Hit a hole-in-one, win a calf at the Dairy Science Golf Classic May 16

Time to head for the driving range to work on your swing. One good drive could win you a registered Holstein calf. All you have to do is make a hole in one at the Dairy Science Golf Classic. The annual tournament, a fundraiser for educational programs at the UW-Madison’s dairy science department, tees off on May 16 at Bridges Golf Course in Madison.

Okay, you probably won’t get a hole in one, and you might not have a use for a Holstein calf, but the event offers other great prizes, plenty of fun, and a chance to support dairy science department scholarships and the dairy-judging and dairy challenge teams

The Golf Classic is a scramble format: each team member plays the ball closest to the hole after each hit. The event is open to the public. A registration fee of $100 per golfer covers 18 holes of golf, cart rental and free lunch. Day-of-event registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is recommended. Registrations at the course will start at 9 a.m. The shotgun start begins at 9:45 a.m

If you would like to provide extra support to these educational programs, you can sponsor a hole for $250 or $600 (the latter includes a team registration

There will also be a silent auction, featuring a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Among the auction items is a Badger football game helmet signed by Joe Thomas, former Badger star lineman, 2006 Outland Trophy winner and an early first-round pick in the 2007 NFL draft (he’s going to the Cleveland Browns). Donations of auction prizes are welcome (accepted until May 9th

To register or to find more information about donations or sponsorships, visit the dairy science website at (click on the golf link) or contact Clare Campbell or Eliza Ulness at or (920)242-1622.