Dretzka Park Men's Golf Club - September 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):

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!

 Upcoming events:

 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!

 New Business:

 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!