Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wilke on Fire…..Ultra and Team Ford cruise….Busch Light Week on the Way.....Tassell holds on to win Muny Club Championship!


Busch Light Week Coming Up! 


Supper League’s most popular team Ultra blinded the eyes of Carroll Eye Care Associates 7 to 3 to move into second place with three weeks to go. Mike Security Schulz beat Dr. Cavity Chris Bogue. Left-handed Nate Mertz finally pulled off a league win by beating Dr. Parrish. Paul Tigges, who beat America’s team last week redeemed himself this week by picking up a win over Jon Munson. Mouthpiece Mike Franey and Cody Forch battled to a tie. Long time subscriber, former top local amateur, high successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz searched and found a last minute substitute.  He has given up his attempt to go to the learning center and has ordered new clubs instead. Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen was seen on a Cobalt on East Lake Okoboji with a beer in this hand.

League leading Team Ford pounced on the Mid Iowa Team. No winners for Mid Iowa. Only a tie out of Produce Tom Duff against No Shuffleboard Matt Fleshner. City Champ Ryan Feauto was low gross in a loss to Josh Sporrer who was complaining about back pain at age 40. It only gets worst Josh! Justin Yetmar beat the 3rd place finisher from the Muny Club Championship Steve “Cuda” Quandt.

Carroll Glass is tied with Mid Iowa for third after a 7 to 3 beat down of OH BOBBY. Benton Snyder, head glass cutter Andy Reiman and Jon Heim all winners for the glasses. Leon Muhlbauer the only winner for OH BOBBY!

Sharp Funeral rebounded from a one-point performance last week to beat Bierl Carpet One 5 to 4. The caskets rode the low gross performance of Justin Smool to shut the lid on the carpets. Brad Hempstead and Jon Sturm winners for the carpets.

Champion Ford 2 and HD of Carroll battled to a 4 to 4 tie. Lidderdale’s Brad Stork and Denny Kasperbauer were winners for the Fords. Harley Wade Adams and Head Hog Terry Ruchti were the winners for the cycles.

Champion Ford 1 shut out Kasperbauer Cleaners 9 to 0. Wade Wilkie was the MVP with an even par 34 for a net 30! Head Ford Darrin Putney, Monument Man Loren Boyce and John Barratta were all winners for the Ford Motors. The stunning win moved the motors out of the Supper league cellar!

Supper League’s most mature team initially reported a shut out of Graddy’s Tomatoes. That shut out was nullified after a scoring error was uncovered in the Fairway Financial Frank Comito and Digger Dave Nelson match that resulted in a tie. The scoring error seems to have been made by Bud One Jim Auen. This reporter questions if the mature golfers should let others keep score.

2020 Men's Supper League Standings
Team Ford 65.41
Michelob Ultra 56.08
Mid Iowa Team 53.00
Carroll Glass 53.00
Sharp Funeral Home 52.91
Stiff Sticks 49.50
OH BOBBY 46.25
Graddy's Tomatoes 42.33
Champion Ford 2 40.00
HD of Carroll 38.83
Champion Ford 1 38.83
Carroll Eye Care Associates 36.00
Bierl Carpet One 35.33
Kasperbauer Cleaners 32.50

Low Gross Individual - Front 9 – Ryan Feauto

Low Net Individual Front 9 -     Jon Heim

Low Gross Individual Back 9 – Justin Smool

Low Net Individual Back 9 – Wade Wilkie

Closest To The Pin #8 – Josh Sporrer

Closest To The Pin #17 – Cody Forch

Long Putt #9 – Sean Canuso

Long Putt #18 – John Munson


Carroll Municipal Golf Championship





2020 Carroll Municipal Club Champion Tyler Tassell
Tyler Tassell held off Kyle "Karl Christensen to win back to back Muny Club Championships. 

Karl takes a look at a birdie putt for the tie with Papa Joe and Elise Pick looking on

Everyone's favorite Dog finished third

The Junkyard Dog was the final nine medalist with a 3 under 32
Bubba Heisterkamp rounded out the final group and play well after the first hole



Thanks to Larry Devine for his golf coverage

Respectfully submitted
As Always ON IOWA and GO HAWKS!

