Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays from Your Bud Light Team!

Golf league has been over for awhile and now the first snow fall of the year has blanketed the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. In the spirit of the holiday season your Bud Light Team invites you to have some holiday cheer this Tuesday at the beautifully decorated Carroll Country Club.

The details are below and I hope to see all of you there.

6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Carroll Country Club

Appetizers provided by the Bud Light Team

Cocktail Franks, Country Style Meat Balls Buffalo, Teriyaki, Sweet Chili Line Chicken Wings

Pizza (chef’s Choice) bite size

Bud Light and specialty beers will be 1/2 price!

Stop out this Tuesday and have some holiday cheer!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fairway Frank's career round gives him the Papa Joe Classic victory!

Fairway Frank Comito was all smiles and rightly so as he pulled up to the scoreboard at Brooks National Golf Club late Thursday afternoon. Frank knew that he had just shot a career best 73 but the biggest news was yet come. Fairway's net 60 gave him an one shot victory over defending champion and law partner Jeff Minnich. Comito joins two time champion Digger Dave Nelson and defending Champion Jeff Minnich on the prestigious base of the Papa Joe Classic cup.

"I just didn't do anything wrong" Comito commented after the round. A tradition unlike no other saw Comito chug 12 ounces of Michelob Golden Light beer from the cup inside Bud's Pub.
Defending champion Jeff Minnich who filed an appeal about his handicap reduction Tuesday night in Dickinson County Court against the Papa Joe Classic board of directors finished second and Flying Bob Raue finished third. Minnich's appeal was promptly denied and another reduction of handicap is expected for next year.

Tournament host Papa Joe Pick was pleased with the exciting finish and complimented Minnich for being a gracious runner up. Tournament organizers would like to thank Brooks National Golf Course head golf professional John Bramblett and his staff for an excellent tournament. The leader board for the 16 golfer field is below.

Another great year with an exciting finish. Thanks to all who participated and see you next year!

Congratulations to Fairway Frank Comito your 2011 Papa Joe Classic Champion!

Respectively submitted by
Tournament Directer
Mike Franey

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stiff Sticks win 2011 Men's Supper League!

Fairway Frank Comito carried the Stiff Sticks to victory on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club by smashing the tomatoes of Tomato John Gradoville. The winning team was Mike Nelson, Frank Comito, Chip Wittrock and Neal Cross.

The team of Tomato John Gradoville, Mike Loehr, Rick Grote and Nick Fangman finish second.

The team of Pat "Spanky" Vollstedt, Steve "Cuda" Quandt, Papa Joe Pick and Tom Duff finish in 3rd after beating the Commercial Savings Bank. Papa Joe Pick and Cuda Quandt were all smiles for beating the two younger Pick boys.

The Commercial Savings Bank team of Jay Westerkamp, Brad Pick, Dirk Glynn, Aaron Pick and Ryan Milligan spent a lot of weeks at the top only to settle for fourth.

Budweiser team leader Pat Malloy was presented the coach of year award by Bud One Jim Auen for reshaping the old Miller Lite team into a Supper league contender.

In a post round interview Malloy said "I would like to thank all the hard work of my team. Their dedication to the game really showed."

Paul Tigges and Brian Billmeier handed out umbrellas to Flying Bob Raue, Brad Pick, Scott Monical, Brian Widdel, Bob Muhlbauer, Aaron Pick and Tomato John Gradoville.

Low gross winners were Collin Hackett and Mike Nelson. Low net winners were the Carroll Cycle Center's head man Terry Ruchti and Monument Man Loren Boyce. Closest to the pin awards went to Brad Stork and Fairway Frank Comito. Longest putt award winners were Pat Macke and Jair Mayhall.

Thanks to Paul and Brian for their hard work organizing and running this year's league.

Stop out to your club and meet our new manager Carrie Swinney Riesberg. Welcome Carrie!

Best of luck to Captain Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes as they open their season this Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Please keep Uncle Bruce Pettitt in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to recover from his surgery. Hang in there UB we look forward to seeing you soon!

This summer has been challenging for the Franey household and we have gotten through it all because of the thoughts, prayers and help that we received from our family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts I would like to say thank you!

