UW–Madison animal and dairy sciences department hosts golf outing to support high impact undergraduate activities

Golfers can dust off their clubs for this year’s UW-Madison Animal and Dairy Science Golf Classic. The outing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 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.

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 continental 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 Ted Halbach by or (608) 219-5289.