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’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
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.
“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
“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.”
“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.”
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.