LPN Resort Weekly - 1/20/2019

Waddle Awarded 9-Hole Superintendent of the Year

In his book The Sun Watches the Sun, Dejan Stojanavic writes, “Get close to the grass, and you’ll see a star.” Those words are especially true when considering Panorama West Course Superintendent Brandon Waddle. Waddle was recognized as the 9-Hole Superintendent of the Year January 16 at the annual meeting of the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association. The meeting was part of the Iowa Turfgrass Conference and Tradeshow held at Prairie Meadows. Under Waddle’s care, the Panorama West course conditions have flourished, and in 2018 he supervised extensive renovations and improvements funded by the McLuen bequest.

Congratulations to Brandon, our star of the Panorama West Golf Course, on this prestigious award - we are proud of you and glad you are part of the LPN team!

Purchase Membership by January 31 - Receive Gift Card

For those who have not yet purchased their 2019 golf membership, there is still time to do so and receive an LPN Gift Card. Those who pay in full by January 31 will receive a $100 LPN Gift Card for LPN members, a $25 LPN Gift Card for Panorama West members, or a $125 LPN Gift Card for those joining both courses.

There are several 2019 golf membership options and categories, both for LPA property owners and non-LPA owners. Browse the membership forms on our website for details. Or call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 to discuss.

LPN Staff Attending Nebraska Golf Show

Members of the LPN staff will be exhibiting February 1-2 at the Nebraska Golf Show at CHI Health Center in Omaha. This event will have the newest clubs from leading manufacturers for demo, skills contests, free lessons from top pros, a fully stocked 19th Hole lounge, plus special areas for kids. If you are in the Omaha area, stop out and see us. We will have a drawing for event attendees, so get signed up. For a complete list of hours, ticket prices, exhibitors and activities, visit www.nebraskagolfshow.com.

Super Bowl Watch Party

Join us at the Links Restaurant on Sunday, February 3, for a Super Bowl Watch Party with betting pools, food and drink specials, and fun games. The event starts at 2 p.m. Chips with salsa or queso, vegetable tray, cheese and cracker tray and homemade chili will be available for $10.95. Drink specials include $8 pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Lite, $3 shots for every score and $1 canned beer (while supplies last). $1 and $5 pools are posted now. Giant Jenga, cornhole toss and ping pong will be available for play…see you there!

Lake Panorama Association Member Incentive Program

Lake Panorama Association members are our number one customer source for booking new events at the LPN Conference Center. Now, when an LPA member books a new event (*details below) they are eligible for an LPN account credit, based on the event size. While many people think of our facility for weddings, we frequently host family reunions, business retreats, birthday and anniversary parties. Several local vendors are available to help transform the banquet room to fit your event theme, and on-site lodging options abound with our guest house, and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Call Matt Mikkelsen, restaurant & events manager, at 641-755-2080 to inquire about dates for your event.


  • Book a new event with catered meal for 50-100 - receive a $50 LPN member credit.

  • Book a new event with catered meal for 101-200 - receive a $100 LPN member credit.

  • Book a new event with catered meal for 201+ - receive a $150 LPN member credit.

Events are defined as billed on a single ticket, and cannot be a group event where attendees pay individual tickets. Credit will be applied upon receipt of final event payment. One incentive per event, and does not apply for events already booked. LPN gift cards are available if LPA member does not have an existing LPN member account.

Have family, friends or colleagues looking for a venue to host an event? Refer a non-LPA member to book a catered event for 35+ people and receive a $35 member credit.

Pre-Orders of LPA History Book Available

A book detailing the history of Lake Panorama now is available for pre-orders. Lake Panorama – The First 50 Years, is a full-color, hardcover 96-page book. The coffee table commemorative book includes both historic and contemporary photos. Chapters in the book describe six decades of planning and development. Other chapters highlight Lake Panorama’s two golf courses, infrastructure, and water quality efforts.

The 50th annual meeting of the Lake Panorama Association is May 11, 2019. Books ordered through May 13 will be sold at a reduced price of $30, including tax. On May 14, the price will increase to $35. The book should be available in June 2019. It is being sold online with all major credit cards accepted. Buyers will complete an order form by providing name, email and phone, then selecting the number of books being purchased.

Books pre-ordered may be picked up at either the LPA or LPN front desks at no additional charge. Those who want to pick up their purchase will be notified when the books have been delivered locally.

Those who prefer to have their books shipped can choose this option on the order form. Up to five books can be shipped to a single domestic address for a flat fee of $9, which covers shipping and handling. No shipping will be available except on these pre-orders placed through May 13. Once an order is placed, the buyer will receive an email confirmation.

Anyone not comfortable ordering online, or who has questions, can contact the LPA via email at lpa@lakepanorama.org, or call 641-755-2301. Place online orders here.