Rounds 4 Research
Welcome to Rounds 4 Research, an innovative program aimed at generating resources to fund research and help ensure golf’s future. The premise is simple: Golf facilities can support the effort by donating rounds of golf for two or four or “stay and play” packages and other items that will be auctioned off online on www.biddingforgood.com to generate funds for turfgrass research. Rounds 4 Research is administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf and presented in parternship with the Toro Co. The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Each of GCSAA’s 100 affiliated chapters, as well as local turfgrass foundations and other industry partners, will have the opportunity to solicit donated rounds. The EIFG will then distribute monies back to the participating organizations to fund research in their local areas.
Whether you are an organization looking to solicit rounds or a golfer looking for the opportunity to support research while enjoying the sport you love, Rounds 4 Research provides a way for all aspects of the game to come together to ensure its future.
After launching in July 2012, Rounds 4 Research raised more than $28,000 for turfgrass research in its pilot effort. For 2013, auctions are scheduled for June 6-16 and Aug. 1-11. Visit our latest auction and encourage your favorite golfers to see what is available and to place their bids!