Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year and Go Hawkeyes!

As the clock strikes 12 we leave 2013 behind and start a new year. I would like to wish each and everyone of you all the best in 2014!

Best of luck to Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2014 Outback Bowl. 

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


Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy 60th Birthday Uncle Bruce......Repeat winners in the Bet on Uncle Bruce Tourney..Blessington named offensive player of the game!

Happy 60th Birthday Uncle Bruce!

It was a cold and rainy day when 18 teams gathered at the Carroll Bowl and the Carroll Country Club to celebrate the life of Bruce Pettitt with some bowling, golf and gambling!

Chad Kanne, Brad Stork, Nic Volquartsen and Kevin Forke defended their championship for the second straight year! 
Grandma Eileen and Sister Sue show off the family bowling talents

The Pettitt crew were out in full force to show support for Grandpa Uncle Bruce! Thanks for all of the time and energy that you put in to making this a great day!
The winners started early and never looked back. Here they are enjoying an Uncle Bruce favorite...a zinger!

The weather did not dampen the celebration! Thanks to everyone who participated. A signed Presidential flag brought $2,700 and a round at Glen Oaks brought $500 at the auction. Thanks for your bids!

Mark Blessington of Auburn, Iowa was named the UNI offensive player of the game in a great game against North Dakota State on Saturday. Blessington is nephew of Papa Joe Pick and is a two time participant in the Papa Joe Classic. Mark's sister also lives in Carroll....Dr. Michelle Heim along with husband John. Great job Mark! He is the son of Jerry and Kay Blessington of Auburn.

That is a wrap on this birthday Monday!

Happy Birthday my friend!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Franey's win Superintendents Revenge.....Pick and Cuda suffer fall league loss..... and Uncle Bruce tourney this Sunday!

Mike Franey and Lynda Dukes Franey scored a victory on Sunday in the Superintendents Revenge Tournament on the fairways and greens of the Carroll Country Club. Thanks for Jim and Barron for making this a truly enjoyable event.
Wonder if we can keep the trophy alive until next year! 

In one of the best tasting victories in history Kyle Atkinson and Mike Franey beat the legends last night in week 4 action of the Men's Fall League at the Carroll Country Club. Papa Joe was visibly upset with the loss and stomped out of the club house on his way to Pleasant Ridge Road to be consoled by Duece the Dog!. Team turmoil is setting in with the famous two some. Counseling services will be on hand later this week for their emotional loss.

Jon Sturm and Tyler Tassell remain two points ahead of Atkinson and Franey in the Pine Valley Divsion. The teams of Andy Reiman and Keith Pottebaum  are tied with Head Hog Terry Ruchti and Jamming Joe Hinners in the Oakmont Division.  Denny Kasperabuer and Neal Cross are leading the Cypress Point Division. Scott Monical and Leon Muhlbauer are leading the Pebble Beach Division.

The Bet On Uncle Bruce tourney is this Sunday at the Carroll Bowl and the Carroll Country Club. To get your team contact Wade Pettitt at the Carroll Country Club Pro Shop. The defending champs are entered in the field.
Brad Stork, Chad Kanne, Kevin Forke and Nic Volquartsen 
The Pettitt family will be on hand to welcome all the players!
I hope to see you all on Sunday as we celebrate the life of Uncle Bruce Pettitt with some gambling, bowling and golfing! An auction will conclude the event with some great auction items including a 2013 President's Cup Autographed Flag.

See you Sunday!

On Iowa and Go Hawks Beat Michigan State!


Friday, September 13, 2013

How bout those Hawkeyes.....Pokey's Caramel Apples are back.....Time to bet on Uncle Bruce......Volquartsen Custom wins Supper League!

It is that time of year when the in state rivalry is contested and so many Iowans pick sides. Tomorrow my side is obvious. As the sun sets on Jack Trice Stadium tomorrow night I am hoping for a black and gold victory. A loss would only mean ribbing from my brother in law John Dukes or my nephew Brennan Walter or so many other Iowa State fans that I know. Best of luck to both teams. Go Hawks!
For anyone who is not attending the game tomorrow don't forget about the Rivalry Ride featuring Tony Bohnenkamp. Inside sources have told this report that commemorative Red's t-shirts will be available at the Breda Golf Course in memory the place that we all have enjoyed.
Boomer Lechtenberg, Nic Volquartsen, Chad Kanne and Jeff Boeckman
 Volquartsen Custom beat Stiff Sticks in a mighty fashion to win the 2013 Men's Supper League at the Carroll Country Club.
Mike Nelson, Bud One Jim Auen, Doc Sporrer and Fairway Frank Comito
Second place finishers Stick Stiffs are always a contender in Supper League!

