By 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 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. 

Throughout his career, Shaun has been closely involved in many golf course construction projects involving tees, bunkers, greens, fairways and water features including a major £250,000 redevelopment of the Osprey Golf Course at Piperdam.

Shaun said, “I’m very excited about joining the Rain Bird Europe team. I can’t wait to get out into the field and support users to get the very best performance from their Rain Bird systems”.

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