UW–Madison animal and dairy sciences department hosts golf outing to support undergraduate programs

If you’re a golfer, we know you are excited about spring – so you can get back on the course. With warm, sunny days just around the corner, now is a good time to get the rust off your clubs and kick-off the season at the UW–Madison Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences Golf Classic. This year’s outing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at the award-winning University Ridge Golf Course in Verona.

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

The golf outing is the department’s primary fundraising event. Proceeds from the Animal and Dairy Sciences Golf Outing support undergraduate student scholarships and high impact learning experiences such as intercollegiate competitive teams, student travel, hands-on learning laboratories and undergraduate research. Previous outings have raised nearly $20,000 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 $160 per golfer.  

Don’t know how to golf? The afternoon portion of the event will include music, tailgate games and a putting competition.

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

“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 animal and dairy sciences department.

Additional information and the registration brochure can be found at under the “News and Events” tab. To learn more about donations or sponsorships, contact Taylor Schaefer by email at or phone at (414) 344-8339.