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Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole

The Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League played tee-to-green Wednesday, May 29, which is an individual game scored by subtracting the number of putts from each player’s handicap score.

Winners were: Ruth Klukow, first; Bev Ogren and Mary Erickson, tie for second; and Sigrid Hubley and Stephanie Haider, tie for third.

Klukow had a birdie on hole 4.

The women’s league welcomes new members at any time during the season. For more information, call the Whitefish Pro Shop at 218-543-4900.

Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole

Barb Hanson is still swinging a hot golf club as she scored a net 36 to win the low net on odd holes event May 29 in the Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole League.

Susan Finley finished second to Hanson in the first flight followed by Cathy Munger in third.

Sherrie Adam and Betsy Otteson shot 35s to tie for first in the second flight. Marguerite Baker and Nancy Schmidt tied for third.

Joan Kantos won the third flight with a 32 and also posted the day’s low net with a 66. Diane Giefer placed second and Sharon Sullivan and Myra Faust tied for third.

Mary Jean Herdey won the fourth flight followed by Jean Freytag and Sharon Keister.

Anne Gazda and Faust both carded birdies.

Whitefish men

Arlen Stensby needed a playoff to fend off Mike Slind for the first flight victory in the May 28 stableford during the Whitefish Men’s League.

John Farrell finished third in the first flight.

Bill Johander won the second flight followed by Mike Einan and Ross Kaleva. Sam Kantos carded the top score in the third flight with Jim Devinck in second and Gordy Fischer third.

Fischer also made the longest putt and Farrell was closest to the pin.

Al Olson and Gary Amundson were nearest were also proximity winners.

Individuals may join the men’s league at any time by contacting the Whitefish Golf Club’s pro shop for information at 218-543-4900.

Crosswoods Men’s League

Team low net was the play of the day Tuesday, May 28, for the Crosswoods Men’s League. John Pribyl was the player of the day with a net score of 64, which was the low net round of the day. Dave Schrupp had the individual low net on the front nine, and Jerry Bourassa on the back nine.

First-place team on the front nine included Pat McAlpine, Schrupp, Ed Kellogg and Roger Coult. Winners on the back nine were Pribyl, Chet Herrboldt, John Jensen and Ralph Lewis.

Taking second place were the teams of Ray Elie, Dave Oleson, Dale Erickson and Al Stans on the front nine, and Dale Stevens, Jerry Martin, Greg Long and Bob Johnson on the back nine.

Dick Sletten was closest to the pin on holes 6 and 11, had the longest putt on hole 9 and had a chip-in for birdie on hole 14. John Antos had the longest putt on hole 18. Terry Nygaard had a chip-in for birdie on hole 17.

New members are welcome at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Elie’s net score of 78 was the low net round of the day Thursday, May 30, when the play of the day was team low net. Nick Loscheider had the individual low net on the front nine, and Elie on the back nine.

The team of Jim Mateyka, Wayne Henquinet, Ernie Byerly and Jerry Martin took first on the front nine and second on the back nine. The team of Sletten, Elie, Al Stans and blind draw were first on the back nine. Pribyl, Lewis, Antos and Dan Davis placed second on the front nine.

Earl Lidholm was closest to the pin on hole 6 and Bob Hinkley on hole 11. Tom Fraser had the longest putt on hole 9 and Loyal Meech on hole 18. Sletten had a chip-in for birdie on hole 1 and Byerly on hole 3.

Crosswoods Ladies League

Nancy Stevens, Michele Kohler, Beryl Roe, Rose Ann Stans, Renee Aden, Tracey Nelson, Mary Neer, Faye Windschitl, Gloria Dalbec and Karen Appel of the Crosswoods Ladies League won the game of the day Wednesday, May 29, which was least putts.

Sue Mitsch had the longest drive on hole 12. Carmen Rettke had a chip-in on hole 16.

The eague’s shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Mondays. Arrive a half-hour early.

Breezy Point men

Giovanni’s Pizza used a 9.5-2.5 win over Billy’s Bar and Grill May 30 to collect a 3.5-point lead over the rest of the Breezy Point Resort Men’s League field.

