Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Bud Light victory, Nelson defends at Papa Joe Classic and $370 raised for Meals on Wheels!

It has been awhile since I have sat down at my keyboard to tell you what has been going on in the wonderful world of Carroll area golf. Here I go............

Week 14 recap......Last Tuesday on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club your Bud Light team came out victorious over Volquartsen Customs 42 to 30 to remain at the top of the Zach Johnson division. Leading the way was week 14 MVP Mike Schulz who topped Wyatt Haukap 13 to 5. Haukap and long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz both showed signs of "tournament hangover" from competing in the Carroll City Championship. Mertz finished 2nd and Haukap qualified for the championship round. Mertz was beaten by John Nepple 10 to 8 and was the only loss for your Bud Light team! Mertz is officially benched and is also out of state taking a family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells.

Steve "Hans' Auen was a winner over team sponsor Scott "Scooter" Volquartsen 10 to 8 and Captain Mike Franey took care of John Deere Nate Puck 11 to 7. With all of that said your Bud Light team extends their lead to 15 points.

A big Bud Light thank you goes out to the funeral directors of Sharp Funeral Home for stopping the oil jobbers of Community Oil Company 39 to 33. In a cross over match the motors of Macke Motors loss Carroll Cycle Center 40 to 32 to stay on top of the Tiger Woods division but only 1 point over Captain Frank Comito's Stiffsticks. The big winner of week 15 was Utilicom who pummeled Miller Lite 50 to 22 to move into striking distance just 1 point out of the lead in the Tiger Woods division.

Papa Joe Classic! On Wednesday and Thursday 20 area golfers teed off to start the 2009 edition of the Papa Joe Okoboji Classic at the Brooks National Golf Course just off Lake Okoboji in NW Iowa. It was a new year, a new trophy, new memories were created and when all the dust settled the same old winner standing! Digger Dave Nelson captured his 2nd in a row Papa Joe Classic Championship. The defending champion chugged a cold Bud Light from the Okoboji cup and cheered all of the spectators who were in attendance on the deck just outside of Bud's Pub. On the way home long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz told me that no one ever remembers who got second or was the bridesmaid but I do as it was me! That's right Digger Dave beat your Captain by just 1 stroke. I am very happy though and since I have control of the keyboard let me tell you about! A second place finish in the Papa Joe Okoboji Classic was a personal best for me, Bud Two and I beat Steve Sinnard and long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz on Wednesday something that we had not done for two years. On Thursday long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and I beat the Farmer(Papa Joe) and the Junk Yard Dog on the last hole! Oh yes sweet justice! A blind 200 yard shot to 1 foot put the frosting on 2009 Papa Joe Classic that I will soon not forget! Life is good!

A big thank you to all who participated in this year's Classic and I look forward to next year in the middle of July.

Par Tee 12 - On Friday Carroll Broadcasting held their 12th Par Tee Golf Classic. Your publisher had the honor of sponsoring hole #10. My ad rep Kris Boeckman along with my wife decided that it would be great to have a little fun on the hole and raise some money for a local charity so that is what we did. A board was made and Kris painted it with four cutoffs so golfers could stand behind and have their picture taken. All golfers were asked to make a small donation that would be donated to one of my favorite charities Meals on Wheels! I would like to thank all of the golfers who made donations to Meals on Wheels and $370 was raised to insure that area seniors receive the meals that they deserve. A big thank you to Carroll Broadcasting as well for a great day that was enjoyed by all!

Week 15 preview - Your Bud Light team tees off week 15 with its 15 point lead against the Carroll Country Club. The Club team usually features a couple of members of the Pettitt dynasty and head bar keeper Jason Scranton. Second Place Community Oil Company takes on the Stiffsticks who is a battle for first in the Zach Johnson division with Macke Motors and Utilicom. Macke Motors play Bud One and the La-z-boys while Utilicom take on Walsh Motors. The Carroll Cycle Center team look to move up the ranks against the Sharp Funeral Home team. Your Bud Light line up will be decided later today after team analysis is completed.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Papa Joe and Elise Pick as they celebrate 35 years yesterday!

Supper League Championship Captain
2nd Place 2009 Papa Joe Okoboji Classic finisher
Mike Franey

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