Golf Course Superintendents Association, has created a fabulous way for you to enjoy rounds on some spectacular private (and public) courses while supporting their efforts to help ensure golf's future through turf grass research. Right now, you can bid to play the courses with the proceeds benefiting the game through the Rounds 4 Research auction.
Some of the local courses participating in the program include Metropolis, Scarsdale, Sunningdale, Trump National Westchester, Brae Burn, and GlenArbor. These are just a few of the 363 opportunities around the country that you can bid on until August 11. For something special, you can also bid on two badges to any day of the 2014 Masters or two Trophy Club passes to any two days of the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst. The US Open package includes hotel, rental car, and a bunch of other goodies.
The real prize, though, is the support your bids will provide for turf grass research. The GCSAA's Environmental Institute for Golf supports applied agronomic and/or environmentally friendly research around the country. Round 4 Research is presented in partnership with Toro.
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