Mouthpiece








Wednesday, July 22, 2020

America's team stumbles, the father in law goes down and Chad Kanne wins Papa Joe Classic!




Your Ultra team fell hard last night to Champion Ford #1. Bud Three Steve Auen the only winner for Supper League’s most favorite team beating Monument Man Loren Boyce. Long time subscriber, former top local amateur, high successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz tied John Barratta. Sources tell this report that Mertz is considering visiting the learning center and was inquiring to the Pro Shop for directions to the facility. One of Supper League’s winningest players Wade Wilkie beat Mouthpiece Mike Franey on the last hole. The young left-handed Mertz struggled against Paul Tigges. Overall a 5 to 3 after a correction was made this morning to the standings.

Team Ford strangled Sharp Funeral Home 9 to 1. Twenty-time city champion Mike “Jewels” Eckerman was heard spouting off on the tarmac in front of the Golf Shop last night before league started about his upcoming successful triumph over son in law Kyle “Karl” Christensen. The story that the 15-time Grinnell Jr Champion was telling did not make it to print as the 6’2” son in law beat the 5’7” highly decorated champion golfer! It truly was the talk of the clubhouse. Eckerman was unavailable for comment although he was visibly shaken as he peeled out from the parking lot of the Carroll Country Club. Christensen remained silent on the matter and let the results speak for themselves. Eckerman failed to turn a score card to the Golf Shop prior to leaving. Anonymous confidential sources on course have confirmed that it was not his best night.  Josh Sporrer and Matt “I will invite you over to play shuffleboard but never answer the door” Fleshner were also winners for the league leading car manufacturer.



Graddy’s smashed some tomatoes on the windshields of the shiny new motorcycles of Harley Davidson of Carroll. Two-time Papa Joe Champion Dave “Digger” Nelson was the only winner in the match against the head hog Terry Ruchti. Grote and Harley Adams, Tomato John and Chico's assistant oil jobber Todd Kanne and Dr. Decay and the head oil jobber himself Chico Kanne all tied. Great to see Kanne playing Supper League again!

Bierl Carpet One pulled the carpet out from Champion Ford #2 7 to 2. Brad Hempstead beat Brad Woodard Jon Sturm tied Three-time Papa Joe Champion Denny Kasperbauer and Clint Cummings fell. Cummings and Woodard report fatigue after playing with Shane Bakke and CK Curt Kirsch for two days at the Papa Joe Classic.

Your Mid Iowa Team dry cleaned Kasperbauer Cleaners 8 to 3. All winners for Mid Iowa except Junkyard Steve Cuda Quandt. Quandt beat up on Mouthpiece 1 and 2 over the weekend at the Muny! AA Ahrendsen, City Champion Ryan Feauto and Kelly Staup’s boyfriend were all winners.

Carroll Glass beat the most mature team Stiff Sticks 6 to 3. Dr. Heim’s husband Jon who won a flag prize last week at the Papa Joe Classic and Lidderdale Country Store’s head chef Brad Stork were winners for the broken glasses. No winners for the sticks. Fairway Financial Frank Comito did not play for the sticks. 

Carroll Eye Care Associates beat OH BOBBY 5 to 3. Dr Bogue and Mr. Forch were winners for the eyes. Sean Canuso was the only winner for OH BOBBY.

