IRS Wednesday Golf League Newsletter

Week 18 – August 21, 2019

 

Congratulations go out to Division Winners and Wild Card Teams:

 

A Division -  Team Bramlage #3 Seed

B Division - Team Schumacher #1 Seed

C Division - Team Anderson #2 Seed

D Division - Team Kiffmeyer #4 Seed

Wild Card - Team Flynn #5 Seed

Wild Card - Team Kientz #6 Seed

 

Wild Card Play-Off scheduled for August 23:

tee times:

 

9:30 & 9:39 - #4 Seed Team Kiffmeyer vs #5 Seed Team Flynn

 

9:48 & 9:57 - #3 Seed Team Bramlage vs #6 Seed Team Kientz

 

Semi-Finals scheduled for August 28:

tee times:

 

12:03 & 12:12 - #2 Seed Team Anderson vs low # wild card winner

 

12:21 & 12:30 - #1 Seed Team Schumacher vs high # wild card winner

 

OUTING:
Still open spots for individuals/teams for the Outing on September 6.  Please canvas your friends, subs, etc. to come play at the Outing.

 

Get well wishes go to Steve Ruehl.  Steve had a Stroke this past week.  Prayers are for a speedy recovery.

 

This past week we had 4 subs:  John Kaufhold (Team Pfeiffer), Shari Anderson (Team Harms), Jonathan Behrens (Team Freeman), and Dave Vincent (Team Anderson).  Thanks for being there.

 

Good Rounds:

Front Nine:  Mike Breen – 37, Jay Ackerman – 38*, Kevin Bachmann – 39.

Back Nine: Tom Schumacher – 37*, Garry Melish – 37*, Steve Duddey – 38*, Jim Westcott – 39.

 

Secretary Predictions/Results:

·        A Division –

Secretary predicted that Team Bachmann will knock Team Bramlage totally out of seeding and gaining back the #2 Seed.  As Team Breen with a ‘cause’ totally wipes out Team Halpin and gains a #6 Seed.

Secretary got this division all wrong as Team Bramlage totally knocked Team Bachmann out of seeding.  Also, Team Halpin ended Team Breen’s season as Jimmy Smith and the secretary had a couple of real good rounds.

 

·        B Division –

Secretary predicted Team Flynn taking 75 points from Team Schumacher and moving into #1 Seed and Team Schumacher drop to #5 Seed.

Secretary got this one wrong as Team Schumacher took down Team Flynn to hold the #1 Seed and leaving Team Flynn as the #5 Seed.

 

·        C Division –

Secretary predicted a slug fest between Team Anderson and Team Buescher with Team Anderson barely holding 1st place and dropping to #3 Seed.  Team Kientz on the back nine takes a whooping from Team Freeman and gets put out of contention.

Secretary got this wrong as Team Anderson got a good win to hold the #2 Seed and Team Kientz with a good win moved into the #6 Seed.

 

·        D Division –

Secretary predicted Team Harms vs Team Kiffmeyer to be a slug fest with Team Harms victorious over Team Kiffmeyer and keeping their #4 Seed.

Again, the secretary missed on this one too as Team Kiffmeyer took a big win and moved back to #4 Seed.

 

 

Who will make the play-offs - results:

 

Only received two responses on who will make the play-offs.  Mr. Mike Breen got 4 out of 6 (Seeds 4 & 5 correct) while Mr. Ken Thoerner got 5 out of 6 (Seeds 4, 5, & 6 correct).  Since only two participated Mr. Thoerner wins 2 strings of very experienced golf balls and Mr. Breen wins one string of just experienced golf balls. 

 

Current seeding is:

#1 Seed – Team Schumacher (B Division)

#2 Seed – Team Anderson (C Division)

#3 Seed – Team Bramlage (A Division)

#4 Seed – Team Kiffmeyer (D Division)

#5 Seed – Team Flynn (B Division)

#6 Seed – Team Kientz (C Division)

 

Status of the Almighty Fork:

 

Forked Week 7:  Team Leirey and Team Pfeiffer.       Forked Week 8:  Team Anderson.

Forked Week 9:  Team Patmann.                              Forked Week 10:  Team Harms

Forked Week 11: Team Kiffmeyer                        

Forked Week 16:  Team Halpin and Team Vaughn

Forked Week 18:  Team Bachmann, Team Breen, and Team Buescher.

                                                                             

Heard on the Course/Clubhouse:

A lot of complaining. 

 

Play-Offs/Texas Scramble:

 

Scheduled for August 28th. 

·        Tee times for Semi-Finals are front nine at 12:03, 12:12, 12:21, 12:30. 

·        Tee times for Final is back nine at 2:45 & 2:54.

·        Tee times for Scramble 2:45, 2:54, 3:03, 3:12, 3:21, 3:30, 3:39, 3:48, 3:57, 4:06, 4:15, 4:24, 4:33, 4:42. 

Scramble Format:

Following is the format we will use for this year’s “end of season” Scramble:

 

Eligibility – everyone (regulars and subs) who have a “Front 9” average in the League – this includes the players in the league semifinals that do not advance to the finals.

 

Teams – beginning Wednesday, August 7th, there will be a sign-up sheet to indicate whether or not a player will play in the Scramble on August 28th – Wednesday, August 21st will be the last day to sign up.

 

Format – President and Secretary, using league Front 9 averages, will make up 4 person teams
consisting of A, B, C and D players – more information later if any teams have less than 4 players.

 

Scoring – each team will post 2 scores on each of the 9 holes, as follows – the A and D players will play a 2 person scramble as will the C and D players – all 4 players will hit tee shots on each
of the 9 holes – A and D will then select which tee shot they wish to play and hit 2nd shots – they will then select which 2nd shot they wish to play and continue doing so until they hole out –

B and C players will do the same until they hole out – and then post their 2 scores.

