Weekly Word - 6/17/2013


Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup - Registration Deadline June 19
Captain Kevin Wood and Captain John Bruckshaw invite you to play in the 19th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup. The 2013 matches will be August 9 - 11. To be eligible for the 2013 Ryder Cup, you must:

  1. Be a member of Lake Panorama National Golf Course.
  2. Have a current USGA handicap.
  3. Have played AND posted scores for a minimum of ten, 18-hole rounds from July 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013.
  4. Be available at the following times: August 8: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.; August 9: Tee Times Start at 10 a.m.; August 10: 11 a.m.; August 11: Tee Times Start at 11 a.m.

Cost to participate is $170. To be entered you must drop off a signed registration form with check, made payable to ‘2013 Ryder Cup’, or cash to the pro shop. This must be done by the deadline of June 19, no exceptions. More details for the event may be found online.

Volunteers Needed for Iowa Open
The 2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open will be Aug. 16-18. More than 150 volunteers, who will wear shirts, hats and visors sporting the Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open logo, are needed to assist players and spectators throughout the three-day tournament. Volunteers will be provided water and a noon meal at Spikes each day they work.

Everyone who volunteers must complete a form showing the days and times they can work. The forms are available online at www.iowaopen.com or at the LPN pro shop. Kathy De Lucca and Ed McCollom are coordinating volunteers. For more information, contact De Lucca at 641-755-3116 or McCollom at 515-314-5000.

Panorama Pee Wee and Junior Open - June 23
To be eligible to participate, you must be a member of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour or Pee Wee Tour. Deadline to register with the Iowa PGA is June 18.

The Pee Wee is a tournament for all boys and girls ages 5 - 11. This is an excellent opportunity for junior players to enjoy the game of golf, regardless of skill level, in a fun and relaxed environment. More information and registration for this event may be found online.

LPN also is hosting the 5th Annual Lake Panorama Junior Open, on the same day. This  is an Iowa PGA Junior Tour Event. Information and registration for the Junior Open may be found online.

2-Gal Invitational - June 20
A few slots remain for the 16th annual LPN 2-Gal Invitational on Thursday. This 18-hole, two-gal best shot tournament begins with registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fees of $30 per person for LPN members and $50 for non-members cover continental breakfast, golf, lunch and awards. A registration form is available here. Call the pro shop for more information. 

LPN Solheim Registration Deadline - June 27
The registration deadline for the 14th annual LPN Solheim tournament is June 27. The event will be Sunday, Aug. 25, with a kickoff following women’s league on Aug. 22. “Eat-Sleep-Golf” is the theme for this year’s event, being organized by Captains Danna Krambeer and Susan Thompson. 

Two-person teams will be formed and compete in three formats – six holes each of better ball, alternate shot, and best shot. Participants must be LPN members. The entry fee is $65, which covers the cost of a team shirt, prizes, kickoff event, 18-holes of tournament golf and an awards dinner for participants and spouse/significant other. Registration form is here.

1st Annual Glow Ball Tournament - June 28 
This 9-hole tournament will shotgun start at 9:30 p.m. with cocktails and awards following golf. Registration begins at 8:30 p.m. This event is limited to the first 18 paid teams. Cost is $120 per team, which includes golf with cart, glow balls and prizes. LPN golf members may have non-members on their team at a cost of $50 per player. An entry from for this event may be found online.

Career Opportunity Available - Director of Accounting
The Lake Panorama Association is seeking an experienced accountant to serve as the Director of Accounting. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience. Current CPA certification and experience in Human Resources are a plus.

The Director of Accounting is a key member of the management team and is responsible for all accounting functions related to LPA and its subsidiary, Lake Panorama National (LPN, LLC). Responsibilities include preparation of monthly financial statements, assistance with annual budget preparation, cash flow analysis, payroll processing, employee benefits administration, sales and use tax processing, and management of accounts receivable and payable. The Director of Accounting also will work with external audit firm to support timely completion of audits, compliance reporting and tax reporting.

LPA offers an excellent work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and at least one letter of reference to:

John Rutledge, General Manager
Lake Panorama Association
P.O. Box 157, 5006 Panorama Drive
Panora, IA 50216

Email submissions accepted at: johnrutledge@lakepanorama.org

Tournament Details/Results Available Online
Many tournaments are held throughout the season at the LPN. Some are for members only, while others are open to the public. Results of past events, plus details on most upcoming tournaments, are available online

Upcoming Golf Events
June 20: 2-Gal Invitational
June 21: Friday Couples
June 28: Glow Ball Tournament
July 4: 4th of July Couples
July 4: Long Drive Contest
August 9 - 11:  19th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup
August 25:  14th Annual LPN Solheim

June 17: Golf Course Closed until 5:30 p.m.
June 17: Front 9 Closed at 5:30 p.m.
June 18: Golf Course Closed until 1:30 p.m.
June 19: Golf Course Closed
June 20: Golf Course Closed until 1:45 p.m.
June 23: Golf Course Blocked from 12:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.