“The motivating factor was having a more easily maintained system that would improve irrigation efficiency and provide a robust defence against drought conditions,” said Rain Bird’s Sales Manager for Italy and Malta. “As part of the tender process, with combined input from irrigation consultant, Rain Bird’s technical team, the contractor and client, the project was divided into three phases with a clear plan for each of the three teams working on each phase and two of the four contractors who tendered agreeing to work collaboratively to hasten the overall project timeline.”
Irrigation consultant Lorenzo Simoni redesigned the new irrigation system for fairways, tees, greens and approaches, from pumping station through to rotors and comments:
“The club’s system would break down on a weekly basis because of issues with the hydraulic piping and the water pressure and the lack of a filtration system. Typically, the life expectancy of a system is around 20 years so this 30-year-old system simply could not guarantee any reliability.