According to one source, U.S. golfers lose 5 million clubs a year. That’s an average of one club lost on every course every day. Where do they go? While some end up staking tomato plants, many contribute to the game’s growth, going from lost-and-found barrels to junior golf and similar programs. And many of the clubs lost around La Crosse, Wisconsin, help fund the Viterbo University women’s golf team. Coach Ken Barrett spends the winter collecting unclaimed clubs from local courses, selling them at the Greater La Crosse Golf Show (March 8-9 at the La Crosse Center), then using the proceeds to get the team to a few extra meets. Selling the clubs for between $2 and $15, the team usually makes about $1,000. Barrett has more than 200 clubs as well as bags and a few full sets for next week’s show.