Singapore: Laurie Walsh has joined Rain Bird as Golf Area Manager in Southeast Asia.
Walsh will be based out of Rain Bird’s Southeast Asia Singapore office, joining long-time Rain Bird Golf Area Manager David Paterson and Golf Regional Manager Chris Gray, who are also located in the Republic.
Most recently, Walsh was the Senior Design Associate with IMG, where he worked for many years in golf course design and development in the Asian region.
With a background in agronomy and golf course construction, Walsh has more than 30 years of experience in planning, designing, developing and constructing high-profile golf course projects internationally, and is well known to many here in the Asian golf industry.
Chris Gray, Rain Bird’s Golf Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan said: “We are thrilled to have a person of Laurie’s calibre and experience in the golf industry join the Rain Bird team to promote and support Rain Bird golf irrigation in Southeast Asia.
“Laurie will be a great addition to the Rain Bird team and his addition to our Southeast Asia office in Singapore is testament to the commitment that Rain Bird has to supporting our products and customers in this part of the world.”
A privately held company founded in 1933, Rain Bird Corporation is a leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services.
Since its beginnings, Rain Bird has offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.
Rain Bird is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Tokyo, Japan: The Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan, one of Asia’s eldest and most respected sporting organisations, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation.