Thanks to Volunteers for "Picking Up the Pieces!"
The tornado that caused damage to homes at Lake Panorama on Mother’s Day also cut a swath across the LPN golf course. Some tree damage occurred on the front nine, but after a day of cleanup by staff and volunteers, that half of the course reopened Tuesday.
An estimated 50 mature trees on the back nine were either uprooted or sustained major damage. Nearly 200 volunteers turned out Tuesday to tackle the trees and debris. The tremendous response allowed all 18 holes to open Wednesday.
John Dinnebier, LPN general manager, says the volunteer response was fantastic. “Thanks to everyone who helped with the cleanup, both on the golf course and across the Lake Panorama community. It’s incredible how much has been accomplished,” he says.
Dinnebier says it’s important to spread the word the golf course is open. In fact, the LPN will host the Iowa PGA Match Play Championship Monday.
Links Restaurant News
With the busy season upon us, The Links now is open Sundays until 7 p.m. Hours throughout the week are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Breakfast is served on weekends 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Links is closed on Mondays.
Because of a large private event Saturday, May 24, the Links WILL BE CLOSED all day.
The Links WILL BE OPEN on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Next time you're in The Links, check out the new menu, which includes new burgers and sandwiches, a jalapeno popper appetizer, new pizza offerings and some new entrees.
Register for Memorial Day Couples
The annual Memorial Day couples tournament is a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Monday, May 26. Sign up to play with another couple, or the pro shop staff can pair you. The cost is $25 per couple for LPN members and $90 per couple for non-members. A potluck supper at Spikes will follow golf, so bring a dish to share and something to grill. More details here.
LPN Tournament Results Online
A reminder results of all LPN tournaments managed by the pro shop are posted online shortly after the tournament is complete. Just go to the tournaments page and results are posted next to the original entry form. New results available are for Friday Night Couples and the Armed Forces Day tournament Saturday.
Junior Golf School Begins June 4
Some slots still are available in the 16th annual LPN junior golf school. The school, which begins June 4, is open to juniors ages 5 to 17. For the first three Wednesdays, the school will be 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the LPN. The final session June 25 will be at the Panorama West golf course, includes a tournament and pizza party, and runs 10 a.m. to noon. Cost per student is $50. More here.
Weekend Tee Times at Panorama West
With Memorial Day weekend approaching, a reminder tee times are accepted for weekends and holidays at the Panorama West golf course. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2250.
May 24: Links Restaurant and Lounge CLOSED