Tuesday, December 23, 2008
First I would like to thank Sonia “Sunshine” Walsh for taking the time to set up, assist me, teach me, and show me how to operate the Bud Light Golf Report Blog site.
Of course many thanks go out to our fine 2008 team sponsor, the Ike Auen Distributing Company, Bud One Jim Auen, Championship Team members Troy Auen and Steve “Hans” Auen. The Ike Auen Distributing Company has agreed to sponsor the Supper League Champions for the 2009 season!
What a season to remember as YOUR Bud Light golf team with Captain Franey at the helm conquered the fairways, greens, clubhouse, pro shop and all of the other teams of the Carroll Country Club Supper League on their way to a 2008 Carroll Country Club Men’s Supper League Championship. The Championship team members were Captain Mike Franey, Troy Auen, Steve “Hans” Auen, Steve Sinnard, 2007 Carroll Country Club President and Bud Light season MVP Mike Schulz and Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz.
I would like to thank the Eagle Sponsor of the Bud Light Golf Team, Mid Iowa Insurance and Real Estate and all of my fellow coworkers as they were the ones that suffered through each and every Wednesday morning as I shut the door to my office flanked with my Kum and Go coffee to recap all of the previous night’s action.
A big thank you to our Birdie Sponsors for their financial commitment to the report….
• Carroll Broadcasting-the home and away voice of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Carroll Country Club-the official golf course of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Carroll Cycle Center-arch rival and the official Harley Davidson dealer of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Commercial Savings Bank-the official bank of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Subway-arch rival and official sub shop of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Sunshine's Designs- the official blog design shop of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Walsh Motors-official car dealership of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
A special thanks to the par sponsors of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team.
• Cork & Bottle-the official beverage sponsor of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
• Eckerman Jewelry-If you don’t know diamonds know the official jeweler of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team.
• Graddy's Tomatoes-official tomatoes of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team.
• Hwy. 30 Car Wash-the official car wash of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team where you will find Uncle Grandpa Bruce and Car Wash Todd hibernating for the winter.
• Hy-Vee-official grocery store of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team and home of Produce manager Tom “Duffer” Duff
• MC's Country Café-the official breakfast location of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team and Carroll Cycle Center team member Mark Tigges
• Wilkie Clothiers-the official clothier of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team
New sponsorships will be available starting January 2, 2009 after the official university of YOUR Bud Light Golf Team wins the 2009 Outback Bowl. The report has already secured commitments from Scott and Jodi Kanne of Broadband West Installations and Dave and Gina Nelson of Pokey’s Carmel Apples and to become charter members for YOUR Bud Light Golf Team next year.
From the Bud Light Golf Report to you….Merry Christmas! In the famous words of our sponsor “THIS BUD’S FOR YOU!” Before I end I have to wish Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes a Merry Christmas and good luck in the Outback Bowl!
Frozen fairways and greens to all!
2009 Championship Captain Franey
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tonight is the final night of fall league on the fairways, greens and leaves of the Carroll Country Club. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and his partner season long MVP runner up go for the East Coast Championship tonight. Their lead is large and they are expected to win. Congratulations to them!
Also Captain Frank Comito and his partner Pat Eich are trying to hold off Rick Bauer and J.B. Greenwell for the championship in the Pinehurst division. Also in the Pinehurst division you will find 2008 Bud Light MVP Mike Schulz and his partner Loren Boyce in last place. Your captain and his partner Uncle Grandpa Bruce are solidily in 4th place just ahead of the MVP! UGB and I are scheduled to play the farmer and dog tonight. My sources report that the farmer is not going to play out of fear and the dog is foaming at the mouth. One has to wonder how you can combine in the rain?
Some recent birthdays to report............Uncle Grandpa Bruce turned 55, Tom "A smile in every isle" Duff turned 50 and Carroll Cycle Center's season MVP D.A. Tony Bluml had a birthday and his age was not published.
I am sure that all of you saw the Iowa Hawkeyes of old crush the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in the friendly compounds of Kinnick Stadium. For the first time in Hawkeye history the Hawkeye's have both offensive and defensive players of the week in Shon Greene and Pat Angerer. The sun always shines a little brighter in God's Country.....Iowa City Iowa.
A report shout out to long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz's Nebraska Cornhuskers as they took care of Papa Joe Pick's Cyclones.
With the cooler tempatures comes the start of the quest to win a bowling league championship just West of the Carroll Country Club. I know that all of you will want to be informed of all of the action. In action last night your captain stepped up and carried the team to victory. Starting strong with a 232 and fading with games of 172 and 151 when the match was in the bag to spare my handicap. Uncle Grandpa Bruce had 17 ten pin leaves to finish 7 pins behind the MVP. The Mid Iowa bowling team beat the No Name Gang 19 to 11. Look for coverage of Carroll Cycle Center's Team Captain Terry Ruchti in upcoming weeks. Both Ruchti and Uncle Grandpa Bruce average over 200.
Many golfers have switched to bowling. On Thursday nights Wade Pettitt, 20 time city champion Mike Eckerman, and Wyatt Haukap are just a few that take to the lanes. They certainly stay later than we do on Monday nights so if you wake up early on a Friday morning stop by on your way to work as they probably will still be there.
That's a wrap!
In the famous words of our sponsor "This Bud's for You"
Fairways, greens and strikes to all!
