2019 Alumni Club Golf Report

June 10 – Bluffs at Coffee Mill, Wabash
Thirty-two IBM Alumni enjoyed a beautiful day at The Bluffs at Wabasha. Most of them played a second nine after lunch thanks to a special rate of $5.75 per person (with cart). Lunch was also great. The team of Dan Gronli, Sharon Murray, Steve Riles, and Bill Kleis won bragging rights at -3. Two teams came in second at -2. They were Don Eisenmenger, Dick Dahl, Lou Leonard, and Paul Michels along with Roger Lewison, Craig Olson, Bob Becker, and Dale Haufbauer.

Lou Leonard won both a closest-to-the-pin and longest putt. John Bazey won the other closest-to-the-pin and Bill Kleis won the other longest putt. On June 11th, we already have 21 golfers signed up for our second event scheduled for June 24th at Pine Island. We have arrangements again this year for a great meal from Trail Head Catering in Pine Island.

June 24 – Pine Island
There was a brief drizzle that lasted five minutes. Then the sky cleared and 22 golfers enjoyed a good round and a good meal at Pine Island. Dick Dahl and Vic Hartman managed to both win closest to the pin and longest putt contests. Bragging rights belonged to Paul Brown, Jeff Parker, and John Bazey, after shooting a round of -2. Most golfers played a second nine after lunch.

The next event will be held on July 8th at Zumbro Falls. Nine holes of golf with cart and burger basket will be for only $20, and a second nine can be played for $8 plus tax. Hope to see you there.

July 8 – Zumbro Falls
Today, we had 22 golfers again. This time the weather was perfect, and the burger baskets were too, thanks to Darlene at the Zumbro Falls Golf Course. We even remembered to take some pictures this time. Bragging rights went to Hal Kossman, LeRoy Luhmann, Ken Kiefer, and Duane Luinstra with a score of -3. (Hal said he carried them on his shoulders.) Tied for second were Dennis Noltee, John Bazey, Paul Brown, and Jim deLongpre and the team of Jeff Parker, Bill Kleis, and Jim and Nancy Kryka at -2. Longest putt was won by Paul Graham. Bill Kleis left his tee shot on #4 about five feet below the hole for closest-to-the-pin. John Bazey took Bill’s place in the afternoon foursome for the second nine, and you can see where his tee shot on #4 wound up. (Fortunately, his shot didn’t count for the prize, but he did make the putt. He also saved a lot of beer money by not making a hole-in-one.) :-)

Rich Peter, Tom Beagle, Roger Lewison and Barry Knapp

Dick Thesing and Mark Ginnrich

Jim deLongpre, John Bazey, Paul Brown and Dennis Noltee

Lynn Didier, Charlie Graham, Vic Hartman and Paul Graham

Ken Kiefer, LeRoy Luhmann, Duane Luinstra and Hal Kossman

Jim Kryka, Nancy Kryka, Jeff Parker and Bill Kleis 

John Bazey's almost hole-in-one

Hope to see you at Mt Frontenac on July 22nd. It is a beautiful course, and they have a great meal and wonderful door prizes.

July 22 – Mt. Frontenac
Twenty-eight golfers enjoyed the perfect weather and beautiful scenery at Mt. Frontenac. Bragging rights went to the team of Don Eisenmenger, Dale Haufbauer, Craig Olson and Paul Michels at even par. Charlie and Paul Graham won two of the events, and I forgot who won the other one?! But Bill Macy did have a natural eagle on a par four, and I didn’t forget that. And I definitely don’t want to forget to thank Tom Modjeski for his help in making this our best stop again this year.

Dan Gronli, Sharon Murray, and Tom Jacobson and a wonderful view of the Mighty Mississippi.

The next event will be at Willow Creek on August 5th. Hope to see you there.

August 5 - Willow Creek
The course has taken a beating in places due to some of those earlier torrential rains, but we had a clear morning and a nice temperature for the 24 golfers who participated. Vic Hartman, Jeff Parker, John Bazey, and Jim deLongpre finished at -1 to take honors. Two teams played even par. Rich Peter had the longest putt, and Dick Thesing won the closest-to-the-pin contest.

The next event will be at Dodge Center on August 19th. Hope to see you there.

August 19 - Dodge Center

September 9 - Oak Summit

September 30 - The Jewel

Comments from the Golf Coordinator
If you are an alumni and haven’t come out yet consider joining us and bringing your spouse or a friend.

These golf reports are provided by Bill Kleis, 2019 Golf Event Committee Chair