Friday, August 31, 2018

Michelob Ultra wins 2018 Carroll Country Club Supper League.......Football is here and the WAVE is back.....Happy Fall!

Captain Mike Franey, Steve Sinnard, Craig Mertz and Bud Three Hans Auen

Michelob Ultra wins 2018 Carroll Country Club Supper League!

It all started with an executive decision by championship team captain Mike Franey and Bud Two Troy Auen to abandon the long-standing Bud Light team name in search of a new culture of winning. The name change shocked many Supper League followers and critics casted doom and gloom over America’s favorite Supper League team. In a meeting on a cold winter morning at world headquarters of The Golf Report the decision was made to “Live Fit, Live Fun, Live ULTRA!” The members of Team Ultra have embraced this and through all of the hard work the results speak for themselves.
On April 24th the mission of another Supper League Championship began on the friendly fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. Many took their turn at Team Ultra…..Champion Ford #1 and #2, Graddy’s Tomatoes to Chico’s Community Oil team to Sharp Funeral Home. In fact Team Ultra had to defend the championship turf twice against the caskets.
So, after twenty or so weeks of battle it came down to a misty rainy night which included rain delays forcing the carts under the front canopy of the Carroll Country Club. No one was leaving as the top four spots of the prestigious Supper League were to be decided.
The morning started with a taunting text from Head Casket himself Kyle Atkinson saying and I do quote “U praying for rain!? Lol.” The response back was simple – rainout=we win? You are lucky last week got canceled otherwise you guys would be playing for 3rd. After that Atinkson abandon the texting and called the world headquarters. A one minute 37 second rambling phone call continued on about how they were ahead by this many, no way they were going to fall to 3rd and a lot of listening on the part of the Ultra captain. SO it was on!  I was polite BUT I could hear the fear in his voice!

It started with a change from front nine to back nine. Team Ultra vs Sharp Funeral Home and Champion Ford #1 and Carroll Glass.
Champion Ford #1 beat Carroll Glass for 3rd.

Old Balls Chad Kanne and his PXG powered golf game made quick work of Mike Franey to win the match and what would be the only points for the caskets. Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen battled Techie Nic Volquartsen and eventually disposed of him to win Ultra’s first two points. The other match featured long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and most veteran golfer Craig Mertz squaring off against Casket Kyle Atkinson who looked like a PXG billboard. Mertz was up two with two to play heading to the par three 17th where Casket made birdie to take the match to the 18th hole. Mertz’s par on 18 ended Atkinson’s chances and the second 2-point victory was confirmed for Team Ultra.
In the other match Steve Sinnard came out in his grinding fashion against Tony Peterman Pietig. Sinnard was also two up with two to play when Pietig made birdie on the par 3 17th to push the match onto the final hole. Sinnard prevailed on the 18th hole and the victory was secured…..Team Ultra were the champions.
Sharp Funeral Home captain Kyle Atkinson congratulating Championship captain Mike Franey

It was good victory against a powerful higher budget team. Team Ultra team members Mike Schulz and Bud Two Troy Auen awaited the results from the course that night and were excited about the win! Bud One Jim Auen confirmed his continued support of the Michelob Ultra team and congratulated the team on the victory. 
Thanks for your support of Team Ultra! 

Plans for a championship celebration are in the works. 

A big thank you to Paul Tigges and Jim Von Ahn along with their staff at the Carroll Country Club. We are lucky to have a place like this to play our favorite past time. 

Best of luck to the area high school football teams, Cyclones and Panthers. 

A four week stretch begins tomorrow of driving East to Kinnick Stadium. If you have not seen the video that the Northern Illinois Football team did about coming to Iowa City tomorrow and how they are looking forward to participating in the wave you need to see it! It makes you think that football is just the small part of what happens on and around a stadium on game day! 

Respectfully submitted. 



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ultra remains on top....young Mertz goes low....13th Annual Bill Franey Open!