2008 Bud Light Championship Captain Franey
Friday, September 12, 2008
On the eve of the 2008 edition of the Iowa and Iowa State football game I thought that it was appropriate to announce 2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz as the 2008 Bud Light Golfer of Year! This award is given annually to the member of the Bud Light team who made the largest impact on the overall success of the team. In this years case it was a championship year so I am safe to say that Schulz lead the team to the championship. In an interview after the presentation Schulz said his success this year was simple.......Grab a pack of smokes, a rack of beers and kick ass!
From all of us at the report congratulations to Mike Schulz on this year’s award!
Tomorrow will be a day that splits some of the readers of the Bud Light Report as the official university of your Bud Light report hosts their in state rival from Ames. One of the more vocal Iowa State fans is none other than Subway team Captain Papa Joe Pick. I have made a large wager with Papa Joe that could transfer ownership of his West Okoboji Lake Home to me. I really do not know how to drive a boat so I may be taking applications after this game and how good a Hawkeye flag would look on that dock. Good luck to all of the report's Iowa State fans and even to Papa Joe, my wife and brother John!
In the famous words of our sponsor "This Bud's for you". Go Hawkeyes!
Cast your vote at the bottom of the blog for your winner of this years big game!
Fairways, greens and a Hawkeye victory to all
2008 Championship Captain Franey
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The winners were all smiles on steak night!
The team of Todd Kanne and Steve Sinnard finished second.
The 2007 Carroll Country Club President and Captain Franey finished 3rd!
In other action Carroll Cycle Center captain Terry Ruchti and Jay Drees defeated D.A. Tony Bluml and Joe Joe Hinners.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Dream Team and their wives continued their holiday 4 ball success yesterday on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. Their 16 under par 55 was one stroke clear of Stiffsticks Captain Frank Comito's team. This two couple team also won the Memorial Day Scramble. On course reporters have told me that Steve Sinnard was the MVP for the team. The celebration carried on almost until the ten o'clock news and could be heard on the streets of the Collison Addition. As you can see reporters found Sheri and Keeley celebrating with innocent on looker, 2007 CCC President Mike Schulz. Sheri recoverd nicely after Saturday's intense exposure to the Nebraska red in Memorial Stadium. She is fine now and is still 100% Iowa Hawkeye. Nice try Craig. Check out the standings here.
Keeley Sinnard won the longest drive on 14th hole! Uncle Grandpa Bruce, teeing off the Senior tees, could only manage his team to a 58. Even with the 80 yard advantage on every hole Grandpa lost his steering wheel on his driver and spent the day in the trees. Never fear Grandpa will team up with yours truly in the Carroll Country Club Fall League. All of the major sports books have given the team the early nod to win the title with the Dream Team in a close second. The farmer and the dog are picked to finish in 6th place. No respect!
The upset of the weekend comes from up North on the fairway and greens of Brooks National Golf Course where Papa Joe Pick, Captain Carpet Randy Bierl, Tomato John, and Jeff Minnich solidly distroyed Adam Pick, Aaron Pick, Tom "Hawk" Burns and Dave Keinroth in a best two ball event.It is rewarding to this reporter that finally Papa Joe gets a victory after finishing a country mile back of your Bud Light team in Supper league.
It is fun night followed by a steak dinner at the Caroll Country Club. Members of the Championship Bud Light team will be on hand taking time to please the autograph seekers. If you are wondering Championship t-shirts are on back order. 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year should be announced this week.
Fairway and greens to all!
2008 Championship Captain Franey
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A Bud Light Championship……Captain Franey Playoff MVP!
At press time this morning the golf gods were crying tears of joy for the victory last night by your Bud Light team as they defeated Carroll County State Bank 38 to 34 to claim the ultimate prize-2008 Supper league Championship. Twenty two teams started the year on April 29th with a glimmer of hope and a dream of a championship dancing in the heads. After 18 weeks of play only one team is still standing…..Your Bud Light Team!
A night that saw team sponsor and birthday boy Troy Auen avenge a July 14th loss to Don Neary 4 to 2. A solid night of play by Auen with only one brain fade as he missed a 17” putt on the second hole. Reporters on the range found Neary attempting to bribe team sponsor Bud One Jim Auen with a lower interest rate for a Bud Light loss. Thanks but no thanks Mr. Neary!
A year of golf frustration, lack of confidence and absolute anger ended last night for your Captain as he played better than he had in two years shooting an one under par 36 and cruising to a 5 to 1 victory over Mike Mosher. As season long MVP front runner Mike Schulz served as on course reporter last night traveling between the Auen/Franey group back to the Mertz/Sinnard group it became apparent that the Dream Team were sucking air trying to avoid a Supper League disaster. Schulz reported to your Captain in the middle of seven fairway that both long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and Steve Sinnard were four down to their opponents Nick Fangman and Tomato John Gradoville. As fast as Auen and Franey were winning points the Dream team were squandering them away. After finishing the sixth hole four down a loud screech settled over the Carroll Country Club as the presses printing the Bud Light Championship shirts at the Graphic Edge came to a stop. What your Bud Light team had worked for the last 17 weeks was close to being lost. On course reporter Mike Schulz was spotted in the trees not able to even watch as the Dream Team were on life support gasping for their last breath.
Never fear Steve “the grinder” Sinnard rose to the occasion, fought back against Fangman and settled in for a 3 to 2 loss which proved to be just enough to secure the championship. Sinnard had to offset Mertz’s 5 to 2 beating from Tomato John. A Dream season is made up of highs and lows and we had them all last night.
