Weekly Word - 6/24/2013


July 4th Couples Golf and Long Drive Contest
On Thursday, July 4, LPN will host a couples golf event starting at 12:30 p.m. Cost for members is $25 per couple and $90 per couple for non-members.

There will be a potluck dinner following golf at Spikes. Bring a covered dish and/or something to grill. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to register. 

The long drive contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the first tee. Cost is $5 for 3 balls. Prizes will be paid out for multiple divisions and age groups. Registration is not needed for this event.

1st Annual Glow Ball Tournament
This 9-hole tournament will shotgun start at 9:30 p.m. this Friday, June 28, with cocktails and awards following golf. Registration begins at 8:30 p.m.

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 form for this event may be found online.

 Early Registration Discount For Iowa Open Pro-Am
The 2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open will be played Aug. 16-18 at the LPN, with a pro-am Aug. 15. Through the end of June, a $200 discount is being offered on the normal $1,000 entry fee for a four-person team. Each team gets four gift packs, an Iowa pro on the team, and eight tickets to the Aug. 14 draw party. For information about the pro-am, contact Larry and Mary Hills, 641-755-4382 or larmar@netins.net. A registration form is available here under ProAm Section.

Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Brokers International, Ltd Iowa Open
More than 150 volunteers are needed to assist players and spectators throughout the three-day tournament held August 16-18. 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. For more information, contact Kathy De Lucca at 641-755-3116 or Ed McCollom at 515-314-5000.

LPN Solheim Registration Deadline Thursday
Registration for the 14th annual LPN Solheim tournament must be received by 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. 

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.

Upcoming Golf Events
June 28: Glow Ball Tournament
June 30: Swinging for the Kids
July 4: 4th of July Couples and Long Drive Contest
July 13: Lehman Memorial Golf Tournament
July 14: John Staebell Memorial
August 9 - 11:  19th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup
August 25:  14th Annual LPN Solheim


Consider Panorama West for Group Outing
Looking for a fun place to host a company outing, family gathering or celebration with friends? Consider the Panorama West Golf Course and Community Room.

The entire course can be rented for $100, plus green fees for anyone who isn’t a member of the course. The group must have at least 28 players before the course can be closed to others. A shotgun start for smaller groups also can be arranged, while the course remains open to others. Rental golf carts and clubs are available.

The Clubhouse’s community room is the perfect spot to share a meal following golf. There is seating for 90 indoors, with another 36 on the wrap-around deck.

The Panorama West staff will help with event planning, and have a number of ideas and options for snacks or a meal held in conjunction with a golf outing. To accommodate potlucks, the kitchen includes a full-size stove, refrigerator and microwave.

The pro shop is open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 641-755-2250 and talk with Maureen Lubeck about organizing an event at Panorama West.

Family Visiting? Play Some Golf!
With the Fourth of July approaching, it’s time to plan how to entertain family members who visit on holidays and weekends. A round of golf at Panorama West is always a popular activity.

Parents and grandparents can play nine holes of golf with related youth under 16 for $26.75. This special rate is limited to four players. Rental golf carts and clubs are available for an additional fee.

Generally, play on the course is first-come, first-served. New in 2013, tee times are recommended for weekends and holidays, although walk-ins will be accommodated if there are openings. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2250 for more details or to make a tee time.