Your Michelob Ultra team remains on top of the Men's Supper League with a 7 to 4 victory over Champion Ford #2. The victory was fueled by special events points from Craig Mertz and Mike Franey. Mertz and Bud Two Troy Auen were winners, Mike Franey tied and Doc Sporrer lost a close one. Steve Sinnard was fishing, Bud Three Steve Hans Auen was swimming at Okoboji and Mike Schulz was riding his bike across the state of Iowa.

Sharp Funeral Home pounded CTS 8 to 1. Curt Kirsch the only friend of your Ultra team by tying Peterman Tony Pietig. Old Balls Chad Kanne, Nicky V and Bobby Muhlbauer were all winners for the caskets.

Champion Ford #1 remains in 3rd with a 5.5 to 2.5 win over a two member Community Oil Team. The oil jobbers Todd and Chico Kanne were the only members present. Clint Cummings and Monument Man Loren Boyce were both full winners.

Bierl Carpet One beat Highway 30 Car Wash 5 to 3. Kevin Milligan the only winners for the carpets. Milligan beat fellow CSB employee Craig Mertz by 1 stroke gross. Mertz took Milligan out for longest putt.

Carroll Glass beat Computer Concepts 5 to 3. Head glass man Andy Reiman beat Antivirus Adam Schweers. Keith Pottebaum the only other winner for the glass company. Cody Forch the only winner for the computers.

Graddy's Tomatoes and Kasperbauer Cleaners tied their match. Assistant Greens keeper Nick Schon and Tomato John were winners for the tomatoes.

Westside State Savings Bank beat OH BOBBY 5 to 3. Easy Ed Cutler the only winner for OH BOBBY!

Mid Iowa Team used three special events points to beat Supper League's most mature team Stiff Sticks 7 to 4. Trusty Mike Nelson and Bud One Jim Auen were winners for the sticks. Papa Joe Pick despite a cold beat Fairway Frank Comito and Nate Mertz fired a 31 to beat Floridian Randy Hockom.

Low Gross Front - Darrin Putney
Low Net Front - Nic Volquartsen
Low Gross Back Nate Mertz
Low Net Back - Nate Mertz
Closest to the pin on #8 - Mike Franey
Closest to the pin on #17 - Cuda Quandt
Long Putt #9 - Craig Mertz with Kevin Milligan a close second
Long Putt #18 - John Munson

Tee Times are now being taken! 
Bud Two and Bud Five taking care of the Ultra Team in Denison

Thanks to Bordenaro's Meats for the delicious hanger steak! Thanks to Digger Dave Nelson for grilling it too!

-Hole in one for Tom Duff at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course and shooting a 64 and carrying his partner Junkyard dog Cuda Quandt!

-City Tourney this weekend! Carroll Country Club then finish at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course !

That is all that I have! Hawkeye football right about the corner!

Fairways and greens to all!


Friday, July 20, 2018

John Dukes wins the 2018 Papa Joe Classic!

2nd Craig Mertz
3rd Brad Woodard

Past Champions

Crazy Past Champions

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Father's Day......Woodard wins Member - Guest.......Three tied at the top of league

Champion Ford #1 trounced the Mid Iowa Team 8-1. All losers for the Mid Iowa Team. Winners included Head Ford man Darin Putney, Dr Svennson, Monument Man Loren Boyce and Two time Papa Joe Classic Champion Loren Boyce. Champion Ford #1 shares the league lead.

Your Michelob Ultra team beat 7 to 1 to get into a three way tie for the league lead. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz tied plumber butt Wyatt Haukap. Somer's dad, Bud three Steve Hans Auen and Security Mike Schulz were all winners for the beers. Troy Auen was off but did shoot 35 last week. 

Stiff Sticks used a special events point to beat Carroll Glass 5 to 4. Trusty Mike Nelson the low gross on the front nine. Floridian Randy Hockom was the only other winner for the sticks. Keith Pottebaum and Benton Snyder were winners for the glass company. 

