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Rounds4Research Fundraising

Hello friends and colleagues,

It has been a crazy couple of weeks with the weather.  I hope everyone is looking good coming out of dormancy, and preparing for the summer ahead.  It won’t be long and we’ll be cutting grass every day.

I’m writing to all of you today because a past President of our association, Brian Green, recently reached out to me.  Brian and the other directors of the Carolinas GCSA are trying to promote Rounds4Research again this year.  This is a worthy program, and I encourage all of you to participate. He sent me the following message and asked if I would forward it to all of you:

“The directors on the Carolinas GCSA board are making a big push for R4R this year.  In 2022 we had our best year ever, raising over $78,000 to fund turf research.  Our goal as a Board in 2023 is to eclipse the $100,000 mark.  We feel this goal is very attainable because only about one in five golf courses in the Carolinas participated last year.

All we are asking for is one foursome please.  We are sending messaging out to the owners, club managers, and professionals as well to help alleviate any stress in asking for the donation.

Yes, some facilities restrict outside play – but you can always make a cash donation of the value of the same foursome to ensure your club is included in the list of those who gave.  Whatever the donation, it is an investment in better playing conditions and insurance against things that threaten golf course turf.

Every donation does matter, and this program allows the opportunity for every facility to participate and help make a difference in our playing surfaces at home!

It takes just a couple of minutes to donate online at”

Please consider a contribution in any way you can. In years past, more than $565,000 has been invested through R4R finding answers on:

Foliar Nitrogen Use on Warm Season Greens Under Salinity Stress
Plant Pathogenic Nematodes in the Carolinas
Mini Ring Disease Ecology, Biology and Control
Off Target Movement and Injury from Herbicide Applications
Colored Sands on Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Greens
Fungicide Performance on Golf Course Turf
Biological Thatch Control on Putting Greens
Dovewood Biology
Relationships Between Root Knot Nematodes and Mini-Ring Disease
Off-type Control on Ultradwarf Bermudagrasses Greens
Factors Affecting Pesticide Persistence and Efficacy

Thank you all for considering this.  I wish everyone success this year, and I hope to see you all at Walnut Creek for our next meeting on April 20th.


Buckley Brockmann
ENCTA President

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