2021 Rounds 4 Research online auction commences April 26

2021 Rounds 4 Research online auction commences April 26

Environmental Institute for Golf program has raised more than $1.7 million since 2012.

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Rounds 4 Research begins its 2021 online auction April 26-May 2, with more than 900 rounds of golf at courses in 45 states plus the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. 
 
Rounds 4 Research is a venture of the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. It is presented in partnership with Toro. Funds generated from the auction support research-related activities of GCSAA and its affiliated chapters. Since launching in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $1.7 million for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. Even during the pandemic, the 2020 auction raised over $263,000. Funds raised by the EIFG also help support GCSAA’s national research program. 
 
“With the popularity of golf surging in the last year, Rounds 4 Research offers golfers a chance to play a round at a notable golf course or a local favorite, while funding turfgrass research that supports the future of the game,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “We are grateful to all the facilities and golf management companies that have contributed to the 2021 Rounds 4 Research auction.” 
 
Some of the high-profile facilities that have donated rounds for the auction include Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, French Lick (Indiana) Resort; Ohoopee Match Club in Cobbtown, Georgia; Sanctuary in Sedalia, Colo.; Kiawah Island (South Carolina) Golf Resort; Sutton Bay in Agar, South Dakota, Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; and Sand Valley in Nekoosa. Wisconsin. 
 
Several management companies also have joined the effort to support research, including American Golf, ClubCorp, Dormie Network, Founders Group International, Indigo Golf, Marriott Golf, the PGA Tour TPC network of courses and Troon Golf.