Entries by Ellie Parry

Obituary: Bill Hawthorn

Obituary: Bill Hawthorn: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the death of William Douglas Hawthorn, otherwise known as Bill Hawthorn, who died peacefully at home on Friday 3rd November 2023 at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family. Bill will be remembered for many achievements in his […]

Rain Bird adds IC model

Rain Bird adds IC model: Rain Bird has added a new IC (Integrated Control) model to its Golf Solenoid Valve (GSV) Series product line. This new model provides the many benefits of GSV Series Valves to courses currently using the Rain Bird® IC System™ which connects irrigation central control directly to every rotor and valve […]

Rain Bird launches new golf solenoid valves

Rain Bird launches new golf solenoid valves: Golf courses in lightning-prone regions, those that use reclaimed water and those that need water pressure regulation, now have a new valve solution. Rain Bird Golf’s new GSV Series plastic and brass valves include numerous advanced features designed to enhance durability even under the most challenging conditions. “Valves […]

Symbio expands technical team

Symbio expands technical team: Soil biology specialist Symbio has continued the expansion of its technical team with the appointment of Gary McKenna and Richard Sheppard. Gary is a former golf course manager and Symbio customer who is an active part of the greenkeeping community in Scotland. Educated at Elmwood College, he brings more than two […]

Shaun Anderson joins Rain Bird

Shaun Anderson joins Rain Bird: Shaun Anderson has joined Rain Bird Europe as Golf Sales Specialist for the UK, Ireland and Iceland. Hailing from ‘The Home of Golf’, St Andrews, Shaun steps into his new role following Alastair Higgs’ recent promotion to Europe Service Manager. Before joining Rain Bird, Shaun’s previous roles at Piperdam Golf […]

New recruits join amenity team

New recruits join amenity team: Grass seed breeder and producer Barenbrug UK has boosted its amenity team with the appointment of David Howells and Joshua Thomason. David Howells is Regional Sales Manager responsible for the North of England and North Wales. A keen gardener and Leeds United supporter, David began his career in the British […]

RainBird promotion for Alastair Higgs

RainBird promotion for Alastair Higgs: Alastair Higgs has been promoted to the role of Europe Service Manager. In this new position, working from Rain Bird Europe’s office in France, Alastair’s responsibilities will include developing and driving forward service activities for Rain Bird across Europe. Beginning his career as a greenkeeper at Calcot Park in 2000, […]

Nick takes the helm at Replay Maintenance

Nick takes the helm at Replay Maintenance: Nick Harris has been appointed the Managing Director of synthetic sports surface specialists, Replay Maintenance. In the nine years since he joined the East Midlands based firm, he has played a key role the company’s growth and development. It expanded the range of services its dedicated team provides, […]

Rain Bird Golf’s new block rotors

Rain Bird Golf’s new block rotors: Last year, Rain Bird’s Golf Division introduced its new 702/752 Series Electric and IC (Integrated Control) Rotors, featuring faster, easier adjustments and fewer parts to simplify both maintenance and inventory. Now, Rain Bird Golf is expanding its rotor family with the 552, 702 and 752 block models, which will […]

Rain Bird Europe appoints Tina Baumgärtner

Rain Bird Europe appoints Tina Baumgärtner: Tina Baumgärtner joins the Rain Bird Europe Golf Team this month as Regional Sales Manager Golf for Central Europe, DACH region – Germany (D), Austria (A), Switzerland (CH) and the Netherlands. Having worked in a variety of global industrial companies in sales, marketing, portfolio and technical product management, Tina […]