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 grew up and lives today. Inspired by his lifelong desire to introduce the game to people of all ages and backgrounds, the new 3,000 square metre green provides a setting where children and families can meet.
Pádraig Harrington – Copyright Peter Cavanagh
The project is being funded by the Pádraig Harrington Charitable Foundation with a golf development grant from the R&A and a grant from Golf Ireland, supported by Sport Ireland’s special projects scheme. Constructed by Atlantic Golf Construction in an ecologically sustainable way in partnership with Turfgrass and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, many other organisations and businesses in the industry have also supported the project.
“We are delighted that Rain Bird has supported Pádraig’s Marlay Park project,” said Julian Mooney, Director of Agronomy at Turfgrass. “It is important to us to work with partners who not only share our commitment to water conservation and the environment but also support our mission to consistently deliver best-in-class playing conditions”.
Pádraig assisted in the design of the putting green, making numerous site visits during construction. Born in Dublin, the three-time major champion is one of the world’s top golfers with a career total of 31 victories around the world. He continues to compete at the elite level and achieved the great distinction of being appointed Captain of the European team for the 2020 Ryder Cup, which took place at Whistling Straits last year.
Pádraig established the Pádraig Harrington Charitable Foundation in 2004 to provide financial assistance to deserving beneficiaries throughout Ireland and the rest of the world.