In the end it all was fine a 38 to 34 win and a 2008 Supper League Championship in the bag! The screech that once was deafening turned into music to ears of your Bud Light team as the presses resumed production of the championship shirts. Congratulations Bud Light and in the famous words of our sponsor “This Bud’s for you!”
Other news making items……….
• Watch for your Bud Light team on an upcoming David Letterman show.
• CCSB was 2nd, Stiffsticks were 3rd, Carroll Cycle Center 4th, Soggy subs 5th, and Prenger La-z-boys 6th.
• Tom Duff was closest to the pin on #8.
• Community Oil crushed Landlocked Seafoods 43 to 29. Landlocked finished 8th.
Season long MVP voting still continues until noon today. A press release will posted around 2 CMT announcing the 2008 Bud Light MVP.
That is a wrap with your Bud Light Team winning the 2008 Carroll Country Club Championship. Thanks for all of you supporting the Bud Light Team!
Fairways and greens to all!
Championship Captain Franey
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
With all of that in mind and with the performances of last week in league your Captain will be back in action tonight along with Birthday boy and team sponsor Troy Auen, Steve Sinnard and long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz.
Season MVP front runner Mike Schulz did recover over the weekend shooting a 81 at the Bill Franey Open in Jefferson and was given strong consideration for tonight's line up.
Our friends at the Carroll Cycle Center will play Stiffsticks and the Papa Joe's soggy subs will play Bud one Jim Auen's Prenger La-z-boys.
Please take time to vote at the bottom of the blog for your choice of the 2008 Bud Light MVP golfer of the year.
Good luck to all tonight! In the words of our fine sponsor "This Bud's for you"
Fairway and greens to all.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wade Pettitt wins 2008 Bill Franey Open!
Wade Pettitt of Carroll shot a 27 hole total of five under par 103 to win the 3rd Annual Bill Franey Open at the Raccoon Valley Golf Course in Jefferson on Sunday by one stroke over Scott Quandt of Mt. Carmel. The tournament named after Bill Franey, father of Mike Franey of Carroll who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 27 Carroll golfers in the 62 player field. The tournament was formerly known as the Al Hoy Memorial where Bill Franey served as the 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 Community College in Sheldon. Franey was a lineman for the Midland Power Coop in Jefferson for 31 years and served as line superintendent for another 10 years.
All golfers played 18 holes then the low 16 players qualified for a final championship nine. Scott Quandt and Wade Pettitt won the final nine medalist honors with a 2 under par 34.
Defending champion Mike Eckerman finished in 6th place with a 113 and inaugural champion Craig Mertz finished tied for 13th with Mike Franey at 119. Other Carroll golfers in the championship flight included Lonny Lehrkamp in 7th with a 114, Troy Auen in 9th with a 116, Tom Burns in 12th with 118, and Johnny Beiter in 15th with a 122 Steve “Cuda” Quandt in 16th. First flight winner was Tim Gute with 80, 2nd was Dave Nelson with 80 and 3rd was Joe Pick with 80. Others in the first flight were Mike Schulz 81, Tom Duff 81 and Bruce Pettitt 82. In the second flight former Carroll resident John Dukes was 4th with 83. Other scores in the 2nd flight were Steve Sinnard 83, Mark Tigges 84, Randy Hockum 86 and Terry Ruchti 88. Third flight scores were Jim White 92, Mike McDermott 92, former Carroll resident Mark Cuddy 93 and Jason Scranton 93. In the 4th flight were Scott Tjaden 104 and Scott Kanne 107.
Some action photos from the tourney............
After getting 4th in the 2nd flight Brother John got some time to hang out with the Kimmy, Kwee and Gina!
The Carroll guys still standing at the end of the tourney.....
Thanks to the girls of the Bill Franey Open.............
Steve and Craig's hot rod cart...........
Troy and Mike with the Dream Team.............
Mike, Mom and Mike's former babysitter and long time family friend Todd Madson who finished 4th.....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
A glorious night with a fall hint to contest a divisional championship. An eleven point lead proved to be just enough on a night that saw 2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz get clubbed by 1998 Jefferson-Scranton Community High School graduate Tristan Brown 14 to 4. With his effort Schulz casts some doubt on the MVP award as season long MVP contender Steve Sinnard was the only winner of Week 17 securing the victory for the team by beating 2008 Carroll Country Club handicap champion Andy Reiman 11 to 7. Team sponsor Steve "Hans" Auen was sucking wind last night as well as he was beaten by Jay Westerkamp and his 21 handicap 11 to 7. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz returned to action after a family vacation to play very well only to tie a cagey veteran Benet Snyder 9 to 9. So with all of that your Bud Light team was beaten on the last night of the league 41 to 31. Bud Light received some help from team sponsor Bud One Jim Auen’s Prenger
La-z-boy team as they held Stiffsticks to a 36 to 36 split. It is in the books and your Bud Light team wins the Tiger Woods division by 6 over Stiffsticks and 9 clear of the Soggy Subs. Up next for your Bud Light team is Zach Johnson divisional winners Carroll County State Bank made up of John Gradoville, Mike Mosher, Don Neary, Nick Fangman and Adam Schweers next week on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. Coach Troy Auen will return to action next week for the playoffs and league sources tell the report that your Captain has enough splinters in his ass from being on the bench that he too may even return for the playoff match. Match ups for next week will be released at a later time. The 2008 Bud Light MVP award will be announced next Wednesday.
