Kevin McAleer , General Manager of Helensburgh Golf Club, was selected as the first recipient of a professional development bursary. provided by Rain Bird and in partnership with the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA).

“We are delighted to be able to give Kevin this opportunity and look forward to sharing his journey. His application and insightful presentation showed him to be a positive, progressive and hands-on manager. His interest in agronomy and appreciation of its role in club management was evident, as was his commitment to his club’s commercial success, the golf industry and his ongoing learning. Rain Bird have been working closely with the GCMA to inform club managers of the many benefits good water management brings to their club, their golf course and the visitor experience. Offering this opportunity demonstrates our ongoing commitment to working with course and club managers to ensure that everyone involved in the game benefits from effective, efficient irrigation.” said Alastair Higgs, Rain Bird Golf District Manager in the UK and Ireland.

You can read more about Kevin McAleer and the bursary on GCMA’s website.