Sunday October 6th is the second annual Bet on Uncle Bruce golf, bowling and gambling event on the East side of Carroll. Get your team lined up and support the memory of our friend.
Can defending champions Brad Stork, Chad Kanne, Kevin Forke and Nic Volquartsen repeat this years Uncle Bruce event? Or are they too scared to try again?

The traditional end of Supper League steak night featured wonderful prime rib this year. Thanks to Chef Dave for a great treat this year. It was great!
Today at noon the 75 year history continues as Pokey's Caramel Apples are back on the shelves at your Carroll HyVee. What a great tradition!
As I leave you today I thought I would post one of my favorite photos of one of my favorite Cyclone fans!Your frown will go away again by this Sunday morning Papa Joe.

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

Mike Franey

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Josh Manske wins 2013 Bill Franey Open and Championship match set in Supper League!

Josh Manske trailed by one stroke starting the championship nine of the 2013 Bill Franey Open The Algona native posted a three under 33 to win his first pro tournament by two shots over Matt Gute of Carroll. Manske is a touring pro on the Florida based Hooters Tour. He played his college golf at Grand View where he was a 3 time all American.

Manske's 103 total was two shots clear of DMACC sophomore Matt Gute. Corey Bluml finished in third with 107. Other Championship flight scores were Tanner Ludwig 110, Glidden - Ralston teacher and golf coach Chris Nelson 111, former Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Joe Ward 112, two time champion Craig Mertz 114, Eric Butenbach 114, former champion Aaron Ahrendsen 114, Collin Hackett 117, Benet Snyder 117, Mike Badding 1118, Steve "Cuda" Quandt 119, Tom Dentlinger 121 and former Carroll resident John Dukes 122.

Other Carroll Golfers in the first flight were Jeff Heuton 78, Lonnie Lehrkamp 78, Carroll Municipal Club Champion Justin Yetmar 78, Brad Hempstead 79, Chad Kanne 79, Bill Badding, Jr. 79, Andy Reiman 80, DMACC freshman Sam Wilkie 80.

Second flight scores were former Carroll resident Nate Ward 81, Bubba Heisterkamp 81, Joe Pick 81, Bill Badding 82, Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Paul Tigges 82, Ben Badding 82, Jerry Mowrey 83, Mike Franey 83, Kevin Forke 83 and Brad Stork 83.

Third flight scores were John Lohman 83, Troy Auen 84, Chris Nieland 84, Paul Fitzpatrick 84, Wyatt Haukap 85, former Carroll resident Gayle Knief 85, Mark Tigges 86, Tony Tigges 86, Tim Gute 87 and Brian Gossett 88.

Fourth flight scores were Nate Mertz 88, Terry Dickinson 88, Matt Lujano 89, Dale Julich 90, Todd Springer 91, Chad Heuton 91, Jim Gossett 101 and Scott Kanne 106.

The tournament named after Bill Franey, father of Mike Franey of Carroll who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 75 players. 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. To qualify into the championship nine players had to shoot a 5 over par 77. Josh Manske won medalist honors in the final round with a three under 33."I thought that golf course was in great shape and I would like to thank everyone who participated said tournament director Mike Franey. Also a big thank you to the golf course, all of the ladies who brought the delicious salads and Jan Whitver and the girls for helping out.

More Bill Franey Open Photos!
Third place finisher Corey Bluml gets some help reading a putt from Shirley Franey in the Championship round! 
The Championship Round Pairings
The final group! Matt Gute, Tanner Ludwig, Josh Manske and Ben Kern. 
Corey Bluml, Eric Butenbach, Chris Nelson and Aaron Ahrendsen
Joe Ward, Craig Mertz, Steve Jordan and Steve "Cuda" Quandt
Tom Dentlinger, Benet Snyder and Collin Hackett
Mike Badding, Papa Joe Champion John Dukes and Dan Vollstedt
Sister Lynda tried to keep Brother John focused in the final round. It did not work in the finals but John had a great day! 
Thanks to the Badding boys for attending this year! 
Troy Auen, Craig Mertz and Mike Franey enjoyed watching Nate Mertz play in his first Bill Franey Open! Good job Nate! 
In the Men's Supper League Playoffs Van Diest Supply was shot down by Volquartsen Custom. Supper League's most mature team Stiff Sticks beat Byronz Boyz. So next week for the Supper League Championship it will be Volquartsen Custom and Stiff Sticks.

