Understanding the maintenance and management of your irrigation system

9:00AM - 5:00PM, 21 Mar 2022

Understanding the maintenance and management of your irrigation system

Time:                  9am ‑ 5pm

CPD Value:        6 Credits

Cost:                   Member £125 + VAT | Non Member £250 + VAT

Your irrigation system plays a vital part in the agronomic and economic performance of your club. This interactive class will enable you to increase your understanding of how and why we irrigate. It will include practical and management skills to enhance your maintenance regime. Delivered by industry professionals with end user experience, this class will enable you to maximise the performance of your irrigation system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why we irrigate golf courses as part of our agronomic programmes
  • Irrigation components and their function within a golf course system
  • Practical skills to perform basic maintenance and daily set up of key components
  • How to set and adjust watering programmes for maximum efficiency
  • Irrigation management plan development for your site
  • The sustainable use of water in the short, medium and long term

Presented by: Stuart Tate, European Golf Specification Manager and
Shaun Anderson, Golf Sales Specialist UK, Ireland & Iceland, Rain Bird Europe

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Stuart Tate

European Golf Specification Manager Rain Bird

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Mr Shaun Anderson

Golf Sales Specialist UK, Ireland & Iceland Rain Bird Europe

Rain Bird Europe as Golf Sales Specialist for the UK, Ireland, and Iceland.  Before joining Rain Bird Shaun’s previous roles at Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort in Angus, more recently as Golf and Leisure Manager and previously as Head Greenkeeper and Deputy across the group’s three courses covered a broad scope of operational and managerial responsibilities and support for the greenkeeping team in tackling agronomic challenges.
 
Educated at Elmwood College Shaun gained his Sports Turf SVQ Level 3, studying Soil Science and Agronomy as part of his Greenkeeping National Certificate. Winning a scholarship at The Duke’s Course in St Andrews in the early 2000’s sparked his keen interest in environmental management which has developed into a lifelong passion for sustainable practices.

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