Graddy's Tomatoes unloaded on Champion Ford #2. Dr. Decay Nick Fangman, Tomato John Gradoville, Wilton's Grandpa Dave Nelson and new puppy owner Rick Grote beat Clint Cummings, Lincoln Club's John Barratta, Dockers Wade Wilkie and Tool man Tony Schultes respectively. 

Computer Concepts beat Community Oil 6 to 2. Jerry Janson was the only winner for the oil jobbers. Anti virus Adam Schweers, Cody Forch and Website Adam Scott were winners for the computers.

Bierl Carpet One beat CTS to remain in a three way tie for the lead. John Sturm and Brad Hempstead were winners for the carpets. John Nepple and Jamie North were winners for CTS.

Sharp Funeral Home beat Westside State Savings Bank 6 to 2 and are one point out of the lead. Karl Christensen and General Manager Paul Tigges were winners. All others tied.

The Highway 30 Car Wash used a low gross on the back nine point by Ultra Captain Mike Franey to beat OH BOBBY 5 to 4. Gretzy Greteman was the only other winner for the car wash tokens. Chris Giguere and Taxy Tony Feldman were winners for OH BOBBY!

Just Saying..........................

  • Brad Woodard and his partner won the Member - Guest
  • Congrats to Nick Nurse on his NBA coaching position. 
  • Great job Paul and staff on a successful Carroll AM. Which end in a three hole playoff. 

Fairway and greens,

Two time Carroll Supper League Championship Coach


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

State Champions Kuemper Knights........Papa Joe catches a big one.............Member - Guest this weekend!

Mother nature cancelled golf league on Tuesday night with some much needed rain. More coverage from the Carroll Country Club next week.

28.5" 10 lb catch for Papa Joe

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State Champions Kuemper Knights! 
The state championship trophy was on display at the CCC on Friday night!

Congratulations to Coach Brian Billmeir on his 1st State Championship!

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Good luck Carroll High Girls!

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Day Two - Somer's spectators - Dad Steve, Sister Shay and Brother Alek
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Grandpa Bruce Sinnard cheering on Somer at state golf! 
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Somer's grandma's Sue and Sandy watching their favorite CHS golfer!
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Good luck Kuemper Girls Golf Team!

Congrats to the all the area golf teams. 

Fairway and Greens to all 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Happy Memorial Day.......Carroll and Kuemper golf teams on to State.....Belated birthday to Papa Joe.........Schultes scores first win!

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It was a beautiful night for Men's Supper League at the Carroll Country Club! The course is in great condition!
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The defending champions, Bierl Carpet One continued their strong play with a 8 to 0 shut out of Kasperbauer Cleaners. Both Brad Pick and Colin Bierl won on the last hole. It looks like a great move by team captain Colin Bierl benching the tallest red head Kevin Milligan and bringing in two of Papa Joe's boys, Adam and Brad Pick! No losers for the champions. All losers for the cleaners including the tall lanky plumber himself Wyatt Haukap.

Your Michelob Ultra team scraped out a victory over Chico Kanne's Community Oil 6 to 3.5. Security Schulz beat Jerry Janson. Your Ultra team drove a loaner car from Champion Ford in the form of Tony Schultes to victory. It was Schultes's first league win! Schultes has been at Champion Ford for 20 years. Thanks for subbing and certainly thanks for winning. Mouthpiece Mike Franey tied the head oil jobber Chico Kanne with a chip in from the bunker on the final hole. Country Stores Steve Kimmes handled Bud Two Troy Auen. Steve Sinnard was still painting the garage for graduation, long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was playing Super Softball Dad and Bud Three Han Auen was in Margaritaville with Jimmy Buffett.

Champion Ford #2 beat the Mid Iowa Team 7 to 3. Junkyard Cuda Quandt was beaten like a drum by two time Papa Joe Classic Champion Denny Kasperbauer. Aaron Ahrendsen the only winner for Mid Iowa beat John Barratta. Papa Joe Pick had no thought for his team as he took off fishing to Colorado.
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Cuda Quandt was a little lost without golf mate Papa Joe Pick. Terry Ruchti tried to console the lost dog!

