Environmental Golf Solutions Australia aims to provide sustainability through experience and research, education and funding assistance for golf courses, all for the good of the game.
Environmental Golf Solutions Australia (EGSA) aims to provide sustainability through experience, research, education and funding assistance for golf courses all for the good of the game.
In 2013 EGSA was established by Kate, where her passion for the environment and extensive knowledge on 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 her passion for indigenous vegetation communities. After completing her apprenticeship Kate developed her knowledge of indigenous flora within the conservation industry as a Natural Reserves Ranger for a local Melbourne Metropolitan Council.
Gaining extensive experience in the conservation industry Kate is currently the Vegetation Manager on one of Victoria’s highly ranked golf courses. In this position Kate is responsible for member education, liaising with internal and external stakeholders including Board Members, Sub-committees, local Shire council representatives and the Catchment Management Authority. Kate has implemented flora and fauna management plans and E-par environmental systems whilst also applying for funding through State and Federal government grants. Kate has developed EGSA to share her extensive knowledge and experience that will assist the broader golf course industry in sustainable environmental management.
Dip. Conservation and Land Management
Cert III Horticulture - Turf Management
Cert in Wildfire suppression
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