44th LPN Club Championship in the Books
The two-day 44th annual LPN club championship was held over the weekend. In the open men's division, Avery Fuhs and Will Babcock tied in regulation at 150 and Fuhs won a two-hole playoff. Todd Madson won the senior men's division, with LeRoy Oxley winning the super senior men's division. In the women's division, Kathy Moline took honors with a 175, a one-shot win over Denise Norwood. Deanie Thomas won the super senior women's division with a 205. Complete LPN Club Championship results are available here.
LPN Women Golfers Rally for a Cure
Forty-five gals turned out Thursday for the LPN women's league annual Rally for a Cure fundraiser. Special activities were featured on each of the nine holes played in a best-ball event. Following golf, donated items were sold through a silent auction that raised $1,342. Garden stakes in the shape of pink ribbons were sold for $5 each, and now are on display in LPN flowerbeds. Ribbon sales, plus money raised during the golf round, totaled $218. The $1,560 raised from the golf, silent auction and pink ribbon sales is being donated to Guthrie County Relay for Life. In addition, Rally participants paid $20 with the money going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This is the 20th year for Rally events, which educate women about early detection. More than 2.5 million people have participated in 45,000 Rally events, raising more than $77 million to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Volunteer Opportunities Remain at Brokers International Iowa Open
Thanks to those who responded to last week's call for on-course volunteers during the August 14-16 Brokers International Iowa Open. You helped fill some critical gaps, and right now it looks like Sunday is covered. There still is a need for six additional volunteers on Friday and Saturday for both morning and afternoon shifts. Shifts run about four hours, and start times vary depending on the hole. Volunteers get a lunch at Spikes each day they work, and an appreciation gift that can be picked up at the August 11 Volunteer dinner at Spikes from 5 to 7 p.m. First time volunteers also can pick up their Brokers International Iowa Open shirt that evening.
Julie and Larry Wykoff and Reuben Hanson are coordinating volunteers. Those who have volunteered in the past can email Julie at email@example.com with days and times available. A signup form for new volunteers is online at www.iowaopen.com, or can be picked up in the LPN pro shop or Spikes. Questions? Call the Wykoffs at 515-778-0053 or Hanson at 641-757-2434.
Mixed Couples Tournament Next Weekend
A few slots remain for the annual LPN Mixed Couples tournament August 1-2. Couples play as partners, with men from the white tees and women from the red tees. Both partners drive and each plays a second shot with the other’s ball. After the second shot, choose the best ball and alternate shots from there. Cost is $150 for LPN members and $230 for non-members, which covers golf, Saturday dinner and prizes. Registration is noon Saturday, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. that day, and 9 a.m. on Sunday. If you'd like to get into this event on short notice, call the pro shop at 641-755-2024.
August 1 & 2: Mixed Couples
August 4: Forward Tee Open
August 7: Panorama West Friday Night Couples
August 6-9: Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup
August 11: Junior Ryder Cup
August 13: Brokers International Iowa Open Pro AM
August 14-16: Brokers International Iowa Open
August 21: Panorama West Friday Night Couples
August 21: LPN Friday Couples
August 23: Panorama West Mixed Golf
August 26: LPN Men's League Shoot Out