Weekly Word - 7/1/2013


July 4th Couples Golf and Long Drive Contest

We still have openings for the couples event being held this Thursday, July 4, 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 annual 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.

No Women's League Thursday

Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the LPN Thursday women's league won't play this week. Play will resume July 11. League members should come prepared to sign-up for the annual Rally for the Cure golf event, which will be held two weeks later on July 25. Cost is $20. Organizers are looking for donated items for the silent auction to be held in conjunction with the event, which helps increase the amount of money raised.

2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open

Volunteers Needed

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 is asked to 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.

Private Housing Needed

When professional golfers register for the Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open, they are offered the chance to request free housing for themselves and their families in private homes. This service, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, is possible each year because of the generosity of families in the Lake Panorama and Panora area. 

For the fourth year, Kent and Shirley Stephenson are coordinating placing golfers in homes. They already are receiving requests from golfers, and are looking for volunteers willing to host one or more people in their home. To volunteer, or to get more information, contact them at 641-755-3787.

Upcoming Golf Events

July 4: 4th of July Couples and Long Drive Contest
July 13: Lehman Memorial Golf Tournament
July 14: John Staebell Memorial
July 27 & 28: The 42nd Club Championship
July 27: Junior Club Championship
August 9-11: 19th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup
August 25: 14th Annual LPN Solheim


July 1: Course Closed 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
July 3: Course Closed after 12 p.m.
July 4: Course Closed 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
July 4: Links Restaurant and Lounge Closing Early - Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Family Visiting? Play Some Golf!

Are you looking for an activity to entertain guests this Fourth of July? 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.

Tee times are recommended on holidays, and can be made by calling the pro shop at 641-755-2250. Walk-ins will be accommodated if there are openings.

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 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, clubhouse manager, about organizing an event at Panorama West.