IRS Wednesday Golf League Newsletter*

Week 16 – August 12, 2015

Beautiful day on the course.  Front nine played fast however no fantastic rounds there.  Two more regular weeks left, no change to the top 6 teams, just some shuffling of the 5th and 6th Seed. 

A Division still has no changes with Team Buescher in the lead, Team Zachritz still hanging back, and Team Kiffmeyer and Team Anderson trying for Wildcard spots. 

B Division has Team Donlin with a comfortable lead.  Team Pfeiffer would need a miracle to take the lead here.  Team Bramlage and Team Freeman can only hope for next year.

 C Division has Team Leirey with a comfortable lead and sitting in the #1 Seed (but only by 4 ½ points).  Team Schumacher moved back up to the #5 Seed and would need a miracle here to take the division lead.  Team Patmann is still within range for a wild card spot and needs a miracle for that.

D Division has Team Flynn with a comfortable lead and holding the #2 Seed (4 ½ points down).  Team Kientz needs a miracle for a wild card spot.  Team Halpin and Team Breen can only hope next year will be better.

Current seeding (with 2 weeks left, all inner division):

#1 Seed – Team Leirey, #2 Seed – Team Flynn, #3 Seed – Team Buescher, #4 Seed - Team Donlin, #5 Seed – Team Schumacher, #6 Seed – Team Zachritz.

This past week we had 7 subs.  Subs this week were Johnny Lloyd, Mike Schwarberg, Dave Helfer, Larry Oliver, Melody Oswalt, Dave Randle, and Jim Fish.

Good rounds this week were:  Back – Jim Bramlage – 35 (par) and Jeff Witt - 39.

Most under average at 5+ under average:  Mike Sullivan shoots 57 (5.0 under average), Jim Bramlage shoots 35 (8.2 under average), Sue Kerrick shoots 55 (7.9 under average), and Ed Kiffmeyer shoots 44 (5.4 under average)

League Outing Information:

Outing scheduled for September 11, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. 

As always drinks on the course plus hot dogs/brats at the turn.  New caterer this year - dinner menu will be Steaks (grilled at the course) and Chicken, plus all the sides. 

Cost will be:

Regulars – Golf Only – $55

Regulars – Golf and Dinner – $70

Subs/Guest – Golf Only – $65

Subs/Guest – Golf and Dinner – $80

-Team Anderson needs a count for who will be playing and those having dinner.  Treasurer Chuck Reckers needs Outing payment by August 26 (Note:  Chuck will not cash the checks until the day before the Outing).   Credits from the rain-out can be applied to the Outing.

-Individual player due amounts are listed in the team pouches in the briefcase.  If paying for the games please check off which games you are paying for (skins, greenies, long putts).

-New this year will be separate Flights for Men & Women. Also separate Skins for Men & Women.  Greenies and Long Putt will remain combined.   

-Get the word out to your subs/guest so we can get a count on how many will be playing and having dinner.  Subs/Guest can have a team or individual and Team Anderson will place them on a team.


League Scramble will on September 2.  Scramble committee is Mike Donlin and Jim Westcott.  Tee times will start at 2:54 p.m. thru 4:51 p.m. every 9 minutes. 

Format this year is:   Four person teams that play 2 two-man scrambles. Under this method, there would be two scores posted on each hole for each four person team. Ideally, teams would have an A, B, C, and D player with the A and D player playing as one two man team and the B and C player playing as the other two man team. In the event that a player is missing and results in only three people on a team, one player would play for both players.

If the A player is missing, the B player would play one ball with the C player and one ball with the D player

If the B player is missing, the C player would play one ball with the A player and one ball with the D player

If the C player is missing, the D player would play one ball with the A player and one ball with the B player

If the D player is missing, the C player would play one ball with the A player and one ball with the B player

Team Formation

All participating players will be pooled based on average into an A, B, C, or D position. Since there could be players from losing teams in the playoffs who want to play in the scramble, we may have to make last minute adjustments to teams with later tee off times if some of the losing playoff teams either have too many players with low averages or too many players with high averages.  Therefore, please disclose that team formation is tentative and is subject to change so that players from losing playoff teams wanting to play in the scramble can be accommodated and the competitive balance for all teams can still be maintained.


