Hawkeye Commodity Brokers are led by 2010 Golfer of the Year Monument Man Loren Boyce!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hawkeye Commodity Brokers are led by 2010 Golfer of the Year Monument Man Loren Boyce!
Monday, August 30, 2010
The Raccoon Valley Golf Course suffered damage this summer on much of the course but the greens were in traditional superb condition collecting many compliments from the players.
The tournament named after Bill Franey, father of Mike Franey of Carroll who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 40 Carroll area golfers in the 65 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. Aaron Ahrendson won the final nine medalist honors with a 2 under par 33.
Other Carroll golfers in the championship flight included 1997 Carroll City Champion Terry “Wong” Olson 110, 1976 Carroll Muncipal Golf Course Club Champion Bruce Pettitt 115, Adam Pick 115, Joe Pick 111, Pat “Spanky” Vollstedt 115, Kevin Vollstedt, formerly from Manning 115 and Tom Duff 118.
Collin Hackett won in the first flight with a 78. Others in the first flight were former Carroll resident John Dukes 78, Lonny Lehrkamp 78, Andy Bernholtz 78, John Barrada 80, Tom Burns 80, Steve Auen 81, Tom Dentlinger 81. Mike Kelly was 3rd in the 2nd flight with an 81. Other scores in the 2nd flight were Dave Nelson 82, Carroll Country Club Head Pro Nick Schon 82, Sean O’Leary 83, Kevin Forke 83, Mike Franey 84, Mike Schulz 84. Tim Gute won the 3rd flight with an 84, Brian Sibenaller was 2nd with an 85, and Dr. Aaron Pick was 3rd with a 86. Others in the 3rd flight were Jim White 87, John Weber 90, Jon Hoffert 91, Mike McDermott 92, Jason Scranton 92 and Scott Tjaden 94. Scores from the 4th flight Ed Vanderheiden 102, Jake Ball 105, and Carroll Country Club Clubhouse Manager Ray Wampler 118.
2007 Bill Franey Open Champion Mike Eckerman
Troy Auen watching one go in as Tom Duff holds the pin!
Two time champion Craig Mertz wonders where this one is going.
The 2010 Champion is all smiles with the Bill Franey Open Girls.
Shirley Franey and Jane Rowland did a great job checking in all of the players. To the right is Jan Whitver who plays a gigantic role handling all of the scoring for the tournament.
That is a wrap for the 2010 Bill Franey Open! Thanks to all of the players, volunteers and fans. See you next year at the Raccoon Valley Golf Course on Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Respectfully submitted by Tournament Director Mike Franey!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The trash talking started as the two teams posed for a championship picture by the fireplace at the Carroll Country Club. This report will have a preview of the match along with player comments, match ups and predictions next Monday. Make sure to cast your vote in the poll on this blog!
Your Bud Light team ended the final week of the season with a win over Windstar. Captain Mike Franey the MVP with a 13 to 5 win over Jair Mayhall. Franey shot a one under par 36. Low score for team was 2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard who fired a four under par 33 and beat Bobby Muhlbauer 11 to 7. 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz beat Tiger Tom Simons to earn breakfast pizza on the boss for the Ed Feld Equipment Company. Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen was drilled by Ron "Bubba" Badding 13 to 5. Auen may be benched for the first two weeks of next year after that performance. Sinnard was awarded four golf balls for his efforts. Low gross, shared low net with Gary Stark and Jay Westerkamp, longest putt and Your Bud Light team shared low net team with Commercial Savings Bank. Your Bud Light team finished in 7th place and looks to reload for next year.
Other action from the final night of regular league saw Carroll County State Bank beat Larry's Automotive 37 to 35. Tomato John Gradoville the MVP.
Linde Equipment beat Templeton Rye 37 to 35.
The Carroll Cycle Center pounded Kasperbauer Cleaners 44 to 26 and finish the year in 5th. Happy Birthday wishes from yesterday go out to Captain Terry Ruchti who missed last nights action as he is in New York City.
Pizza Ranch beat Miller Lite. Fred Dolezal the only winner for the lite beers.
In the battle of the banks Commercial Savings Bank beat Templeton Savings Bank 37 to 35. Tony Pietig the MVP for Templeton.
Badding Construction layed it on the La-z-boys 43 to 29. Gary Stark with a big win over Sam Wilkie. Bud One Jim Auen beat Nick Badding in a battle of CADC board executives.
Carroll Glass took care of Byron's Boyz 40 to 32 and Volquartsen Custom beat par.