Thomas Law defeated Commander/JJ’s 6.5-5.5 to climb into a tie for second.

Team results from May 30: Giovanni’s Pizza 9.5, Billy’s Bar & Grill 2.5; Dockside 6, Billy’s Buddies 6; Thomas Law 6.5, Commander/JJ’s 5.5; Crocker Collision, bye.

Team standings: Giovanni’s Pizza, 24; Thomas Law, 20.5; Commander/JJ, 20.5; Billy’s Buddies, 17.5; Crocker Collision, 17; Billy’s Bar & Grill, 14.5; Dockside, 12.

Individual results: low net, 0-7: Cody Burns 32, Don Sandberg 32; 8-11: Dave Thomas; 12-18: Wally Anderson; closest to pins, Wally Anderson and Mark Jarboe; longest putts, Ron Oseland, Rob Ustipak and Don Sandberg.

Fairways Women’s League

Helen Silva, Marlene Walters and Carol Brodzinski of the Fairways at Howard’s Barn Women’s League won the play of the day, which was guess your score, Tuesday, May 28.

Marlene Yurek reported a chip-in on hole 5.

Registration is under way for the annual guest luncheon to be held June 11 at the Timberjack in Pequot Lakes.

New members are welcome. The league meets Tuesdays through September with sign-in at 8:30 a.m. and play beginning at 9 a.m. The Fairways is in Fifty Lakes at the intersection of County Roads 1 and 3.

Fairways Men’s League

Play of the day Wednesday, May 29, was low team net using high and low scores for each team. The winning team was Bing Brodzinski, Ollie Courts, John Driscoll and Jim Rauenhost.

Courts made the longest putt on hole 9 and Jim Rauenhorst had a chip-in.

The league is looking for mew members.

Emily Greens leagues

Starting the week of June 10, Tuesday night men’s, Wednesday morning men’s and Monday morning mixed match play leagues will begin play. New members are always welcome. Call Tony or Gregg for more information or just show up and play.

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

Barry Knox, Jack Helmann, Kent Lieske and Dave Schwarze took first place; Larry Neer, Bruce Nelson, Bob Eckman and John Lemire claimed second; and Cy Kruse, Al Schewe, Jim Schallman and Dick Blevins placed third.

Charley Peterson had an eagle on hole 5. Pete Zigler and Blevins had chip-ins. Tim Donnay was closest to the pin, and Don Atwater was closest to the pin in two shots. Ron Germann and Russ Philstrom had the longest putts.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

The ladies league was rained out.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

Play of the day was closest to the pin on hole 1. Winners were Renee Aden, Mary Neer and Nancy Kruse.

Gail Bancroft and Barb Schewe had chip-ins.

Grand View Lodge outing

Carrie Spitzak, Katie Wallace and Barb Wenschlag scored a 36 to win the sidestep scramble during the May 28 Women’s Outing at Grand View Lodge’s The Pines.

Paula West, Julie Hofius, Ellen Ogg and Penny Vick finished second followed by Candace Prigge, Lisa Omodt and Betty Kackman. Wallace and Bonnie Morris drained the longest putts.

The next Coed Outing will be at 5:30 p.m. June 11 at The Pines in Nisswa. The Pink Ribbon Classic will be at 1:30 p.m. June 18 at the Pines and 3 p.m. June 18 at the Garden Course. To sign up for the next outing, contact Meyer at 218-820-2607.

Legacy women

Heather Carey’s pin-hunting prowess helped her team claim one of the three team titles during the May 28 women’s night scramble at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Carey, along with Rhonda Mareck, Ashley Mareck and Rachel Martin, fired a 34 on the back nine of the Dutch Legacy for first.

The team of Christy Winegar, Kristi Sachs, Katy Kalenberg, Kelli Levenski and Laurie Fitterer also shot 34 for first place on the front nine.

Winning on the Par 3 Course was Melissa Berg, Becca Hoppe and Abbey Neptune with a 29.

Closest to the pin winners were Carey, Lisa Fouquette and Dee Mick. Longest putt winners were Martha Prusak, Jill Kinsley and Lori Dooley.

