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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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!