In memory of.......this publisher got his start in Carroll in the early 90's as a sales associate for Orv Bierl Realty and Insurance. I have fond memories of Orv and his lovely wife Marion. Orv passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Carroll Health Center. Frank Sinatra introduced the Manhattan to the world but Orv introduced it to the Carroll area. Thanks for the memories Orv and thank you for giving me my start in Carroll, Iowa.
That is a wrap for week 18. Look for extensive coverage of the playoffs in upcoming blog posts.
Mark your calendars for Progress Celebration this Saturday night at the Depot Plaza!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Happy 25th Anniversary Nelson's.......Brokers and Caskets to do battle.........Macke looks to hang on!
Congratulations to Dave and Gina Nelson on their 25th anniversary today!
Week 18 will decide next week's championship match in both of the divisions. Sharp Funeral Home has been perched atop the Zach Johnson division most of the year but find themselves tied with Hawkeye Commodity Brokers for the final week of normal league. The caskets have a tough match with Papa Joe and the Soggy Subs who still have a glimmer of hope to top Macke Motors in the Phil Mickelson division. The Brokers have a date with Chad Kanne and Utilicomm who beat YOUR Bud Light team last week 38 to 34. League leading Macke Motors try to preserve their 14 point lead against Frank Comito and the Stiff Sticks. Good luck to all and look at this report tomorrow for pictures of the winners!
Your Bud Light team will try to move up a couple of slots tonight and most importantly ahead of arch rival Carroll Cycle Center. Bud Light will tee it up against Windstar. Making the call to the 3rd or 4th tee will be 2010 Bud Light Golfer of the Year front runner Mike Franey, 2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard, 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz and Bud Three Steve Auen. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and Bud Two Troy Auen have been benched for the remainder of the year and contract negotiations will begin October 1.
Carroll County State Bank will play Larry's Automotive.
Bud One and the La-z-boys will play Badding Construction.
The guns of Volquarsten Custom will play par.
Carroll Cycle Center will play a hot Kasperbauer Cleaners. A one drink bounty will be paid to all the members of the cleaners for a win tonight over the cycles.
Pizza Ranch takes on Fred Dolezal and Miller Lite.
Byron's Boys play Andy Reiman's Carroll Glass team.
Templeton Rye take on Ron Juergen's and Linde Equipment.
Templeton Savings Bank plays Commercial Savings Bank.
Elin's 9-irons are coming off their largest victory in team history and are taking dead aim at Chico Kanne's oil jobbers.
2010 Bill Franey Open - Sunday, August 29th
The star studded field is close to being set for the 2010 edition of the Bill Franey Open Golf Tournament which will be contested at the Raccoon Valley Golf Course just south of Jefferson next Sunday August 29th. The field will include two time and defending champion Craig Mertz and 2007 champion Mike "Jewels" Eckerman. 2008 champion Wade Pettitt has opted out of this year's tournament to play out of state. Other notables include Papa Joe Pick, Two time Papa Joe Classic Champion Dave Nelson, Mt Carmel's Scott Quandt, Manning Iowa natives Kevin and Pat "Spanky" Vollstedt, Carroll Country Club Head Pro Nick Schon and the one and only John Dukes! The complete list of players will be published later this week.
Anyone interested in playing contact tournament director Mike Franey.
Good luck to all teams tonight! Look forward full coverage of all the action tomorrow.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Have a great week!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
In the early morning hours of July 30th this report's computer was struck by lightning preventing the mass email to be sent out on August 4th announcing my most recent post about your publisher getting waxed by Ron Juergens. Some vocal individuals claimed that the report was simply not written because of that loss and that is not true and you can see below I did blog about my loss! Those critical individuals will be notified about being placed on subscription probation for their comments. I am glad to say that everything is fixed and back up!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It was another muggy night on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club as Your Bud Light team walked up on the 15th tee to do battle with the boys of Linde Equipment. It was the Ron Juergens show as he shot a 39 to beat Captain Mike Franey 4 to 1. Juergens played well all night and was awarded the low net honors. Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen made a big number on the CCC's signature 14th hole to lose by one to Bill Linde on the last hole. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz played 20 time city champion Mike "Jewels" Eckerman to a tie. The big winner of the night was 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz who beat Bob Linde 13 to 5. Linde Equipment was awarded the low net team. With the tie your Bud Light team remains in 3rd 30 points out of the lead.
The Sharp Funeral Home capitalized on Commercial Savings Bank being one member short and scored a 41 to 31 win over the bankers. The caskets are 15 points ahead of Hawkeye Commodity Brokers with just 3 weeks remaining. Antivirus Adam Schweers the week 15 MVP for the front runners. Head casket Kyle Atkinson nailed the longest putt.