Whether you’re expanding your course or looking for a cost-effective way to renovate with minimum disruption to play, with the new ICI+, you can upgrade your Rain Bird Two-Wire Satellite or LINK™ Satellite (radio) system to the latest IC System™ technology by simply swapping interface boards and connecting IC Rotors, IC Valves and IC CONNECT™ to the existing satellite MAXI™ Cable.
The biennial GCMA conference was held at De Vere Cotswold Water Park in the UK in November 2019, bringing together golf club managers and industry professionals from across the UK and Europe. Alastair Higgs, Golf Manager UK for Rain Bird, GCMA Strategic Partner and Jim Croxton, CEO, BIGGA (British & International Golf Greenkeepers
If you’ve ever wished your course could enjoy the benefits of our Integrated Control System™ (IC System) and companion IC CONNECT™ devices without undergoing a major renovation, Rain Bird Golf has a new solution that’s worth checking out. The new Integrated Control Interface Plus (ICI+), makes it possible to install satellites and the IC System on the same wire path. As a result, you can renovate or expand your existing satellite system in phases, at a lower cost and with less disruption to your golf course.
The Danish Greenkeepers Association (DGA) annual conference took place earlier this year and the main topic of the conference was climate change and how this affects golf courses. Joakim Ström, Rain Bird Golf Sales Manager for Scandinavia gave a presentation on the need for golf clubs to create a risk management strategy and how to make irrigation more efficient in drought conditions. Read the top 10 action items here.
Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the 18-hole Hankley Common Golf Club is a dry, sandy, links-type course, with fine, free draining turf cut through swathes of heather. Irrigation consultant Roger Davey of Irritech designed a new irrigation system with a central pump station on a Rain Bird IC System™ with Stratus II™ Central Control with mobile interface (MI) and weather station. A double row system with Rain Bird 700 Series valve-in-head rotors was installed on fairways with back-to-back Rain Bird 751 Series rotors on greens and approaches and a combination of block and valve-in-head rotors on tees.
Recently Golf Course Managers from the West Midlands region were invited to tour Whittington Heath Golf Club in Lichfield, UK to learn about the transformational project taking shape. They had the opportunity to discuss the project with the Course Manager and meet the designer and various contractors on the project.
The Ålands Golf Club recently upgraded the club's the existing Nimbus™ II Central Control system and replaced the original 30 year old PVC pipes with 19,500m of new HDPE polyethylene piping and 23,000 metres of 2-core control cabling. The new system will allow the club to be more accurate, use less water, achieve a better results, and improve the quality of greens no matter the season.
Auchterardar Golf Course in Scotland transformed its course with a new irrigation system using Rain Bird's IC System and Stratus LT Central Control. Hear how a team industry experts made it happen with minimal disruption.
The Underdogs of Turf Calendar is back for 2020 - and in a bigger format. Submit photos of your dog by October 1, 2019 to have them featured in the catalog.
Across the globe some of the highest-ever recorded summer temperatures as well as sudden, unprecedented rainfall, storms and flash floods are occurring. Given these weather extremes, how well has your club’s irrigation system been performing?
Gelendzhik Golf Resort, the first golf course located on the Black Sea coast in Russia, chooses Rain Bird's IC System, Stratus II Central Control and MI Series for the irrigation system.
Using the Rain Bird IC System with MI Series Mobile Controllers has given P.J. the irrigation flexibility he needs to maintain his course. The water window has been reduced to less than 5 hours and his crew now spends their time providing ideal playing conditions for their members.
Living Turf proudly announces their appointment as a primary distribution partner for the full range of Rain Bird Golf irrigation products across Australia. Both Living Turf and Rain Bird are long-standing and highly reputable brands within the golf industry and together they recognise that agronomy and irrigation are simply inseparable. Living Turf already distributes a
The long planned renovation at King’s course at Royal Bled got underway in 2015 when the Šolak family acquired the club. The redesign resulted in a different layout, extending the course to Championship length – some 6,800+ metres.
All golf courses have different challenges when it comes to efficient irrigation. The new low angle nozzle housing kit is another example of how Rain Bird is continuously innovating new products that help superintendents maintain beautiful, more playable courses with less water.