Steve Isaac

Director of Sustainability, The R&A


An Applied Biology graduate, Steve Isaac joined the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), the leading European turfgrass research and consultancy service, in 1985. After a year on the research team, he became a turfgrass agronomist, visiting around 100 golf courses a year, which included three Open Championship venues.

In 2003, Steve joined The R&A, where he is responsible for helping to develop and implement The R&A's sustainability program and the sustainable development initiative for The Open, GreenLinks.

Steve worked with colleagues to put together the “Time for Golf” conference, hosted by The R&A in November 2016, and the follow-up “Pace of Play Manual,” which was published in May 2016.

Steve has been advocating The R&A’s position on sustainability around the world, attending events and speaking in most European countries and in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States.

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