Legacy men

American National reclaimed the top spot of the men’s league standing after beating previous leader Reichert Bus 21-12 May 30 at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

American National holds a 1.50-point lead over Halverson Law, which also leap frogged Reichert Bus.

Team results from May 30: Halverson Law 22.5, First Security 10.5; Thelen Heating 25.5, Deerwood Bank 7.5; DPA/DK Insurance 21, Von Hanson’s 12; Mulligan’s 24, Mid-Minnesota FCU 9; American National 21, Reichert Bus 12; People’s Security 21, Shep’s on 6th 12; 925.Silver 16.5, Edward Jones 16.5; D&D Exteriors 24, US Bank 9.

Team standings: American National, 129.25; Halverson Law, 127.75; Reichert Bus, 121.25; 925.Silver, 119.25; Shep’s on 6th, 114.25; D&D Exteriors, 113.75; People’s Security, 106.00; Mulligan’s, 104.25; Von Hanson’s, 103.5; US Bank, 100.75; Edward Jones, 94.00; DPA/DK Insurance, 91.75; Thelen Heating, 91.00; Mid-Minnesota FCU, 90.75; Deerwood Bank, 83.25; First Security, 77.25.

Individual results: closest to pins, Gary Lippo, Troy Getchell and Jake Brandt; longest putt, Eric Pion; low net, Adam Kalenberg 31, Tim Trott 31 and Gary Lippo 31; low gross, Drew Dufner 32 and Dan Vickerman 35; side game gross, Dave LePage 37 and Mike Toensing 38; side game net, Scott Moen 35 and Joe Diemer 35.

Madden’s speed golf

Brad Quast registered 22 points in 1:27.03 for first place during the Tuesday morning speed golf leauge May 28 at Madden’s Resort.

Glen Hagberg scored 20 points in 1:10.05 for second followed by Adam Pogue’s 20 points in 1:27.03 and Jeremy Pollock’s 18 points in 1:12.00.

Black Bear women

Cathy Switajewski smacked the longest drive and Sue Conley had the best power hand during the Black Bear Women’s League. Switajewski also had a chip-in during her round.

U of M event at Cragun’s

Cragun’s Legacy Courses will host the 13th annual University of Minnesota Golf Event June 27-28.

The event is a fundraiser benefiting the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher Fund program. The event consists of a dinner Thursday, June 27, followed by an 18-hole shotgun tournament Friday, June 28. Scheduled to appear at the Thursday evening dinner are Gopher head football coach Jerry Kill, U of M athletic director Norwood Teague and more.

The cost for the dinner only is $25. The cost for the dinner and golf is $125 per person.

For complete details and registration, contact Toni at 218-825-2733 or

Putting clinic scheduled

The seventh annual Mike Shannon putting clinic hosted by Chris Foley Golf Schools will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Shannon, a Top 100 teacher and PGA Tour instructor, will use “Laser Optic Putting System” to analyze each participant’s putting stroke. The clinic is limited to the first 10 people with the cost at $400.

For more information or to register, contact Chris Foley at 218-820-9426 or visit his website at

MGA news

Josh Dale of Breezy Point Resort fired a 3-over 74 May 30 during the MGA Players’ qualifier at the Virginia Municipal.

Dale finished second to Dan Bidle, who also shot 74, to earn the first alternate designation.


Ken Lieske aced the eighth hole at Emily Greens on Tuesday, May 28, using a 5-wood for his fourth hole-in-one.

Jeff Johnson of Bayport, Minn., aced the 140-yard 17th hole at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake on Saturday, June 1, using a 7-iron.

Jim Frazer of Emily aced the 106-yard 11th hole Wednesday, May 29, at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake using a gap wedge.

James G. Larson, Backus, aced the 155-yard third hole of Black Bear June 3 using a 3-wood.

Erik Stoxen, East Gull Lake, aced the 107-yard ninth hole of Bobby’s Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses May 29 using a 9-iron. The 10-year-old then aced the 170-yard third hole of the Par 3 Course at Cragun’s June 2 using a hybrid.

Lyle Buerkle, Wayzata, aced the 133-yard fourth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses May 29 using an 8-iron.

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