Rounds 4 Research is the result of a partnership between the Environmental Institute for Golf, Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association and golf courses throughout the Carolinas.
Rounds 4 Research has funded several research projects at Clemson to determine the distribution and lessen the impact of microscopic grass-killing insects known as nematodes and to evaluate the effectiveness of currently available experimental products for protecting grass from damaging insects and disease. Clemson researchers are also coming up with ways to lessen the ecological impact of golf course management.
Every year Clemson presents its findings to turfgrass managers from across the Carolinas during its Turfgrass Research and Education Field Days as well as guest speakers for seminars and workshops at other turf oriented venues.
Since its inception in 2009, Rounds 4 Research has raised over $500,000 for turf research and over $250,000 has already been awarded to Clemson and N.C. State through cooperative grants for turfgrass research.
National program has raised more than $400,000 since 2012