Dretzka Park Golf Club - July 2019

2019 Dretzka Officers:


Robert Lehninger         President

Adam Hadrian             Vice President/Tournament Director               

Kirby Schuller             Secretary 

Jim Franke                  Treasurer

Executive Committee

Peter Topolovich         MCPLA Second Team Captain/New Member Director

Dan Gehrke                 MCPLA First Team Captain

Adam Hadrian             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):

Well, what a pleasant surprise. We are FINALLY getting some nice summer weather, and as the courses see improved conditions, so do the golf scores, at least for some of us.

The Schroeder 2 weeks ago was a success except for the number of participants (25). Matt Mattioli and Jim Gehrke took first, and Matt also took third (how did that happen?). It's always nice to see Jim Gehrke's name up there (really?). Speaking of Matt, I just saw in the paper this morning that he qualified for the State Open with a two under 70 at Washington County. Nice going big guy. Maybe J. Gehrke will caddy for you.

The remaining men's club events are listed below. A reminder that the member guest is on SUN Aug 18, postponed from early June.

We have 1 representative for the MCPLA, Pete Paczesny. Meetings are the first Tues of each month at the Currie clubhouse at 6:30. It would be nice if Dretzka could have 2 reps. If someone would be interested in joining Pete, let me or Scott W. know. The MCPLA deals with 1st and 2nd teams, tournaments like the Arnold Walker, the 2 man, etc, and other items like the Cap fund (money available to the mens' clubs for various ways to improve the member courses).

For some of you the WSGA still has some openings for their Net Partner series. If you do well enough you get to play a free round of golf at Wild Rock, in Wisc. Dells, one of the top tracks in the state, in Sept.

Congragulations again to Jim Gehrke, the new Rick Karabon. Where's Rick when we need him? See you soon at the "Big D".

 Tournament Report (Adam Hadrian):

We had beautiful weather for Flag Day.  Congratulations to Isaac Phebus, who carried his flag into the clubhouse! Great playing Issac! Rounding out the top 3, Jim Gehrke, finished in second place and Wayne Haase in third.

Weather was also just about perfect for Schroeder Day.  The team of Jim Gehrke and Matt Mattioli finished in First with a net score of 139 (-5).   Tom Herron and Bob Rogowski were Second.

 Upcoming events:

 Saturday, August 3rd                          Away Event-Fairways of Woodside

 Sat/Sun August 10/11, 2019               Club Championship – 36 holes

Stroke Play

Championship             Black Tees

A Flight                        Blue Tees

B Flight                        White Tees

C Flight                        White Tees

Sunday August 18, 2019                     Member Guest

2 man Scramble- 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

Sunday September 1, 2019                 Honorary Classic

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

Saturday September 14, 2019                                                Ryder Cup – 27 holes

27 hole Ryder Cup (9 Scramble, 9 Alternate Shot, 9 Best Ball)

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 66 members and counting for the 2019 Season.  Welcome to all the new members for 2019!

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 2019 representative to the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Any updates will be posted here.

Two Man Best Ball / Net-Club Championship Report –Adam Hadrian

The fields have been set for both the Best Ball and the Net Club Championship.  The brackets have been posted on our website http://www.dretzkaparkmensclub.com   Brackets have also been posted on our Bulletin Board in the clubhouse.  We are currently behind in completing matches.  Don’t wait for your competitor to contact you, reach out to them ASAP to schedule your matches.   Matches can be played at any course the competitors agree to, do not need to be played at Dretzka.

Second Team Report (Pete Topolovich):

Upcoming 2019 Second Team Events:

August 31st – 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)

First Team competed at Dretzka on July 7th

Upcoming 2019 First Team events

September 22 – Oakwood       Ryder Cup format

Thursday Night League (Pete Topolovich):

Participation continues to be strong for each Thursday League event with 20 or more players each time.  These are fun events!  Sign up using http://www.dretzkaparkmensclub.com

June 2019 MCPLA Report (Pete Paczesny):

Meetings are held at the Currie Park Clubhouse 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 http://www.mcplawi.com

2019 MCPLA Events

Arnold B. Walker Championship:        August 24-25 @ Brown Deer GC

Entry forms can be downloaded from the MCPLA website at the address above.

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 July 21st Schroeder Day event:

Joe Hafermann  – 24 points

Ike Bradley – 24 points

Justin Suelflow – 21 points

Participation in the Team Matches as well as playing in the Thursday League are definitely helping the two leaders.  Get in those Team Matches!