In the Runner Up Flight the Carroll Cycle Center/Carroll Country Club Pro Shop beat Linde Equipment. The cycles emptied out the pro shop last week to beat your Bud Light team. Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash flattened the tires of Champion Ford. Runner up championship match next week will be the Carroll Cycle Center/Carroll Country Club Pro Shop and the  Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash.

In the Consolation Flight Greteman Chiropractic beat Finish Line. Sharp Funeral Home beat Feld Fire Equipment. The final match in the consolation flight will be Greteman Chiropractic and Sharp Funeral Home. 

Congratulations to Mike Loehr for having a hole in one on #17.

Happy Birthday this past Monday to Bud Two Troy Auen and Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen!

Happy 50th birthday to Karen Kasperbauer! 

A big shout out to Kirby Pettitt who finished second in the Iowa Open a couple of weekends ago. It was a pleasure to watch Kirby play the final eighteen that Sunday at Lake Panorama National Golf Course. Kirby was constantly complimenting the players in his group, talking to and thanking all of the volunteers and even took time to talk to spectators like Kim Hackett, Craig Mertz and myself. Great work Kirby!

Thoughts go out to Russ and Bruce Boes along with all of the fans of Red's Place! So sorry to hear of your fire! 

Best of luck to the Iowa Hawkeyes as they start their 2013 season! 

Stay cool and fairways and greens to all!

This Bud's For you and On Iowa and Go Hawks!

Mike Franey

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sinnard and Bud Two save Bud Light...School is back in session....Bill Franey Open tee times!

What a glorious night to play golf  at the Carroll Country Club last night.

The first week of playoffs kicked off with action in the Championship Flight, Runner up Flight and the Consolation Flight. Championship Flight action saw the Brown Shoe Fit Company bounce the Mid Iowa Team out of the championship contention. Todd Bierl led the way for the shoe company beat Produce Tom Duff. Duff is on a two day golf skid. On Monday Iowa City police were called to legendary Finkbine Golf Course on reports of property damage to the golf course that included excessive divots, driving in the fairway and topped drives. Never fear Mr. Duff there have been many who just could not handle the pressure on the scared grounds of Iowa City Iowa. Have fun in Effingham, Illinois as you get some need therapy from the likes of Jim Selby. Next up for the shoes will be Van Diest Supply Company.

Graddy's Salsa beat Carroll Cycle Center. Nick Fangman beat Head Hog Terry Ruchti and Jeff Scharfenkamp beat Jay Drees. Jamming Joe Hinners the high point getter for the cycles in the loss. Next up for the Cycles will be YOUR Bud Light team.

Byronz Boyz knocked Carpet One out of the championship flight. Bob Gigure beat Colin Bierl, Tony Feldman beat Collin Hackett and Leon Muhlbauer beat Easy Ed Vanderheiden. Brad Hempstead the only spark for the carpets. Next up for the Boyz will be Pat Macke's Verizon Wireless team.

Stiff Sticks trampled past all of the alarms of Feld Security. All winners for the Sticks. Frank Comito pounded Nick Bowdish, Doc Sporrer beat Ron Badding, Randy Hockom beat Bobbie Muhlbauer and Trusty Mike Nelson beat Tiger Tom Simons. Next up for the Sticks will be Andy Reiman and Carroll Glass.

Van Diest Supply, Volquartsen Custom, Verizon Wireless and Carroll Glass all received first round byes. Karl Christensen saved the day in the six against five winner's circle scramble by draining a large money saving putt on the last hole. Looks of confusion were cast on the 11 some last night as many wondered who was playing in that large group. Let me clear it up for you....those be the leaders!

Runner Up Flight action saw Linde Equipment beat Finish Line. Bill Linde led the way for the equipment dealer. Next up for the Linde will be the Mid Iowa Team.

Your Bud Light team beat Greteman Chiropractic. Steve Sinnard and Troy Auen saved the day for your Bud Light team. Sinnard beat Clint Cummings and Bud Two beat Carroll Country Club Pro Paul Tigges. Good news for Paul he did not hit someone else's ball. Bud Three Steve Auen was beaten by Charlie Vauble and Gary Subbert beat Captain Mike Franey scratch. A formal investigation has been launched into Subbert's handicap as he never missed a fairway and made an off the green birdie putt on hole #1. Good shooting Mr. Subbert. If this captain has to lose it might as well be to another fellow Hawkeye fan. Next up for your Bud Light team are the cycles of the Carroll Cycle Center who the beers beat one week ago. The cycles were revving their pipes last night at the corner table about their future success. In the end it came out that Captain Terry Ruchti and Jay Drees are not going to be present next week. I can only imagine what ringers will be brought in. You heard it here and I do quote "Did you hear that Bud Light beat the Carroll Cycle Center next week!"

