After a long winter, the grass is finally starting to green up. No doubt, this sign of spring and warming temperatures has Wisconsin golfers dreaming about those fun days on the course with buddies. Why not get the rust off your clubs and kick off your season at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic?
This year’s outing is scheduled for May 17 at the award-winning University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. University Ridge is the home course of the UW Badgers and will again host the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship in June.
The dairy science golf outing is the department’s primary fundraising event. All proceeds support the dairy science 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 Dave Dickson Memorial 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, lunch, breakfast and brat cookout sponsorships for $600 or $1,000 are also available and come with special event signage.
There will be both silent and live auctions featuring a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Donations of auction items are welcome and will be accepted until May 5.
“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.
Source: UW-Madison Dairy Science