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The 2020 Rounds 4 Research online auction, which generates funds to support turfgrass research and help ensure golf’s future, has been rescheduled for July 20-26.
The annual event, originally set for April 27-May 3, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rounds 4 Research is a venture of the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. It is presented in partnership with The Toro Co., with media promotion provided by Golf Channel, Golf Advisor and GolfNow. Funds generated by the auction support the research-related activities of GCSAA and its affiliated chapters.
You can preview all the offerings in the 2020 auction now, and you can donate a round throughout the event.
Since its launch in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised nearly $1.5 million for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. The 2019 auction brought in more than $364,000.
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“It was with a very heavy heart that we postponed the auction, but we felt it was the right thing to do in the midst of a global pandemic,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “We are so appreciative of the facilities that donated during these challenging times and embraced the new dates. Golf has been a refuge and provided a bit of normalcy during the crisis. As golfers get back to golf, Rounds 4 Research offers them a chance to play a round at a notable golf course or a local favorite while supporting the future of the game that means so much to so many.”
The 2020 Rounds 4 Research auction will end at 9 p.m. (Central) on July 26.