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Rounds 4 Research auction offers opportunities to golf at more than 1,200 courses

GCSAA Foundation program has raised more than $2 million since 2012

Lawrence, Kan. (April 19, 2022) -- Rounds 4 Research kicks off its online auction April 25-May 1. More than 1,200 rounds of golf (each round includes two or four players) have been donated at courses in 45 states plus the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. Rounds are added daily, so check back often. To preview rounds and to bid when the auction opens, visit


Rounds 4 Research is a venture of the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). It is presented in partnership with The Toro Co. Funds generated from the auction support research-related initiatives of GCSAA and its affiliated chapters. Since launching in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $2 million for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. In 2021, the auction raised $353,000. Funds raised by the event also help support GCSAA’s national research program.

“Golf continues to surge in popularity, and Rounds 4 Research offers golfers a chance to play while funding efforts that help ensure the game’s future,” said Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of GCSAA. “We greatly appreciate each of the facilities and golf management companies that have donated to this year’s auction.”

Some of the high-profile facilities that have donated rounds for the auction include Pinehurst Resort, TPC Sawgrass, French Lick (Ind.) Resort; Ohoopee Match Club in Cobbtown, Ga.; Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort; Sutton Bay in Agar, S.D., and Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Several management companies also have joined the effort to support research, including ClubCorp, Dormie Network, Founders Group International, GreatLIFE KC, Indigo Golf, KemperSports, Marriott Golf, the PGA Tour TPC network of courses, and Troon Golf.

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 more than 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities though the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at

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