 

Tee shot selection – mandatory requirement is that each team must use at least 1 tee shot of the A, B, C and D players – this can be on any hole – no requirements on 2nd and subsequent shots.

 

Teams with 3 players – while we certainly hope and pray that this will not be the case we must be realistic and provide for the contingency that it will happen – if no A player the B player hits 2 shots – if no B player the A player hits 2 shots on the 5 odd number holes and the C player hits 2 shots on the 4 even number holes – if no C player the B player hits 2 shots on the 5 odd number holes and the D player hits 2 shots on the 4 even numbered holes – if no D player the C player hits 2 shots on each hole.

 

Outing Information September 6:

Shotgun start at 10 a.m.  (play your own ball).  Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Caterer will be the same (menu: Pork Loin, Chicken Breast, Salad, Sides, and Dessert) cost $15. 

Golf fee includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch, and door prizes.

Regulars – Golf and Dinner:  $85.00; Golf only: $70.00

Subs/Guest – Golf and Dinner: $85.00; Golf only: $70.00

Skins - $5.00, Greenies - $3.00, Long Putts - $2.00

 

New this year is Par 3 Hole-in-One contest sponsored by Beechmont Toyota (thanks to Farlon Smith).  Hole #6 hole-in-one is a 2 year lease on a 2019 Toyota Camry SE, hole-in-one on #15 is a Club Glove Travel Bag and Rolling Duffel, and hole-in-one on #8 is an iPad (Wi-Fi 32 GB).

 

Get the word out to your subs/friends/guest/etc. to come out to the Outing, there are open slots for teams and/or individuals.  

 

The Outing Committee (Team Anderson) will be taking sign-ups.  Send email to Charlie Halpin (halpinc@aol.com) or phone/text (859-512-1822). 

 

We have a sign-up sheet in the briefcase to get a count on golfers and dinners.  Treasurer Chuck Reckers will start taking payments, checks will not be cashed until September 7.  Pouches will be in the briefcase along with cost for individuals due to credits that some players received.

 

Summary of Rounds Played – August 21, 2019

 

THIS WEEK

TO DATE

REGULARS

60

949

SUBS

4

137

NO SHOWS

0

2

Match Results

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

LEIREY

30

HARMS

20

BREEN

33

BRAMLAGE

53.5

PFEIFFER

60

KIFFMEYER

70

HALPIN

57

BACHMANN

36.5

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

TEAM NAME

POINTS

KIENTZ

59.5

ANDERSON

56

VAUGHN

71.5

SCHUMACHER

63.5

FREEMAN

30.5

BUESCHER

34

PATMANN

18.5

FLYNN

26.5

Medalist

COURSE

NAME

SCORE

FRONT NINE

Mike Breen

37

BACK NINE

Tom Schumacher & Garry Melish

37

Skins—Greenies—Long Putt

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.  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.

Eagle/Hole in One

 None

Eagle/Hole in One Pool

$3.00 was added to the pool this week.  The pool now has $5.00 in it.

Birdies

#1

 Mark Slye

Not in Skins

#2

 Jim Bramlage

Skin -- $21.00

#3

 Mark Slye

Not in Skins

#4

 Jay Ackerman & Tom Marsh

Both in Skins

#5

 Tom Marsh & Ron Michael

Both in Skins

#5

 John Kaufhold & Dave Gindele

Not in Skins

#6

 Jim Bramlage

Skin -- $21.00

#6

 Frank Leirey

Not in Skins

#8

 Jimmy Smith

Not in Skins

#12

 Bill Zachritz

Skin -- $13.00

#13

 Jim Westcott

Skin -- $13.00

#16

 Tom Schumacher

Skin -- $13.00

#16

 Erich Kientz

Not in Skins

#17

 Garry Melish

Skin -- $13.00

#18

 Steve Duddey

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

None

Greenies

#5

 Jay Ackerman

 $8.00

#7

 Vinny Consola

 $8.00

#13

 Jim Westcott

 $10.00

Closest to Pin 2nd Shot

#14

 Bill Zachritz

 $10.00

Long Putt

#9

 Ed Kiffmeyer

 $17.00

#18

 Wayne Witt

 $20.00

Money Leaders -- Top 10 & Ties

Miller, Ed (f)

 $    215.85

Flynn, Dick (f)

 $    203.00

Bramlage, Jim (f)

 $    193.00

Anderson, Brian (f)

 $    166.00

Schumacher, Tom (f)

 $    133.00

Bachmann, Kevin

 $    132.00

Begley, Cecil

 $    127.00

Vaughn, Ray (f)

 $    119.00

Ackerman, Jay (f)

 $      99.00

Donlin, Mike (f)

 $      95.00

 

 

Newsletter provided by:

League Secretary Charlie Halpin

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Upcoming reminders

·        League Outing is on September 6.  Open to all Regulars, Subs, Family, Friends, and Friends of Friends.  Beechmont Toyota (Farlon Smith) sponsoring a hole-in-one contest.  Two-year lease on a Toyota Camry, along with other prizes on several par 3 hole-in-ones.  (When you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, contact Farlon Smith (fsmith@beechmonttoyota.com) for your VIP pricing.)

 

·        Florence Bowl is looking for individuals/3 person teams for fall/winter senior bowling leagues starting in September.  There is a Monday Senior League and a Friday Senior League – both start at 1 p.m. and are open to men and women age 50 and over.  Contact Florence Bowl at 859-371-9550 or 513-310-6789.