2020 Men's Supper League Standings
Team Ford 57.41
Mid Iowa Team 51.00
Michelob Ultra 49.08
Sharp Funeral Home 47.91
Carroll Glass 46.00
OH BOBBY 43.25
Stiff Sticks 42.50
Graddy's Tomatoes 41.33
Champion Ford 2 36.00
HD of Carroll 34.83
Carroll Eye Care Associates 33.00
Kasperbauer Cleaners 32.50
Bierl Carpet One 31.33
Champion Ford 1 29.83

Low Gross Individual - Front 9 - Josh Sporrer
                                                     Justin Yetmar
                                                     Brad Hempstead

Low Net Individual Front 9 -     Josh Sporrer

Low Gross Individual Back 9 - Aaron Ahrendsen

Low Net Individual Back 9 - Tony Badding

Closest To The Pin #8 - Brad Hempstead

Closest To The Pin #17 - Steve Quandt

Long Putt #9 - Kyle Christensen

Long Putt #18 - Doc Sporrer

Chad Kanne drinks from the winning cup!
Just another shout out to the 2020 Papa Joe Classic winner Chad Kanne. Big thanks to all of donors, sponsors and supporters for making this a great tournament and supporting cancer. Thank you to Fairway Frank Comito, Dirk Glynn and all of the staff at the Brooks National Golf Course for another great event!  

I would like to thank all of the seasonal staff who have done a great job this summer at the Carroll Country Club. Good luck on your upcoming school years! Sara and Laura Sweeney, Lauren Macke, Taylor Mohr, Carson Kirsch, Madison Lenoard and anyone I may have forgotten! This report believes that the staff is doing a great job!

Respectfully submitted, 

Mouthpiece




Saturday, July 18, 2020

Kanne wins 2020 Papa Joe Classic



R1 R2 Total
Championship Flight
Kanne Chad 66 67 133 $300.00
Glynn Dirk 67 70 137 $200.00
Eckerman Mike 69 69 138 $100.00
Hackfort Matt 68 72 140
Stork  Brad 69 72 141
Dukes John  74 68 142
Milligan Ryan 73 69 142
Bierl Colin 70 73 143
Fisher Jason 71 72 143
Franey Mike 72 71 143
First Flight
Beiter  Johnny 73 71 144 $200.00
Yetmar Justin 67 77 144 $100.00
Heim Jon 70 74 144
Snyder Benet 71 73 144
Kasperbauer Denny 72 72 144
Haukap Wyatt 74 72 146
Comito  Frank 80 67 147
Sturm Jon 74 73 147
Pick Brad 79 69 148
Second Flight
Reiman Andy 75 73 148 $200.00
Tigges Paul 72 76 148 $100.00
Hempstead Brad 70 79 149
Lujano Matt 76 73 149
Scott Austin 71 78 149
Pick  Nate 75 75 150
Woodard Brad 78 72 150
Ruchti Terry 74 76 150
Cummings Clint 73 77 150
Third Flight
Milligan Kevin 74 76 150 $200.00
Kirsch Curt 85 68 153 $100.00
Svensson Dr. 78 75 153
Schon Scott 75 78 153
Atkinson Kyle 75 81 156
Bakke  Shane 84 79 163
Kasperbauer Michael 84 79 163
Adams Wade 83 82 165
Janson Jerry 86 81 167
Vonnahme Brandon 88 81 169

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Welcome to the golf season.........Junkyard Dog Winless.....New handicap system gets some eye rolls and skins game Sunday!




Mother Nature delayed the start of the 2020 Carroll Country Club Men's Supper League with rainy weather last week BUT we prevailed this week so the season is under way. 
Westside State Savings Bank implemented cost saving measures over the off season and did not even field a team this year to defend their championship. Makes one think about the reasoning for this decision when the team was on top of the heap. Head bank teller Matt Lujano was unable for comment and has not returned the call to this report.

Runner Up last year was Mid Iowa Team. Carroll Eye Care Associates beat the runner ups 8 to 2. AA - Aaron Ahrendson was the only winner despite his new handicap of +3 on the front nine. His even par low was rewarded with low gross individual honors. Produce Tom Duff lost to Chris Bogue and a subbing Kevin Milligan was beaten by Austin Scott. Papa Joe Pick was a no show and was spotted later in the evening in the vicinity of the CCC. Sources tell this report that Junkyard Dog Cuda Quandt is winless at the CCC this year and has had to reach in his pockets to get some of that moldy old money out. 
It will be ok Dog you will recover. 