Champion Ford and Budweiser tied their match. The playoff for ties was established in the opening announcements from Pro Paul Tigges although misunderstood by some. Each team was able to select a player from the other team to play the #1 hole to determine who would advance. Monument Man Loren Boyce was front and center on the first tee waiting. A man hunt ensued and Fred Dolezal was found in the bar sipping on a cocktail. Dolezal's comment was "I am not playing I am sitting in here drinking." Once that statement was over heard the fords selected Dolezal to play. So Champion Ford advances on with a no show victory in the playoff. A person with knowledge told this report that even though the lack of responsibility shown the 2014 sponsorship is not in jeopardy for the King of Beers. The question that remains is who will be the captain of the team. Next up for the car company will be Carpet One.

Pettitt Highway 30 Car Wash beat Feld Equipment. Next up for the car wash tokens is Feld Security as they attempt to extinguish both Feld teams in just two weeks.

A big report shout out to Paul and Brian for all their work on the brackets to have everyone involved even us who are totally committed to battle for the runner up flight championship.

Hawkeye Nation lost a true fan on this week as Pete Peterson was laid to rest at the Lake City Cemetery on Monday. One of the great stories that wife Sandi told me was that Pete would tell people that he played for Iowa and indeed he did as he played the trumpet in the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band! My sincere condolences go out to wife Sandi, son Mark, daughter Keeley Sinnard along with husband Steve, granddaughters Somer and Shay Sinnard and grandson Alek Sinnard.

Things of Interest.........

-It must be good to be Carroll Country Club President as Chad Kanne has won just about everything this summer. Kanne won the 4th of July Derby with partner Paul Tigges, won the PGA Championship pool and won the Papa Joe calcutta. With this financial success associated with the club presidency I can only imagine an increase of applicants for the job. Thanks Chad and the entire board for what you have done for our club.

-The Farmer Joe Pick and the Junkyard Dog Cuda Quandt beat long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz and Mike Franey on Sunday at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course by one point. You would have thought it was the two established players biggest win as they marched around with their chests pumped out telling anyone they could find. Glad to provide so much enjoyment to the farmer and the dog. Both golfers are competing in the Carroll City Senior Tourney today at the Muny Golf Course. Details of their rounds will come in upcoming editions.  

-It was good to see Joel Harris out at the club last night enjoying his Yaki bowl entree. Joel remains on the DL for team Budweiser following a successful lip surgery. Joel is the only lip that remains around these parts after Louie the Lip's departure from Prairie Meadows on Friday night.

Tee times are being taken for the 8th Annual Bill Franey Open Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Jefferson Municipal Golf Course just south of Jefferson.

-Mark your calendars for September 23! The Iowa Golf Association Member Play Day at Glen Oaks will be held that day and if you have a four some that would like to play call Chad Kanne or Paul Tigges. They are going to set up some games for club members that day. This invitation is open to anyone who has a IGA handicap.

-Congrats to Kirby Pettitt for tying for 4th in the Herman Sani Golf Tourney over the weekend.

-This weekend is the Iowa Open Golf Tourney at Lake Panorama National Golf Course. Players of interest in the field will be former club pro Nick Schon, Paul Tigges, Wade Pettitt, Ben Pettitt and Kirby Pettitt.

Fairways and greens to all! On Iowa and Go Hawks!

Mike Franey

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bud Three on fire....Greene County says Yes.......Playoffs set without Bud Light!

The playoffs are set for the Carroll Country Club's Men's Supper League and your Bud Light team has failed to qualify this year. The top seeds who all will receive a first round bye are Van Diest Supply Company, Volquartsen Custom, Verizon Wireless and Carroll Glass. Three teams from every flight made it into the bracket to try to win a Men's Supper League Championship. The remaining teams will battled it out in the runner up flight and the consolation flight. A big shout out to Paul Tigges and Brian Billmeir for making the brackets include everyone.

