LPN Weekly - 4/5/15

Mini-Luau and Beer Tasting This Friday

Make plans now to enjoy a Hawaiian mini-luau at The Links this Friday, April 10. Three specialty beers from the Kona Brewing Company will be available for tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featured will be Castaway IPA, Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager. Special Hawaiian pizza, nachos and sandwiches will be created for this evening, and offered at discounted prices. The full Links menu also will be available. So put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt, get into the Aloha Spirit, and join the fun at The Links!

Final Lunch Bunch Winner

Congratulations to Cameron Powell, the final winner in the 12-week Lunch Bunch promotion. We hope all 12 winners enjoyed their free lunch. Keep watching here for more promotions, specials and fun at The Links!

A Golf League for Everyone - Choose Yours!

Several league options exist for the 2015 season at the Lake Panorama National and Panorama West golf courses. At the LPN, men's leagues are Wednesdays. An 18-hole noon league offers participants the opportunity to play from either the white or red tees. At 3 p.m., there is a nine-hole league available from both the red and white tees. A 6 p.m. nine-hole league has everyone playing from the white tees. Cost of all men’s leagues is $55. League players must have purchased an LPN annual membership. Completed entry forms and payment are requested by April 22. The Men’s Stag will be April 29. Cocktails and munchies begin at 5:30 p.m. with a brief program and raffle drawing around 7 p.m. League play begins May 6.

The LPN women's league is held each Thursday with registration at 5 p.m. and a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. This nine-hole league involves two-person teams. Sign up with a partner, or as a single to be paired with a partner. Substitutes also are needed. An opening tee-off dinner is April 30 at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include dinner, program, gifts, prizes and details about the 2015 league. The dinner costs $15. The season opens May 7. The LPN women’s league fee is $40, and players must have purchased an LPN annual membership. Entry forms, payments, and reservations for the April 30 dinner are requested by April 20.

There is a junior golf league for LPN members at 5 p.m. every Monday beginning June 1 through Aug. 10. There is no cost for this league, and all skill levels are welcome. Contact Gary Babcock, LPN head pro, at 641-755-2024 or gbabcock@lakepanorama.org.

At the Panorama West course, the women’s league meets each Tuesday morning, with the first day of golf May 5. Sept. 1 will be the last day of regular play, with a two-gal best-shot event and awards luncheon Sept. 8. Dues are $25. League members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee. The format is individual play, with weekly prizes and special events. A kickoff luncheon will be April 29, at the LPN Conference Center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. The cost is $12. Make reservations by April 22 by contacting Judy Schnack at 641-755-2531 or clsdvm@netins.net.

There are two men’s leagues at Panorama West. League members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee. A men’s league that in 2014 was on Thursday evenings has been moved to Tuesdays. The Tuesday evening men’s league will begin April 28 and run through Aug. 25. Dues are $20 to cover weekly prizes, plus individual scores are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. An optional scramble follows the first round each week. For more information, contact Jeff Houston at 515-240-8409 or howie.1983@hotmail.com; or Kurt Johnson at 515-970-0180 or kjohnson@augusthome.com.

The Thursday morning men's league will begin play April 30 and continue through Sept. 10. Members tee off between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Dues of $20 covers regular play with weekly cash prizes and individual awards at the end of the season. An optional scramble begins at 9:45 a.m. each week for an additional $1. For more information, contact Virgil Hoehne at 641-757-0962 or 2grandkids@live.com, or Dick Ellis at 641-757-2130.

On the second and fourth Sunday of each month, couples and individuals gather at Panorama West to play golf, followed by a potluck, cards and games in the community room. Weather permitting, golf begins at 4 p.m. and is a 4-person best-shot. If there is inclement weather, the potluck begins at 5 p.m. Players who are not annual Panorama West members must pay the $16 daily green fee. Participants each put in $1 for the winning foursome to split. No reservations needed. For more information, contact Elaine Rains at 641-755-3158 or lerains@netins.net.