As always this Buds for you and On Iowa!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Scott Quandt wins 2011 Bill Franey Open

Even with a two shot lead on the final hole Scott Quandt of Carroll was not totally believing he could win his first Bill Franey Open at the Raccoon Valley Golf Course in Jefferson on Sunday. After two time champion Craig Mertz blistered his drive down the middle of the fairway on the closing hole Quandt turned to his caddie Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Paul Tigges and said “with my luck in this tournament he(referring to Mertz) will probably make it from there.” Quandt has finished in 2nd place four out the 1st five years of the tournament. Quandt’s winning score of 102 is the lowest 27 hole total in the history of the tournament. Quandt most recently won the club tournament at the Carroll Country Club and has a couple of other wins this summer. “It is good to see him finally break through and win. He is a solid player” said tournament director Mike Franey. After the round Quandt said “I love playing this tournament it is awesome.”

Two time champion Craig Mertz finished three shots back in second. Micah Destival finished in third with 106 and former Carroll Country Club professional Joe Ward was fourth with 107. Former champions Mike Eckerman, Wade Pettitt and Aaron Ahrendson were not in this year’s field.
The tournament named after Bill Franey, father of Mike Franey of Carroll who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 39 of the 72 players in the field. The tournament was formerly known as the Al Hoy Memorial, where 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 with the low 16 players qualifying for a final championship nine holes. Joe Ward and Scott Quandt shared medalist honors in the final round with very impressive rounds of four under par 32.
Other Carroll golfers in the championship flight were Steve Sinnard 111, Lonny Lehrkamp, who was celebrating a birthday on Sunday, 111, Eric Buttenbach, formerly of Carroll, 111, Corey Bluml and Collin Hackett 113 and Nate Ward, formerly of Carroll 117.

Steve “Cuda” Quandt was second in the first flight and Wyatt Haukap finished in third with a 77. Others in the first flight were Bob Muhlbauer 78, Tony Pietig 78, Kuemper High School Senior Matt Gute 78, Adam Pick 78, John Dukes 79, John Weber 79. Mike Gute was second in the second flight with an 81 followed by Andy Reiman with a 82. Others in the second flight were Terry “Wong” Olson 83, Papa Joe Pick 83, Tim Gute 83, Pete Collison 83, Joe Cale 83, Frank Comito 84, Paul Tigges 84, Jon Hoffert 84, Steve Sapp 85, and Dave Nelson 85. Brad Stork placed 3rd in the 3rd flight with an 85. Others in the 3rd flight were Mike Franey 87, John Beiter 88, Mike Schulz 88, Pat Macke 88, Jim White 88 and Steve “Hans” Auen 89. Golfers in the fourth flight were Matt Lujano 93, Scott Tjaden 99, Mike McDermott 106 and Scott Kanne 112.

Champion Scott Quandt enjoys a photo with the girls of the Bill Franey Open.

Lonny Lehrkamp celebrated a birthday on Sunday at the Bill Franey Open.

Former Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Joe Ward finished in 4th with a final round 32 that tied Scott Quandt for medalist honors of the final round.

A big thank you to all who participated, volunteered or attended this year's event.

Mike Franey
Tournament Director
Bill Franey Open Golf Tournament

Friday, July 29, 2011

2011 Bill Franey Open Sign Up

It is that time of year to start thinking about the Bill Franey Open Golf Tournament. Please let me know if you can attend this year! Thanks

Mike Franey

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bud Light Wins.....Bud Two is MVP........Probation for new Bud team!

It was a night that your Bud Light team needed to get out of the cellar in the Zach Johnson division and start the ultimate come back. On a scheduled four person scramble fun night your Bud Light team came out blazing riding the hot putter of Bud Two Troy Auen to post a nine under par round and capture the maximum 24 points possible. More importantly your Bud Light team climbed out of the cellar and is now tied for 10th with Hawkeye Commodity Brokers.

Other big winners from fun night were Greteman Chiropratic, Volquartsen Customs and Fairway Frank's Stiff Sticks. Those who did not have much fun on fun night were the La-z-boys who fell into the cellar, defending champions Macke Motors, Hawkeye Commodity Brokers, Olsen Muhlbauer and Supper league's newest team Budweiser.

The new Budweiser team has been put on a three week probation period for team member Joel Harris still using an old Miller Lite bag to carry his weapons. Many golfers noticed the bag and the breach of loyalty was confirmed by Harris's playing partner Fred Dolezal.

