Have you seen flecks of green grass in your lawn yet? If you’re a golfer, no doubt you’ve looked and are anxiously awaiting fun days on the golf course again. Why not get the rust off your clubs and kick off your season at the UW-Madison Dairy Science’s Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic? This year’s outing is scheduled for May 16 at the award-winning University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis.
University Ridge is the home course of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers and will again play host to the PGA Champions Tour American Family Insurance Championship in June.
The golf outing is the dairy science department’s primary fundraising event. All proceeds support the department’s undergraduate student scholarship program and high-impact learning activities such as student travel, hands-on learning laboratories and undergraduate research. Last year’s outing raised nearly $30,000 for those programs.
The Golf Classic uses a scramble format, where each team member plays the ball closest to the hole after each shot. The event is open to the public. A registration fee of $135 per golfer pays for 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch and lots of prizes. The registration fee after April 20 will be $150.
Individuals or companies can support the event through a sponsorship or donation. One option is to sponsor a hole for $300 or $800 (the latter includes a team registration for four golfers). Beverage, breakfast, lunch, and brat cookout sponsorships are also available and come with special event signage.
There will be a live auction featuring a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Donations of auction items are welcome and will be accepted until May 7.
“It’s a great way to socialize and have fun, but more importantly, the event benefits our students. This is an opportunity to invest in the future of the dairy industry,” says Kent Weigel, chairman of the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science.
Additional information and the registration brochure can be found at dysci.wisc.edu under either the Alumni or Giving tabs. To learn more about donations or sponsorships, contact Cathy Rook at [email protected] or 608-263-3308.