LPN Weekly - 10/13/13

Thursday Dinner Honored LPN/LPA 2013 Volunteers

A dinner was held Thursday to recognize those who volunteered for the LPN or the LPA in 2013. About 125 people were in attendance for a social hour and buffet dinner in the LPN banquet room.

The theme was "Together We Are Going Places." A short program included spontaneous comments from three volunteers - John Wiemers, Maureen Lubeck and Gary Soreide - on their past travels. They each received a framed print featuring Michael Kleinwolterink's photography.

Volunteers at the LPN assist during golf tournaments, maintain tee box flower beds and the tree nursery, and serve on the LPN advisory committee. Other volunteers maintain tee box flowers at the Panorama West Golf Course, help with landscaping at all three beaches and Boulder Cove, and serve on LPA boards and committees.

New Silverware for The Links

New silverware has been purchased for The Links Restaurant and Lounge, and was used for the first time at Thursday's volunteer banquet. The silverware is a heavier weight and simpler design than previously used, and will be easier to match as pieces are lost or damaged. A total of 300 new silverware settings now are available.

Pro Shop Sale Continues

Sale prices in the LPN pro shop continue, with 30% off all men's, women's and juniors' clothing. There also are some racks where clothing prices have been reduced 50-75%. In addition, discounts are available on golf clubs and other equipment. Talk with the pro shop staff for details.

Daily pro shop hours now are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with changes possible based on course traffic and weather conditions.

October Hours for Spikes

Hours have been reduced for October at Spikes, the snack and restroom facility between the 1st and 10th tees. The snack shop now is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with adjustments possible based on course traffic and weather conditions. Even if the snack shop is closed, the outside restroom entrances will be unlocked to accommodate golfers from the time the pro shop opens until dark.

A reminder Spikes can be rented for private functions year-round. Contact John Dinnebier for details at 641-755-2080.

Fall Green Fee Rates Reduced

Daily green fee rates now are $35, plus tax, for play-all-day. Call the pro shop at 755-2024 for tee times.

12th Annual Iditarod

Iditarod XII will be Sunday, Nov. 10, with tee off at 11 a.m. This is a four-person, best-shot tournament that involves playing the LPN golf course cross country. The cost for LPN members is $10 per person, with non-members playing as guests of a member at $25 per person. Call the pro shop at 755-2024 to register.

Upcoming Events

November 10: 12th Annual Iditarod

Panorama West Golf Course

Number 11 Hole-in-One for 2013

Brandon Brehmer was the 11th person to score a hole-in-one during the 2013 season at the Panorama West course. It happened recently on #5.

Season Winding Down

The Panorama West pro shop now is open sporadically based on weather and expected groups. Gas carts, which are leased for the season, will no longer be available for rent after Monday, Oct. 14. Cross country meets will be held on the course Oct. 17 and Oct. 24.

A special green fee rate is in effect for the rest of this season. The all-day-play rate is $12. If the pro shop is closed, green fees can be paid using forms and the drop box near the first tee.