Babcock Named 2013 Professional of the Year
Gary Babcock, Lake Panorama National head pro, has been selected by the Iowa Golf Association as the 2013 PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Babcock received a letter last week announcing the honor, saying the award “recognizes your commitment to the high quality standards you bring to the club each day.”
Babcock will attend a special IGA ceremony in early April. But first, those who want to offer Gary their congratulations can do so this Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the LPN. Come out and tell Gary thanks for a job well done!
More information about the award is available here. A news release will be posted on the Iowa Golf Association website Thursday with details on all six of this year's award winners. Look for it at www.iowagolf.org.
Links Specials for November
November brings food specials to The Links Restaurant and Lounge each Tuesday through Thursday. Specials this week are hot beef sandwiches on Tuesday; fajtias with chips, salsa, Spanish rice and refried beans on Wednesday; and Alfredo tortellini with breadsticks and tossed salad on Thursday. Enjoy these dinners for just $9.95 plus tax and tip.
Game day specials are offered each Saturday and Sunday in November. Specials include 10 wings for $5, or 20 wings for $10. Bloody Marys are $3, draw beers $1.50, and pitchers of beer $5.
The Links is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast is served each Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Links is closed on Mondays.
Pro Shop Year-End Sale
The LPN pro shop year-end sale is underway. All men's and women's short sleeve polos are 40% off. All outerwear and headwear is discounted 30%. Golf bags and shoes are 20% off. Broker's International, Ltd. Iowa Open merchandise is discounted 40%, and golf gloves are 25% off.
If you’re shopping for new clubs, Head Pro Gary Babcock says prices are "too low to advertise." Daily pro shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Brunch December 15
The annual LPN Christmas Brunch is Sunday, Dec. 15. Serving will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with reservations taken in half-hour increments. Cost is $13.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 5 to 12, and kids under 4 are free. Call 755-2080 to make a reservation.
LPN Ping Pong League Starts Wednesday
A winter ping pong league gets underway this Wednesday at the LPN at 6 p.m. The first two weeks will be for informal play, with pairings made for the two-person league format that begins the third week.
Course Remains Open
The LPN golf course will remain open as long as conditions allow. Daily green fee rates are $35, plus tax, for play-all-day. Snacks and drinks are available in the pro shop and the Links. The outside entrances to the Spikes restrooms will be open when players are on the course. Call the pro shop at 755-2024.
December 15: Christmas Brunch