Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Mid Iowa Team wins 2020 Carroll Country Club Supper League......Ultra adds Kirsch for 2021.....Glynn named to Papa Joe Classic board!


It was a beautiful night to close out the 2020 Carroll Country Club Supper League! The Mid Iowa Team swept Carroll Glass to win their second championship. Aaron Ahrendsen beat the Head Glass cutter Andy Reiman, Junkyard Dog Cuda Quandt beat John Deere Benton Snyder, Produce Mouthpiece Tom Duff beat Lidderdale Country Store's Head Chef Brad Stork and Wade Adams beat Jon Heim. 

"It really has been a magical year for Mid Iowa as the team captain Papa Joe Pick had some health issues that sidelined him from play for most of the season. With all of the challenges the team came together and made it happen." said team owner Mike Franey.

In a post-round interview Andy Reiman layed it on the line "Experience wins Championships." The plate glasses simply ran into a buzz saw on the first night of September. Pre-round distractions may have contributed to the results as Teflon Jon pelted a car on the road going to Willey. After conversations with the owner of the vehicle and finding a few parts everyone walked away satisfied.

Long time subscriber, former top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz chipped the Michelob Ultra team to a 3rd place finish. Team Ford and Ultra were tied after nine holes so a chip off from SE of nine green was arranged where Mertz was the closest to the pin. Bud Three Hans Auen beat Bill " The Wreck" Beck, Mouthpiece Mike Franey lost to high flying Shuffleboard Matt Fleshner, Mertz beat 2020 Carroll Country Club Champion Justin Yetmar and Tony Schweers beat Security Mike Schulz. "It was a good year for the Ultra team despite the COVID-19 keeping Bud Two Troy Auen out of action and limiting our roster to only four." said team manager Mike Franey. 

From the world headquarters of your Michelob Ultra team it was announced this morning that Steve "Bud Three" Auen was awarded the 2020 Ultra team MVP! 

Reliable sources have confirmed to this report that Busch Light drinking Curt "CK" Kirsch has been added to the Ultra roster for 2021. 

Papa Joe Classic Chairman of the Board Joe Pick announced this morning that Dirk Glynn has been added to the board. Glynn joins Pick, Fairway Financial Frank Comito and Mouthpiece Mike Franey. The annual golf tournament is played on the fairways and greens of Brooks National Golf Course and supports cancer efforts in hope of finding a cure.

Prime Rib capped off the Supper League season!

This report would like to thank all of the CCC staff for the work this golf season. Fall League starts next week! 

Respectfully submitted,


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Wade Pettitt wins the 2020 Bill Franey Open!


Mike Franey and Champion Wade Pettitt

Craig Mertz, 2020 Champion Wade Pettitt, Justin Yetmar and Eric Butenbach

Craig Mertz, Wade Pettitt, Justin Yetmar and Eric Butenbach

Phil Engelsen, Steve "Cuda" Quandt, Mike Franey and John Dukes

Steve Sinnard, Wyatt Haukap, Collin Hackett, John Munson

The Pettitt family golfing tradition continued Sunday on the fairways and greens of the Jefferson Community Golf Course as Wade Pettitt finished 4 under par(105) to win his third Bill Franey Open by 4 strokes over fellow three-time champion Craig Mertz(109).

2020 Carroll Country Club Champion Justin Yetmar finished in third with 111 and Eric Butenbach finished fourth with 112.

Other golfers in the championship flight Steve Quandt 113, Collin Hackett 114, Wyatt Haukap 116, Steve Sinnard 117, Phil Engelsen 117, Mike Franey 118, John Dukes 119 and John Munson 120.  Dean Dozier and Chris Nelson qualified for the final nine but did not play.


Benet Snyder won the first flight with 80, Bill Badding was second with 80 and Drew Munson was third with an 80.

Other first flight players were Dr. Charles Svennsson 81, John Barratta 81, Lonny Lehrkamp 82, Brad Stork 82, Joe Ward 83, Mike Badding 83, Jon Scharingson 83, Kevin Willey 83 and Chad Kanne 83.

Terry Ruchti won the second flight with 83, Kevin Forke 83 was second and Jason Fisher 83 was third.

Other second flight players were Tim Gute 83, Tom Duff 83, Bill Beck 84,

Sean Blomgren 84, Taylor Eichinger 85, Dr. Ron Cheney 85, Jason Evers 86, Josh Sporrer 88 and Tom Tait 88.

Wade Adams won the third flight with an 88, Todd Lawton was second with at 90 and Steve Auen was third with a 90.