Your Bud Light Team beat the Carroll Cycle Center last night on the wings of Bud Three Steve Auen. Auen shot an even par 34 on the back nine and fleeced Rick Vanderheiden 14 to 4. Mike Schulz tied his match with Head Hog Terry Ruchti. Craig Mertz and Mike Franey suffered losses to Corey Bluml and Jamming Joe Hinners. The cycles qualified in third place.

Van Diest Supply Company tied the Mid Iowa Team. Team leader Dirk Glynn gone to Russia and missed the action in week 15. Aaron Pick beat Junkyard Dog Steve Quandt to the chemicals. Ed Catfish Tomka pounded Nick Bowdish to lead the Mid Iowa Team. Ryan Mortgage Milligan beat Papa Joe Pick who dodged son Aaron last night. Produce Tom Duff and Brad Pick tied their match.

Graddy's Salsa earned second place in the flight by one point over third place Mid Iowa. Mike Loehr led the salsas. Clint Cummings shot his best round to beat Nick Fangman. Fangman hit the wrong ball in this match.

In the PGA Flight Volquarsten Custom suffered a loss to Linde Equipment but still remained on the top of the flight. Chad Kanne and Jeff Boeckman led the way for the gunners. Chris Nieland was beaten by Bill Linde.

Brown Shoe Fit Company makes the playoffs despite a week 15 loss to Community Oil. Jerry Janson and Chico Kanne were the MVP's for the oil jobbers.

Corey Bluml was low gross. Steve "Hans" Auen was low net. Carroll Cycle Center and your Bud Light team shared low net team. Steve Quandt was closest to the pin and Produce Tom Duff nailed the longest putt.

Over in the Phil Mickelson Division Verizon Wireless tied second place Stiff Sticks. Karl Christensen lead the way for the cell phones. Magic Mike Nelson was the leader for the sticks.

Byronz Boyz qualified third in the US Open Flight despite a 34 to 38 loss to Budweiser. The King of Beers are entrenched in turmoil that features former Captain Pat Malloy appealing his suspension. Who does he think he is......A-Rod? Joel Harris has been put on the DL for a couple of weeks. Pat Malloy was the champion golfer with a win. This victory is still not enough to save Mr. Malloy.

Carroll Glass remained on the top spot even with a beating from second place Carpet One. Collin Hackett was the all star for the carpets. Benton Snyder comes down off his under par string. Good shooting the last few weeks Mr. Snyder.

Feld Security won a tie breaker to earn the third spot over Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash.

Collin Hackett was low gross and low net with a three under par 34. Carpet One was awarded low gross. Jon Sturm was closest to the pin and Giddy Up Wyatt Haukap drained the longest putt.

The next four weeks will determine the Men's Supper League Champion. Good luck to all!
Here are the brackets!
The Uncle Bruce player of the week is Bud Three Steve Auen with his best performance and carrying your Bud Light team to victory over the cycles.

Just Saying.........

Happy Birthday Mama D - Caryl Dukes!

Happy 30th Anniversary to Juliann and Mark Walter!

Happy Birthday to Somer Sinnard!

Condolences to the Janson family on the loss of Jerry's father.

He made several trips to the Carroll Country Club as a guest chef. Those dinners were enjoyed by all. My sympathy goes out to Matt and Jenna Lujano on the loss of her brother Dino.

Congratulations to the residents of Greene County for approving the casino referendum and inching closer to the possibility of gaming in Greene County.

That is a wrap for week 15. Fairways and greens to all! Mike Franey

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Muhlbauer aces #8......Pick banned from BV County......Thanks Jim Gossett.........Volquartsen Custom rolls!

Dick Muhlbauer collected his first hole in one Tuesday night on the par three #8 at the Carroll Country Club. Muhlbauer was one of two players that made the call to the  second tee for Community Oil to face flight leading Volquartsen Custom. The gunners scored the largest point total in supper league history winning 55 to 27. Where was Chico and Todd Kanne or Jerry Janson? The oil jobbers are leaking oil and Muhlbauers ace was the certainly the only highlight of the night. Congratulations Dick.

Brown Shoe Fit Company beat your Bud Light team 42 to 30. Craig Mertz beat John Nepple 10 to 8 and Mike Schulz beat John Renze 10 to 8. That was the only winners for your Bud Light team as Bud Three Steve Hans Auen watched as Jeff Bahr carded the best round of his life on the front nine to beat Auen 14 to 4. Auen's cart partner Captain Mike Franey played awful and was beaten by Carroll Country Club Pro Paul Tigges despite the Pro hitting the wrong ball on hole #5. Identifying your ball is one of the first lessons of Junior golf just saying Paul! Steve Sinnard was off this week vacationing with the family at Lake Okoboji and Bud Two Troy Auen did not make the call to the eighth tee either.