America’s team Michelob Ultra capitalized on off season training, meditation and yoga to crush an always strong Bierl Carpet One team 10 to 0. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz led the charge despite a first hole double bogey. His even-par 34 scored low gross individual honors and he also was awarded closest to the pin on #10. Mouthpiece Mike Franey beat carpet Colin Bierl, the youngster Nate “I am 21” Mertz beat Brad Pick and Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen beat Jon Sturm. Bud Two Troy Auen was in quarantine and Magic Mike Schulz was entertaining his Dad and brothers in the clubhouse. It was sure good to see long time member Norm Schulz at the CCC last night.

Team Ford which appears to be the defending champions Westside State Bank beat Champion Ford #1 7 to 2. Fleshner tied Wilkie, new Daddy Bill Beck, Justin Yetmar and Josh Sporrer. Wade Wilke was the only point getter for the Fords with his tie and long putt award on hole #1.

Supper League’s most mature team Stiff Sticks beat Kasperbauer Cleaners 8 to 2. Tony Schultes was low net individual on the front and Doc Sporrer was closest to the pin on #8.

Champion Ford #2 and Graddy’s Tomatoes had a pillow fight on the way to 4 to 4 draw. Tomato John Gradovile and Digger Dave Nelson were winners for the tomatoes. Dr. Svensson and Denny Kasperbauer won for the #2 Ford team.

Harley Davidson of Carroll did a burn out on OH BOBBY on their way to a 10 to 0 shut out. Head hog Terry Ruchti, Assistant Oil Jobber Todd Kanne, Car Wash Todd Pettitt and Wild Wade Adams were all winners for the cycles. Terry Ruchti was low net individual on the back and Todd Kanne nailed the longest putt on #18.

Sharp Funeral Home and Carroll Glass battled to a tie. Assistant Pro Justin Smool and Jon Heim were winners for the caskets. Head glass cutter Andy Reiman and Benton Snyder won for the glass company.

Here are the standings after week one!

Just saying..................

A friend to many......RIP Larry! John Deere Green! 


Welcome Baby Beck...Congrats Maureen and Bill

W E L C O M E to our incoming CCC Board Members: Wade Adams, Sean Canuso, James Heiliger and Dr. Charles Svensson. Thanks for volunteering your time! 

T H A N K Y O U to our outgoing CCC Board Members: John Barratta, John Horbach, Andy Reiman and Benet Snyder. Thank you for your service. 

Welcome to our new Assistant Pro Justin Smool. Stop in the golf shop and say hi!


Skins game this Sunday at 11! 


Respectfully submitted! 

ON IOWA and GO HAWKS! 

Mike 







Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Westside State Savings Bank tops Mid Iowa for Supper League Championship...Ultra 3rd!



2019 Supper League Champions! Corey Bluml, Tony Schweers, Justin Yetmar and Matt Fleshner
The championship match saw Aaron Ahrensensen take it deep to beat the one and only Corey Bluml. Unfortunately, that was all the Mid Iowa Team had. Justin Yetmar beat Steve "Cuda" Quandt, Matt Fleshner beat Tom Duff and Tony Schweers beat Papa Joe Pick. 

In a statement to The Franey Report world headquarters, the head teller at the Westside State Savings Bank Matt Lujano said "We are extremely please and over joyed with the prestigious Supper League title." A celebration parade is in the works on main street in Westside. Matt Lujano and Bill Beck were not available for play on Tuesday. This reporter has to think that the beard contest at the Westside Sesquicentennial was just too much to recover from to be considered for action in the championship match.

