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. The Purdue University Turf Program is currently working with local golf course superintendent chapters to help them promote this program. Dr. Aaron Patton, Purdue University Turf Program said that "with grant funds becoming more and more difficult to secure, this program is a great way that local superintendents as well as Purdue University alumni can help support Purdue turf research."
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. You can become part of the Rounds 4 Research effort by donating a round from your facility.
If you have questions on how to participate in the Rounds 4 Research program, contact Jennifer Biehl at (765) 494-8039 or at email@example.com