Your Bud Light team is on the verge of missing the playoffs due to the fact that the Carroll Cycle Center revved their engines and did a burn out all over Linde Equipment. No winners for the equipment dealers. Jay Drees led the way with a 17 to 1 win over Ron Juergens. Jamming Joe Hinners had the throttle down on Brad Woodward. The runner up and the third place finishers in the Carroll Muny Tourney played head to head. Corey Bluml beat Matt Gute 12 to 6. Head hog Terry Ruchti was the low point getter for the hogs with a 10 to 8.

Van Diest Supply Company extended their winning streak to five weeks with a 42 to 30 win over Graddy's Salsa. The Salsas are on a four week skid and are in 3rd behind the Mid Iowa Team. Dirk Glynn was the MVP with a win over Jeff Scharfenkamp. The Glynn's leave for Russia tomorrow so best travels to them. Brad Pick beat the ripe tomato John 10 to 8. Jamie North beat Rick Grote and Mike Loehr tied Aaron Pick.

Mid Iowa Team is in second with a 38 to 34 win over Stiff Sticks. Papa Joe Pick and Junkyard Dog Steve Cuda Quandt led the way with wins over Larry Sporrer and Bud One Jim Auen. Trusty Mike Nelson beat Produce Tom Duff and Fairway Frank Comito thumped Catfish Ed Tomka.

Greteman Chiropractic edged  the Finish Line 38 to 34. Neal Cross the only winner for the Finish Line beating Rich Hartley. P.J. Greteman, Gary Subbert and Clint Cummings all were winners for the back crackers.   

Chad Kanne and Craig Mertz were low gross with two under 35's. Joe Hinners, Chad Kanne and Jeff Bahr was low gross with 30's. Carroll Cycle Center were low net team, Dick Muhlbauer's hole in one was good enough for the closest to the pin on 8 and Joe Hinners nailed the longest putt.

Action in the Phil Mickelson Division saw Verizon Wireless take one on the chin 31 to 41 from Byronz Boyz. Brock Jones led the way for the Boyz with a win over Karl Christensen. Westside State Savings Bank's Matt Lujano had the clearest reception for the cell phones with a win over Tony Feldman.

Breaking news from the Budweiser team as Pat Malloy was removed as team captain by unanimous vote. Malloy has also been ordered to return the self proclaimed 2011 coach of the year award within 8 days. Amongst all of the turmoil the King of Beers could only muster a 36 to 36 tie with Feld Fire Equipment. Fred Dolezal lead the team by beating long ball Tony Pietig. Scott Greteman was the MVP for the equipment guys.

Carroll Glass slipped by the alarms of Feld Security 38 to 34. Benton Snyder clobbered Michael Kasperbaur 17 to 1. Ron "Bubba" Badding was the only security for Felds.

The Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash got help from the pro shop and scored a 46 to 26 win over the Sharp Funeral Home. Kyler Ludwig was the MVP for the car wash tokens. Only one winner for the caskets and that was Dr. Nystrom with a win over Car Wash Todd Pettitt.

Carpet One and Champion Ford battled to a 36 to 36 tie. Wade Wilkie the big winner for the car company. Jon Sturm and Collin Hackett both won for the carpets who played one man short.

Benet Snyder and Dave Nystrom were low gross with 4 under 33's, Snyder was low net, Byronz Boyz and Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash were low net team, Kyler Ludwig was closest to the pin and Todd Pettitt nailed one putt in a losing effort.

The Uncle Bruce Player of the Week award goes to Dick Muhlbauer for his first hole in one!

Congratulations to Bob Gigure and his team at Iowa Corn Processors on a 16 million dollar expansion that is going to position them securely in the market place. It was an honor to attend your groundbreaking today and best of luck. Thanks for investing in Carroll County!

Economic Development seems like a slow moving machine to this writer and Carroll County has been so very lucky to have Jim Gossett leading the team over the past decade or so. This week Jim will leave the position of Executive Director for Carroll Area Development Corporation and the Carroll Chamber of Commerce for a new opportunity with Raccoon Valley Rural Electric Coop. Jim has been such a valuable asset to Carroll County and his departure is certain to leave a void that will definitely be hard to fill. As a former Carroll Chamber of Commerce President I know first hand how much Jim puts into promoting Carroll County to the rest of the state and the nation as a whole. I knew the day would come when Jim would leave and I am excited in the fact that he is staying in Carroll County. Thanks Jim for all that you have done for Carroll and Carroll County!

