2016 News Releases


Rounds 4 Research bidding includes opportunities to play at Sage Valley Golf Club and Harbour Town Golf Links

Environmental Institute for Golf program has raised more than $400,000 since 2012.

Lawrence, Kan. (March 29, 2016) — Rounds 4 Research kicks off its online auction April 1-10 at www.biddingforgood.com/EIFG with more than 700 rounds of golf (each round includes two or four players) at courses in 36 states plus Canada, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Switzerland.

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). It is presented in partnership with The Toro Co., and funds generated from the auction will go to support research-related activities of GCSAA, its affiliated chapters and regional turfgrass organizations. Since launching in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $400,000 for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. The 2015 auction raised more than $112,500.

"We thank all of the facilities that have contributed to this Rounds 4 Research program,” said Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of GCSAA. "Rounds 4 Research is a great way to bring golfers together to support research for the long-term health of this great game.”

Several management companies have joined the effort to support research, including Marriott Golf, the PGA Tour TPC network of courses, Billy Casper Golf and Founders Club International in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.

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.