Weekly Word - 5/6/2013

LAKE PANORAMA NATIONAL RESORT

GUTHRIE COUNTY STATE BANK MEMBER-GUEST ENTRY DEADLINE WEDNESDAY
The entry deadline for the 13th annual Guthrie County State Bank Men’s Member-Guest tournament is this Wednesday, May 8. The cost is $200 per team, with the event limited to the first 36 paid teams. The two-day tournament is June 1-2. The first day format uses each team members’ handicap to determine a team quota. The second day pairs two teams with a PGA professional. Entry forms are available online here or in the pro shop. Only paid entries will be accepted.  

CALENDAR
If you don’t visit the LPN website often, you may not have seen the new interactive calendar. The right column on every page has three options to view the calendar.

LPN Calendars – All will show all events posted for LPN. Below this are links to Conference Center Events and Golf Events. These links allow you to pull out just conference center events or golf events. Any event on the calendar can be clicked on to bring up further information. Events through the remainder of 2013 can be found by advancing through the months using the arrows at the top, right-hand side of the calendar.

Another option for those who want to view daily tee times as a list, you can do so here.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
This is the final week to make reservations for the Mother’s Day brunch being held Sunday, May 12. Chef Mike Harris will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees, along with sweet desserts. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Because of the brunch, the Links will be closed for regular service. Make your reservations today by calling 641-755-2080.

WOMEN’S LEAGUE TEE OFF DINNER
Due to inclement weather, the Women’s League tee-off dinner was postponed last week to Thursday, May 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include dinner, program, gifts, prizes and details about the 2013 league. The cost for the tee-off dinner is $15. Find more information on the Women’s League at our website.

UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS
May 7: U.S. Open Local Qualifier
May 18: Armed Forces Day Tournament
May 27: Memorial Day Couples
June 1 & 2: Guthrie County State Bank Men’s Member Guest (Entry deadline is May 8.)

CLOSINGS
May 12: Links Closed for Mother’s Day Brunch
May 18: Links Dining Room Closed in A.M.
May 19: Links Dining Room Closed in A.M.

PANORAMA WEST GOLF COURSE

PRO SHOP UPDATE
Two coolers have been added to the Panorama West pro shop area. One is filled with a variety of ice cream treats, the other with an expanded selection of soft drinks, bottled water and sports drinks. A hot dog broaster has been purchased, and both hot and cold sandwich offerings will be available as the course gets busier.

New in 2013, tee times are recommended for weekends and holidays, although walk-ins will be accommodated if there are openings. Currently the pro shop is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on league days when hours are expanded to accommodate players. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the pro shop will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2250 to make tee times or check on hours.

PANORAMA WEST WOMEN’S LEAGUE
The Panorama West women’s league begins Tuesday with a two-person best-ball event. Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. with rolls and coffee available, followed by golf at 9 a.m. John Dinnebier had planned to give a group golf clinic Tuesday. But snow caused the U.S. Open local qualifier at the LPN to be moved from Monday to Tuesday. John will be playing in the Tuesday qualifier so has postponed the golf clinic until next week.

Regular play gets underway May 14. Those who golf early should be able to finish so they can take part in the clinic at 8:30 a.m. Others can tee off after the clinic. Regular golf continues each Tuesday through Sept. 10. For more information, contact Janet Luing at 641-755-3347 or jdluing@netins.net.

PANORAMA WEST MEN’S LEAGUES
The Tuesday evening men’s league begins Tuesday and runs through Aug. 27. Weekly and end-of-year prizes are awarded. The last Tuesday of each month is a best-ball team format, playing from the par-4 tee boxes. For more information, contact Kevin Richey at 641-757-0487 or richeyk1@yahoo.com or Trent Crawmer at 515-240-1203 or trentcrawmer@gmail.com.

The Thursday morning league is already underway. Dues cover 18 weeks of regular play with weekly cash prizes and individual awards at the end of the season, plus a final tournament and luncheon Sept. 5. For more information, contact Virgil Hoehne at 641-757-0962 or 2grandkids@live.com.