The Sharp Funeral Home destroyed Oh Bobby 10 to 0. Chad Kanne beat Easy Ed Cutler. A post match interview with team captain Brian Widdell indicates that the team is just drafting and waiting for the time to pass the field. Team Member Mike Soe said "The Best is Yet to Come" as Easy Ed starting singing the song. This publisher ended the interview at that point. 

Champion Ford #1 turned the water off at the Highway 30 Car Wash. The car wash has the head Nurse, Jim Nurse in the lineup. Nurse tied Brad Woodard. Clint Cummings and Monument Man Loren Boyce were winners for the Fords. Car Wash Todd Pettitt the only winner for the washes. 

Carroll's most mature team Stiff Sticks were beaten by CTS 5 to 3. Magic Trusty Mike Nelson the only winner for the sticks. 

Carroll Glass smashed the tomatoes of Graddy's 5 to 3. Lidderdale Country Store's Brad Stork the only winner in the match. All three other matches ended in a tie. 

Low Gross and low net on the front 9 - Head Golf Professional Paul Tigges
Low Gross back nine - Aaron Ahrendsen
Low Net back nine - Denny Kasperbauer
Closest to the pin on #8 - the first ever tie for a flag prize Jamming Joe Hinners and Jerry Janson
Closest to the pin #17 John Gretsky Greteman
Long Putt #9 Tony Schultes 
Long Putt #18 Farmer Nick Schon

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State Qualifier Somer Sinnard and proud MOM Keeley! 

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Congratulations to the Carroll High Tigers Girls Golf Team! 
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Congratulations Kuemper Catholic Knights and Coach Brian Billmeir - ON TO STATE!
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Congrats Nate Mertz, Jared Tigges and Sam Auen on to State! 
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Congratulations Kuemper Catholic Knights Girls Golf Team on to State! 
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Congratulations Sam, Jared and Nate
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Happy Birthday to my Grandpa Dave Nelson! Now give me a cracker!
Mr. Publisher why did you forget my Papa's birthday? He was 68 years old on May 16th. Thanks Evan! 

A few tee times remain for the Member - Guest. Great gift options will be available to all players. It is it like you are getting paid to play.

Just saying.....

  • This report is glad that Nebraska finally won something...Miss USA! 
  • Iowa wins American Idol! 
  • Happy Birthday to my step son Payton White! 
  • Welcome new subscribers Chuck Svensson and Tony Schultes
Fairways and greens


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fun night....good luck Kuemper boys and girls and Carroll High girls.....Happy Birthday Keeley Sinnard!

It was a beautiful night for the Men's Supper League. The results of the net skins game are as follows:

  • Jon Renze - net 3 on 1 and net 2 on 9
  • Jamie North net 2 on 5 and net 2 on 8
  • Mike Schulz net 3 on 7
  • Loren Boyce net 3 on 12
  • Mike Nelson net 3 on 12
  • Brad Woodard net 2 on 17
Report Correction: Easy Ed Cutler beat Mike Schulz last week. The report incorrectly said that they did tie. This is the first reported typo in the report's 42,370 views. An undisclosed out of court settlement has been reached in this matter. 

Quote of the Week: "This report might not be Fake News but it might not always be true" This publisher has no problem with that quote! 

A great night at the I-Club Banquet! 

The home and away voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Happy Birthday Keeley Sinnard! 
Welcome new subscriber, Mike Soe!

Fairways and greens, 


Things to remember: 

It is our turn to take a trip to the Grinnell College Golf Course and challenge their membership to an Inter Club Match. We will be leaving the CCC parking lot on the morning of May 24th at 8:30 in the morning. We welcome anyone who may want to travel to join us for this event. If you have never played in these matches before they are extremely fun! To register please call the Golf Shop at 792-1255 or email The cost for Golf and Lunch at the course is $25 per player. We would like to get at least 20 players if possible!!

Don't forget to sign up the Member - Guest on June 1st and 2nd.