43rd LPN Club Championship
The 43rd annual LPN Club Championship will be July 26-27, with 18 holes played both days. There will be three men's divisions — open, senior men (over 50), and super senior men (over 70). There is one division for women. Entry fee for all divisions is $25 and entry deadline is July 23. Prizes will be awarded in both gross and net, and the number of flights will be based on the number of entries. More details here. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to get signed up.
Junior LPN Club Championship
The LPN Junior Club Championship will be July 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10. Age divisions will depend on number of entries. This event is recommended for juniors ages 7 through 15. Parents are asked to caddy and keep score for their junior players. All age divisions will play nine holes from the red tee markers. More details here. Call the pro shop to register.
Get Registered for Two Couples Golf Events
The next Friday Night Couples on July 25 is the annual "string" tournament. Each team is given a length of string. In this four-person, best-shot competition, the team may move their best ball by hand to a more favorable spot at any time, at any place on the course, measuring with the string the distance the ball was moved and cutting off that length of string. When the string is gone, the team is on its own. Registration at Spikes at 5 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start. Call the pro shop to register as a couple, the staff will make the pairings.
The LPN annual two-day Mixed Couples tournament is Aug. 2-3. Mixed couples play as partners. Both partners drive from their respective tee and each plays a second shot from the other's ball location. Choose the best ball, and alternate shots until the ball is holed. There will be shotgun starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Entry fees are $150 per couple for LPN members, and $230 for non-members. The fee covers two days of golf with cart, practice balls, prizes and a Saturday evening dinner. Entry forms here.
Rally for a Cure July 24
The LPN Rally for a Cure golf event, organized annually by the LPN women's league committee, will be Thursday, July 24. This year, the event is open not just to LPN women's league members, but any women who are LPA members. The entry fee of $20 covers nine holes of golf and a one-year magazine subscription from four choices. A meal and drinks after golf are extra.
The theme for the event is "Bras for a Cause." Fundraising events for the evening include the sale of luminaries, a silent auction, a bra design contest, and on-course contests. A registration form, plus more details, available here.
Volunteers Still Needed for 2014 Iowa Open
The Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open will be Aug. 15-17, with a pro-am Aug. 14. More than 175 volunteers are needed. All volunteers will receive a new shirt and hat or visor, and a noon meal at Spikes on days they work. Start times for morning shifts will vary from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., depending on hole assignment. Afternoon shifts on Friday and Saturday will start between noon and 1:45 p.m.
There will be a volunteer kickoff at Spikes Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m., with burgers and brats served, and schedules, shirts, hats and visors distributed. Kathy DeLucca and Gary Soreide are coordinating volunteers. Contact DeLucca at 641-755-3116 or Soreide at 641-755-2519. Volunteer forms available in the LPN pro shop.
Another way to help is to host a golfer. Free housing for professional players and their families is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Kent and Shirley Stephenson are coordinating. If you have an extra room to offer, contact them at 641-755-3787.