WEDNESDAY MORNING LEAGUE NOTES
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2011 WEEKLY REPORTS
CASSVILLE GOLF MEN’S LEAGUE
Please be in the club house by 8:30 so pairings can be made and play can start at 9:00.
HOLIDAY ISLAND POINTS
10-4-11: Member's of the Cassville Ladies and Men's leagues join up to hold a Gal's & Guys horse race. Twenty-Eight teams joined in the fun on a beatiful sunny fall day. The team of Janie Watson and John Ogle crossed the finish line in first place, with Pam Gipple and Denver Douglas a close second. Sue Louk and Jack Shoup finished third.
On 10-5-11, the Cassville Men's League held its last regular season days play. Dave Martinkewiz shot his season low score of a net 63 to take first place. Denver Douglas continued his stellar play with a gross 79 for a net 65 and second place. Bill Gripka placed third with a net 66, and Hal Every took forth with a net 67. Hal was also low gross score for the day with a 78. Closest to the pin honors went to Terry Figgins on hole #11, Dale Groth on #8, Dennis Wade on #17, and Ronnie Walker on hole number six. The men's league will close its season on 10-12-11 with a scramble event, lunch, and awards presentation. A post season horse race is planned for 10-19-11, with registration starting at 8:00 AM. Anyone interested in playing is welcome to join in the fun.
22 Golfers showed up on Wednesday, September 21st. The course was a little softer and the scores were not as low this week. Gary Conde took first place points with a net 66. Carl Smith posted a net 68 for second. Doug Louk had a nice day, shooting net 69 and fourth place was Dwane Martin with a net 70. There were only three closest to the pin winners. Bill Gripka on #6, Carl Smith on #8 and Dan Gipple on #11. Nobody could find the green on #17. The season is winding down with the final day of play scheduled for October 12th.
28 Golfers competed in the Men's league, Wednesday, September 14th. Another day of low net scores saw John Ogle win first place with a 63. Pat Duncan and Dwane Martin tied for second with net 65's. Carl Smith claimed sole third place with a 66 and Dale Groth and Ronnie Walker finished tied for fourth with net 68's. Closest to the pin honors went to Pat Duncan on #6, Bill Gripka on #8, Paul Ramonette on #11 and John Ogle on #17.
On September 7th, 55 men and women played in a scramble competition. Three teams tied for 1st place with a score of 10 under par. Lynn Blanke, Connie Figgins, Dave Graham, John Ogle, and Tom O'Neil comprised one team, Mary Ann Blankenship, Gary Conde, Doug Louk, Paul Ramonette, and Jeanette Shorupski formed the second team, and the third team tying for 1st was Bob Callahan, Denver Douglas, Dan Gipple, Sue Louk, and Carol Skarp. The team of Denver Dixon, Chuck Moran, Sue Ramonette, Jack Shoup, and Janie Watson won 4th place in a card play off with three other team.
Closest to the pins (#6 John Ogle) (#8 Lynn Blanke) (#11 Cheryl Ludwig) and (#17 Ronnie Walker)
The second day of play on September 8th was also highly competitive with three teams again tying for 1st play. The team of Pat Duncan, Jacques Fleischmann, Sue Ramonette, Tom Sharp and Janie Watson shot 7 under par, as did the teams of (Gary Conde, Paul Ramonette, Carol Skarp, and Jeanette Shorupski), and (Dan Gipple, Sue Louk, Mary Lee Meyerkord, and John Ogle). Thursday play saw a four way tie for 4th place at 6 under par with the team of Denver Douglas, Letha Ellis, Cheryl Ludwig, and Carl Smith winning in a scorecard selection.
Closest to the pin contests on Thursday went to (#6 Tom O'Neil) (#8 Dale Groth), (#11 LeRoy Kellar), and (#17 Doug Louk).
A great time was experienced by the 58 players over the two days of play. The Cassville Women and Men's League will join together again on October 4th at 8:30 AM for a horse race competition. Anyone interested in joining in the fun should contact Mary Lee Meyerkord or Jack Shoup.
The Men's League plays on Wednesdays, and will tee off at 8:30 AM for the remainder of September. If you are interested in testing out this golfing experience, please join us on Wednesday. Registration starts at 7:30 AM.
11 teams comprised of 34 golfers played on a hot summer day. All teams finished under par. The team of Denver Douglas, Gary Fields, and Chuck Moran carded an 8 under 64 to take first place. Jacques Fleischmann, Dave Graham, and Dennis Wade finished one stroke back in second place with a 65. The threesome of Bill Gripka, Dave Mohler, and Rich Meyerkord shot 66 for third place. Four teams tied for forth place with 67's, with the team of Pat Duncan, Tom O'neal, and Jack Shoup winning the tie breaker selection. Closest to the pins were #6 Carl Smith, #8 Dave Graham. #11 Dennis Wade, and #17 Rich Meyerkord
37 Players competed in Men's Golf Club on Wednesday, August 24th. 5 players were awarded points with some very low scores being posted. Gary Conde finished in first with a gross 83 that netted him a 59. Bob Callahan received second place points with a net 63. John Ogle was third with a net 65 and Pat Duncan and Hal Every tied for fourth with net 66's. Closest to the pins were, Tom O'neil on #6, Denver Douglas on #8, Jacques Fleischmann on #11 and Pat Duncan on #17.
