The first phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program showed a 7 percent increase compared to one year ago.
GCSAA announced today that more than 600 rounds of golf were sold during the online auction from June 9-22, producing $115,500 for turfgrass studies run by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). The Carolinas GCSA led the way with more than $35,000 raised among the more than 45 fundraising partners that donated rounds. The top bid was $1,800 for a stay-and-play package offered by French Lick Resort at West Baden Springs, Ind. The high bid for a tee time for four golfers was $1,508 for the chance to play East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, home to the PGA Tour Championship.
The second round of Rounds 4 Research is on the horizon, set for Aug. 1-10. Online bidding will be offered at www.rounds4research.com.
The national campaign is supported by a $50,000 donation from The Toro Co. The program has raised more than $290,000 since being launched in 2012.