Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Championship Night: Macke Motors vs. Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

It's show time tonight at the Carroll Country Club! Macke Motors will take on Hawkeye Commodity Brokers. The match ups are as follows:

Wade Wilkie vs. Joel Flug

Sean O'Leary vs. Flying Bob Raue

Captain Randy Bierl vs. Loren Boyce

Digger Dave Nelson vs. Car wash Todd Pettitt

Hawkeye Commodity Brokers are led by 2010 Golfer of the Year Monument Man Loren Boyce!

2010 Golfer of the Year front runner Car wash Todd Pettitt will lead Macke Motors into battle tonight. The race for golfer of the year is very close so tonight will decide the winner.

Hawkeye Commodity Brokers lead the online poll 28 to 19. Macke Motors out scored the brokers 671 to 660 for the year. Your Bud Light team beat Hawkeye Commodity Brokers and lost to Macke Motors.

Some predictions for tonight in percentages of points:

Papa Joe Pick predicts 59 to 41 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

Grandpa Uncle Bruce Pettitt predicts 67 to 33 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz predicts 60 to 40 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard predicts 60 to 40 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

Head Bar Keeper Jason Scranton predicts 55 to 45 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

Loren Boyce predicts 55 to 45 Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

Car Wash Todd Pettitt predicts 75 to 25 Macke Motors

Mike Franey predicts 52 to 48 Macke Motors

Mike Franey's miniature dachshund Annie predicts a rain out and Your Bud Light Team wins by default!

Good luck to both teams! Play fair and hard.
Fairways and greens to all!
Mike Franey

Monday, August 30, 2010

Aaron Ahrendson wins 2010 Bill Franey Open by one!

Aaron Ahrendson of Manning shot a 27 hole total of even par 105 which included a final nine 33 to win the 5th Annual Bill Franey Open at the Raccoon Valley Golf Course in Jefferson on Sunday by one stroke over Scott Quandt of Carroll. Quandt had an eagle putt on the 72nd hole to tie. Quandt has finished in 2nd place four out of the last five years. Ahrendson also won the Carroll City Championship and the Carroll Country Club Championship this summer. Former Carroll Country Club Professional Joe Ward led after 18 holes only to finish two shots behind in 3rd. Carroll Country Club Assistant Professional Paul Tigges finished in 4th. Two time champion Craig Mertz finished in a tie for 10th with Troy Auen and 2007 champion Mike Eckerman finished in a tie for 8th with Steve “Cuda” Quandt.

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.
The Championship Flight!

Other action shots.................

The Farmer and the Junkyard Dog!

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.

It's a tradition Aaron!

The 2010 Champion is all smiles with the Bill Franey Open Girls.

Lynda Dukes Franey, Sheri Mertz, Kim Hackett, Shirley Franey, Rachel Fransen, Kristy McDermott and Jacque Masching!

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

Happy 44th Birthday Bud Two and Happy 40th birthday Bud Three!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back a few years for the Auen brothers!

They must have just come home from the Bud Open!

Taking time to pose at Han's graduation!

Happy birthday my friends! As always "This Bud's For You" and Go Hawks!

The championship match is set: Macke Motors vs. Hawkeye Commodity Brokers

A beautiful night on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club set the stage for next weeks championship match. Macke Motors crushed Frank Comito's Stiff Sticks 45 to 27 to cruise to their second straight championship match in as many years. The Sticks paved the way playing one man short. The motors were rocked last year in the championship match 48 to 24 by Your Bud Light team. Car wash Todd Pettitt and Flying Bob Raue were the big winners for the motors. Raue won for the second straight week. The motors are going to squared off against Hawkeye Commodity Brokers who pounded Utilicomm 41 to 31. Papa Joe and the Soggy Subs helped the brokers by beating the Sharp Funeral Home 42 to 30. Pat "Spanky" Vollstedt was the MVP with a 14 to 4 win over Dr. Dave Nystrom. Papa Joe Pick shot a career round with a two under 32. Pick shared low gross with Kyler Ludwig, shared low net with Flying Bob Raue and the subs were low net team. Monument Man Loren Boyce continued his stellar play with a big win. Digger Dave Nelson the only loser for the brokers. Team sources state that Nelson was suffering from 25th anniversary exhaustion. The caskets and the subs finish second in their divisions.

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!

Championship Captain

Mike Franey

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.

Championship Captain

Mike Franey

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Caskets, Cycles and Motors fall.....Foreplay wins Ladies League.....Elin's post big win!

Congratulations to Ray Wampler for being named the Carroll Country Club Manager. We have been enjoying Ray's fine food and we will look forward to good things in and around the clubhouse. Similar to your publisher Ray is a native of Greene County Iowa. Take a moment the next time that you at the club to wish Ray well!

