Play a round to support research

If you and your golfing buddies have ever dreamt of the opportunity to play at one of Wisconsin’s most exclusive country clubs or are looking for a great deal on a host of our state’s fabulous public golf facilities, the PAR 4 Research online auction is just what you’ve been waiting for.

On May 2nd, 2010 the Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association (WGCSA) will launch its inaugural PAR 4 Research Online Auction. Play A Round (PAR) 4 Research was created to assist in funding sustainable turfgrass and environmental research for golfers, homeowners and everyone in between who enjoys a little green in their life. Whether at home, at parks, at sports facilities, or on golf courses, turfgrass improves the quality of our lives by enhancing property values, providing open space, and creating recreational opportunities. Wisconsin is home to over 300,000 acres of turfgrass and nearly one-billion-dollar-a-year industry that continues to thrive due in part to the cutting-edge turfgrass research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The PAR 4 Research Online Auction will provide an opportunity for all Wisconsin golfers to obtain golf opportunities which may not normally be available. Sample auction items include golf packages to many exclusive private golf or country clubs, nationally renowned golf courses and many other quality golf courses throughout Wisconsin and bordering states. Other auction opportunities may include golf lessons, accommodations, merchandise etc. Auction items will be available for preview beginning April 21st, 2010 at

All proceeds are to be donated to the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association (WTA) to support turfgrass research and education at University of Wisconsin-Madison. PAR 4 Research will provide any Wisconsin golfer an opportunity to help to ensure the future of turfgrass and environmental research and education in Wisconsin.

Win a round through the PAR 4 Research online auction will help sustain the turfgrass industry while playing the great game of golf. For more information, please visit