Date: Wed 13 May 2020

Understanding golf irrigation

As part of their Partnership with EIGCA, Rain Bird ran a series of three webinars in April to educate EIGCA members to make informed decisions on irrigation planning and onsite installations.

A well-designed and implemented golf irrigation system is a major part of producing high quality surfaces. With the high cost of modern irrigation systems, it is key that architects and end-users are aware of all the features and benefits of the latest technologies and practices.

Hosted and organised by Stuart Tate, Rain Bird Europe’s European Golf Specification Manager, and held on three consecutive mornings online, these webinars were provided free-of-charge to members and were eligible for CPD credits (1 education credit + 1 networking credit per webinar).

Participants were taught about:

  • Modern irrigation components
  • Rotor types
  • Control valves and applications
  • Nozzles
  • Nozzle theory
  • Nozzle uniformity and water distribution
  • Spacing of rotors
  • Calculations of precipitation rates
  • Run-times
  • Water quantities and pump capacities

Feedback from this free member benefit was excellent and is a good example of partner collaboration in action – working with EIGCA to support and educate the membership.

If you are one of the 20 members who took part, please remember to log your CPD credits.

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