Over in the other division Subway remains at the top with a second place fun night finish. Juergen's Lawn and Landscape the fun night winners as Mike "Jewels" Eckerman shows up for a rare Supper league performance. Several residents along Pleasant Ridge Road think that if Elise Pick is not available to mow the family lawn that Juergen's should be hired as a recent Papa Joe mowing event left the yard 1/4" high and brown! Pizza Ranch and Chico Kanne's oil jobbers also had good nights.The head oil jobber is coming off the biggest golf win of his life by winning the recent Southern golf trip where he left several of his fellow competitors shaking this heads. The less fortunate fun nighters were Kasperbauer Cleaners, Utilcomm, Byron's Boyz and the Carroll Cycle Center. Team reports from cycle headquarters indicate Captain Terry Ruchti may be distracted by a little one named "Owen". Seems like a legitimate reason to this publisher and no further action is required.

Happy Birthday wishes today to every one's favorite bar tender Johnny Beiter. Boy did we have some good times at the Villa J.B.

This past weekend signified a beginning of the end as the Dukes family said goodbye to their family home in Marathon, Iowa. For the past 42 years Marathon has been home to the Dukes family so emotions ran high in the farewell tour. Phil and Caryl will now call East Lake Okoboji their home. That is a wrap for week 6. Look for more great action from YOUR Bud Light team as the movement towards the top continues.

As always this bud's for you and ON IOWA!

Bud Light Championship Captain
Mike Franey

Monday, June 13, 2011

J.D. Anderson wins Carroll Am in 3 hole playoff! Thanks to Jim Von Ahn and the crew!

This weekend the Carroll Country Club was host to 144 of the best amateur golfers from around the state of Iowa. On Saturday afternoon I had the opportunity to spend a few hours watching the action. Saturday was a picture perfect golfing day and the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club were the perfect setting to spend a June afternoon. The course yielded an eight under par 63 from one of our own Carroll County boys, Johnny Schwaller who starred in several sports at Coon Rapids Bayard High School. For others a defenseless golf course that most thought would get taken advantage of started to show its true colors. The sun set on the first day of play with only a few rounds under par and some of the best players talking about the pin placements and speed of the greens.

Sunday brought a different day as some light rain and wind entered the picture. The sun did not shine much until late but the ole course shinned bright all day long. I spent nine hours driving around my favorite pasture on Sunday. My clubs were in my new Iowa Hawkeye golf bag safely tucked away in the bag room of my favorite clubhouse awaiting Tuesday night Supper league. It was me, an E-z-go golf cart and my bottle of Diet Mt Dew. As I drove around soaking in all of the action I saw some great golf from some of the best. Mike Eckerman’s good friend Gene Elliot who soon will turn 50 can still golf his golfing ball as he played in the final group. Younger local models like Kyler Ludwig, Tanner Ludwig, Kirby Pettitt and Scott Quandt also made that final cut of 20. Twenty time city champion Mike “Jewels” Eckerman and past city champion Terry "Wong" Olson tried to make the cut but the course had none of it.

From a 15 year old who had his cancer survivor Dad on the bag to college golfers to veterans of the game they all tried to tame her but in the end the real winner was the Carroll Country Club. As I drove around strategically positioning myself for the best view of the action in that final 18 a little grin started to form. I saw golfers baffled by the wind whose golf balls exited competition over the fences of holes 13 and 14 only to be found at a later time. I saw golfers taking gigantic swings out of the thick rough. I saw this years champion miss a short putt on 16 only to have a three footer coming back. The greens were nipped with speed in mind and the pins were placed to protect the integrity of the 89 year old.

In the end it took three extra holes to crown a champion. J.D. Anderson of Des Moines who has long been a solid golfer was the only one who was up to the challenge! Congratulations to J.D. and all of the golfers for providing me an afternoon of real enjoyment.

I reserve my biggest thank you for Jim Von Ahn and the entire grounds crew of the Carroll Country Club! Great job guys. I drove around on Sunday afternoon just waiting for someone to ask me if I was a member of this course. My answer would have been evident by the ear to ear smile on my face. I am proud to say that for the past 15 years I have had opportunity to be a member of this place that makes me smile so much and on this Sunday I certainly have never been prouder.

Respectfully submitted by a proud Carroll Country Club member!
Mike Franey

For all of the scores click here!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The King of Beers beat Bud Light……Subway wins big……Cycles cruise!

