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Rain Bird Expands GSV Series Valves Product Line With New IC Model

Rain Bird has added a new IC (Integrated Control) model to its Golf Solenoid Valve (GSV) Series product line. This new model provides the many benefits of GSV Series Valves to courses currently using the Rain Bird® IC System™ which connects irrigation central control directly to every rotor and valve for optimal water and energy


Rain Bird hosts Distributors Council and kicks off 50 Years in Europe Anniversary Celebrations

Rain Bird’s 50 Years in Europe anniversary celebrations began last November with an exclusive two-day Distributors Council held in Marseille, France. It brought together key European distributors in the fields of landscaping, sports turf and golf irrigation. Rain Bird Europe 50th Anniversary Distributor Council Opening the event, Christophe Lamoine, General Manager Rain Bird


Precision Irrigation for Vietnam’s award-winning Hoiana Shores

The Rain Bird® IC System™ and rotors with CirrusPRO™ control were chosen as being the best option for irrigating what is a delicate site, allowing for layouts to be changed easily with minimal excavations. In order to get every hole ‘just right’ it was important to know that minor relocations during the build phase could be easily accomplished.


Responsive, Flexible Irrigation Delivers Uniformity

“We’ve amended our irrigation process and saved hours of staff time. Previously, I had two people hand-watering for six hours, four days a week, so that’s fifty to sixty hours a week saved, and that’s been one of the most significant benefits. With the new system in place, grass cover hasn’t been lost at all this year and we’re now seeing grass recover, even with the recent drought.” — Course Manager, David Coull


Rain Bird distributor Irish TurfCare creates new product specialist role

“We welcome Garreth into Irish TurfCare’s new role as Rain Bird product specialist. Their commitment further supports the market in Ireland and to provides customers with dedicated product knowledge and service. Irrigation should be viewed as a management tool. With the support of Garreth and Irish TurfCare, this will help educate end users, giving them the knowledge that is so important for efficient and effective irrigation.”


Rain Bird Irrigation Workshop at UK Golf Research Week

“Water is a resource in high demand, with challenging restrictions in place and to come. Coupled with energy prices rising significantly, we need to be leaders in the industry. The research week was a fantastic initiative showcasing the different technologies and products. From an irrigation stance, it was great to be involved in educating visitors about products and sustainable and effective irrigation.”


Rain Bird Announces New Distributor in South East Asia

Rain Bird has appointed Centaur Asia Pacific (Singapore) Ltd Pte. as its exclusive distribution partner. Centaur first opened in 2003 in Hong Kong and has since expanded its operations to service the South East Asia market and emerging markets in the region, providing products and services to clients constructing and maintaining golf courses, sports fields,


Challenge Tour venue renovates irrigation to improve water efficiency

“When we started thinking about replacing our 30-year-old irrigation system, it was clear to us that it had to be a system that offered the latest technical capabilities and used our water resources efficiently. It quickly became obvious that our nearly 30-year-old satellite control system could no longer keep up and what Stock Beregnungstechnick and Rain Bird proposed with Rain Bird® IC System™ technology convinced us immediately. Having the ability to control each sprinkler and give each area of the golf course exactly the amount of water it needs means no more wasted water and also means a saving in electricity costs for running pumps, which is not insignificant given the rising price of electricity. All these benefits, combined with fantastic work completed by Stock Beregnungstechnick have given us an irrigation system that allows us to look to the future efficiently and without worry.”


Rain Bird supports Golf Club Managers Association in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria & North Wales

Shaun Anderson, Golf Sales Specialist for Rain Bird in the UK, Ireland, and Iceland recently attended the summer meeting of the North West Region of the Golf Club Managers' Association (GCMA) at Lancaster Golf Club. This region covers Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, and North Wales with over two hundred members representing 180 golf clubs. Rain Bird


Irrigation Education in Focus at FEGGA Conference 2022

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.


U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles – Women Volunteers Breaking the Grass Ceiling

After the tremendous success at The Olympic Club last year, Rain Bird partnered with Syngenta for a 2nd year to get more women volunteers at the USWO. Ultimately, 27 women volunteered on the grounds crew at Pine Needles. Working with David Fruchte, Director of Golf Course Grounds, Rain Bird arranged the flights for the women volunteers traveling as far away as Washington and Oregon.

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