Speaking of the soggy subs they played Subway Mike Gute’s Kerps team last night and won 38 to 34 to close the gap a little on second only to remain in third place. This sets up a Week 16 rematch with team sponsor Bud One Jim Auen’s Prenger La-z-boy team that were embarrassed by the subs 45 to 27. Bud One has proclaimed victory for next week and the trash talking was running rampant last night. Tom Duff was the lone sub as 2008 Carroll Senior City Champion Papa Joe Pick drove south in a high rate of speed after carding a 41 on the front nine. In the week 16 match Carroll Hy-Vee store director Randy Kruse subbed for the subs and was the big point getter clobbering former store director Randy Hockum. A Hy-Vee announcement yesterday informed of Kruse’s upcoming transfer to a new Hy-Vee store in Windsor Heights. This reporter would like to wish Kruse luck with his future and is saddened to see him leave Carroll as he was proving to be a community asset. One has to wonder where the Subs will get their points next week.
Other news making items…………………….
• Carroll Cycle Center finished up in second just 9 points behind CCSB winning last night over Farm Bureau 38 to 34. Tony Bluml, Jay Drees, and J.B. Greenwell are all MVP’s.
• Flying Bob informed me on the range last night that there would be no aerial coverage for Week 17 but look for a busy air space next week for the playoffs.
• Sources tell me that Flying Bob was low man for the team with a 35 as both Car Wash Todd and Uncle Grandpa Bruce carded 37’s and Captain Randy Bierl shot a smooth 41.
• Closest to the pin honors on hole #8 for Steve “Hans” Auen
• Low Gross on the front nine to Mike “Jewels” Eckerman. Congrats on your 4th place finish in the club tournament.
• Club Champion Wade Pettitt shot a six under 28 on the back nine but was beaten by 1 for low gross.
• The Carroll Country Club team was low net and our barkeeper Jason Scranton had the longest putt on 11.
• 3rd place Subway was low net team
• Good luck to Kirby Pettitt as he starts his career at Colorado State University
Well week 17 is in the books and with comes a Tiger Woods divisional championship. Your Bud Light team will contend for a 2008 Carroll Country Club Men’s Supper league championship next week. Good luck starting tomorrow to 20 time Carroll City Champion Mike “Jewels” Eckerman, Wade “Wanda” Pettitt, Ben Pettitt and CCC head golfing professional Nate Pettitt who are playing in the Iowa Open at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Also good luck to all of the players traveling over to the 2008 Bill Franey Open in Jefferson on Sunday.
That’s a wrap and in the words of our great sponsor………This Bud’s for you!
Fairways and greens to all!
Save the date August 26th Your Bud Light team vs CCCB for the 2008 Supper League Championship!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
First I would like to congratulate Wade Pettitt for being overall scratch champion and Andy Reiman for winning the handicap division this weekend at the club championship. A big thanks to Nate Pettitt, Jom Von Ahn and all of the staff from the Carroll Country Club for their efforts to make the event a true success.
Your Bud Light team takes an eleven point lead into tonight's action against 2008 Carroll Country Club Handicap Champion Andy Reiman's Utilicomm team. Second place Stiffsticks opponent was not decided at press time so we will have to wait until tonight for that information.
On the tee for your Bud Light Team will be 2007 Carroll Country Club President and season long MVP contender Mike Schulz, Team sponsor Steve "Hans" Auen, Steve Sinnard and what league experts are calling some what of a risky move by the Captain Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz returns to action from a family vacation. Team sponsor Troy Auen is back on the football field and your Captain is taking the week off as his year long slump continued this weekend in the club championship. As for the play of your Captain this puts it all in prospective.....
Scott Quandt beat your Captain both days by 20 shots. Saturday he shot 65 and to my 85 then on Sunday he shot 68 and to my 88. Wade on the other hand only beat me by 17 one day and 20 the other day.
To top it all off………..Wade’s 45 hole total was 170 and my 36 hole total was 173. That’s right he played 9 more holes than I and still beat me by 3 shots.
One has to wonder how you can get down on your game.
An exciting night of action is upon us and good luck to all.
Fairways and greens to all
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Good morning Bud Light sports fan!
First of all I would like to give a shout out to all of the men and women who work so hard at the Carroll Country Club to make our club experience what it should be. On Monday night the Carroll Country Club hosted their employee’s party with golf, pool and food. While they enjoyed a night for themselves your Carroll Country Club Board of Directors ran the show in clubhouse…on the beer cart…in the snack shack….at the pool and in the pro shop. A big thank you from this reporter to our employees and our board for all of their efforts for making the Carroll Country Club the place to be!
The night started with your Bud Light team grasping onto a six point lead over Captain Comito’s Stiffsticks and ended with your Bud Light team solidly in first place with an eleven point lead over Stiffsticks and a 16 point lead over the Soggy Subs with one week to play. Bud Light was lead by 2007 Carroll Country Club President and season MVP contender Mike Schulz who beat Pete Collison 12 to 6. Our sponsors Steve “Hans” Auen tied KKRL’s head disc jockey Pat “Jazzy” Macke 9 to 9 and Troy Auen tied Billy Badding 9 to 9. The only loss of the night came from Steve Sinnard who was beaten by Chad Kanne 10 to 8. Overall it was a 38 to 34 win for the Bud Light team and more importantly an eleven point cushion going into the last week of the year.
The Bud Light lead was extended due to Byron’s Boyz upset win over the Stiffsticks 39 to 33. Paul Reicks subbed for the sticks and was their only winner as Comito, Cross and Eich all lost. In the press room after the match Comito stated that it was going to be hard to beat the Bud Light team but they will give it their best shot next week. Don’t be fooled into thinking that Stiffsticks will lay down and die as they are former champions of Supper League and will fight to the finish.