The 10 time City Champion and 9 time Carroll Country Club Champion Corey Bluml said "this is the most satisfying championship that I have ever won."
Runner ups - Steve "Cuda" Quandt, Aaron Ahrendsen, Tom Duff and Papa Joe Pick
 "The Mid Iowa Team played hard this year and for that we are proud!" said the Mid Iowa Team captain Papa Joe Pick.
Larry "Doc" Sporrer, Bud One Jim Auen, Craig Mertz and Steve Sinnard
 Craig Mertz beat Bud One Jim Auen despite a public bribe that was caught on camera just before the match. Steve Sinnard beat Doc Sporrer.
Bud Two Troy Auen beat Fairway Frank Comito and Mouthpiece Mike Franey tied Trusty Mike Nelson. An unnamed confidential source inside the Ultra organization with the initials TA said( and I do quote) "that the Ultra team will start preparing for next year. Some changes may be considered - sponsorship change, change of management(who would want that pressure), trade negotiations(that has been tried before and no one would take any of the members) along with mandatory classes that would attempt to improve the mental attitude of the team. The Ultra team strives for first each and every year. Third is just no acceptable."

At 5:15 Tuesday night lightning did strike inside the clubhouse when the head oil jobber Chico Kanne bought a round of drinks for the table this reporter was sitting at! Thanks Chico! 

That is a wrap for the 2019 Men's Supper League season. The meal last night was awesome. Thanks to Paul Tigges and all of the individuals who worked so hard to make the season an enjoyable time. 

Fall league is next up so grab a partner and sign up! 

It is now the football season and I would like to wish all of the teams the best success!

ON IOWA and GO HAWKS!

Mike Franey
3rd place captain of the Michelob Ultra team


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Scott Quandt wins the 2019 Bill Franey Open!

Mike Franey, 2019 Bill Franey Open Champion Scott Quandt, Shirley Franey 

Runner Up Ben Wollam, 2019 Bill Franey Open Champion Scott Quandt and 4th place finisher Jason Fisher


Scott Quandt wins the 2019 Bill Franey Open!
The champ getting some advice from caddy Justin Yetmar

Joe Hupp gets a close look at a putt on 5

4th Place finisher Jason Fisher

Champion Scott Quandt with 1987 graduate Chris Limburg watching

Runner Up Ben Wollam watches the action


Scott Quandt held off Ben Wollam in a battle which saw the pair shoot impressive 3 under par 33’s in the championship nine. Quandt led Wollam by one stroke going into the championship round 70-71. Quandt drained a long birdie putt to go up by two on the 26th hole. Quandt’s birdie to Wollam’s eagle on the final hole was just enough to secure Quandt’s second Bill Franey Open Championship. He previously won the tournament in 2011. Quandt has always been a strong player in the tournament. He has seven runners up finishes and two third-place finishes. It has been a good summer for Quandt as he also won the Carroll City Tournament.  

2008 and 2018 champion Wade Pettitt finished at 106 and Jason Fisher was fourth with 107.

Other golfers in the championship flight were 2018 runner up Joe Hupp 111, Kyler Ludwig 111, Dean Dozier 111, Paul Tigges 111, Chad Kanne 111, Collin Hackett 113, Lonny Lehrkamp 113, Sean Blomgren 114, and Mike Franey 118. Steve “Cuda” Quandt and Matt Scharingson made the final nine and did not play.
Chad Kanne, Sean Blomgren and Paul Tigges

Dean Dozier, Two Time Champion Wade Pettitt and Kyler Ludwig
Lonny Lehrkamp, Mike Franey and Collin Hackett

Three-time champion Craig Mertz won the first flight with 77. Matt Banzhaff was second with 77 and John Dukes was third with 78.
Other first flight players were Brad Hempstead 79, Chris Tillinghast 79, Jason Bassett 80, Justin Yetmar 80 and Rick Barbour 81 and Tom Duff 81.

Tim Greteman won the second flight with 81, Denny Kasperbauer was second with an 82 and Terry Ruchti just off his 60th birthday and 30th year of business at the Carroll Cycle Center was third with an 82.

Other second flight players were Mike Mumma 83, Steve Sinnard 83, 1987 Jefferson graduate Chris Limburg 85, Papa Joe Pick 85, Tom Tillinghast 87,
Jason Evers won the third flight with a 88, Matt Mikkelsen was second with a 88 and Dan Vollstedt was third with an 88.

