EGSA provides services throughout Australia, we have staff ready to assist your club and become leaders in sports sustainability.
In 2013 EGSA was established by Kate, where her passion for the environment and extensive knowledge of golf courses led to the development of EGSA. Kate’s desire is to provide specialized advice and services to golf courses looking to enhance their environmental management systems.
Kate has over 16 years of practical and academic experience in the golf course and conservation industries working on several highly ranked Australian golf courses. Her career began with an apprenticeship in Turf management where she soon discovered a passion and need to assist and showcase the good golf courses can provide to the environment and community.
Gaining extensive experience in the conservation industry Kate has managed several large projects converting mown areas into native areas. Her passion to educate has been showcased in the regular environmental articles written for the turfgrass management journal, through the seminars and presentations within the industry and wider sports sustainability community.
Kate has developed EGSA to share her extensive knowledge and experiences that will assist the broader golf industry in sustainability and environmental management.
2020 Wild Idea Incubator Finalist (presented by Odonata, NAB, NSW Saving our Species)
Presented at the 2019 Asia Pacific Turfgrass Conference
Panellist at the Sports Environment Alliance 2018 Summit
Presented a series of Environmental seminars in conjunction with Australian Sports Turf Managers
Trainee of the Year 2006 - AFL Sports Ready
Best 3rd Year Apprentice 2007 - Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe
VGCSA Award 2007
Runner Up VGCSA Apprentice of the Year 2008
Victorian Operations Manager
David will be managing all Victorian operations and brings a wealth of knowledge. We look forward to announcing some new projects in 2021.
In 2019, after a lengthy career in the sport, David Flood achieved his lifetime goal of becoming a Golf Course Architect. Across a number of years, the fierce desire to translate a hobby into a career enabled David to pursue this opportunity with great success.
Whilst playing for the Essendon Football Club and coaching in the AFL, VFL and TAC Cup, David studied to pursue a career as a Golf Course Architect. This professional enhancement opportunity was a component of the AFLPA and AFLCA career development program. He combined this further education while playing AFL and his early career as a Plumber and Gasfitter. He later transferred to the vocation of Turf Management where he worked at the Metropolitan Golf Club and Nhill Golf Club. Alongside the Diploma of Turf Management, David also completed modules in landscape design and computer-aided design (CAD).
In 2013, David joined golf course architect Thomson Perrett and remained at the firm for 7 years. During this period he worked alongside experienced golf course professionals on projects, which were local, interstate and international; refining skills in concept design, CAD, project management, master planning and budget allocations. David had input into the overall design of courses and was actively involved in overseeing master plan construction. His capacity to build strong effective relationships with Course Managers, Club Captains, Committees and Construction Teams is one of his strengths and integral in any golf course design project.
As part of the Environmental Golf Solutions team, David will work collaboratively with each club in planning and implementing environmental management into their facilities. Together, we look forward to scoping future directions for clubs to assist them to reach their potential – passion, patience and persistence is critical to success in any sporting landscape.