Donal Mulvey is equipment manager and 2nd assistant superintendent at Emirates Golf Club Dubai, UAE. Emirates Golf Club has two championship courses, The Majlis (hosts the desert classic every year) and the Faldo, of which Mulvey is an assistant superintendent.
Mulvey earned his bachelors degree in horticulture and majored in both turfgrass pests and disease and sports turf design, construction and maintenance. He is currently studying golf course management with the SRUC in Scotland. Mulvey manages 11 mechanics, in two ISO certified workshops. His role as equipment manager involves a strict and detailed preventative maintenance program for a growing season of 365 days!
Mulvey originally started greenkeeping in Ireland at The Royal Dublin Golf Club where he learned his trade; then the opportunity came about to work on the machinery. From there an opportunity arose in Dubai and he became head mechanic at Albadia Golf Club prior to joining Emirates GC.