Week 17 saw your Bud Light team fall for the second consecutive week. Utilcomm took care of your Bud Light team 38 to 34. Captain Mike Franey was the only winner with 11 to 7 win over Nic Volquartsen. Franey also was awarded the closest to the pin on 17. 2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard tied Chad Kanne 9 to 9. Bud Two Troy Auen lost 11 to 7 to Mr. Airtime Pete Collison and Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz took it on the chin from Wade Pettitt 11 to 7. Captain Mike Franey leads a close 2010 Bud Light Golfer of the Year race with one week left.

Both league leaders stumbled in week 17. Sharp Funeral Home lost to Miller Lite 43 to 29. Mike Kelly broke the caskets with a 15 to 3 win over Eric Sievers. The caskets are now tied with Hawkeye Commodity Brokers. Carroll County State Bank beat up on Macke Motors 37 to 35. The Motors had a huge let down after last weeks win! The Motors are still 14 points ahead of Subway. Don Neary and Nick Fangman beat Flying Bob Raue and Captain Randy Bierl. Car wash Todd Pettitt and Joel Flug both won for the motors beating John Gradoville and Russ Steinkamp. The bankers were low net team.

Badding Construction beat Hawkeye Commodity 39 to 33. Even with the loss the brokers moved into a tie with the caskets in the Zach Johnson Division. Wade Wilkie and Gary Stark were the MVPs for their teams.

Subway beat Frank Comito's Stiff Sticks 40 to 32. Produce Tom Duff and Pioneer Kevin Willey were the MVPS.

The La-z-boys broke the glass of Carroll Glass 41 to 31. Randy Hockum the MVP with a 14 to 4 beating of Benet Snyder.

The Carroll Cycle Center were upset by Larry's Automotive 41 to 31. Captain Terry Ruchti was the MVP for the Cycles and Rich Hartley led the way for the mechanics. Joe Hinners was awarded closest to the pin.

Volquartsen Custom beat Linde Equipment despite a four under 33 from 20 time Carroll City Champion Mike "Jewels" Eckerman. Scooter Volquartsen fired the most shots for the gunners with a 13 to 5 win over Bob Linde. Marin's dad Chad Murrell and Matt Lujano both scored 10 to 8 wins.

Kasperbauer Cleaners clobbered Pizza Ranch. The pizzas are in reverse moving down the standings.

Community Oil beat Templeton Rye 41 to 31. Todd Kanne, Chico Kanne and Dierk Halverson all winners for the oil spills. President Todd Kanne beat Carroll Country Club Head Pro Nick Schon. Seems like the right thing to do Pro!

Windstar beat Templeton Savings Bank 37 to 35. John Horbach the MVP and Tiger Tom Simons starred for the buses.
Elin's 9-irons gave Eric Neu a wonderful birthday present by beating Commercial Savings Bank and scoring low net team. A subbing Frank Comito helped the cause with a 12 to 6 win over Tyler Neary. Dirk Glynn nailed the longest putt. Aaron Pick and Mike Eckerman were low net.

Only one week remains before the playoffs. Good luck to all of the contenders.

Team Foreplay won the Ladies league Championship by 31 strokes over Tipsy Tees.

The team consists of Lynda Dukes Franey, Kim Hackett, Rachel Fransen, Sheri Mertz and Keeley Sinnard. Congratulations to the Champions!

Have a great week!

Championship Captain
Mike Franey

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sinnard twins set week 17 line up!

Your Bud Light team returns to action tonight after the largest lost in team history last week! Time to regroup and win big against Utilcomm. The rain has cleared and it is time to golf!

Your captain spent Sunday with the Sinnard twins discussing where the team goes from here. After much review and meditation Shea and Alec have decided that Bud Two Troy Auen, 2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard, your Captain Mike Franey and Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz will make the call to the 16th and 17th tees tonight. 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz is benched for fleecing their Daddy and Captain Franey on Saturday at the Carroll Country Club. Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen needs to sit out too.

League leading Sharp Funeral Home has a date with Miller Lite. Fred Dolezal has guaranteed a victory for the light beers!

Hawkeye Commodity Brokers play the carpenters of Badding Construction. The brokers are looking for a good night to take the lead away from the caskets.

3rd place Carroll County State Bank plays the leaders in the Phil Mickelson division Macke Motors. The Motors look to avoid a let down from last weeks big win!

Papa Joe and the soggy subs play Frank Comito and the Stiff Sticks.

The Carroll Cycle Center plays Larry's Automotive.

The Cycles have a new poster girl for their team! Looking pretty fancy Racey!

