Research

Why research is important to the game

Without research, where would the game of golf be? Research adds to every aspect of the game, from enjoyment to efficiently managing the resources used. Research that is important to superintendents and the courses they keep has always been, and remains, a cornerstone of the EIFG’s efforts, dating back to when it was founded as the GCSAA Scholarship and Research Fund in 1955.

Research by topic

Researchers who are dedicated to producing high-quality playing conditions in a manner compatible with the environment aren’t just stuck in a lab; they are out on the golf course, in the field, and recreating real-life scenarios. In many ways, they see the game from the same perspective as the loyal supporters of EIFG-funded research.

Although there is a wide scope of research going on, you can learn more about key areas where research is happening:

For a complete look at projects funded by the EIFG since 2007, read the GCSAA Research Synopsis. You can also learn more about the GCSAA Research Committee, the dedicated group of industry professionals that helps shape the direction of the EIFG research program.

Current research

For 2013, GCSAA announced that it will be funding two new research projects in addition to four ongoing projects funded in 2012.

Research programs

Chapter Cooperative Research Program

This program is a link between the EIFG and GCSAA’s affiliated chapters that provide matching funds for applied agronomic or environmentally related research. The goal is to fund research that is applied, problem solving and important to superintendents.

Learn more about the Chapter Cooperative Research Program »