Golf News ยป Golfers giving back

"We are pleased with the success of our Rounds 4 Research program and the good that we know it can do for turfgrass research," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. "This is a terrific program that gives golfers everywhere a chance to play their favorite courses and benefit the long-term health of the game." read more

"Service animals have a profound impact on the lives of veterans with PTSD and/or TBI, helping them heal from the traumas they have experienced during their service," said Shari Duval, founder and president of K9s For Warriors. "We are thrilled to have Stryker's support in giving both rescue dogs and warriors a new leash on life." read more

"We are all about helping empower others through golf," Golf for Cause Founder Debbie Waitkus said. "Whether it's developing and managing a charitable golf tournament or delivering a speech for business professionals we are fully on board to help meet and exceed corporate goals." read more

"Our Troon facilities are honored to partner with so many incredible charities and their events to help give back to the communities we live, work and play in," said John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations for Troon. read more

Many of the burgeoning stars in women's professional golf will be in Fayetteville, N.C., June 18-22, 2016, to participate in the first annual Children of the Fallen Classic, a National Women's Golf Association (NWGA) tour event at Gates Four Golf and Country Club. read more

"It is exciting to think of the possibilities of the Rounds 4 Research program when Marriott Golf and other GCSAA industry partners come together to give golfers a great way to support the long-term health of this great game," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. read more

Since launching nationally in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $400,000 for turfgrass research, education and advocacy programs. The 2015 auctions raised $112,500. read more

"We thank all of the facilities that have contributed to this Rounds 4 Research program," said Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of GCSAA. "Rounds 4 Research is a great way to bring golfers together to support research for the long-term health of this great game." read more

Founders Group International is supporting the 2016 Rounds 4 Research auction with all of its 22 managed courses in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area generously donating rounds of golf. read more

Mississippi-based charities stand to receive thousands of dollars in financial assistance for their non-profit operations from the "Green For Greens" Challenge contest during the C Spire Pro-Am on March 31 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi, Miss. read more

"We are delighted this year to include the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC) as our primary charitable beneficiary alongside the University of St. Andrews," event co-founder Taba Dale said. "Our event will also serve as a special tribute to longtime CBS and Golf Channel commentator Peter Oosterhuis ... who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in late 2014." read more

Though its URL has not changed (, the newly revamped site's design offers a streamlined, user-friendly experience, with the information web visitors need at their fingertips. Visitors can learn firsthand who the charity benefits, view photos chronicling its positive impact on the troops it serves, and learn how to donate. read more

"It's a great honor for us to be able to continue to help a local organization raise money for a great cause," said Jon Rusk, head professional at LuLu Country Club. "The Hunter Soccer Club and its board members have made this day very special, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for this year's event." read more

For the 10th year, The Immokalee Foundation's Inter-Club Challenge will be a showdown between Southwest Florida's most esteemed country clubs and communities, local golf club pros and corporate sponsors. read more

"My time in Tokyo has been filled with absolute joy," Gary Player said. "Japan is a wonderful country, and we cannot wait to be back next year to continue to raise money for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami disaster." read more