Wednesday August 17th saw 36 golfers tee it up on a great Ozark day. Hal Every had a stellar day shooting a gross 73, one over par, that netted him a 61 for first place honors. Ron Wolf was close behind with a net 62 for second place points. Larry Lewis continued his hot steak and carded a net 64. Guess who's handicaps are coming down? Fourth place points were a tie between Pat Duncan and Chuck Moran, both scoring net 65's. Closest to the pin contests were Jack Shoup claiming both #6 and #11. Jerry Bullins was closest on #17 and Carl Smith won #8. The season is winding down but it's not to late to join this fun league. We tee off at 8:00 am every Wednesday morning.
29 golfers enjoyed a cool and damp day of golf on Wednesday, August 10th. The much needed rain nourished and softened the greens, and the scores went low again. Dave Graham had his best day of the season and claimed first place points with a gross 76 that netted him a 61. Nice shooting Dave! Two players, Larry Lewis and Tom O'neil, tied for second place honors with net 62's. Gary Conde finished in third with a net 63 and fourth place went to John Ogle with a net 64. Closest to the pin winners were Larry Lewis on #6, Doug Louk on #8 and #17 and Wayne Gillenwater on #11. As the season winds down Dwane Martin is still in first place, 29 points, courtesy of his fast start to the season. Come out an join us on Wednesday mornings, the golf course is in top shape.
Wednesday, June 22nd. saw 33 golfers brave the hot weather. Last week we had a record number of members win points. This week 4 players were all that received points. Tom Skarp came out firing this week. He posted a gross 90 that netted him a 65 for first place. Dwane Martin finished 2nd with a 66. Pat Duncan was 3rd with a 67 and Tom O'neil rounded out the top 4 with a 68. Closest to the pin winners were Marty Hall on #6, Dick Worman on #11 and
Butch Henningson on #17. There was not a winner on #8 so it will roll over to June 29th.
Thought for the day! The sure way to make par is to leave a 4 foot birdie put 3 inches short. Hit'em straight. Remember that July 6th teeoff time will be moved back to 8:00 am.
Wednesday, June 15th saw 34 golfers play league golf under great conditions. 10 golfers played well enough to receive points. That's the good news. Even a falling handicap didn't slow down Dwane Martin! Dwane post a gross 78, WOW, to net a 66! Great game Dwane. How about this, John, Oh I just can't hit it anymore, Ogle, posted a gross 92 to net a 66 and tie Dwane for first place. Boy, those guys are good!
Since we have so many people getting point this week I'm going to make a list and their points received.
Dave Graham, 68, 3 pts., Dale Groth, Ed Sanders and Tom Skarp, 69, 2 pts., Jacque Fleischmann, Sam Rose, Dennis Wade and Ronnie Walker, 70, 1 pt.
17 of the 34 players posted scores of par or below, 21 players were within 4 shots of par, some below some above. Looks like the new handicap system is starting to work. Remember, July 6th we start teeing off at 8:00 am. Yes, Jack that's 8 in the morning.
Closest to the pin winners were Jack Shoup #6, Dave Graham #8 , Ronnie Walker #11 and Tom O'Neil #17.
30 golfers teed off on Wednesday, June 8th. Conditions were very favorable and the golf scores tumbled. Bill Gripka took first place honors with a impressive net 63. Denver Dixon and Pat Duncan were close behind with identical 65's for second place points. Denver Douglas took sole 3rd place with a net 67. Three players tied for 4th place points.
Wayne Gillenwater, Dave Graham and Dave Martinkewiz all posted net 68's.
We now have 2 additional optional closest to the pin contests. #8 and #17. Closest to the pin winners were.
Gary Conde was closest on #6. Alan Oakleaf won closest on #8. Denver Douglas won #11 and Leroy Kellar was closest on #17.
Remember that we will tee off at 8:30 am for the remainder of June. Hit'em Straight!
Cassville Men's Club golfers and the temperature both heated up on the first day and first round of June 2011. Jacques Fleischmann showed off his shot making ability's, shooting a gross 84 which netted him a 65 for first place points. Dan Gipple took home second place with a fine net 69. Jack Shoup ended a 6 week dry spell getting 3rd place points with a net 70. Gary Conde, Larry Lewis and Ronnie Walker all tied for 4th with net 71's. Closest to the pin monies were won by Loren Roberts on #6 and Leroy Kellar on #11.
The temperature is heating up so starting June 7th we will be tee off at 8:30 am. July 6th we will move it back further to 8:00 am. Please check in no later than 30 minutes before tee off times.