Papa Joe’s Subway team came up with an impressive 45 to 27 win over Zach Johnson league leaders Prenger La-z-boys. This reporter is disappointed by the efforts of BUD ONE Jim Auen for losing to Captain Pick 13 to 5. Report sources have told me that Auen lost a club during the match only to have it found after the match in the bag of Captain Pick. Charges are pending in this case but with all due respect it would take more than one missing club to overcome a beating like that. In the battle of Hyvee store directors retired store director Randy Hockum rolled over for tired store director Randy Kruse 13 to 5. For his efforts Kruse was awarded two golfing balls for tying low gross with Papa Joe and low net team. Tom “Duffer” Duff was on a family vacation and the Junk Yard dog also won his match. This reporter would like to express his dissatisfaction with the current Hyvee store director for having 1,000 miniature Iowa State statues in the front of the store and there are no Iowa Hawkeye statues to be found.
It has been awhile but Carroll Cycle Center finally got back on the winning track. The cycles were carried by team MVP Joe Joe Hinners and Jay Drees. Sources tell me that Hinners was one over par teeing off on the par 3 fourth hole when he about took out Howard Drees sitting on his deck. The penalty gave Hinners a 6 on the hole to end up with a great gross 41 and earn him low net honors with net 30. Team captain Terry Ruchti and Dr. J.B. Greenwell were on life support when the electricity went out causing cardiac arrest. As you can imagine both were losers. The Cycles have a slim chance to still win the league as they are only 10 behind CCSB and one ahead of the La-z-boys.
Other news making headlines………..
• Best of luck to all of the seniors today playing in the Senior City Tournament
• In the battle of the Pettitt’s congrats go out to Nate Pettitt for capturing low gross honors with a 32 and beating Flying Bob Raue 11 to 7. Kirby shot 33, Wade 34 and Car Wash Todd 34.
• Congrats to Flying Bob Raue for the longest putt on 18. You may think that all of the planes flying around the course are crop dusting planes but in actuality they are covering the action for the report. Flying Bob has taken his job as the report aviation expert a little too serious and will be asked by the report to be more restrictive on the air space around the course.
• Captain Franey played for Miller Lite and tied Cole Reiman
• Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was on an unapproved family vacation.
That’s a wrap! Go Bud Light!
In the words of our sponsor “This Bud’s for you”!
Fairway and greens to all
2008 Bud Light Captain
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
In the feature match of the evening your Bud Light Team takes dead aim at KKRL. On the team for disc jockeys will be Pat Macke, Pete Collison, Chad Kanne and Bill Badding. Your Bud Light team lineup will be team sponsors Troy Auen and Steve "Hans" Auen, 2008 Season MVP contenders Steve Sinnard and 2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz. The playing rights of your Captain have been sold to Miller Lite for tonight. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz is on a family vacation. Good luck to all
Fairway and greens,
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
At the start of week 15 the lead was 12 and at the close of week 15 the lead is down to 6 at the hands of Captain Comito’s Stiffsticks. The sticks have averaged 43.80 points in the last five weeks to close the gap on your Bud Light team. The sticks are definitely on a move and are worth paying attention to. The report would like to thank Subway Mike’s Kerps team for rolling over and playing dead for the Stiffsticks last night.
For your Bud Light team 2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz beat Dave Schroer 7 to 1 to capture MVP honors and take a strong lead in the season long MVP award. This reporter played with Schulz and would like to compliment the former Prez on his play last night. A strong argument could be made for MVP honors for long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz as he took down the one and only 2008 Northwest Iowa Amateur Champion and 2 time State Champion Wade “Wanda” Pettitt 4 to 1. Pettitt suffered his first lost of the year in Supper league and even lost to brother Nate by 3 strokes. MVP contender Steve Sinnard suffered from throttle elbow for being at the lake for a week and was beaten by the Carroll Country Club general manager and head golf professional Nate Pettitt. Riding the pine next week will be your Caption as he stroked his way to a 44 on the front nine of the Carroll Country Club and was beaten by a streaky bartender Jason Scranton. It was reported that Scranton recently caddied for Wanda Pettit in the U.S. Amateur qualifying at the Harvestor. I guess just hanging around the Pettitts makes your golf game rise to the top. Good play for Schulz and Mertz. Team sponsor Troy Auen worked off his benching by shooting a two under par 35 for the Miller Lite team.
Next week’s lineup is set….Auen, Auen, Mertz and Schulz.
Other news making headlines……..
• Congratulations to CCSB for their 53 to 19 win over Walsh Motors. Team captain Tomato John knocked one in from 90 yards on #3 to propel the team. CCSB was low net team.
• For the second week in a row Nate Pettitt and father Car Wash Todd were low gross in their respective divisions.
• Tomato John was low net in the Tiger Woods division.
• Report subscriber P.J. Greteman was low net in the Zach Johnson division.
• Subway suffered a close loss to Utilicomm. My sources tell me that Papa Joe Pick’s hammie was still a little tender from over use from dancing at son’s Nate wedding in San Diego and the Junk Yard dog was soundly beaten.
• Carroll Cycle Center tied Landlocked Seafoods making their quest for a championship a challenge. They are 11 back of Prenger’s La-z-boys.
