Dretzka Park Golf Club - March 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

2019 Dretzka Executive Board Meeting

 The Dretzka Men’s Golf Club Executive Board met on to discuss and outline the upcoming 2019 golf season.  Some of the highlights that will be discussed with the membership at the kickoff meeting were:

  • Set the kickoff meeting at the Dretzka clubhouse for March 26th at 6:00 pm.

  • We will have copies of the new 2019 USGA Rules Books to distribute to members at the kickoff meeting

  • Club dues will be to $80.00

  • Dave Frederick will captain the RED team and Adam Hadrian will captain the Blue team for this year’s Ryder Cup tournament

  • The greens at Dretzka will once again be aerated in the spring

  • Many additional trees and much undergrowth have been removed from the course over the winter.  A new building with a ball dispenser has been added to the Driving Range.

  • Our Club Professional, Scott Walecki, will manage Currie Golf course in addition to managing Dretzka.

  • A new Assistant Professional, Marcus Suelflow has joined Scott Walecki’s team for this season.  Be sure to great Marcus when you see him for the first time

2019 Dretzka Kick-Off Meeting

The Dretzka Men’s Golf Club will have their kick off meeting for the 2019 Dretzka Season at the clubhouse on March 26th at 6:00 PM. We will discuss all of the offered outings for the upcoming year, along with the various formats in which they will be played.  Refreshments will be served.

Attached with this newsletter is the 2019 Dretzka Men’s Club application. Please try to complete the application and mail it back to Jim Franke along with your 2019 club dues before the meeting if you can. This will make it easy on Jim and we can speed the meeting along. Of course we also will be accepting your application and dues at the meeting

President’s Report (Robert Lehninger):

2019 greetings and salutations to all of my fellow "D" men's club members. First of all, Wayne Schroeder, our longtime treasurer, and who Schroeder Day is named after, passed away last week. He was a wonderful Christian man and was a good example of someone who made the world a little bit better. Thank you, Wayne, for all you did.

The Feb report is very thorough and should give you just about all you need to know for the upcoming year. Please check it out, and also get your membership and payment in to Jim Franke, sooner rather than later.

The rules for 2019 have had some big changes, as you all probably know. I have gone to the WSGA seminars and the rules can still be daunting, but have been simplified to a certain extent. The players rulebook version will be ready to be picked up at the meeting on Mar. 26 in the clubhouse, and after that in the proshop.

Hope to see all of you at the Mar 26 meeting. Until then,

Bob L (el pres)

Tournament Committee Report (Adam Hadrian):

We will have a full tournament schedule for 2018.  There will be nine dates (including the 36 hole club championship).  Mark your calendars and we will update you ASAP with information for the new Honorary Classic and the Off Site events.

 Saturday May 4, 2019                                               Gallet Day                             

Two-Man Best Ball – partners chosen by Scott – Blue Tees – Gross & Net Winners (Can’t win both)

 Saturday June 1, 2019                                   Taufner Day

Member-Guest Two Man Scramble – A& B Flights – A Flight on Blue Tees, B Flight on White Tees

Saturday June 29, 2019                                 Flag Day

Same format as last year – Mix of White and Blue Tees

Sunday July 21, 2019                         Schroeder Day

Stroke Play/Blind Partners – Net Score – White Tees

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 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) Dave Frederick will be the Red Team Captain and Adam Hadrian will be the Blue Captain.

Off Site Event                                     Course & Date TBD

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 ended the year with a balance in the club treasury of $1031.07

IMPORTANT: All members must complete and return the membership application form so that our database can be updated.  

Dues for the 2019 season will be, $80.00 and need to be paid by April 15, 2019 in order to have you name included in the club directory. Please pay in advance of or at our kickoff meeting.

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

Applications for these 2019 events are enclosed with this newsletter. The entry fee will remain the same as last year, $10.00 for the Net-Club Tournament and $10.00 per man ($20.00 per team) for the Two-Man Best Ball Tournament.  

Please make your check out to Dretzka Park Men’s Golf Club and try to return your entry to Jim Franke along before the kickoff meeting if possible. Jim Franke will also be collecting entries at the kick-off meeting.

These events fill up fast so please get your entry in as soon as possible.

Side Note:

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

MCPLA Team Report (Pete Topolovich/Dan Gehrke):

2019 Second Team Events:

May 5th – Brown Deer

June 8th – Dretzka

June 22nd – Currie

August 31st – Greenfield

2019 First Team Events

May 11th – Greenfield

June 15th – Oakwood

July 7th – Dretzka

September 22 – Whitnall

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

Thursday Night League (Pete Topolovich):

Thursday night league events will take place every other Thursday.  The schedule for 2019 is yet to be determined.  Changes this year included Dretzka Cup points awarded for club members who participate and a separate, year long, points competition.  League points will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each event.  A year end prize will be awarded to the points winner.  More details to come soon.

MCPLA Report (PetePaczesny):

MCPLA had a rules seminar on February 5th to go over the Major Changes in the Rules of Golf for 2019 presented by the WSGA. I have sent a pdf of the handout that we received at the meeting to the membership.  The WSGA suggest that you download the free USGA app so you will always have the rule book with you.

The Milwaukee County Public Links Website will be updated in the next few weeks and it may have the ability to make on-line payments for tournaments.

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


2019 MCPLA Events

Senior/Mid-Am:                                  May 18-19, 2019 @ Whitnall GC

Two Man Best Ball:                             July 20 @ Currie GC  
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 on the following basis:

First Place        7 points

2nd Place          5 points

3rd Place           4 points

4th Place           3 points

5th place           2 points

All other participants will be awarded one (1) point

For Team events, your place award is based on the number of points you earn for our club during each match and follow the format shown above.  Ties are all awarded the same number of points; so for example, if everyone in a team event earned the maximum number of points, all players would be awarded 7 total Dretzka Cup points for that Team event.

This year there will be one point awarded for each Thursday Night League event that you participate in.

*Dretzka Cup standings will be posted on our website and will be updated as soon as possible after each event. 

As the saying goes you got to be in it to win it.  Members that are able to play in every event give themselves the best opportunity to earn Dretzka Cup points.