Weekly Word - 7/8/201


15th Annual Junior Golf School Comes to End

Lake Panorama National completed its Junior Golf School the last Wednesday of June with a great group of junior golfers. During the school, juniors learn full swing, pitching, chipping and putting fundamentals along with golf etiquette and rules of golf. Most of all, the golf professionals teaching the juniors make sure the time spent together is fun.

The Junior School has two sponsors that have supported the school for many years — the Lake Panorama Association and Guthrie County State Bank. These sponsors have allowed the school to give out great gifts to the junior golfers, along with hosting a pizza party at the end. Pictures from the final day of the school and this full article can be viewed online.

Charities Combine Fun with Fundraising

Lake Panorama National Golf Resort and Conference Center is the site for about 10 fundraising golf tournaments each year. Two taking place this week — the Dan Lehman Memorial on Saturday and the John Staebell Memorial on Sunday — are organized by the LPN pro shop, and still have openings.

Get registered for these two events, plus learn more about these and other 2013 fundraising tournaments here.

Wondering About Tournament Results?

Wondering who won flights or events in the Fourth of July couples tournament? Who won the longest drive contest? How about the recent Glow Ball tournament? Find results of these and other LPN golf events on the tournaments page.

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 meal at Spikes for each shift they work. There are morning and afternoon shifts on Friday and Saturday, with only morning shifts on Sunday. Shifts will last about four hours, and start times depend on the hole location.

To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kathy De Lucca at 641-755-3116 or Ed McCollom at 515-314-5000. Or complete a volunteer form, available online at www.iowaopen.com or at the LPN pro shop.

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.

Kent and Shirley Stephenson are coordinating placing golfers in homes. They are receiving requests from golfers, and looking for volunteers willing to host one or more people. So far, the number of homes volunteered is about half of what was needed in 2012. To volunteer, or to get more information, contact them at 641-755-3787.

Upcoming Events

July 13: Lehman Memorial Golf Tournament
July 14: John Staebell Memorial
July 21: 8th Annual Panorama Pee Wee Championship
July 21: 5th Annual Panorama Junior Open
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 14: Links Dining Room Closed at 4 p.m.


Family Visiting?

Take advantage of the Family Special at Panorama West Golf Course, and make some memorable summer fun! Two adults and two youth (ages 8-15) play 9 holes for only $26.75. Rental carts for an additional fee.

A wide variety of snacks and drinks are available in the Pro Shop, for your groups to enjoy before or after golf. Tee time encouraged for weekends and holidays. Call 641-755-2250 for more information or to make a tee time.