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! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ultra stays on top…..Baratta bursts Papa Joe’s bubble….Bud Two toughs it out...Raptors to the finals

Standings after Week 6!

 Mother Nature was still the true champion last night on the last week of May as she dialed up a breezy night with temperatures hovering around 60. Carroll Country Country Club’s Men’s Supper League completed the 4th night of league in six attempts.

Supper League’s most mature team was on fire as they pulled the teeth of the Carroll Dental Clinic. All winners for the sticks – Bud One Jim Auen, Doc Sporrer, Fairway Frank Comito and Trusty Mike Nelson. With the 8-0 victory the sticks moved up to second place only two shots out of the lead.

Champion Ford #1 had a good night beating the Farmer and Dog’s Mid Iowa Team 7 to 1. John Baratta holed out on the final hole #12 for eagle to crush the dreams of Papa Joe Pick. Pick was distraught in the clubhouse and showed signs of sadness with his lost hopes of victory. Team counselors were made available after the match for the team captain. Reminds me a past moment in Papa Joe's life.
It will be alright Joe!
Pick did score a bonus point for closest to the pin on #17. 2019 Muny 4 ball Champion Steve “Cuda” Quandt tied Dr. Svenssen and Produce Tom Duff(Duff is still feeling the pain from losing to Jon Heim in week 4) tied DK Denny Kasperbauer. The head Ford man Darin Putney put the thumping to Aaron Ahrendsen with his back nine winning low gross 32. Champion Ford #1 is tied for 5th with Community Oil and the #2 Ford team.

The Sharp Funeral Home broke the glass of Carroll Glass 6 to 3. Old Balls Chad Kanne was the only loser for the PXG powered team. He was beat by Benton Snyder who carded an even par 37 and won low net on the front with a 32. CCC general manager Paul Tigges, Techie Nic V and Peterman Tony Pietig were all winners for the caskets. Head casket Kyle Atkinson was benched.

Westside Savings Bank upset league leading and Supper league’s defending champions Michelob Ultra 6 to 4. The Champ Corey Bluml shot -4 on the front nine to collect low gross honors and beat Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and most veteran golfer Craig Mertz. Mertz recorded his first Chinese hook of the year on the 18th hole. Head teller Bill Beck beat Bud Three Steve Auen. Auen was certainly off his game after getting beat over the weekend by son Tyler “Big Country” Auen. In a driveway meeting on Mayberry Lane last night just before 9 BC informed his father that it might just be time for him to go to the learning center. Classic line Tyler! Bud Two battled through the chilly night only to top one into the pond on 7 and tie Long Ball Matt Fleshner. Bud Two did nail a 50-foot putt to win a bonus point for the team and was voted team MVP of the night. Mouthpiece Mike Franey the only winner for the champs holding off Tony Schweers. Steve Sinnard was benched for week six action and Security Mike Schulz was out east dancing with the Statue of Liberty. Supper League’s most popular team still remains on top of the league by one.

Champion Ford #2 topped the oil jobbers of Community Oil 5 to 4. Woodard and Cummings were winners. Head Hog Terry Ruchti won for the oil rags. Monument Man Loren Boyce made the difference with his closest to the pin bonus point.

Par had their way with Bierl Carpet One. The 1999 Iowa State Fire Prevention coloring champ Colin Bierl was the only winner for the carpets.
Best in the state! 

Highway 30 Car Wash and OH BOBBY tied their match Mike Soe the only winner for the Bob team.

Graddy’s Tomatoes slipped by the cleaners of Kasperbauer Cleaners 5 to 4. Dr. Decay Nick Fangman and Rick Grote were winners for the tomatoes. Matt Lujano scored a win over Digger Dave Nelson.  Wyatt Haukap nailed the longest putt.

Just saying.......
  • Carroll Police and Carroll County Sheriff's departments have approved this Friday's arrival of two time Papa Joe Champion John Dukes to return to Carroll for the Member - Guest Tourney. 
  • Congratulations to area high school golfers on their success. 
  • Happy 60th Birthday to Todd and Pam Pettitt! A family legacy to look up to!
  • Condolences to the Russ Axman family for their loss!
  • Congratulations to area graduates. Best of luck in the future. 
  • Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors are headed to the finals. So great to see this! 
  • From the photo vault of past years!

Respectively submitted,
2019 Championship Coach


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Defending Champs smash the tomatoes and surge to the top........PXG's can't sovle everything.......Member Guest Coming Up!

It is good to be back from a long winter's rest and back on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. This report is a fan of Tiger Woods and what he has done for golf so congratulations to Tiger on his Masters victory!

Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and most veteran golfer Craig Mertz led the charge for the 2018 champions beating Wilton’s granddad Digger Dave Nelson. Mertz also captured low gross with a one under 36 on the front nine and low net honors with net 34. Bud Three Steve Hans Auen beat Rick Grote. Security Mike Schulz chipped in twice in a battle of good shots with Dr. Decay Nick Fangman. Mouthpiece Mike Franey barely survived the head Tomato John Gradoville. Franey won long putt on #9 capping off a 10 -1 victory for Supper League’s most popular team. Bud Two Troy Auen was on the disabled list and Steve Sinnard was entertaining his Mom Sue who is visiting from Illinois.

Sharp Funeral Home pulled off an impressive victory over par scoring 8 points. Old Balls Chad Kanne and his PXG powered golf game led the way with low gross – 34 and low net – 30 on the back nine. Carroll Country Club PGA pro and general manager Paul Tigges was the other winner for the caskets. Mr. PXG Kyle Atkinson and Peterman Tony Pietig tied their par opponents. The caskets are one point back out of first.

Champion Corey Bluml helped Westside State Bank beat the Highway 30 Car Wash 8 to 1. Bluml was closest to the pin on #8 and took care of counter top Pat Malloy. New member and multiple time Muny Champion Justin Yetmar beat the head washer Todd Pettitt. Great to have you as a new member Justin! Matt Fleshner and Jim Nurse tied their match.
Head coach Nick Nurse, Mitch McDermott, Bud Two Troy Auen and I when raptors coaches were in Carroll. 
Nurse’s brother Nick who is the head coach of the Toronto Raptors scored a huge win on Tuesday night against the 76er’s to take a 3-2 lead in the seven-game series. Head bank cashier Bill Beck was unopposed and scored 2 for the bankers. The car wash team is down a man as John Gretsky Greteman broke his ankle. Get well John.

Champion Ford #1 beat Bierl Carpet One. The carpets had a very impressive win in week one. Head Ford Darrin Putney, Wade Wilkie and local steakhouse owner John Baratta all were winners over Brad Hempstead, Colin Bierl and Jon Sturm. This publisher has heard nothing but good reviews from the Baratta’s Steakhouse. Thanks for investing in Carroll!

Community Oil upset Supper League’s most mature team 5 to 4. The playing pride of Greene County Tom Drees beat Trusty Mike Nelson and nailed the long putt on #11 Head hog subbed in for the head oil jobber Chico Kanne and beat Bud One Jim Auen. Auen’s winter claim to fame is his ability to consistently out drive Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and most veteran golfer Craig Mertz and former Carroll Country Club head golf pro and now big burrito Joe Ward on the fairways of Florida. Fairway Frank Comito and Doc Sporrer beat Carroll Cycle Center general manager Wade Adams and Jerry Janson. In a statement early this morning the oil boss said and I do quote “This is a great win for team and I am only looking for future success.”

Champion Ford #2 blanked OH BOBBY! Big Brad Woodard, two time Papa Joe Champion Denny Kasperbauer and Clint Cummings, Dr Svensson beat Mike Soe, Bobby Brooks(Brooks was worried about his grass and left promptly after league to get it cut) and Easy Ed Cutler and Chris Giguere. Looking good Chris without those extra 130 pounds.

Carroll Glass pulled almost all the teeth of the Carroll Dental Clinic. Keith Pottebaum, Bo Bruning and Head Glass man Andy Reiman beat Austin Scott, new member Thomas Parish and Cody Forch

The Mid Iowa Team minus the services of Papa Joe Pick for unknown reasons beat Kasperbauer Cleaners 5 to 3. This is Pick’s first unexcused absence of the year. Steve “Cuda” Quandt, Produce Tom Duff and AA - Aaron Ahrendson all tied Giddy up Wyatt Haukap, Mike Kasperbauer and Adam Pick. Josh Sporrer only winner for the Mid Iowa Team.

Other things of note..............

  • The PXG power can not solve everything for local players. Kasket Kyle Atkinson moved the closest to the pin marker on #17 only to forget to sign his name and claim the prize. Whoops! 
  • Be sure to sign up for the Member Guest on May 31 and June 1. Carroll Police have approved the visitation rights of JD John Dukes for this event.
  • Steve "Cuda" Quandt aced the par three #8 over the past week. Congrats to the Junkyard Dog for that. 
  • Welcome new subscriber Thomas Parish.
  • This report would certainly like to extend condolences to the Bill Badding Family. Thanks for your service to Carroll and to our country Bill! 
That is a wrap for this week from the world headquarters of The Franey Report! 

Fairways and greens to all! ON IOWA AND GO HAWKS! 

Respectfully submitted, 


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