Congratulations to Adam and Linsey Pick on the birth of Nora Ann at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Odds and ends........

Papa Joe Classic Champion John Dukes appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman this week to discuss his monumental victory.

Congratulations to Justin Yetmar of Carroll for winning the 2013 Carroll Municipal Club Tourney. Corey Bluml finished second and Matt Gute finished third. Produce Tom Duff finished in 7th. Steve Cuda Quandt and Mike Franey finished tied for 10th.

A formal handicap investigation has been launched to examine the handicap of Jamming Joe Hinners.

The Buena Vista Tree Service has banned Papa Joe Pick from playing golf in Buena Vista county any longer. The banning stems from an incident at the Buena Vista University Golf Outing last Friday. Damage reports were mounting at press time as on course reporters saw Pick spending all day chasing his ball into the trees resulting in damage to the trees . How far one can fall from a career performance at the Carroll Country Club Tourney to being banned from a charity golf event.
BV county officials have now labeled him Woody Wood Picker.

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

Respectively submitted,

Mike Franey

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

John Dukes win the 2013 Papa Joe Classic...Van Diest Supply rolls.....Jamie North is the Uncle Bruce Player of the Week!

Champion John Dukes drinks from the prestigious cup!

All smiles from the Champion!

 Things have already changed at the champions table! Wow!

When the dust settled at this years Papa Joe Classic there was one guy standing that is most certainly going to change the face of the tournament forever. Dukes' one shot victory came after two beautiful days of weather.
35 players made the call to the first tee and good fun was had by all.

Week 13 of the Men's Supper League was contested under perfect conditions. The beautiful weather saw your Bud Light team beat Volquartsen Custom 39 to 33. The gunners were playing a man down. Craig Mertz took advantage of the situation and scored a 14 to 4 win over the phantom player. Mike Franey beat Carroll Country Club President Chad Kanne 11 to 7. The two pushed the signature par 5 fourteenth hole with 9's. Carroll Country Club Pro Paul Tigges beat Steve Sinnard 10 to 8. It is off to the lake for the Sinnard clan for a week long vacation. Good thing that you are not needed next week Mr. Sinnard. The hot playing head gun man Nic Volquartsen beat Mike "I think that I will hit the wrong ball" Schulz 12 to 6. Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen was basking in the Lake Okoboji sun. Bud Two Troy Auen was tending to his garage project.

The Brown Shoe Fit Company beat the Carroll Cycle Center 37 to 35. Carpet Todd Bierl was the MVP for the shoe company with a 11 to 7 win over Jamming Joe Hinners. John Renze beat the head hog Terry Ruchti 10 to 8. Corey Bluml the only bike still running for the cycles securing a 11 to 7 win over John Nepple.

Linde Equipment took advantage of two oil leaks for the oil jobbers. Big wins from Bob Linde, Carroll Country Club President Aaron Juergens, and Ron Juergens. Todd Kanne the oil jobber winner 14 to 4 over Brad Woodward. Where was head oil jobber Chico Kanne?

The Mid Iowa Team upset Graddy's Salsas 39 to 33. Produce Tom Duff beat Tomato John 13 to 5. Papa Joe Pick beat Mike Loehr 10 to 8. Filling Nick Fangman and Catfish Ed Tomka battled to a draw. Rick Grote smashed the metal of the junk yard dog Steve "Cuda" Quandt 11 to 7.

Van Diest Supply Company applied a heavy dose of Roundup to the Finish Line. Jamie North the huge winner 17 to 7 over Neal Cross. Brad Pick won 14 to 4. Mortgage Man Ryan Milligan beat Lane Pugh 11 to 7. The only player to take the checkered flag for the Finish Lane was Brady Evans who beat Papa Joe's eldest Aaron Pick.

Corey Bluml was low gross, Brad Pick was low net, Brown Shoe Fit Company was the low net team, Corey Bluml was closest to the pin and Brad Woodward nailed the longest putt.

Van Diest Supply Company enjoys a 13 point lead over Graddy's Salsas in the Masters Flight of Zach Johnson Division.

Volquartsen Custom has a 6 point lead over the Brown Shoe Fit Company despite their devastating loss to your Bud Light team.

