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
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,”
This autumn Rain Bird distributors from Central Europe gathered together in Stuttgart in Germany for the first time. Those making their way to this prosperous city, where many companies including Daimler, Porche, and Bosch are headquartered, included Roal GmbH from Switzerland, Stock GmbH from Austria, Smits from the Netherlands, and Pipelife. The aim of this event was for Rain Bird distributors to hear directly from Golf Service Plan (GSP) engineers about a range of different topics, as well as having the opportunity to meet colleagues and exchange ideas.
“We’re delighted to announce that Rain Bird golf irrigation products will be available through Golf Med throughout Turkey. Golf Med is the perfect distribution partner for Rain Bird as they offer commitment, integrity and high levels of expertise in the golf business. They are ideally placed to support the growing Turkish golf market and we are confident that they can meet and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations“.
"The renovation has given our reputation a real boost. With improved coverage, our MacKenzie course is more efficient in terms of water use and looks very well presented; our members are delighted with the results. With climate change making rainfall so unpredictable, what we’ve done so far improves the course and has an impact on the future sustainability of our club.”
Personnel from Rain Bird are set to share their water management expertise at the only major conference in Europe devoted to golf club management. Members of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) will meet from 21-23 November at the Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire, UK, for their annual conference and awards ceremony. A line-up of