Sean McCarty Wins Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open
Sean McCarty of Solon became a four-time winner of the Iowa Open when he finished in first place at the 2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open at Lake Panorama National Sunday. McCarty won the tournament with a three-day total of 203 — 13 strokes below par.
McCarty shot a 65 on Friday, followed by a 68 on Saturday and a 70 on Sunday, to earn a $25,000 check. This is the fourth year for the Iowa Open at the LPN with Brokers International, Ltd. as the title sponsor. The course previously hosted the tournament from 1985 to 1998. McCarty’s first Iowa Open win was here in 1997, followed by wins elsewhere in 2005 and 2008.
Complete results of the 2013 tournament are available on the Iowa PGA Section website – www.iowapga.com. A big thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who helped make the 2013 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open a success!
Sadie Hawkins Couples Event Friday
The 8th annual Sadie Hawkins Couples will be Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. from Spikes. This Sadie Hawkins event gives a woman a chance to invite a man other than her husband to be her partner for this evening of golf. The format is a two-person best shot for nine holes. Sign up in the pro shop as a twosome, but you may request to play with another team.
The entry fee is $10 per two-person team for LPN members, and $70 for non-members. More information, including a list of recent winners, is on the LPN website here.
Solheim Kickoff Thursday, Tournament Sunday
Two events related to the 14th annual LPN Solheim Cup take place this week. The competition will be Sunday, Aug. 25, with a kickoff following women’s league on Thursday, Aug. 22.
“Eat-Sleep-Golf” is the theme for this year’s event, being organized by Captains Danna Krambeer and Susan Thompson. A total of 48 players have signed up. Participants must be LPN members.
For the kickoff Thursday, everyone who plays in the LPN women’s league is encouraged to attend the event, even if they are not signed up for Solheim. The kickoff will include a buffet meal, entertainment, posters from past Solheims, teams and tee times announced, and player shirts distributed.
Tee times will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday. Two-person teams will compete in three formats during the 18-hole tournament. Photos of Team Krambeer and Team Thompson will be taken on the #18 green after all groups have finished their rounds. An awards dinner will follow in the LPN banquet room, and wrap up with an announcement of the 2014 Solheim captains.
Couples Birdhouse Boogie on Labor Day
The 13th annual Birdhouse Boogie couples tournament will be Monday, Sept. 2. This tournament is held each Labor Day and was started by Dick and Diane Zapf. Dick’s handmade birdhouses are awarded for special flag events.
The four-person couples best-shot tournament has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fees are $30 per couple for LPN members and $90 per couple for non-LPN members. The entry fees cover golf, dinner and prizes.
The field will be limited to entries PAID in advance, with signup in the pro shop. More details and a list of recent champions available here.
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Click on the SUBSCRIBE TO NEWS button on any LPN website page. Enter first and last names, email address, select your news choices and click on “Subscribe to list.”
This new subscription method allows those interested to receive LPN news updates at multiple email addresses. It also reduces staff time needed to maintain the email database, and cuts down on spam received by list administrators.
August 22: 14th Annual LPN Solheim Kickoff
August 23: 8th Annual Sadie Hawkins Couples
August 25: 14th Annual LPN Solheim
August 28: Men's League Shoot Out
September 2: 13th Birdhouse Boogie Couples
September 5: Women's League Shoot Out
September 11: 8th Annual Eagles Club Outing
September 13: Iowa vs Iowa State Couples
September 15: 8th Annual Talk Like a Pirate Open
August 22: Dining Room Closed in Evening
August 31: Dining Room Closed in Evening