Curriculum Vitae


David Stansfield started out as a full time agronomist in 1978 and throughout his working life has specialised in golf course management, construction and renovation. The early part of his career was at the STRI, where he was Senior Agronomist in the Golf Unit, with much of his time taken up by advising the R&A on courses hosting international tournaments, both professional and amateur. A career move in the early 1990's took him to the well-respected company PSD Agronomy, with whom he continued to advise both individual clubs and national federations, such as the English Golf Union. Changing circumstances in 2001 pointed to positive benefits from a new direction, at which point he started up David Stansfield Ltd, a small company that has gone from strength to strength and is well recognised throughout the UK and Europe.


Over the years David has advised established golf clubs and developers of new courses in many parts of the world, including the USA and Canada, but now focuses on Northern Europe, with a concentration of regular clients in Britain and the Netherlands. Other countries visited on an annual basis include Finland and France, in addition to which he has undertaken occasional work during recent years in, e.g. Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Slovakia.


David holds a BSc (Hons) in Biology, specialising in plant physiology, biochemistry, ecology and genetics. As a postgraduate he gained an MIBiol (by exam) in plant pathology and disease management.