A big Thank You to Jack Shoup and Dan Gipple for running the Men's Club. They have done a fine job.
We'll play the first half of the "Grudge Match" against the Holiday Island Men's Club on June 27th at Holiday Island. We will finish the contest at Cassville on July 18th, Get your games in shape! It's time for a win.
Weather conditions were not the best for Wednesday, May 18th, Men's Golf but 25 golfer braved the conditions. A new winner emerged this week. Daniel Kellner posted a stunning net 65 to finish at the top of the pack. Dwane "Have I been on a hot streak" Martin took second place points with a net 69. Dan Gipple finished in third with 70. Chuck Moran and Gary Conde each shot 71 to rounded out the top four. The top three players in the year long points race are Dwane Martin #1, Dale Groth #2 and Jacques Flieschmann #3. Closest to the pin honors went to Ronnie Walker on #6 and Allen Oakleaf on #11.
Last week, 5-11-11 I wrongly reported that Terry Figgins had won closest to the pin #11. Jacques Flieschmann was actually the winner. Sorry Jacque!
Wednesday, May 11th saw 37 players compete in Cassville Golf Club Men's Club. Dwane Martin continued his stellar player winning first place with a net 66. Tom O'neil finished in second with a 67. Jacques Fleischmann finished in third place with a 68. Wayne Gillenwater took fourth place points shooting a 70. Who is going to go low enough to derail the "Martin Express"?
Closest to the pin contest were won by Jack Shoup on #6 and Terry Figgins on #11.
The top 7 players in the points race for the 2011 season are, Dwane Martin with 19 points, Dale Groth with 8, Jacques Fleischmann 7, Hal Every and Larry Lewis 5, Wayne Gillenwater 4 and Tom O'Neil with 3.
Wednesday, May 4th saw 33 players with the Cassville Golf Men's Club, tee off under perfect conditions. The course is in top condition and the weather was perfect. Some of our regulars returned from their winter habitats and we had three new players join the league. Welcome Daniel Lellner, Denver Dixon and Doug McCullah. There was even an unconfirmed siting of one of our players that is currently on injured reserve.
Week five saw a lot of the same players continue to shot low scores. Taking first place again was Dwane Martin with a net 64! Wayne Gillenwater could only muster second place points even though he fired a net 68. Gary Conde was close behind with a 69 and third place. Only 4 players tallied points this week with Dan Gipple finishing 4th with a 71.
Closest to the pin honors were hoarded by Allen Oakleaf with shots of approximatly 3 to 4 feet on both #6 and #11.
This group is open to all golfers. We currently tee off at 9:00 am. If you would like to join us show up on Wednesday morning. For more info call Dan Gipple at 858-6024 or Jack Shoup at 858-2587.
Wednesday, April 20th saw 28 golfers tee off on the 3rd week of Cassville Golf Men's Club. Larry Lewis and Dwane Martin posted net 70's and tied for first place honors. Jacques Fleishmann shot a net 71 for sole second place. Dale Groth continues to play consistently with an even par 72 for third place. Four golfers, Wayne Gillenwater, Doug Louk, Chuck Moran and Ron Wolf received fourth place honors with identical 74's.
Denver Douglas won both closest to the pin contests. Denver's shots were about 4 foot from the pin on #6 and #11. Great shooting Denver.
Wednesday, April 13th saw 30 men tee it up for Men's Club on a beautiful Spring day. Several of our snowbirds have returned home to nest and are enjoying the great course conditions at the Cassville Golf Club.
An early season trend is emerging with Dwane Martin, Dale Groth and Hal Every exchanging spots in the top three again. Dwane Martin finished first this week with a wonderful net 64. I'm predicting that Dwane's 17 handicap is not long for this world. Hal Every was second with a net 69. Dale Groth, Tom Skarp and Dennis Wade all tied for third with 71's. The final points earner this week was Jack Shoup with his first points of the year. Jack carded a even par 72 for fourth place.
Closest to the pin contsest were won by Dennis Wade on #6 and Marty Hall on #11.
Wednesday, April 6 was opening day for the Cassville Golf Men's Club. 28 golfers braved the strong South winds and enjoyed a windy day of golf in the Ozarks. Dale Groth came out and posted the best net score of the day, a scorching 68, 4 under par. He also had the lowest gross score of 82. Dale wins 4 points for the first place finish. Dwane Martin finished in second with a net 70. Dwane received 3 points for his efforts. Third place was a tie with Jacques Fleischmann and Hal Every shooting identical 74's. Three golfer tied for fourth place points. Terry Figgins, Bob Callahan and Larry Lewis all scored 75.
Closest to the pin honors went to Terry Figgins on hole #6. Doug Louk claimed closest on #11.
The men's club is open to any golfer that wants to play on Wednesday mornings. Contact Jack Shoup at 858-2587 or Dan Gipple at 858-6024 for more information. This fun group plays every Wednesday and travels to a few area go