A UK-based golf course contractor has celebrated a quarter of a century as a Rain Bird partner by hosting a special golf day at Sunningdale Golf Club.
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,
“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.”
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
“What we’re dealing with at Miklagard is literally two courses in one – so the Rain Bird hybrid system allows us to manage the new and the old technologies together in a smarter, more efficient way”.
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.
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.
Rain Bird has donated a number of Rain Bird 950 Series rotors, suitable nozzles, and adaptors for irrigating the new Marlay Park Putting Green in Dublin, Ireland, opening later this summer. This brand-new community facility is located in a suburban public park five miles from the centre of Dublin, close to where Pádraig Harrington
Golf course communities are well known for their valued amenities and gorgeous landscapes. Property managers are challenged with reducing their labor and maintenance costs while maintaining the high standards of their guests and residents. When Landscape Architects design layouts for numerous homes with multiple hydro-zones, it is assumed that high-quality water and efficient emitters are used.
Rain Bird Appoints Golf Sales Specialist for Spain and Portugal and Regional Sales Manager Southwest Europe
Tina Baumgartner, Europe Sales Manager Golf at Rain Bird Europe comments: “Julian and Daniel are joining Rain Bird at an exciting time as technology is developing fast, helping our golf customers address the challenges of water management. They both have valuable customer service as well as varied technical expertise across many sectors and territories and we’re looking forward to welcoming them into the European team.
“I hadn’t been to anything like the BTME Continue to Learn session before so it was really good starting place for me, although I was surprised how much maths was involved. Having the kit now will really set us up for what we want to do over the next couple of years. We’ve just put in a borehole so being able to set up more effective course irrigation, knowing how much water is needed will be key. “
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you that our colleague and friend, Julio García de Tejada, passed away on 8 March 2022 after a hard-fought battle with disease over the last few years. A true Sevillian and a dedicated family man at heart, he will be missed by us all. Our thoughts are with his family.
Last month our marketing and sales team made the trip to San Diego, California for GCSAA 2022. After two years of a virtual show, the in-person experience was welcomed and needed.
“In the first phase from October 2020 through to March 2021 we worked with the client and golf architects to turn what’s a large scale, very forward-thinking approach into reality, on site and in the ground. It’s been very exciting and refreshing to see investment on this scale. The irrigation system is ultra-future-proof and uses the very latest technology including 65” screens for mapping course irrigation."
Golf courses in lightning-prone regions, those that use reclaimed water and those that need water pressure regulation now have a new valve solution. Rain Bird Golf’s new GSV Series plastic and brass valves include numerous advanced features designed to enhance durability even under the most challenging conditions. “Valves are the heart of any irrigation system,”