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

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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