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GCSAA’s Rounds 4 Research online auction is open to preview great rounds of golf at more than 1,100 courses

Preview rounds today, bidding is open April 22-April 28

Lawrence, Kan. (April 9, 2024) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Rounds 4 Research program offers golfers the opportunity to bid on rounds of golf at bucket list courses to hidden gems in their backyard. The 2024 course lineup includes rounds at Pinehurst  No. 2, Bandon Dunes, Paradise Valley Country Club, Happy Hallow Club, Nanea Golf Club, Old Memorial Golf Club, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Sutton Bay and many more.

Golfers can preview rounds today at  The 2024 Rounds 4 Research auction features courses in 43 states plus the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Switzerland. Rounds are added daily, so golfers are encouraged to check back often.

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Rounds 4 Research is presented in partnership with The Toro company. The program enables the GCSAA Foundation to support local GCSAA Chapters and the national GCSAA to fund critical advocacy, turf grass research, education and community outreach improving the long-term sustainability of the game ensuring golfer enjoyment now and into the future. Since its inception, the program has raised more than $3 million.

“Rounds 4 Research is a unique opportunity for golfers to help golf course superintendents continue to deliver great playing conditions and keep the game of golf sustainable for future generations” said Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of GCSAA. “The success of this program is based on the tremendous work of our GCSAA Members, staff, Chapter leaders and the generous support of the over 1,100 facilities who have donated rounds.”

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 20,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through 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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