On a night that the wind was a huge subject of discussion your Bud Light team took another step backwards. The new King of Beers team sporting their new red Budweiser hats hammered your Bud Light team 44 to 28. It was a clean sweep for the Bud boys. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was beaten 13 to 5 by Little Irish Pat Malloy. Mertz was awarded low gross for his losing efforts. Bud Two Troy Auen lost 11 to 7 to GPS Bob Pudenz. Mike Schulz lost to John Greteman 11 to 7. Captain Mike Franey lost a close one to Fred Dolezal. For their efforts Budweiser was awarded low net team. Your Bud Light team solidified the last place position in the Zach Johnson division. Spirits are still high on the team but dwindling fast! Click here for the standings!

In other Zach Johnson division action...........

• Volquartsen Customs upset the defending champions Macke Motors 39 to 33. Flying Bob Raue was extremely quiet after the defeat. League records show Raue losing to Darrin Janning 13 to 5. Enough said. Nic Volquartsen was low net
• League leading Olsen Muhlbauer were knocked off by CSB. Jay Westerkamp was the star for the bankers. With Budweiser’s victory over your Bud Light team the accountants lead is only 5.
• Hawkeye Commodity Brokers topped Bud One and the La-z-boys. Steve “Hans” Auen tied the car man Ken Payer. Bud One nailed closet to the pin honors.
• Greteman Chiropractic adjusted Templeton Rye 40 to 32.
• The buses of Windstar beat Fairway Frank and Stiff Sticks 39 to 33. Fairway Frank drained the longest putt.

Over in the other division…….

• Papa Joe and the Soggy Subs unloaded on Kasperbauer Cleaners 52 to 20. The victory comes with an asterisk as Kasperbauer only had two players present. Tom Duff was low gross with a 37 and the MVP for the subs. With the lop sided victory the subs have taken a one shot lead.
• Second place Grady’s salsa continued their winning ways 44 to 28 over Carroll Glass. Tomato John the MVP with a 14 to 4 victory over Andy Reiman. Benet Snyder scored closet to the pin.
• Carroll Cycle Center rode the wings of Jay Drees to a 43 to 29 win over Byron’s Boyz. Drees was awarded the low net honors, the cycles were low net team and Terry Ruchti made the longest putt.
• Juergens topped par by two with half a team.
• The pizzas of Pizza Ranch beat the oil jobbers of Community Oil.
• Utilicomm beat Sharp Funeral Home by 4. Wyatt Haukap the MVP for the cable guys.

Just saying…….

• Happy Birthday wishes this week go out to Steve Sinnard and Scott Kanne.
• Last night the league was 8 players short. What is going on? I am waiting for the night that your Bud Light team plays a short team as it might be our only chance to get out of the cellar.

As always this bud's for you and ON IOWA!

2008 and 2009 Championship Captain

Mike Franey

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thanks for the laughs Tony....Kuemper boys win it all........Schulz benched.........Battle of the beers tonight!

On Sunday we lost a friend who always had a joke for us that gave us so many times of laughter. I vividly remember watching the 9-11 tragedy with Tony at
628 N. Main(the old Hyvee building) where we both had offices. We had a lot of fun times in that old office building. It is hard to think that he will not be on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club any longer. I challenge everyone to keep laughing in memory of D.A. Tony Bluml! Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Linda and sons Chad and Corey.

Congratulations to the State Champion Kuemper boys golf team. Best of luck to the Kuemper Girls Golf team today in the quest for a State Championship.

The Memorial Day scramble at the Carroll Country Club was a gusty affair. Congratulations to Mike Franey, Lynda Dukes Franey, Kristy McDermott and Jon Hoffert for claiming the championship by a half a point over the Dream Team, Craig and Sheri Mertz and Steve and Keeley Sinnard. Papa Joe Pick collected the longest drive on hole #7. Pick proudly walked up and hit is drives all day from the Gold tees.

Tonight your Bud Light team will tee off the 13 tee against the newly formed King of Beers team. Bud Two Troy Auen, Captain Mike Franey, Bud Three Steve Auen and Steve Sinnard will make the call. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and Mike Schulz will be sitting out for this weeks action.

Look for all of the results tomorrow!

As always this this Bud's for you and ON IOWA

Championship Captain

Mike Franey

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bud Light falls AGAIN……..Stiff Sticks win big……..Grievance filed...Cycles fall!

