Friday Last Day to Post Scores Made in Iowa this Season
A reminder from the Iowa Golf Association (IGA) the active season for posting golf scores made on Iowa courses ends Friday. The IGA has established Iowa’s active season as April 1 through Oct. 31. Golfers who want to keep their handicap up-to-date should post scores for all rounds during the active season. Iowa rounds played Nov. 1 through March 1 cannot be entered into the handicap system. However, if you play golf in another state that is active year-round, or has a longer active season, those scores can be posted. Find a list of active seasons by state here.
Iditarod XIII is November 9
Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to get signed up for the 13th annual Iditarod, which will be Sunday, Nov. 9. This is a four-person best-shot event that is played on a completely redesigned golf course. Entry fees are $10 per person for LPN members and $25 for non-members. There will be a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
Landscaping on LPN #1 Made Possible by Memorial Gift
New flowerbeds and a table were added this summer on the LPN #1 teebox. The work was possible because of a $2,500 memorial gift in honor of two brothers who loved their annual golf outing to Lake Panorama National. In 1986, brothers Chuck and Rick Vacek of Omaha found another six players to join them at the LPN. That first outing grew into a group of about 40 players who return each July.
Rich passed away eight years ago, and Chuck two years ago. Following Chuck’s death, the golf group wanted to do something at the LPN in their memory. The result is a completely new flowerbed on the upper level, and improvements to the lower level bed. A round concrete table was placed added next to the tee box. A memorial plaque on the table reads “Golfing with the Gods – Rich and Chuck Vacek.” You can read more about the Vaceks and their golfing buddies in the October issue of the Lake Panorama Times.
Halloween Pro Shop Sale Continues
The LPN pro shop's Halloween sale now underway promises ghoulish savings, slashed prices and chilling deals! All men's short-sleeved polos are discounted 40 percent, with men's outwear 30 percent off. All women's clothing is 40 percent off. All golf shoes and headwear are discounted 25 percent, with all golf bags 20 percent off. Clearance racks are 75 percent off.