Dretzka Park Men's Golf Club - July 2018 Newsletter

2018 Dretzka Officers:


Robert Lehninger         President

Dave Frederick             Tournament Committee

Adam Hadrian             Tournament Committee                      

Kirby Schuller             Secretary 

Jim Franke                  Treasurer

Executive Committee

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):

Jaime Santiago is playing pretty good golf these days, but that hasn't always been the case.  A few years ago he was slicing off of virtually every tee.  He happened to have a caddy one day (probably playing Erin Hills) and finally asked the caddy if he could help him fix the problem.  The caddy said,"Clean all the crap off of the end of the club." Jaime proceeded to wipe off the clubhead when the caddy said "No, I meant the other end."

I just talked this afternoon to my investment guru, who is a golf nut.  He was at Dretzka last week, early, and was just raving about the condition that the course was in.  Way to go Mike Stein and staff.

Jim Franke said we are now up to 61 members.  It's been a looong time (10-15 years) since we've been that high.  I hope we can keep it going in that direction.  Thank you all you newcomers for joining.

As usual the report is pretty thourough.  Check out all of the upcoming events.  Somebody has to beat out Dave Frederick for the Dretzka Cup, please.  Go Dan go, go Jim go, go Matt go.

With our growing membership, I would be remiss if I didn't put in a quick plug for the WSGA.  A popular series of events is the Net Partners, along with other events as well.  Check them out at wsga.org.

Hope to see most of you next at Schroeder Day on July 28.

Tournament Committee Report (Dave Frederick & Adam Hadrian):

The temperature was hot but Joe Maiorelle’s play was even hotter during our July 1st Flag Day event.  Joe shot a personal best of 87 on his way to planting his flag in the 18th fairway.

The top 3 finishers on Flag Day were:

1. Joe Maiorelle

2. Jim Gehrke

3. Scot Granicki

Jim Kiehl stole the show in the best dressed competition.

Upcoming events:

Saturday July 28, 2018                                  Schroeder Day

Stroke Play/Blind Partners – Net Score – White Tees

Saturday August 4, 2018                    Away Event

Stroke Play

 Sat/Sun August 18/19, 2018               Club Championship – 36 holes

Stroke Play

Championship             Black Tees

A Flight                        Blue Tees

B Flight                        White Tees

C Flight                        White Tees

Saturday September 8, 2018                                      Honorary Classic

Stableford Format – A Flight 0-12 Hdcp / B Flight 13 – plus HDCP

Saturday September 15, 2018                        Ryder Cup – 27 holes

27 hole Ryder Cup (9 Scramble, 9 Alternate Shot, 9 Best Ball) Dave Frederick will be the Red Team Captain and Adam Hadrian will be the Blue Captain.

 Side Notes:

*Sign up for all events will be done online using our website http://www.dretzkaparkmensclub.com

 *Once pairings are set for each event, there are no changes.

Treasurer’s Report (Jim Franke):

 We currently stand at 61 members and counting for the 2018 Season.  Welcome to all the new members for 2018!

 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

Semi-finals for the Two Man Best Ball event are determined

Franke/Sieber vs. Santiago/Bradley

Moran/Granicki  vs. Wentlandt's

Please play on or before 8/11/18.

Net Club matches continue.  Brackets have been posted on our website http://www.dretzkaparkmensclub.com and will be posted on our bulletin board at Dretzka.

Second Team Report (Pete Topolovich):

 A full field was in play for the July 7th Oakwood Second Team event.  While our place in the field was less than we hope for, team spirit remains strong.

Top point earners were:

Bill Paczesny – 22 points

Dan Gerhke and Roger Gipp – 19 points

Jim Gehrke – 18 points

Upcoming 2018 Second Team Events:

 Sunday August 5, 2018                       Currie

Saturday September 1, 2018    Greenfield

Side Note:

*Sign up for all events will be done online using our website. Members can also sign up for team matches by direct email or phone call to a team captain.  http://www.dretzkaparkmensclub.com

First Team Report (Dan Gehrke)

 A very hot and humid day faced the participants in the Greenfield First Team matches on June 30th.  Top point getters were:

Matt Matiolli – 9 points

Dan Gehrke – 9 points

Dave Frederick – 8 points

Upcoming 2018 First Team Events

Aug. 12th         Dretzka

Sept. 23rd        Oakwood

Thursday Night League (Pete Topolovich):

Twelve members participated in the July 5th Thursday League. So far 22 members have earned Dretzka Cup points from Thursday League play.  Next Event is July 19th.

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.

Drive, Chip and Putt Challenge: Scott Walecki     

This will be a skills competition that will be held as several times this season as part of our Thursday League.

July 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


2018 MCPLA Tournaments:
Two Man                               July 21                                 Currie
Arnold Walker                      August 25-26                        Dretzka

NIMAGA: John Haeflinger
42nd NIMAGA Saturday, September 23, 2016 at Bristol Oaks GC (Kenosha, WI)
32 player teams

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 Oakwood Second Team match the leaders are:

Dave Frederick                        25 points

Dan Gehrke                            25 points

Jim Gehrke                             24 points

Matthew Mattioli                   23 points

You have to be in it to win it.  Playing in as many events as possible, including our Thursday League will give you the best chance to be on top when the season ends.