2018 Dretzka Officers:
Robert Lehninger President
Dave Frederick Tournament Committee
Adam Hadrian Tournament Committee
Kirby Schuller Secretary
Jim Franke Treasurer
Peter Topolovich MCPLA Team Match Captain
Dave Frederick 2-Man Best Ball / Net Club Championship Director
Dan Meyers MCPLA Delegate
Pete Paczesny MCPLA Delegate
Robert Lehninger WSGA Delegate
President’s Report (Robert Lehninger):
A happy Sept/Oct to all of you. This month's report is pretty upbeat and positive. The 1st team had their best outing in years at Oakwood, Matt Mattioli and Joe Maiorelle won their respective flites in the Arnold Walker, the Thurs nite league is continuing to grow and in the process we are getting a few more new members, and there is a fight to the finish for this year's Dretzka Cup. Most importantly (ahem), the Red team once again won the Ryder Cup and is on the verge of becoming a dynasty.
The next MCPLA meeting is in Tues Oct 2 at 6:30 at Currie. John Haeflinger is stepping down as President and elections will be held. Any club member can be there and give his 2 cents (like the format and pace of play).
A reminder (and its elsewhere in the newsletter) that the Honorary Classic is Sat Oct 6. Also, the banquet is Wed Oct 17 from 6:30-8:30. Plus, next year's Dretzka events, 1st team, and 2nd team are all listed.
Oops, I forgot to mention that the Santiago/Bradley team won the Two Man Bestball, and that Jim Franke won the Net Club Champ. Does JF ever not win something?
Hopefully there will be some good fall golf weather. Play well, and see you at the Honorary and the banquet.
Tournament Committee Report (Dave Frederick & Adam Hadrian):
While the weather cancelled our Honorary Classic on the 8th, it was just about perfect for our second Ryder Cup event. Competition was fierce, spirited and friendly, and in the end Dave Fredericks Red Team defeated Adam Hadrian’s Blue Team. Congratulations Red Team!
Saturday October6, 2018 Honorary Classic
Stableford Format – A Flight 0-12 Hdcp / B Flight 13 plus Hdcp
Wednesday October 17th from 6:30pm-8:30pm Banquet
We will have an end of the season banquet. We encourage you all to show up and bring your significant other to share your experiences and stories this past year. There will be drinks and appetizers.
2019 Dretzka Events
Saturday May 4th Gallet Day
Saturday June 1st Taufner Day
Saturday June 29th Flag Day
Sunday July 21st Schroeder Day
August 10th and 11th Club Championship
Sunday Sept. 1st Ryder Cup
Saturday Sept. 14th Honorary Classic
Treasurer’s Report (Jim Franke):
We currently stand at 61 members and counting for the 2018 Season.
Secretary Report (Kirby Schuller):
Please check out our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dretzka-Park-Mens-Golf-Club/350682861698068
WSGA Report (Robert Lehninger):
Bob Lehninger will be Dretzka’s 2018 representative to the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Any updates will be posted here.
Two Man Best Ball / Net-Club Championship Report –Dave Frederick
Santiago/Bradley def. Moran/Granicki for the Two Man Best Ball Championship
Jim Franke def. Adam Hadrian for the Net Club Championship
Congratulations to Jaime, Ike and Jim!
Second Team Report (Pete Topolovich):
Dates for the Second Team Matches for 2019 are now set. Please get these dates in your calendars now. There is one less match each season beginning in 2019.
May 5th – Brown Deer
June 8th – Dretzka
June 22nd – Currie
August 31st – Greenfield
First Team Report (Dan Gehrke)
We had perhaps our best First Team match in years at the September 23rd Oakwood event. We finished 2nd, beating both Oakwood and Whitnall. Top point earners were:
Matt Mattioli – 18 points
Joe Haffermann – 15 points
Pete Topolovich and Jaime Santiago – 8 points
2019 First Team Events
May 11th – Greenfield
June 15th – Oakwood
July 7th – Dretzka
September 22 – Whitnall
Thursday Night League (Pete Topolovich):
Thursday League continues to draw good participation. We had a total of 23 individuals play in at least one Thursday League event, with a group of from 12-16 regulars on any given night. All in all a very successful second season.
Thursday League events cost only $21 which includes 9 holes of golf (walking), 2 beverage vouchers with $6 going to the prize fund. A cart is only $5.
June 2018 MCPLA Report (Dan Meyers & Pete Paczesny):
Meetings are held at the Milwaukee County Parks Office, 9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 at 6:30PM and are usually conducted on the first Tuesday of each month. You do not have to be a delegate to attend the meetings. The MCPLA website is
NIMAGA: John Haeflinger
42nd NIMAGA Saturday, September 23, 2016 at Bristol Oaks GC (Kenosha, WI)
32 player teams
Our Club had outstanding results from the Arnold Walker County Championship held at Dretzka on August 25th and 26th. Dretzka members WON both the Championship flite AND the C flite. In addition we had some very respectable finishes by other club members who participated.
First Place Championship Flite – Matt Mattioli
First Place C Flite – Joe Maiorelle
Tied Fourth Place A Flite – Dan Gehrke
Fourth Place B Flite – Dave Frederick
Tied 11th Place B Flite – Dan Meyer
Congratulations to Matt and Joe!
2nd Team - Currie wins the overall seasonal total and are the champs. Brown Deer won the 2017 season
Two issues with last team match at Greenfield. Hole events weren't put out until half the field was through the course. Official score cards were never printed. Captains should put out the flag events. Discussion on pin placement on #3. There are by-laws on pin placement for these events.
Another month with discussion of slow play. Same old proposals with no actions taken. (I don't see how it's going to change when no changes are being made or considered) Suggestions are: eliminate stroke play, reduce the field to 12 and lastly having a Marshall out on the course.
1st team - No report- No representation
October meeting will hold election of new officers. John Haeflinger will be stepping down as President. All officers of each club are encouraged to attend.
Dretzka Cup (Kirby Schuller)
The Dretzka Cup is a season long competition that is based on the number of events, both club and team events that you participate in, combined with your performance in those events. One point is awarded for participation in each event, regardless of your performance. Additional points are awarded based on how you placed in each event.
Through the September 23rd First Team Match the leaders are:
Dave Frederick 48 points
Dan Gehrke and Ike Bradley 45 points
Matt Mattioli 44 points
Adam Hadrian 43 points
The Honorary Classic on October 8th is our last event and with the race so close will likely decide the outcome of the Race for the Dretzka Cup. Be there on that Saturday, not only to celebrate the end of the 2018 season, but to see who will win The Dretzka Cup!