GCSAA Rounds 4 Research auction breaks fundraising record

By |  May 3, 2022 0 Comments

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Foundation held a Rounds 4 Research fundraising program bringing in over $482,000 for turfgrass studies, making it the most successful in the program’s history.

The foundation sold 1,361 rounds of golf in its online auction held April 25-May 1. The top bid was $10,100 for the Dormie Network one-year membership to six private clubs.

“Thanks to generous donors and bidders who care about supporting the game they love and for making this year’s Rounds 4 Research auction our most successful yet,” Rhett Evans, chief executive officer for the GCSAA, said. “Golf is more popular than ever and it is wonderful to see golfers and the industry come together to ensure its future.”

The national campaign is in partnership with Toro. Several multi-course operators joined the effort to support research, including ClubCorp, Dormie Network, Founders Group International, GreatLIFE KC, KemperSports, Marriott Golf, the PGA Tour TPC network of courses and Troon Golf.

“We are proud to join other management companies and individual courses in being a part of this important effort for the good of the game,” David Nicholls, senior vice president of science and agronomy for Troon Golf, said. “Rounds 4 Research benefits everyone who cares about golf because it is making sure that the game will be here for many years to come.”

The program has raised nearly $2.5 million since launching in 2012.

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