Former New York Mets coach Casey Stengel said it best “ The next sound you will hear is us dropping into the cellar” After week 4 your Bud Light team sits just 2 points out of the bottom spot of the Zach Johnson Division.
Your Bud Light team was embarrassed by league leading Olsen Muhlbauer 40 to 32. Bud Two Troy Auen was the only winner 12 to 6 over Tiger Tom Simons. Jair Mayhall improved during the round to beat Mike Schulz. After the match Schulz filed a formal grievance against Bud Two for on course coaching of Mayhall which enabled him to beat Schulz. Schulz is demanding Auen receive a deduction in the MVP standings. Schulz’s counsel Robert Kelly was unavailable for comment. Official supper league documents show that Schulz shot 44 in his dismal attempt to beat Mayhall. Mayhall nailed closet to the pin after the Auen lesson. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was beaten by Ron “Bubba” Badding 13 to 5. It is not how many holes you play in a week but it just comes down to how many holes you can win and Mertz is not winning many holes right now. Another complaint was fielded at Bud Light headquarters this morning which alleged slow play by the Mertz and Steve Sinnard group. Sinnard in his 11 to 7 loss to Jeff Greteman lost two balls and hit another over the railroad tracks. For his efforts Sinnard shot 44. Your Bud Light team will look to get their first win next week against sister team Budweiser in the battle of the beers!
Budweiser was upset by Bud One Jim Auen’s La-z-boys 40 to 32. Season MVP leader John Greteman was schooled by Larry Sporrer. Bud One beat a scrappy Irishman Pat Malloy 11 to 7 even though Malloy won longest putt for the evening. I can only guess the putt was for bogey. Joel Harris and Fred Dolezal were the only winners for King of Beers. Budweiser falls to 3rd 7 points out of the lead.
Defending Champions Macke Motors fell again to Hawkeye Commodity Brokers 34 to 38. Papa Joe Classic Champion Jeff Minnich and Captain Randy Bierl were winners for the Motors. Former Carroll Country Club Champion Tom Farner was beaten soundly by Monument Man Loren Boyce. Wade Wilkie beat Car Wash Todd Pettitt.

In other Zach Johnson division action:
• The gunners of Volquartsen killed Windstar and scored low net team. Nic Volquarsten the MVP beating John Horbach
• Stiff Sticks scored 50 on Templeton Rye. Neal Cross the big winner for the sticks. Mike Nelson was low gross and net.
• Greteman Chiropractic and Commercial Savings Bank battled to a tie

Phil Mickelson Division week 4 action:
• The oil jobbers of Community Oil lost to the Par. Dick Muhlbauer led the team. Chico Kanne took it on the chin. .
• Papa Joe Pick trounced Dr. Dave Nystrom 13 to 5 to lead the Soggy Subs to a 38 to 34 victory over the Sharp Funeral Home. Junkyard Dog Steve “Cuda” Quandt was the only loser for the subs.
• Graddy’s Salsa clipped Juergen’s 44 to 28. Carroll County State Bank head man Jeff Scharfenkamp the big winner for the tomatoes. Big congratulations to Pete and Shelly Juergens on the birth of a bouncing baby boy.
• Pizza Ranch beat Kasperbauer Cleaners 40 to 32.
• The Carroll Cycle Center lost a close one 38 to 34 to Utilicomm. Chad Kanne led the way for the cable guys. Terry Ruchti the only winner for the cycles.
• League leading Byron’s Boyz keep up their winning ways with a 38 to 34 win over Carroll Glass. Scott Monical the MVP for the Boyz.
• Papa Joe Pick, Produce Tom Duff and Wyatt Haukap shared low gross with 36
• Brian Badding and Michael Kasperbauer shared low net with 30
• Schott Schon nailed the longest putt.
For all of the standing through week 4 click here

That is a wrap! Save the Date....Tuesday, May 31st the first ever meeting of same franchise owned teams in Supper league history....Your Bud Light team vs Budweiser! It should be a great night filled with free beer, horses and the Budweiser blimp. It will be the start of the come back for YOUR Bud Light team.

As always This Bud's For you and ON IOWA!

Bud Light Captain Mike Franey

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week 4 schedule.......Happy Birthday Payton and Dave.......Congrats Kuemper girls and boys golf teams!