Winstar plays Templeton Savings Bank.

I'm just saying......

It is good to see our Head Golf Pro and General Manager is not afraid to strap on a blower and clean the patio. Looking good Nick!
Report condolences go out to Steve and Keely Sinnard for losing their match play matches last night. Joe Hinners beat Steve and Spanky Vollstedt beat Keeley.

That is a wrap for week 17. Good luck to all.

Fairways and greens to all!

Championship captain!

Mike Franey

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Revenge for Macke Motors........Subs fall hard...Brokers close the gap!

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!

Week 16 started with Your Bud Light team just 30 points out of first place and it ended with largest loss in team history. Who ever said that guys over 50 forget things was certainly wrong as Macke Motors clearing remembered Tuesday, August 25, 2009 when Your Bud Light team captured the 2009 Carroll Country Club Men's League Championship with a 48 to 24 beating of the motors. The revenge of almost a year ago reared its ugly head on Tuesday night as Macke Motors bludgeoned the defending men's league champions 46 to 26. It was a clean sweep for the motors as Flying Bob Raue beat Bud Two Troy Auen 12 to 6, Hyvee Store Director Joel Flug beat 2008 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Mike Schulz 12 to 6, Car Wash Todd Pettitt beat Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz 11 to 7 and Captain Randy Bierl beat 2009 Bud Light Golfer of the Year Steve Sinnard. It was only the Saturday night prior at the Dedham Legion Hall where team owner Gus Macke was over heard telling Flying Bob Raue "when you have a minor league team you should not play in the majors" as he referred to last year's loss. Macke's statement will go down as the most motivational statement in Men's League history and insures Macke's introduction in the Men's League Hall of Fame. This report prides it self on fair and balanced reporting but this was not a balanced match. I congratulate the motors for their huge win that has set them up for a Phil Mickelson Divisional Championship and a return appearance to the final match.

Macke Motors were tied with Papa Joe's Subway team starting week 16. That ended quickly as Hawkeye Commodity Brokers squashed the Subs 45 to 27. Digger Dave Nelson beat Papa Joe Pick 14 to 4. A good win for Nelson but it has jeopardize his invitation for the 2011 Papa Joe Okoboji Classic. Monument Man Loren Boyce pounded Spanky Vollstedt 14 to 4 and Head broker Sean O'Leary tied Junk Yard Dog Cuda Quandt. Carroll Country Club Championship 3rd place finisher Produce Tom Duff was the only winner for the Subs beating Wade Wilkie 10 to 8. For the subs they fall into a 2nd place tie with Windstar and are 19 points out of the lead. The Brokers started the night 15 points back of Sharp Funeral Home and their win closed that gap to just 4.

League leading Sharp Funeral Home stumbled against Badding Construction 38 to 33 allowing Hawkeye Commodity Brokers to close the gap to 4. Gary Stark the MVP for the carpenters.

Carroll County State Bank smashed Utilicom 44 to 28 and moved up to 3rd place.

The La-z-boys won a close one over Miller Lite. A subbing Steve "Hans" Auen beat a subbing Randy Hockom.

Carroll Cycle Center topped Windstar 37 to 35. Ron Badding with a big win over Captain Terry Ruchti.

Commercial Savings Bank beat Pizza Ranch 37 to 35. Aaron Pick the MVP beating Scott Schon 13 to 5.

The guns of Volquartsen Customs held up Community Oil 42 to 30. In a battle of bankers Westside State Savings Bank's head teller Matt Lujano the MVP with a 13 to 5 win over Iowa Savings Bank's Scott Monical.

Linde Equipment took it to Templeton Savings Bank 41 to 31. Aaron Juergens the MVP with a 14 to 4 win.

Kasperbauer Cleaners bloodied Elin's 9-irons 58 to 14. Wow what a victory!

Templeton Rye beat Carroll Glass 37 to 35, Larry's Automotive beat Byron's Boyz 39 to 33 and the Stiff Sticks beat par 37 to 35.
Bill Franey Open
The 2010 edition of the Bill Franey Open will be contested on the fairways and greens of the Raccoon Valley Golf Course Sunday, August 29, 2010. Tee times still remain so feel free to contact me if you would like to join us on this fun filled day of golf!
That is a wrap for week 16! Your Bud Light team will look to regroup for next week.
Fairways and greens to all!
As always this bud's for you and ON IOWA!
Mike Franey, Bud Light team captain

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ron Juergens wins big.......Schulz MVP......Macke Motors & Subway all tied up!

