Southern and Transition Climate Zones”

Orlando, Florida
“Guest Architect Seminar” 

“Soils. The Foundation of Quality Turf”

The Assistant Superintendent: Managing People and Jobs” 

“Lake and Aquatic Plant Management”

“Wildlife Management and Habitat Conservation”   

“Golf Course Construction Management and Grow-in” 

“Financial Essentials for the Golf Course Superintendent” “Turfgrass Ecology”

San Diego, California
“Preparing Your Golf Course for Tournaments”
“Successful Project Management”
“Time Management for the Golf Course Superintendent”
“Developing a Comprehensive Turfgrass management Program”

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