• Three time Carroll Junior city champion Troy Auen tees off this morning at 9:30 with a provisional past champion’s exemption in the Carroll Junior City tournament at the Carroll Muni. Good luck Mr. Auen.
• Good luck to Wade, Kirby and Ben Pettitt this weekend at the Herman Sani at Hyperion.
As week 15 closes the Stiffsticks are making an unwanted hostile takeover bid on your Bud Light team and will soon find out what that really means.
Fairway and greens to all
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
All eyes will be on Subway's captain Papa Joe Pick and his ailing hamstring. One has to wonder if he did a little too much dancing this weekend in San Diego at son Nate's wedding.
In the line up tonight for your Bud Light team will be the 2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz, Captain Franey, long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz. Your captain carefully selects Steve "I have been at the lake for a week" Sinnard for the final spot on the roster tonight. You all may remember what happen last week when team sponsor Troy Auen coming off a week at the lake returned to action.........well he is not in the line up tonight but instead your Captain sold his playing rights to Miller Lite for tonight's round. All is well as Miller Lite does not have team shirts so Auen will not feel out of place.
Tonight's feature match will be Landlocked Seadfoods crossing over to do battle with the Carroll Cycle Center. Report sources state that Grandpa Uncle Bruce Pettitt has a new weapon in his bag for tonight's battle. The cycles are coming off back to back losses and are now in third place in the Zach Johnson division. They are only 4 out of the lead and look for a good showing tonight.
Fairways and greens to all!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Good morning Bud Light sports fans! A soggy night at the Carroll Country Club that reduced hole 5 to a par three and hole 7 to a par four. A big thank you goes out to Jim Von Ahn and his staff for making it possible for us to play last night. This has been a tough year with all of the storm damage and rain for the grounds crew. Good job!
With just three weeks to play before the playoffs your Bud Light team is still on top of the Tiger Woods Division with a 12 point lead over Stiffsticks. Stiffsticks clobbered our friends at the Carroll Cycle Center in one of the most lopsided matches of the year 45-27. This is the second straight week that the cycles have suffered a devastating loss. Keep your heads up boys you are in 3rd place but only 4 points out of first and 1 point our of second. In the action J.B. Greenwell lost 6 to 12. Greenie did get closest to the pin on #8 and one has to wonder if he three putted for bogey. Joe Joe Hinners lost 5 to 13. Rumors have it that the golf gods were frowning upon him for playing for the Soggy Subs last week. It is surprising to this report that Hinners was beaten because report sources indicated that Hinners was on top of his game Friday night at couples league. The only conclusion is that he is more comfortable playing with his wife than the good ole doctor.
M.C. Café head chef Mark Tigges can not be criticized for losing to Frank Comito 7 to 11 as Tigges played both days in the city tourney with your Captain. There are not many people who recover quickly from that. Season MVP front runner D.A. Tony Bluml tied Neal Cross to be the only bright spot for the Cycles. Sources say that a team meeting will be call later in the week and your Captain will be the motivational guest speaker.
Week 13 2nd place team Subway dropped a spot in the standings to 3rd this week after a loss to Larry’s Automotive. Subway team captain Papa Joe Pick left the course with a hamstring injury and look for updates on his condition here on this Bud Light channel. Pick leaves for San Diego for a family wedding this week. Safe travels to the Pick family and a little time to think may help the captain prepare for what some could call the biggest speech in his life in an attempt to rally his team. Since the Soggy subs are in the same division as your Bud Light team your captain has declined requests to speak to the team. The subs had to drag Rick Bauer from the learning center. Bauer has been on the DL and it showed as he was soundly beaten by report subscriber Dr. P.J. Greteman. Tom “Duffer” Duff was the only winner for the Subs. The report would like to congratulate the Duffer on his fine play in this weekend Carroll City Tourney.
The Landlocked Seafoods club took the guns away from Volquartsen Customs 40 to 32. I am not sure that I anger that team as they make guns and know how to use them. Todd “Car Wash” Pettitt was loss gross with a 32 and tied for low net with a 30. He wond 14 to 4 Uncle Grandpa Bruce Pettitt was still tired from the City Tourney and lost 5 to 13 to Wyatt Haukap. Flying Bob Raue was beaten by Scooter Volquartsen and Mike Ebner was a winner over Tyler Bock 13 to 5.
And now the results from your league leading Bud Light team. Team sponsor Troy Auen was a little water logged from his extended stay at Lake Okoboji and took it on the chin from a hot playing Don Neary. Auen did shake the water out of his ears and make three birdies in a row to avoid a two week benching…..one should be fine enough. He lost 6 to 12 and was the only loser on the team. Steve “Hans” Auen was a winner 10 to 8. Your captain beat Jeff Honald 11 to 7 despite giving him a shot a hole and two shots on the #5 which they moved to a par 3. The long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz played well to win 11 to 7 to share the MVP honors with Captain Franey. Congratulations to Mertz for his play in this weekend Carroll City Tourney.
Other news making items……………
• Carroll Country Head Golf Professional and general manager Nate Pettitt mirrored his dad by having loss gross in the Tiger Woods division with a 31.
• Bud Light MVP contender Mike Schulz subbed last night and was beaten. He did record closest to the pin honors on 17. Did he three putt?
That seems like a wrap for week 14. As the sun set on the Carroll Country Club your Bud Light team is still atop of the Tiger Woods division with three weeks to go. Stiffsticks are making a charge. Make it a great week!
Fairways and greens to all!
