It is at this time of the year that I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! With the cold weather the golf season seems so far in the distant past but memories of the initial Bud Light Golf Blog on Wednesday, July 30 are still available on the web and close to this publisher’s heart.
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