Action over in the 2013 British Open Champion Phil Mickelson's Division saw Verizon Wireless beat Greteman Chiropractic 40 to 32. Karl Christensen led the way 12 to 6 over Sam Wilkie. Too tall Matt Gute beat Gary Subbert 11 to 7. Matt Fleshner beat Clint Cummings 10 to 8. The only bright spot for the back crackers was P.J. Greteman who beat Wyatt Haukap 11 to 7.

Pettitt's Highway 30 Car Wash scrubbed the bugs off of Carpet One. Wade Pettitt provided most of the scoring for the his Dad's car wash with a 13 to 5 win over Colin Bierl. A subbing Dirk Glynn who could not qualify for his own team this week tied his match with Easy Ed Vanderheiden. Collin Hackett beat Car Wash Todd Pettitt.

Carroll Glass shattered the Sharp Funeral Home 47 to 25. Benton Snyder blasted Ryan Gallegos 15 to 3. Brad Stork another big winner over Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers. Head glass cutter Andy Reiman beat a tough Dr. Dave Nystrom 11 to 7. Kyle Atkinson the only winner for the casket pushers with a 11 to 7 win over Kevin Forke.

Byronz Boyz beat Fairway Frank and the Stiff Sticks 37 to 35. Leon Muhlbauer the only winner over Jeff Scharfenkamp 14 to 4. Doc Sporrer beat Brock Jones 12 to 6. How was the music in Templeton over the weekend Doc at the Rock and Rye? Bud One Jim Auen and Tony Feldman battled to a tie. Magic Mike Nelson pulled out a win over Bryan Widdell.

Budweiser beat a two man short Feld Fire Equipment 41 to 31. Tom Farner the big winner scoring 15 points. Pat Malloy was early to the course and scored 12 points. Fred Dolezal was placed on the injured reserve list with a back issue.

Feld Security beat Champion Ford 39 to 33. Jair Mayhall and Michael Kasperbauer beat Wade Wilkie and Steve Herrin. Monument Man Loren Boyce beat Bubba Badding 10 to 8. Digger Dave missed all of the fairways and still beat Bob Muhlbauer.

Kyle Atkinson was low gross, Jair Mayhall was low net, Carroll Glass was low net team, Larry Sporrer was closest to the pin and Dave Martin nailed the longest putt.

Verizon Wireless has a 14 point lead over Stiff Sticks in the US Open Flight. Carroll Glass is 18 ahead of Carpet One in the British Open Flight.

The Uncle Bruce Player of the Week is Jamie North scoring an awesome 17 out of 18 points in his match.

Odds and Ends!

Congratulations to my brother in law John Dukes for his win at the 2013 Papa Joe Classic. I can hear it now at Christmas.....Hey Mike can you past the cranberries and by the way how many Papa Joe Classics have you won? Ughhhhh!

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson and his great performance at the British Open. In this mind one of golf's greatest players and all around fan favorite.

Congratulations to the Kuemper Knight baseball team for making it to state.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery to Collin's mom Kimmy Hackett after getting a new hip on Tuesday.

As always this Bud's for You and ON IOWA!

Mike Franey

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ludwigs win city tourney and Dad beats both sons!

Kyler Ludwig's first round 66 at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course proved to be enough for a wire to wire win at the 2013 Carroll City Tourney. Ludwig finished the tournament with a two under total of 177 which was six shots better than Corey Bluml and brother Tanner Ludwig. Ludwig also won the 2013 Carroll Country Club Championship this summer.

It was a family affair as uncle Mike Ludwig won the handicap division with a two shot win over Tom Dentlinger.

Grandpa and Grandma were on hand to watch the action!

 The final group included Kyler Ludwig, Corey Bluml, Kyle "Karl" Christensen and Brad Christensen. Father Kirk Christensen beat the boys by one for the family bragging rights. Great work Kirk!
Brady Evans, John Beiter, Kevin Forke and Pat "Spanky" Vollstedt made the championship flight.

Handicap Champion Mike Ludwig, Brad Hempstead, Collin Hackett and Justin Yetmar.

Matt Gute, Kirk Christensen, Tom Dentlinger and Tanner Ludwig

Matt Gute listens to his caddie dad Tim Gute as he points down the fairway on number one. The young Gute did not take the advice of his caddie as he took dead aim at the green and bombed his drive over the trees.

Around 70 golfers enjoyed great weather and perfect playing conditions in this years tourney. Thanks to the Carroll Muny and the Carroll Country Club for all of their hard work in putting the tourney on.

Have a great week!

Fairways and greens to all!

Mike Franey