August Specials at The Links
Chef Drew Labath is once again offering midweek dinner specials at The Links throughout August. Back by popular demand will be Taco Tuesday, which featuress two hard or soft shell beef tacos topped with cheese and pico de gallo, served with rice, refried beans and queso blanco for $7.95. Wednesdays will be Italian night, with dishes such an asiago bake and spaghetti and meatballs — price will depend on the featured dish for that week. Thursdays will be a soup and salad special, with your choice of a half-sized salad and a cup of soup for $11.95. Make plans now to enjoy these Tuesday through Thursday dinner specials throughout August.
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LPN Employee Party Monday
A reminder the LPN employees will have a combo golf and pool party Monday, August 1, beginning at 3 p.m. To make sure all employees can participate, there will be some early closings. The Panorama West clubhouse will close at 2:30 p.m. All departments at Lake Panorama National will close at 3 p.m. This includes the pool, Spikes, the lodging desk and the pro shop. The last tee time available through the pro shop will be 2 p.m. Please respect these planned closing times so all staff can participate.
45th LPN Club Championship In the Books
The two-day 45th annual LPN club championship was held last weekend. In the open men's division, Will Babcock won with a 141. Jim Tibbles won the senior men's division with a 153, and LeRoy Oxley won the super senior men's division with a 162. In the women's division, Denise Norwood took first place with a 173. Complete LPN Club Championship results are available here.
LPN Couples Tournament Next Weekend
A few slots remain for the annual LPN Mixed Couples tournament August 6-7. Mixed couples play as partners. Both partners drive from their respective tees and then each plays a second shot with the other's ball. After the second shots, choose the ball with which the hole will be completed, then alternate shots until the ball is holed. The entry fee is $155 per couple for LPN members and $235 per couple for non-members, and covers two days of golf with cart, practice balls, Saturday evening dinner and prizes. This event is limited to the first 72 paid couples. The tournament begins Saturday with 12 p.m. registration, a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There is a continental breakfast Sunday at 8 a.m., a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and 2 p.m. cocktails and awards. Entry form here.
LPN to Host State Wife-Husband Championship
Make plans to take on the 56th annual Iowa Wife-Husband Championship at Lake Panorama National September 16-18. The event began in Okoboji, and was played there for many years until 2003, when it moved to Burlington. The LPN has signed a contract to host this tournament for at least two years. This is a 36-hole modified alternate stroke tournament. Participants must legally be husband and wife and maintain a residence in Iowa. The field is limited to the first 90 teams, who will have the option of playing Friday-Saturday, Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Sunday. There is a championship division and a super-senior division. The super-senior division is open to a team with a combined age of 130 years as of September 16, 2016. All play in this division is from the forward tees. The entry fee for either division is $175 per team. More details and entry form online here.
Still Volunteer Openings for Iowa Open
The LPN hosts the Brokers International Iowa Open August 19-21, and volunteers are needed for 160 shifts. Most shifts Friday and Saturday mornings are filled, but open shifts remain both Friday and Saturday afternoons and Sunday morning. Morning shifts Friday and Saturday begin between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.. Afternoon shifts start between noon and 1:30 p.m. Sunday shifts start between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and last until play is completed on assigned holes. Lunch, snacks and bottled water is provided to volunteers each day they work. Volunteers are invited to a cookout at Spikes on August 16 at 5 p.m., where they will receive a new gold-colored Antigua microfiber shirt, with a choice of black, cardinal or purple logo. New volunteers also will receive a new shirt and cap from previous years. Online registration is available here. Or contact Larry and Julie Wykoff, volunteer coordinators, for a paper form. Questions? Call Julie at 515-778-0053.