Mark your calendar for the 2019 UW dairy science golf outing

Money raised supports undergraduate programs

If you’re a golfer, we know you are excited about spring, because it means you can get back on the course. With warm, sunny days just around the corner, now is a good time to plan to get the rust off your clubs and kick-off the season at the UW–Madison Dairy Science Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic. This year’s outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at the award-winning University Ridge Golf Course in Verona.

University Ridge is the home course of the UW Badgers and is hosting the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship in June.

The 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 including the Dairy Challenge and dairy judging teams, hands-on learning laboratories, and undergraduate research. Last year’s outing raised nearly $25,000 for those programs.

The Golf Classic is a scramble, where each team member plays the ball closest to the hole after each shot. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch and prizes for a fee of $135 per golfer. The registration fee after April 20 is $150 per golfer.

Companies and individuals may support the event through sponsorships or donations. There are options for hole sponsorships, beverage, breakfast, lunch and the brat cookout sponsorships. These levels of sponsorships include special signage at the event.

There will be an ongoing auction during the event through an app accessible by your phone, featuring a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Dairy science alumni unable to attend the Golf Classic in-person can participate in the online auction. Donations of auction items are welcome and will be accepted until May 6.

“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, chair of the UW–Madison Department of Dairy Science.

Additional information and the registration brochure can be found at under the Golf Outing tab. To learn more about donations or sponsorships, contact Emma Olstad at or (608) 712-0073.