LPN Members Finish Second in Women's Four-Ball
Two LPN members tied for second place in the senior division in last week’s 4th annual Iowa Women’s Four-Ball Championship held at the LPN. The team of Denise Norwood and Sue Greiner posted a two-day total of 160. Senior division winners were Carroll Dethrow of Nevada and Janece Schwartzkopf of Stuart with a 148. Winning the open division were Jenny Graeser of Cedar Falls and Katie Gustafson of Ames with a score of 135. Ten teams competed in the senior division and six in the open division. Congratulations to Denise and Sue! More details here.
Good Turnout for Two Women's Golf Clinics
Thanks from John Dinnebier to the women who attended two golf clinics at the LPN. More than 20 attended both clinics, with Friday's focus on the full swing and Sunday's on chipping and putting. Dinnebier demonstrated proper grip, set-up and follow through before participants had a chance to practice what they learned. Head pro Gary Babcock and assistant pro Michael Kleinwolterink helped with the clinics. Stay tuned for details on a future pitching and sand clinic.
Junior Golf League Underway
The LPN junior golf league started last week, with 36 players turning out for the first night. The league is just for LPN members, with play every Monday through August 11. There is no cost to join. Gather at the putting green by 5 p.m. where pairings will be made. Boys must be able to walk 9 holes, carry their clubs, and be able to keep score. The number of holes girls play will depend on time and skill level. Questions? Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024.
Fathers Day Tournament Next Sunday
The 10th annual LPN Fathers Day tournament is June 15. Two-person teams can be made up of a dad or grandfather with a son or daughter, but also a mom or grandmother with a grandchild. The "old guns" will play 18 holes, with the entry fee for LPN members $25 per team and $100 for non-members. "Young guns" teams include a player age 12 or under, and play nine holes at a cost of $10 per team for LPN members and $50 for non-members. The format is two-person alternate shot. More details here.
Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup Deadline June 18
A reminder the registration deadline is June 18 for the LPN's 20th annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup Aug. 7-10. The cost is $175, which covers a team shirt, hat and tournament gift, meals, and three rounds of competitive golf. Registration forms and full payment must be submitted to the pro shop by the June 18 deadline. More details in the pro shop, or the registration form here.
17th Annual LPN 2-Gal Tournament June 19
Some openings remain for the LPN's 17th annual 2-Gal Invitational on Thursday, June 19. The 18-hole 2-gal best-shot includes registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m., followed by lunch and awards. Cost is $35 for LPN members and $55 for non-members. Registration here.
Friday Night Couples Returns June 20
The next Friday night couples event is June 20. Registration at Spikes at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. The format will be a Chapman Scotch Foursome. Men drive from the white tees and women drive from the red tees. Men then hit from the best drive of the two women, and women hit from the best drive of the two men. The best shot of the four is chosen, and everyone plays from that location. Sign up in the pro shop as a four-person team, or as a couple to be paired with another couple. More details here.
Glow Ball Tournament June 27
The 2nd annual LPN Glow Ball Tournament will be Friday, June 27. Registration begins at 8:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 p.m. This 9-hole tournament is limited to the first 18 paid teams. The four-person, best-shot event is for LPN golf members at a cost of $120 per team. LPN golf members may have non-members on their team, but the fee for non-members increases to $50 per person. The fee includes golf with cart, glow balls and prizes. Entry form online here.
Due to a large private event, the Links Restaurant and Lounge will be closed all day Saturday, June 14.