The UK Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer hand-written rainfall data to digital form. Why? It could be the answer to a much better understanding of the frequency and scale of big droughts and floods. And, that will assist with planning for future flood and water-resource infrastructure.
As the green industry’s labor shortage continues, many superintendents are struggling to manage everyday tasks with fewer crew members. Now, Rain Bird’s Golf Division is making that challenge a little easier by introducing its new 702/752 Series Rotors. These rotors replace Rain Bird’s current 700/751 Series electric and IC Valve-In-Head (VIH) Rotors and are designed to offer faster, easier adjustments with fewer parts reducing maintenance and inventory.
Rain Bird GSP's new Alert! is a solution to help you ensure optimal performance from the computers that operate your central control system. GSP can keep your PC up to date with the latest compatible patches ensuring uninterrupted irrigation system functionality.
“What’s really impressed me about the Rain Bird IC System™, is that it was so easy to install and it’s so easy to use,” Ryan says. “The main benefit of the system is the feedback - you can easily test every sprinkler on the whole golf course in less than a minute.”
Rain Bird Golf’s European team welcomed visitors from more than 14 countries to our stand at the British Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) held across three floors of the Harrogate International Centre, England.
At Gresskurs, a week-long educational event organised by the Norwegian Greenkeepers Association Rain Bird highlighted the increasing need for more efficient water management and providing a superior course experience for visitors.
The leader in golf irrigation takes innovation, quality and ease-of-use to even greater heights. Exciting new products and product updates and a chance at winning a gift card or iPad are coming at the Golf Industry Show. LIVE DEMO: IC System™ Hear how Rain Bird keeps the future of
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.