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.
Rain Bird’s swing joints are engineered to conserve water, increase performance and last the test of time, ensuring superior playing conditions on your course.
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.
“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“.