2008 Bud Light team Captain
Friday, July 18, 2008
Joe Pick 71 - 70 = 141
Tom Duff 69 - 74 = 143
Mike Eckerman 72 - 72 = 144
Craig Mertz 71 - 76 = 147
Steve Sinnard 77 - 72 = 149
Adam Pick 74 - 76 = 150
Troy Auen 78 - 72 = 150
John Gradoville 76 - 75 = 151
Bruce Pettitt 82 - 70 = 152
Mike Franey 78 - 79 = 157
Todd Bierl 78
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Dave Nelson 68
Tom Duff 69
Joe Pick 71
Craig Mertz 71
Mike Eckerman 72
Adam Pick 74
John Gradoville 76
Steve Sinnard 77
Todd Bierl 78
Mike Franey 78
Troy Auen 78
Bruce Pettitt 82
It was a glorious day at Brooks Golf Course!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A steamy night on the East edge of Carroll suddenly was shortened by lightning and thunderstorm warnings. Not even a thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service for Carroll and Crawford counties could derail a locomotive as strong as your Bud Light team was in Week 12. Starting the night tied atop the Tiger Woods division your Bud Light team walloped Lincolnway Pharmacy as Subway was struggled with Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Your Bud Light team was lead by Week 10 and 11 MVP long time subscriber and top local amateur Craig Mertz who spanked Pat “Spanky” Volstedt 16 to 2 in the what this reporter is touting as the best victory in the 2008 Supper league to date. The off season acquisition is finally showing the talent that he was recruited for. One Supper league analyst has been quoted saying “Mertz needs to be now considered for the season MVP award.”
Driving the MVP around was team sponsor Troy Auen who was still a little numb from a conference call with InBev CEO and future Anheuser Busch CEO Carlos Brito. Auen beat Tyler Grundmeier 10 to 8.
2008 league MVP front runners Steve Sinnard and Mike Schulz played together against Curt “CK” Kirsch and Bob Brown. Sinnard handled the local builder 13 to 5 to solidify his MVP hopes against Schulz and an up and coming Mertz.
2007 Carroll Country Club President Mike Schulz was jumped by Bob Brown 11 to 7. Maybe Brown should have been playing for his sponsored team as the HOGS stunk up the course, squandered their lead away and lost 42 to 30. Captain Terry Ruchti will be come under criticism this week for the line up that he had on the link this week. MC Café’s owner Mark Tigges was the only winner on the team as Bluml, Ruchti and Drees were all losers. On course reporters found Joe Hinners winning for the Soggy Subway team. The Carroll Cycle Center and Prenger La-z-boys are tied atop the Zach Johnson division. Team Sponsor Bud One Jim Auen is a member of the Prenger La Z boys team. Bud One also survived a conference call with InBev CEO Carlos Brito.
The $5 subs drove into the Carroll Country Club tied with your Bud Light team and drove away 13 points out of the lead. Subway team captain Papa Joe Pick sat helplessly on the deck at his home on West Lake Okoboji as his team desperately needed his leadership. Pick reportedly took the night off to prepare for Wednesday’s highly anticipated match in the 2008 Papa Joe’s Okoboji Classic. Pick and 20 time City Champion Mike “Jewels” Eckerman square off against long time subscriber and top local amateur Craig Mertz and 3 time Junior City Champion Troy Auen on the fairways of Brooks Golf Course. Interim Captain Tom Duff won 10 to 8 over Tyler Dern Joe “King” Cale and Adam “little papa: Pick both had close matches. This reporter had a couple of hours to talk to Duff about the match on the way to Lake Okoboji but could not keep him focused on tonight’s action as all he wanted to do was yell to the front of the suburban to Carroll Country Club handicap chairman Troy Auen about the handicap scandal that the Duffer has concocted in his head.
Look for reports from the Papa Joe Classic in the next few days as 16 members of the Carroll Country Club contest the event at Brooks Golf Course.
As the sun sets on the Carroll Country Club your Bud Light team has a solid 13 point lead over the Soggy Subs with a half a dozen weeks to go.
The report would like welcome new subscribers Sheri “J town barbie” Mertz and Commercial Savings Bank’s newest loan officer Ryan Milligan. .
Fairways and greens to all!
Welcome to the new home of the Golf Report. Feel confident that this year's Bud Light team is safe from Inbev's buyout of our team's parent company. Our league fees are paid and are team assets are not a part of the deal. With the new look of the report I invite you to leave your comments and join in the fun of talking about your Bud Light team as they claim the 2008 Supper League Championship. Last week is over and with it our lead is gone too. Your captain has made changes for this week as your Bud Light team squares off against Community Oil who is in 2nd place in the Zach Johnson division just 12 points behind the Carroll Cycle Center. Making the call to the first tee tonight is the same team who beat the Soggy Subs back on July
1st. 2008 season MVP front runners Steve Sinnard and Mike Schulz along with team sponsor Troy Auen and long time subscriber and top local amateur Craig Mertz. Mertz has been on fire as of late and will try to become the week MVP for the third week in a row. Steve "Hans" Auen and your captain are both benched from tonight's action. Also tied at the top of the Tiger Woods division is Subway who play KKRL/Carroll Broadcasting tonight. The KKRL team is tied for 3rd in the Zach Johnson division with Prenger La-Z-boys. Report sources say that Subway team captain Papa Joe Pick will not be in the lineup tonight. One has to think how does a dog survive without his farmer?