Week 4 features the new team, Budweiser, teeing it up against their sponsor Bud One Jim Auen’s La-z-boys. Week 1, 2, and 3 MVP John Greteman will lead the team. The La-z-boys and your Bud Light team tied last week which was a huge moral victory for the two time champions. Your Bud Light team tries to audit the accountant team of Olsen Muhlbauer. Making the call to the first tee for your Bud Light Team will be Bud Two Troy Auen, Steve Sinnard, Week 3 MVP Mike Schulz and long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz. Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen is benched and Captain Mike Franey is off.

Other week 4 match ups in the Zach Johnson division:

• Defending Champions Macke Motors look to rebound against Hawkeye Commodity Brokers.
• The buses of Windstar look to cool the guns of Volquartsen Customs.
• Templeton Rye takes on Frank Comito and the Stiff Sticks. The Sticks are in the lowest position in team history.
• Greteman Chiropractic looks to adjust the interest rates of Commercial Savings Bank.

League leading Byron’s Boyz look to break some Carroll Glass. Papa Joe and the soggy subs play Sharp Funeral Home.

Other week 4 match ups in the Phil Mickelson division:

• Chico Kanne and the oil jobbers take on the par.
• Juergen’s Lawn and Landscape look to mow over some of the Grady’s Salsa tomato plants.
• Pizza Ranch plan to take Kasperbauer’s to the cleaners.
• The one and only Carroll Cycle Center takes on Utilicomm

Happy 17th Birthday Payton White!

Happy 49th Birthday Digger Dave Nelson!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Goodbye Miller Lite……welcome Jarad Wolfe……Defending champions clobbered and Schulz week 3 MVP!

In a brokered deal by Captain Mike Franey one of the Carroll Country Club’s most respected teams have accepted a friendly take over from Ike Auen Distributing’s CEO, President and head beer truck driver Bud One Jim Auen to officially change the team name from Miller Lite to Budweiser. Budweiser becomes a sister team to two time men’s supper league champion Bud Light. What a great equity position for Auen Distributing as their new team sits atop of the Zach Johnson division with a one point lead over Olsen Muhlbauer and Windstar. The King of Beers last night beat up on Templeton Rye on the wings of Fred Dolezal and John Greteman. In an official interview last evening Bud One Jim Auen said “it is a great acquisition for our company and I am hoping that the two teams can work together and rise to the top.” It is always great to hear encouraging optimistic words from your sponsor and by the way things are going Auen Distributing will have one team on top and another team on the bottom of the standings.

Your Bud Light team tied Bud One’s La-z-boys last night as Rick Kasperbauer waxed Bud Three Steve “Hans” Auen 13 to 5. Bud Two Troy Auen beat Templeton Savings Bank’s Doc Sporrer despite Sporrer running in a birdie putt from off the green on the 12th hole. Long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz beat a scrappy Bud One Jim Auen 10 to 8. Mike Schulz was the week 3 MVP with an 11 to 7 win over Tomato John Gradoville. Tomato John has increased his sponsorship this year and is now a birdie sponsor. The tie leaves your Bud Light team just 12 points out of the cellar in the Zach Johnson division. Your Bud Light team continues to struggle and measures for improvement are being discussed.

In other action:

• Hawkeye Commodity Brokers topped Stiff Sticks with Monument Man Loren Boyce beating Fairway Frank Comito and new member Ken Payer beating Neal Cross.
• Volquartsen Custom performed a beat down on Greteman Chiropractic 45 to 27. Keith Pottebaum the star for the guns.
• Defending champions Macke Motors dropped a cylinder with a 47 to 25 loss to the bankers of Commercial Savings Bank. Ryan Milligan was the star beating Papa Joe Classic champion Jeff Minnich. The father in law Captain Randy Bierl beat son in law Aaron Pick.
• Tony Pietig was low gross, Ryan Milligan was low net, Volquartsen Custom was low net team, P.J. Greteman scored closet to the pin and Keith Pottebaum nailed the longest putt.
In action in the Phil Mickelson division Juergen’s beat the Sharp Funeral Home 42 to 30.
• The head oil jobber Chico Kanne helped his team to an upset win over 1st place Byron’s Boyz 37 to 35. Todd Kanne also a winner. Good to see Dierk Halverson back in action and out of the field.

