The Federation of Golf Greenkeepers Association (FEGGA) is a not-for-profit umbrella organisation formed in 1996 for greenkeeper associations in Europe. With close ties to the EIGCA, GEO, BIGGA and many other government bodies, FEGGA’s main aim is to help greenkeepers to achieve the highest standard of course conditions and professionalism across the continent through educational programmes and environmental policies.

FEGGA 2022 Group photoAs Rain Bird has recently re-joined FEGGA as a Patron, Rain Bird European Golf Specification Manager Stuart Tate and Daniel Sanchez, Rain Bird’s Golf Sales Specialist for Spain and Portugal joined members from 15 countries for the annual three-day conference held in April in Marbella, Spain.

Rain Bird has run successful one-day ‘Continue to Learn’ events at BTME in the UK with the aim of helping greenkeepers understand how to get the most from their irrigation systems. To meet the increasing educational needs across Europe, Rain Bird is looking at running similar events for many of the 21 FEGGA member organisations in different locations, in close collaboration with local distributors and consultants.

Tina BAUMGÄRTNER, Europe Sales Manager Golf commented,

“We are delighted to have re-joined FEGGA as a Patron. Making the most of your Rain Bird system is so fundamental to sustainable irrigation practice. Providing support and know-how to greenkeepers across Europe through education remains one of Rain Bird’s key objectives.”

The next FEGGA conference will be held in February 2023