Both Subway and your Bud Light team cross over into the Zach Johnson division for the remaining six weeks of the schedule. Supper league analysts have told the report that August 17, 2008 is a date of interest as the $5 Subs play Kerps on the last night of league play. For those of you that do not know Subway team sponsor Subway Mike Gute plays for Kerps and will square off against his sponsored team.
Other matchups of interest tonight include the Carroll Cycle Center crossing over to play Juergens Lawn & Landscape and Landlocked Seafood Company crossing over playing Byron's Boyz.
That's a wrap for this beautiful Tuesday morning. Look forward to all of the results along with interviews and insite of tonight's action here at the new home of the golf report. The official address of the report is www.franeygolfreport.blogspot.com.
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Fairway and greens to all!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
A warm but beautiful night at the Carroll Country Club last night that turned out to be a wind fall for the Subway team. The ten point lead that your Bud Light team took into last night’s action is gone. Bud Light and Subway once again tied at the top of the Tiger Woods Division.
Long time subscriber and top local amateur Craig Mertz lead the way with a 4 under par 30 to capture low gross honors. Team sponsor Troy Auen shot an even par round 34 to beat Loren Boyce. Both Mertz and Auen scored 11 points for the team.
Coming off a fishing trip in
The second place Subway team let the air out of all the tires of Walsh Motors and soundly beat them 45 to 27. Captain Papa Joe Pick and Joe “King” Cale were huge winners and Duffer Duff and Cuda Quandt managed to tie their matches. King Cale was spotted chest pumping coming off hole 16 after his big win. With the lopsided win the Soggy Subs pulled into a tie with your Bud Light team at the top of the Tiger Woods Division. Report sources spotted a gray Ford Taurus with Subway on the doors yesterday in town. Apparently it was some big brass from Subway headquarters that came to Carroll to have an unannounced sit down with team sponsor Mike Gute. In an interview outside of the Pro Shop prior to last night’s action Gute told the report that things were not good and some stern words were said about the status of the golf team. Gute went on to say that the team needed to have a big night or face corporate punishment. Well Mr. Gute your team responded nicely and there are all smiles in Subway land today.
Other news making items……………….
2. Flying Bob Raue was up by 3 over new subscriber John Gradoville and lost.
3. The Carroll Cycle suffered a rare loss last night at the hands of Community Oil 39 to 33 but still maintain a 12 point lead in the Zach Johnson division
4. Landlocked Seafoods won their cross over match with CCSB 37 to 35 but were bumped out of 3rd by Stiffsticks.
That is it for Week 11!
The report would like to welcome new subscribers John Grady Gradoville and his Homegrown tomatoes, the organized one Rosanne Nees, Carroll Country Club General Manager and head golf professional Nate Pettitt and Sonia Walsh.
Fairways and greens to all!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Well I come to you from the banks of Mule Lake Minnesota where we just finished an all night party in celebration of the YOUR Bud Light Team’s victory in the Beer and Sub Bash over a fine Subway team. In the words of the greatest sportscaster and mentor to this reporter…..Jim Zabel…….I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!
The night started with YOUR Bud Light team and the Soggy Subs tied atop the Tiger Woods division and ended with YOUR Bud Light team having a comfortable 10 point lead.
As reported yesterday the wild card of the match would be 2007 Carroll Country Club President and Week 8 MVP Mike Schulz. Schulz turned out to be more than the wild card as he was the show stopper by running off a string of four birdies on his way to what this reporter is calling the upset match of the year beating none other than Subway’s team Captain Papa Joe Pick. On course reporters found Papa Joe talking to himself several times during the match. Subway’s Captain did take that high road and agreed to an interview with this reporter via cell phone. He commended Schulz’s play and congratulated the Bud Light team on the strong showing. For his efforts Schulz is your Week 10 MVP and is making a strong case for your 2008 season MVP. The report would like to congratulate the former President on his dominant performance. It does need to be noted that Schulz recently returned from a fishing trip in Minnesota. One would have to think what is in store for your Captain next week after returning from his own fishing trip.
Also in the pairing was team sponsor Troy Auen who had to fend off a pesky old dog. Auen ended up all square with Steve “Cuda” Quandt.
The other main event pairing involved 2008 MVP front runner Steve Sinnard. After losing his first match of the year last week Sinnard seemed to be a little uneasy at the start. A report sent to your Captain from ESPN.com’s aerial coverage after three holes read “Oh no Sinnard still in Week 9 rut….three down after three.” ESPN.com was one of the major networks allowed into the no fly zone by Team Bud Light’s aviation expert Flying Bob Raue. Things would soon change as Sinnard mounted what this reporter is calling the come back of the year against Tom “Duffer” Duff to win the match over Hy-vee’s Produce Manager. There will not be a smile in every isle at Hy-Vee tomorrow!
Finally what Supper League analysts were waiting for came true last night and showed just how good a move your Captain made in securing the rights to long time subscriber and top local amateur Craig Mertz. You got it he won and toppled a King all in the same night! His low scores of recent weeks continued as he shot a two under par round with a double bogey. Sources estimate that he may have earned his way back to the financial break even point for the year. Details of the off season deal of course were not disclosed but with his win in the Beer and Sub Bash and the lucrative rental fees paid by Miller Lite for his services his stock has moved from the liability side of the Bud Light balance sheet to the asset side.
The report would like to welcome new subscribers 2008 Relay for Life Co-chair Dr. P.J. Greteman, Wade Wilkie, Jacque Masching and Pat Macke.
In the words of our fine sponsor “This Bud’s for You”
Fairways and greens to all!
2008 Bud Light Golf Team