Weekly Word - 7/22/2013


Club Championship Next Weekend

Entries into the 42nd annual LPN Club Championship July 27-28 are due in the LPN pro shop by mid-week. The event is flighted and prizes will be awarded in both net and gross categories. Entry fees are $25 in three divisions. Men’s open division is for ages up to 49 with play from the blue tees. The senior men’s division is for 50 and older with play from the white tees. The women’s division plays from the red tees.

Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. On both days, the women will play first, followed by senior men, and then men’s open division.

The Junior Club Championship will be 6 p.m. on Saturday, and is recommended for ages 7 through 15. Age divisions will be determined based on entries. Play will be nine holes from the red tees. Parents are asked to caddy and keep score for their junior. Entry fee is $10. Sign up and pay entry fees in the pro shop.

LPN Mixed Couples Tournament Aug. 3-4

A few slots remain for the annual LPN Mixed Couples tournament Aug. 3-4. Mixed couples play as partners, with men from the white tees and women from the red markers. Both partners drive and then each plays a second shot from the other’s ball location. After the second shots, choose the best ball location and continue with alternate shots until the ball is holed.

Entry fees are $150 per couple for LPN members and $225 for non-LPN members. Fees includes prizes, two days of golf with carts, practice balls, dinner on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday. Shotgun starts are 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Event is limited to the first 72 paid couples. A sign-up sheet is available here.

2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open

For the fourth year in a row, Lake Panorama National Golf Resort is gearing up to host the Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open. The 2013 tournament will be Aug. 16-18, with a pro-am Aug. 15. The LPN previously hosted the Iowa Open from 1985 to 1998. There is no admission charge and spectators are encouraged.

This is the third year the tournament is open to a limited number of out-of-state players. The first 104 slots are reserved for Iowa residents or those with Iowa ties. Another 40 slots are available to out-of-state professionals. Those 40 slots have been taken, and a waiting list created. If the slots reserved for Iowans aren’t filled by Aug. 6, players on the wait list can register.

Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts Aug. 16-17, with only morning shifts Aug. 18. Shifts will last about four hours, and start times depend on hole locations. Contact Kathy De Lucca at 641-755-3116 or Ed McCollom at 515-314-5000.

Kent and Shirley Stephenson are coordinating placing golfers in private homes. Contact them at 641-755-3787 for more information or to volunteer to host an out-of-town golfer.

Links Summer Hours

A reminder breakfast is served in The Links each Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The breakfast menu offers a wide variety of items, including grand slam specials, pancakes, French toast, omelettes and more. View the The Links full menu here.

Summer hours at The Links are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Links is closed on Mondays.

Upcoming Events

July 27 & 28: The 42nd Club Championship

July 27: Junior Club Championship

August 3-4: Mixed Couples Tournament
August 9-11: 19th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup

August 25: 14th Annual LPN Solheim


July 22: Front 9 Closed After 5:30 p.m.
July 23: Golf Course Closed Until 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
July 24: Golf Course Closed
July 27: Links Dining Room Closed (Seating in Lounge Only)
July 29: Front 9 Closed After 5:30 p.m.
July 31: Golf Course Closed After 12 p.m.
August 1: Golf Course Closed After 1:30 p.m.
August 3: Golf Course Closed After 8 a.m.
August 4: Golf Course Closed Until 2:45 p.m.