Other third flight players were Jon Scharingson 90, Clint Cummings 91, Pat Macke 92, Wade Adams 98, Jon Heim 99 and Curt Kirsch 114.

All golfers played 18 holes then the low 12 players and ties qualified for a final championship nine. Scott Quandt and Ben Wollam split the final nine medalist honors with a 3 under score of 33.

“The golf course was in great shape” said tournament director Mike Franey. A big thank you to Micah Destival, Jake Hinote, Dave Destival and Cody Renwanz for all of their work on the course and in the clubhouse.

A big thank you to Sheri Mertz and Lynda Dukes Franey for their help running the tournament, Market on 30 for their donation of the hamburgers, Jon Heim and Joe Pick for donation of golf balls, Curt Kirsch and Kim Hackett for the beans and Eckerman Jewelry for the trophy.
Morgan Granstra from Northwest Iowa Community College talks with Shirley Franey! Thanks for coming down Morgan.
The power line program has a two-year waiting list

The tournament named after Bill Franey who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 44 players. The tournament was formerly known as the Al Hoy Memorial where Bill Franey served as tournament director for 25 years. In 2006 the board of directors of the golf course renamed the tournament the Bill Franey Open. Proceeds from the tournament support a scholarship given annually to a student training to be an electric lineman at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Franey was a lineman for 31 years and served as line superintendent for another 10 years for Midland Power/Greene County REC in Jefferson.


Shirley, Lynda and Mike Franey are very grateful for all of the support of this tournament.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wade Adams enjoying the ride.....Kasperbauer wins again!.....Mid Iowa Team on top...Bud 8 losses in debut....Community Oil upsets Bierl Carpet One!



Denny Kasperbauer wins the Papa Joe Classic for the 3rd time! 


League results through week 14




Your Mid Iowa Team swept OH BOBBY 8-0 to take a three-shot lead through week 14 of the Men’s Supper League on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. Great playing by all – Aa Aaron Ahrendsen – 33, Produce Tom Duff – 34, Junk yard dog Cuda Quandt – 35 and Papa Joe Pick 36.
Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and most veteran golfer Craig Mertz birdied his way to a beat down of Carroll Country Club General Manager and Head golf professional Paul Tigges. Mertz shot a 2 under 32 despite a poorly played double bogey from the trees on the 12th hole. Bud Two Troy Auen beat the head glass cutter Andy Reiman, Mouthpiece Mike Franey beat Benton Snyder. The only loser for Supper League's favorite team was Bud 8 Sam Auen. Bud 8’s men’s league debut was spoiled by Lidderdale Country Store’s head chef Brad “Lipper” Stork. Mertz and Bud Two both secured bonus points for the defending champions. Mike Schulz was missing in action and Bud Three Steve Auen was basking in the sun on the docks of Lake Okoboji.
Graddy’s Tomatoes topped Westside State Savings Bank. Dr. Decay Nick Fangman and assistant greens keep Nick Schon were winners for the tomatoes. Justin Yetmar the only winner for the bankers. Rick Grote is on probation and will be out of action for a couple of weeks.
Kaspebauer Cleaners and Sharp Funeral Home kissed their way to a draw. Casket Kyle was low gross and Nic Volquartsen.
Supper League’s most mature team, Stiff Sticks dirtied the cars of the Highway 30 Car Wash 8-1. Winners – Magic Mike Nelson, Fairway Frank Comito, Bud One Jim Auen and the playing pride of Templeton Iowa Doc Sporrer. Losers-counter top Pat Malloy, Big John Greteman, head scrubber Todd Pettitt and the Reigning NBA championship coach’s brother Jim Nurse. Nurse was closest to the pin.
Champion Ford #1 and Carroll Dental Clinic battled to a draw.
Champion Ford #2 took 6 from par. Tony Schultes nailed the long putt.
Chico’s boys beat Bierl Carpet One in the upset of the night. Wade Adams continued his improving ways with a net 29. Good shooting Wade!


That is all I got....

Fairways and Greens to all! 

Mike