Other third flight players were Matt Lujano 91, Rich Gower 94, Nic Volquartsen 98, Shane Bakke 98, Tyler Auen 98, Blake Willey 99, Nic Lawton 100, Darrin Janning 100, Scott Kanne 101 and Curt Kirsch 108.

Flag prize winners were Wade Pettitt - closest to the pin #2 both rounds

Jon Sharingson - Longest Putt #9 2nd nine

Wyatt Haukap - Closest the pin #5 Front nine

Tim Gute - Longest Putt # 9 Front Nine

All golfers played 18 holes then the low 12 players and ties qualified for a final championship nine. Wade Pettitt and Collin Hackett split the final nine medalist honors with an even-par 36.

“Considering the recent wind storm I thought the course really played well” said tournament director Mike Franey. A big thank you to Micah Destival, Dave Destival and Cody Renwanz for all of their work on the course and in the clubhouse.

A big thank you to Sheri Mertz, Lynda Dukes Franey and Jill Morton for their help running the tournament, Market on 30 for their help with the food, Jon Heim and Brad Hempstead for their donation of golf balls, Shane Bakke and Joe Pick for their donations, Eckerman Jewelry for the trophy, Lonny Lehrkamp for the chicken breasts and Curt Kirsch and Kim Hackett for the beans.

The tournament named after Bill Franey who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 51 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.

Covid-19 kept Mom away this year but she did a great job of watching Annie!

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

2020 Bill Franey Open Results


Championship Flight


Wade Pettitt                           104

Craig Mertz                             109

Justin Yetmar                          111     

Eric Buntenbach                      112

Steve Quandt                          113

Collin Hackett                          114

Wyatt Haukap                         116

Steve Sinnard                          117

Phil Engleson                           117

Mike Franey                            118

John Dukes                              119

John Munson                           120


First Flight


Benet Snyder                           80

Bill Badding                             80

Drew Munson                          80

Dr Charles Svensson                81

John Barratta                          81

Lonny Lehrkamp                     82

Brad Stork                               82

Joe Ward                                 83

Mike Badding                          83

Jon Sharingson                        83

Kevin Willey                            83

Chad Kanne                             83 

Second Flight


Terry Ruchti                            83

Kevin Forke                             83

Jason Fisher                            83

Tim Gute                                 83

Tom Duff                                 83

Bill Beck                                  84

Sean Blomgren                       84

Tayler Eichinger                      85

Dr. Ron Cheney                       85

Jason Evers                             86

Josh Sporrer                            88

Tom Tait                                  88


Third Flight


Wade Adams                           88

Todd Lawton                           90

Steve Auen                              90

Matt Lujano                            91

Rich Gower                              94

Nic Volquartsen                       98

Shane Bakke                            98

Tyler Auen                               98

Blake Willey                            99

Nic Lawton                              100

Darrin Janning                         100

Scott Kanne                             101

Curt Kirsch                               108                

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mid Iowa Team trips up Michelob Ultra and Carroll Glass shocks Team Ford!


Mid Iowa Team secured their spot in next week's Carroll Country Club's Supper League Championship by beating Michelob Ultra. In the battle of the mouthpieces MP1Tom Produce Duff beat MP2 Mike Franey. Aaron Ahrendsen beat long time subscriber, former top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz with an impressive under par round. A subbing Wade Adams tied recent 50-year-old Bud Three Steve Hans Auen. The only winner for the beers was Magic Mike Schulz who beat Junkyard Dog Cuda Quandt. 

Mid Iowa will play Carroll Glass for the championship! Carroll Glass shocked league leading Team Ford! Keith Pottebaum tied Josh Sporrer. The head glass cutter Andy Reiman beat the 2020 Carroll Country Club Champion Justin Yetmar. Teflon Jon Heim beat Bill the wreck Beck and Brad Stork beat Matt Fleshner. This is the first appearance for Carroll Glass in the supper league finals. 

Next week - Championship Match - Mid Iowa Team vs Carroll Glass 

3rd Place match - Team Ford vs Ultra

Respectively Submitted 


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Playoff Tuesday.....Bill Franey Open this weekend!


The 2020 Men's Supper League playoffs start tonight!

Team Ford vs Carroll Glass

Michelob Ultra vs Mid Iowa Team

A few spots remain for this weekend's 15th annual Bill Franey Open! 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Justin Yetmar wins 1st Carroll Country Club Club Championship......Bill Franey Open August 30th


Kevin Milligan, Frank Comito and Jared Tigges
Kevin Milligan, Frank Comito and Collin Schultes

Junk yard Dog Cuda Quandt, 2nd place Brad Hempstead, Jared Tigges and Mike "Jewels" Eckerman
Champion Justin Yetmar, Kyle Christensen, 3rd place Matt Fleshner, Nick Schon

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!


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,