Papa Joe and the Soggy Subs lost a close one to par. The on course reporter noticed Spanky and Duffer taking it to the Farmer and the Dog.
• The Carroll Cycle Center suffered a flat tire by running over some Carroll Glass in a 40 to 32 loss. Dr. J. B. Greenwell lost to Brad Stork and M.C.’s Country CafĂ©’s head chef Mark Tigges lost to Andy Reiman. Stop by M.C.’s and try their 8 egg omelet with hash browns. Eat it all and win a shirt. Tell Mark that I sent you!

Kim's son Collin Hackett was low gross, Todd Bierl, Michael Kasperbauer, Joe Hinners, Terry Ruchti and Glenn Badding all tied for low net, Carroll Glass was low net team and Brad Stork was closet to the pin.

Check out all of the standing here!

Some other housekeeping items……………..

Welcome to Jarad Wolfe our new clubhouse manager. Jarad brings a wealth of experience having worked at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse for 9 years and Prairie Meadows. Glad to have you Jarad.
Welcome to new member Ken Payer and wife Sara. Ken is the owner of Champion Ford.
For the first time in the history of golf Bud One Jim Auen is carrying a lower handicap than nephew Bud Two Troy Auen. As Nick Auen puts it “Jim sure hits it straight but he just does not hit it very far.”
Congratulations to the Kuemper girl’s golf team for advancing to regionals by winning the class 2A district title. Congratulations to the Carroll High girls as well advancing on to regionals.
Congratulations to head coach Matt Lujano and the Carroll Merchants for winning the American Legion state championship! Great job!

That is a week 3 wrap. Look for more exciting men's league action next week. As always "This Bud's For You" and ON IOWA!

Championship Captain
Mike Franey

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bud Light stumbling....Congrats Wyatt and Lindsey..Happy Birthday Papa Joe and Keeley!

Congratulations Wyatt and Lindsey!

Welcome back to the golf season! I have had many emails, phone calls, texts and personal visits concerning the status of the golf report. The anticipation of a new golf season has met a huge dose of reality. All of the off season training seems to have been misplaced as after two weeks your Bud Light team is solidly lodged in
8th place. To say that your Bud Light has stumbled out of the gate is an understatement BUT the good news is the road to the championship is mapped out and clear.

Week 1 saw the Windstar buses smash the beer cans. Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen, Captain Mike Franey and Security Mike Sculz all tied. long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was beaten by Tony Pietig despite shooting even par. It just goes to show you supper league is about winning points not just about smashing your drive down the middle of the fairway, knocking it on the green and putting it in for par Mr. Mertz. I am sure that the long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer will recover from this and provide leadership that can only come from the eldest member of your Bud Light team.

To recap week one it was not about who showed up but all of the golfers that did not!

I was confident that after getting kicked below the belt line in week one that your Bud Light team was going to rebound. I WAS WRONG! In week 2 your Bud Light team suffered blunt force trauma to the head at the hands of the 2010 Men's supper league champions Macke Motors. I am not going to sugar coat this one it was not pretty! Bud Two Troy Auen was beaten by Captain Randy Bierl, long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz was beaten by Car wash Todd Pettitt and Steve Sinnard was beaten by Flying Bob Raue. The only bright spot was Mike Schulz who beat Papa Joe Classic Champion Jeff Minnich.

Todd Pettitt was low gross in the Zach Johnson division, Mike Schulz was closet to the pin on #8 and a subbing Mike Franey won longest putt honors on #9.

Over in the Phil Mickelson division Carroll Country Club President Kyle Atkinson was loss gross and the Grady's Salsa team was low net team. I love that salsa!
Week 2 was still marred with missing golfers! Click here for the standings after two weeks!

Week 3 finds your Bud Light team taking on the last place La-z-boys who have struggled to field a team the first two weeks. Look for complete coverage of week 3 tomorrow!

In other events................

Congratulations to the newest graduate of the University of Iowa...Pete Nelson!

Happy Birthday yesterday Papa Joe and Keeley!

That is a wrap for today! Enjoy the day and as always This Bud's for You and ON IOWA!

Captain Mike Franey

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Carroll Country Club!

Happy New Year, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy St Patrick's Day to all.

It has been awhile since I have blogged and now it is time to get things going again. Your Bud Light team has been working hard in the off season and looks forward to another championship season.

With the golf season just around the corner I thought I would share with you a great new golf course tour that has been added to the club's website. Take a moment to enjoy your new CCC course tour!

This Bud's For You!

Welcome to the 2011 golf season!
Captain Franey