The Danish Greenkeepers Association (DGA) annual conference took place earlier this year and the main topic of the conference was climate change and how this affects golf courses. Joakim Ström, Rain Bird Golf Sales Manager for Scandinavia gave a presentation on the need for golf clubs to create a risk management strategy and how to make irrigation more efficient in drought conditions. Read the top 10 action items here.
Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the 18-hole Hankley Common Golf Club is a dry, sandy, links-type course, with fine, free draining turf cut through swathes of heather. Irrigation consultant Roger Davey of Irritech designed a new irrigation system with a central pump station on a Rain Bird IC System™ with Stratus II™ Central Control with mobile interface (MI) and weather station. A double row system with Rain Bird 700 Series valve-in-head rotors was installed on fairways with back-to-back Rain Bird 751 Series rotors on greens and approaches and a combination of block and valve-in-head rotors on tees.
Recently Golf Course Managers from the West Midlands region were invited to tour Whittington Heath Golf Club in Lichfield, UK to learn about the transformational project taking shape. They had the opportunity to discuss the project with the Course Manager and meet the designer and various contractors on the project.
The Ålands Golf Club recently upgraded the club's the existing Nimbus™ II Central Control system and replaced the original 30 year old PVC pipes with 19,500m of new HDPE polyethylene piping and 23,000 metres of 2-core control cabling. The new system will allow the club to be more accurate, use less water, achieve a better results, and improve the quality of greens no matter the season.
Auchterardar Golf Course in Scotland transformed its course with a new irrigation system using Rain Bird's IC System and Stratus LT Central Control. Hear how a team industry experts made it happen with minimal disruption.
Renovating a golf course irrigation system is not an undertaking to be taken lightly. Whether it’s a complete system renovation or a partial one, following a seven-step renovation roadmap makes the process easier and less disruptive. Some key players share their experiences to help those considering a renovation in the future.
The Underdogs of Turf Calendar is back for 2020 - and in a bigger format. Submit photos of your dog by October 1, 2019 to have them featured in the catalog.
Rain Bird 751 Series enables the user to shift between three arc settings to selectively water fairways, roughs—or both. See how to easily adjust the arc setting with a flat head screwdriver.
Rain Bird participated in the 10th anniversary of National Golf Day in Washington, D.C., organized by We Are Golf, a coalition of golf’s leading associations and industry partners including GCSAA, NGCOA and CMAA. National Golf Day attendees on the National Mall. The event kicked off April 25 with over 100 golf industry leaders