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Winged Foot Fine-Tunes Irrigation for Championship Conditions

“It’s that public display, that we’re out there every day, that really drives me. We don’t want to put a bad foot forward, there’s no redo button for us. It’s a playing surface that we’re producing and water’s the biggest part of that. Nobody wants to play on something that’s soft, everybody wants green, firm and fast. And there’s a very fine line to that.” — Stephen Rabideau, CGCS, Director of Golf Courses, Winged Foot Golf Club

2020-08-19T13:58:27-07:00

Unique Rain Bird Hybrid Solution Reduces Future Operating Cost by 90%

Approached along an ancient avenue lined with seventy-five horse chestnut trees, Salems Golf Club is located on a historically important Högantorp’s farm site. Inaugurated in 1996, Salem 365! is a 27-hole facility considered one of the best in Sweden’s Stockholm region, with the 18-hole Salemsbanan and 9-hole Högantorpsbanan course with summer greens open all

2020-08-04T13:56:49-07:00

Running Your Central with Evapotranspiration (ET) Saves Time and Money

With optimum levels proactively maintained, inputs will be lower and playing conditions improved. Less water and electricity will be consumed and remedial works such as chemicals and cultural practices will be minimized. Rain Bird Central Control allows for the user to set a required water use deficit on each program, area and even every station if required. This allows the Central to accurately apply just the required amount proactively to deliver consistent turf and playing conditions. When directly linked to a Rain Bird weather station this can be done automatically delivering peace of mind and ease of use for the user. Simply tick the box and allow Rain Bird to look after the turf before course staff and the golfers even notice the requirements.

2020-07-22T09:25:20-07:00

Irish TurfCare Limited Announced as Distributor for Rain Bird in Ireland

Rain Bird is pleased to announce ‘Irish Turfcare Limited’ as distributor of Rain Bird Golf products and services for the island of Ireland. Irish Turfcare is dedicated to innovative products, services and environmentally sound practices. Rain Bird is confident that their distribution will bring many benefits to Irish Golf & Turf industry. Irish Turfcare

2020-07-22T09:33:02-07:00

7-Step Renovation Roadmap for Golf Course Irrigation Systems

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.

2020-01-13T18:43:53-07:00

Tips on Rain Bird MI FREEDOM Software Commands

Remote access to Rain Bird central control is as convenient as the Internet, with Rain Bird’s MI Series Mobile Controller software. This software runs on the central control computer to provide remote irrigation control via any web-enabled mobile device. Available in Advanced and Professional versions, users can activate sprinklers and programs; view which sprinklers and programs

2018-10-24T07:28:10-07:00

Tips for Successful Rain Can Installation, Operation and Maintenance

A clear and unobstructed mounting location is necessary to obtain accurate rainfall readings. The Rain Can must be mounted level for proper operation of the tipping mechanism and accurate recording of rainfall. The mount for the Rain Can should be sturdy enough to allow very little to no movement in windy conditions, vibrations from movement due to wind will reduce accuracy.

2020-04-19T19:04:26-07:00
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