And this coming from President Tom Schumacher (fifth installment):


Most US States have at least one claim to fame.  For example, 90% of Bourbon produced in the US comes from Kentucky.  In addition, each of the 50 states has something about it that is "lesser-known".  In the July 22nd Newsletter we published the third set of 10 states in alphabetical order.  Following are the final 10 states in alphabetical order.
South Dakota - Most well-rested state
Tennessee - First self-service grocery store
Texas  - Largest bat colony
Utah -  Highest per capita consumption of Jell-O
Vermont  -  Highest percentage of cat owners
Virginia  - Highest percentage of personalized license plates
Washington - Highest liquor taxes
West Virginia  -  Has the only house made entirely of coal
Wisconsin  - Largest mustard collection (5,676 jars)
Wyoming  - Most registered firearms per capita (196 per 1,000 people
Correction to last weeks - I told you that South Carolina was the "Most well-rested state". This is not correct.  South Dakota is the "Most well-rested state".  
South Carolina is the "Largest sculpture garden (more than 1,400 works".


And This coming from Mr. Tim Feldman:  More wizdumbs from uncle Hank


> How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
> Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
> Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
> What disease did cured ham actually have?
> How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
> Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up like every two hours?
> Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?
> Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
> Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway...
 Why is ‘bra’ singular and 'panties' plural?
> If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? 
> Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?  They're both dogs!
> If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
> Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
> Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
> Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
> Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
> Why do banks charge a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not enough money?
> Why does someone believe you when you say there are four  billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
> Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
> Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
> Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
> Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
> Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
> Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
> Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a thread a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up , examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
> Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?                                            
> How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
> Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
> In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
> How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
> And my FAVORITE ……
> The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness.  Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it's you.

Jim Bramlage is still  looking for a new regular for next year.  If you know of anyone wishing to become a regular have them contact Jim Bramlage.


For those on Facebook - request to be a member of the IRS Golf League facebook page.  This is a closed group that is open to all league members, subs, and potential subs.  Search for IRS Golf League California Golf Course and request to be added as a member.  This should be a good area to get information and look for a sub when needed.

Summary of Rounds Played – August 12, 2015












Match Results






















































Tom Schumacher



Jim Bramlage


Eagle/Hole in One


Eagle/Hole in One Pool

$1.00 was added to the Eagle pot.  The pool has $73.00 in it.



Tom Nienaber

Not in Skins


Eddie Gregory

Skin -- $10.00


Jeff Witt

Skin -- $10.00


Jim Bramlage & Ed Kiffmeyer

Both in Skins


Bill Zachritz

Skin -- $10.00


Mark Caporale

Skin -- $10.00


Steve Duddey

Skin -- $10.00


Jay Broadus

Not in Skins

Note: To all Team Captains or those regulars that complete the "Point Sheet" after the match is completed, please ensure that all birdies are recorded on the "Point Sheet".

Other Skins


Dave Helfer

Skin -- $36.00




Larry Oliver





Jeff Witt


Closest to Pin 2nd Shot


Jeff Witt


Long Putt


Farlon Smith



Don Buescher


Money Leaders -- Top 10 & Ties

Buescher, Don

 $   127.00

Schumacher, Tom

 $   115.00

Witt, Jeff

 $   110.00

Westcott, Jim

 $   109.00

Vaughn, Ray

 $   105.00

Donlin, Mike

 $     96.00

Smith, Farlon

 $     81.00

Crouch, Lee

 $     78.00

Kerns, Chris

 $     73.00

Oliver, Larry

 $     72.00

Skins—Greenies—Long Putt                                         

Most of the regulars and subs in the league know about Skins, Greenies, and Long Putt. For those that do not, each week there will be a sheet and a box on one of the tables in the clubhouse.  The sheet will have the names of all the regulars and blank lines at the bottom for subs to write in their names. $3.00 entry fee for Skins; $1.00 entry fee for Greenies; and $1.00 entry fee for Long Putt ($5.00 for all).  Place a check mark for each category for which you are participating.  If the Briefcase is not out notate on your scorecard your intent to play and pay when you complete your match.  First teams out please take the markers, last teams in please bring markers in.