2016 News Releases


Founders Group International supports national Rounds 4 Research auction April 1-10

Environmental Institute for Golf program on behalf of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America benefits research and education

Lawrence, Kan. (March 29, 2016) 
— Founders Group International is supporting the 2016 Rounds 4 Research auction with all of its 22 managed courses in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area generously donating rounds of golf. The Rounds 4 Research program, which offers golfers the opportunity to bid on tee times in support of industry research, will be open through April 10 at www.biddingforgood.com/eifg, with more than 700 rounds of golf available (each round listed is for two or four players).

Rounds 4 Research is a venture of the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic arm of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), and is presented in partnership with The Toro Co. Funds generated from the auction will support GCSAA research-related activities, its affiliated chapters and regional turfgrass organizations. Since launching nationally in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $400,000 for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. The 2015 auctions raised $112,500.

Participating Founders Group International properties include:

  • Aberdeen Country Club
  • Burning Ridge Golf Club
  • Colonial Charters Golf Club
  • Founders Club at Pawleys Island
  • Grande Dunes Resort Club
  • Indian Wells Golf Club
  • Litchfield Golf Club
  • Long Bay Golf Club
  • Myrtle Beach National (King’s North)
  • Myrtle Beach National (South Creek)
  • Myrtle Beach National (West Course)
  • Myrtlewood (Pinehills)
  • Myrtlewood (Palmetto)
  • Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club
  • Pine Lakes Country Club
  • River Club
  • River Hills Golf Club
  • TPC Myrtle Beach
  • Tradition Golf Club
  • Wild Wing Plantation
  • Willbrook Plantation
  • World Tour Golf Club


About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.