Last Sunday only a few blocks from my home nearly one thousand family and friends packed the Carroll High School Gym to bid a safe journey to the soldiers of the Carroll's National Guard unit. As I went about my Sunday life there were hugs and tears only blocks away. On Tuesday as I enjoyed the benefits of membership of the Carroll Country Club these soldiers continued their training at Camp Shelby for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. I thank them for their service, pray for their safety and look forward to their return.

At a lunch meeting on Tuesday at the Carrollton Inn to celebrate Carroll Area Development Corporation's 25th Anniversary I sat in my chair and listened to charter members of the organization explain what they did to cement the path of success for this City we call home! To me economic development can be an engine that moves at a very slow speed but it is with each turn of the wheel that progress is achieved and a city is developed. In an upcoming article in the Carroll Daily Times Herald Doug Burns will highlight the past 25 years of CADC. I urge you to take a moment to read the article, think about what has happened around here the past 25 years and be glad that it has! Carroll It's All Here!

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.

Hawkeye Commodity Brokers beat Larry's Automotive 39 to 33. Monument Man Loren Boyce carried the team with a 15 to 3 win. Happy Anniversary to Sean and Karen O'Leary last night. You know you are battling for a prestigious men's league championship when you are able to play golf on your anniversary. Larry Olberding was awarded longest putt.

Bud One and the La-z-boys beat par 39 to 33. Randy Hockom and Larry Sporrer lead the team with 13 point wins. Hockom was low gross with a 35. The chairs are just 4 points behind Your Bud Light team.

The Carroll Cycle Center took it on the chin from the oil jobbers of Community Oil. Captain Terry Ruchti was the MVP, scored low gross honors and beat Dierk Halverson 12 to 6. M.C.'s Country Cafe head dishwasher Mark Tigges beat Glenn Badding. Tony Bluml and Jay Drees lost to Dick Muhlbauer and Carroll Country Club President Todd Kanne. Drees was awarded closest to the pin. The cycles are 6 points behind your Bud Light team.

Windstar remains in the hunt in the Phil Mickelson division beating Carroll County State Bank 39 to 33. Bob Muhlbauer the MVP for the buses beating Russ Steinkamp 14 to 4. The buses are just 8 points out of the lead.

Macke Motors got by Elin's 9-irons 39 to 33 on the wings of Joel Flug who beat Eric Neu. Nephew Collin Bierl pounded Uncle Captain Randy 12 to 6 and Carpet Todd Bierl beat Car wash Todd Pettitt. Flying Bob Raue helped the team with a win over John Wagner. The motors lost their lead and are now tied with Subway. The worst news for the motors they have a date next week with Your Bud Light team.

Subway climbed into a share of the lead with a 43 to 29 beating of Byron's Boyz. The soggy subs did all of their damage last night without Papa Joe Pick who was celebrating his anniversary and picking up son Nate from the airport. Produce Tom Duff and Spanky Vollstedt the MVP's for the subs. Produce Tom scored the closest to the pin honors. The Subs are now officially tied with Macke Motors with three weeks left in the season.

Pizza Ranch and Badding Construction battled to a 36 to 36 tie. Brian Badding lead the team and Mike Loehr lead the carpenters team.

Frank Comito's Stiff Sticks took advantage of a man down and beat Utilcomm 42 to 30. Frank Comito the big winner for the sticks. The sticks were awarded low net team.

In a match that saw only 50% of the team members show up Volquartsen Customs beat Carroll Glass 43 to 29. Keith Pottebaum beat Brad Stork 15 to 3.
Miller Lite rode the wings of Mike Kelly to a 47 to 25 win over the Templeton Savings Bank. Fred Dolezal and GPS Bob Pudenz were also winners for the less filling beers.

Kasperbauer Cleaners beat Templeton Rye 40 to 32. Terry Wurzer pounded John Nepple 15 to 3. Carroll Country Club Head Pro and General Manager Nick Schon shot 4 under 33 and Assistant Pro Paul Tigges shot a 3 under 34.

Overall another great night at the Carroll Country Club. Week 15 goes down in history with five teams being short players and two teams being shot two players. Click here for the standings!

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Just Saying...........

In a world where we are always seeing and hearing about all of the things that are negative or not right I choose to focus on the things that are right. One of the biggest rights that I see in this world is the privilege that I have to be a member of the Carroll Country Club. On Friday around 250 people looked forward to playing in Carroll Broadcasting's Par Tee 13 only to awake to cloudy skies and rain showers. We all wondered if we would get the tourney in or if unlucky 13 would be a wash out! With all the hard work of Jim Von Ahn, Nick Schon, Ray Wampler and Jason Scranton along with their staffs the Par Tee 13 was a big success! Thanks for all of your hard work! Now that is something to be proud of!

Have a great week!

Fairways and greens to all! As always this Bud's for you and ON IOWA!

Mike Franey