2016 Golf Memberships Now Available
By now, most people who were 2015 LPN golf club members should have received renewal forms for the 2016 season. The mailing includes three types of LPN golf membership applications. Regular memberships are available to both LPA members and non-members. Special memberships are for those who were not LPN golf members in 2015, and distance memberships for people who are not LPA members and who live more than 18 miles from the LPN.
There is NO PRICE INCREASE for 2016 LPN memberships, and there is a significant "EARLY BIRD" DISCOUNT for those who pay in full by January 31. Pay in full by December 30 and be entered into a drawing held the next day. The grand prize is a Titleist driver, with a retail value of $399. Three other prizes awarded will be a Titleist golf bag, a round of golf for four with carts, and a $100 gift certificate for The Links. Also in the membership mailing are application forms for both men's and women's leagues. Golf membership, men's league and women's league forms also are available on the LPN's website. Questions? Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024.
Wine Sampling Next Saturday
A wine sampling sponsored by Johnson Brothers is planned for next Saturday, December 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner guests in The Links will have a chance to sample two whites and two reds from Dark Horse — Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Chef Peter will prepare a cheese tray offering, and the regular Links menu will be available. So come sample wine, enjoy good food and friends, and maybe discover a new favorite wine!
HALO Holiday Party Thursday
The annual HALO (Home And Lot Owners) holiday party will be this Thursday at the LPN. Everyone is welcome. There will be a cash bar social hour at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Following dinner, the RBJ Trio will perform music from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The cost is $20 per person, which can be paid by check, credit card or LPN Diner’s Club. Make reservations no later than Monday by calling the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Links
Make plans now to celebrate New Year's Eve at The Links with a special prime rib dinner-for-two. The dinner will include an appetizer, prime rib, sides and a special dessert. The price is $49.95, plus tax and gratuity. Serving will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The regular Links menu also will be available that evening. Call 641-755-2080 to reserve your spot.
LPN Gift Giving Options
Gift cards in a variety of denominations can be purchased at the LPN front desk during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. These cards can be used in The Links or the pro shop, and make great gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. Other great gift ideas can be found in the LPN pro shop. Certificates for golf lessons with the LPN pros would be a welcome item under the tree. The pro shop has lots of merchandise on sale, plus new items arriving in time for holiday gift-giving. Winter pro shop hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.
The Iowa PGA Golf Card provides more than $10,000 in discounts at 250 golf facilities in Iowa and western Illinois. For each card sold, the American Cancer Society receives 15 percent. Money raised through card sales also supports the Iowa PGA junior golf programs and public awareness of the game. Cards can be ordered online. The regular price is $40, but LPN head pro Gary Babcock can get you a $10 discount. At checkout, enter the promo code "garybabcock" and $10 will be deducted from your total. Order online.