Register by Thursday for 2016 LPN Solheim
Registration is requested by this Thursday for the 2016 LPN Solheim competition, which will be August 26-27. This year's theme is "It's How We Roll!" and team captains are Karen Hanson and Diane Duzenbury. Teams will be announced after league play on August 25. The 2nd annual Solheim Shootout will be August 26, with "betting" tables open at 5:30 p.m. and the shootout at 6 p.m. Appetizers and awards will be poolside following the shootout. The traditional Solheim team competition will be Saturday, August 27, with dinner and team prizes to follow. Cost to participate in both Friday and Saturday events is $80. Saturday only costs $65. The registration form and more information is available online.
Fourth of July Holiday Fun
Panorama West will host another Fore Fridays Couples tournament this week. No advance registration is needed for these two-couple scrambles. Check-in at 4:30 p.m. and get game instructions. Pairings and hole assignments are announced at 4:55 p.m. with a shotgun start at 5 p.m. The cost is $1 per couple, with the entry fees returned as prize money when players gather on the clubhouse deck after golf. Game hosts this week are Bill and Karen Eby.
The 4th annual Glow Ball tournament is at Lake Panorama National on Friday. Registration is 8:30 p.m., with a 9:30 p.m. shotgun start and 11:30 p.m. cocktails and awards. For LPN golf members, the cost is $120 per team, which includes 9 holes of golf with a cart, glow balls and prizes. Members may have non-LPN members on their team with an entry fee of $50. This event is limited to the first 18 paid teams. Entry form here.
Although The Links is normally closed Mondays, it will be OPEN Monday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to serve breakfast and lunch. And although many Saturday nights bring big events to the LPN that cause at least partial closing, that isn't the case this weekend. So come enjoy food and drinks at The Links during these normal business hours - Friday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The annual Fourth of July couples golf tournament is next Monday, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and 4-person teams. The cost is $30 for LPN couples and $100 for couples who are non-members. There will be a potluck at Spikes following golf, so bring a dish or something to grill. Details here.
The Fourth of July Longest Drive Contest will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the first tee. The cost is $5 for three drives. There is a women's division, plus age divisions for men 18 and under, 19-30, 31-45, 46-64, 65 and older. In short, enjoy a fun-filled weekend of golf, friends and food at Lake Panorama National and Panorama West!
Volunteers Sought for Iowa Open
Volunteers are needed for the Brokers International Iowa Open, which will be August 19-21. Starting times for volunteers on the morning shifts Friday and Saturday will vary from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., depending on the hole assignment. Afternoon shifts start between noon and 1:30 p.m. The Sunday morning shifts start between 8-11 a.m., will last until play is completed on assigned holes, which should be 4-5 hours. Lunch, snacks and bottled water will be provided to volunteers each day.
New volunteer shirts are being purchased this year. So even those who have volunteered in the past are asked to complete this year's volunteer form, which can be done online. Paper copies of the form are available in the LPN pro shop, or from Larry and July Wykoff, volunteer coordinators. Questions? Call Julie at 515-778-0053.
Golfers competing in the Iowa Open are offered free housing on a first-come, first-served basis. Shirley and Kent Stephenson match golfers with willing home hosts. If you can host one or more golfers, or would like to know more, email the Stephensons at firstname.lastname@example.org.