Sunday Breakfast Buffet
The Links kitchen staff has been experimenting this month with a Sunday breakfast buffet, and is getting rave reviews. The buffet will be offered again next Sunday, September 25, 9 - 11 a.m. Items included will be scrambled eggs, hasbrowns, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, rolls and Danishes, with drink included. The cost is $9.95. Come give this new breakfast option a try, and let the Links staff know what you think!
Links Restaurant CLOSED September 24
The Links Restaurant and Lounge will be closed all day this coming Saturday, September 24, to host a large wedding. The Links will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 25. Make plans to come out that morning for the yummy breakfast buffet 9-11 a.m., or order from the menu from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Book 2016 Holiday Parties Now
With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to plan your company's holiday party, or special times with family and friends. The LPN conference center offers a variety of room sizes and meal plans to accommodate any group. If you'll have people visiting from out-of-town, the LPN also has lodging available in either townhouses or motel rooms. Dates are filling up, so call the LPN at 641-755-2080 to discuss options for your company party or family get-together, or to make lodging reservations.
The Panorama West Clubhouse has a community room and kitchen that is a great place for holiday parties and family events. Call Maureen Lubeck at 641-755-2250 to discuss open dates. With the golf season winding down, this pro shop number isn't answered as often, so leave a message and Maureen will return your call.
Eagle Club Outing Results
About 30 players participated in the annual Eagle Club outing Wednesday. Brandon Waddle took first place, with Jim Tibbles in second place. Gary Soreide took third, followed by Bruce Ahrendsen in fourth and Tim Fitzgerald in fifth. LPN members can become an Eagle Club member by scoring an eagle (gross or net) in a sanctioned LPN event, or when playing with another Eagle Club member. So if you qualify sometime within the next year, contact the LPN pro shop for details on how you can compete in the 2017 Eagles Club Outing!
Talk Like a Pirate Open September 25
The 11th annual Pirate Open will be next Sunday, September 25, with an 11 a.m. cannon ball start. This four-person best-shot tournament will feature cups on the greens of two, four and eight inches. Entry fees are $120 per team for LPN members, and $240 per team for non-LPN members. If your team has a mix of members and non-members, check with the pro shop for pricing. The entry fees cover golf, cart, flag events, contests, prizes and much more. If you're new to this tournament, you should know many participants take the "pirate" theme seriously, decorating their carts and dressing in some form of pirate garb. This part of the tournament is not required, but adds to the fun, so feel free to join in! Entry form and a list of past winners available here.
State Wife-Husband Championship Results
The 56th annual Iowa Wife-Husband Championship was held Friday through Sunday at the LPN. A contract with the Iowa Golf Association has LPN hosting this tournament for at least two years. Couples had the option of playing Friday-Saturday, Friday-Sunday, or Saturday-Sunday in the 36-hole alternate shot event. Scot and Amy Glasford of West Des Moines won the open division with a two-day total of 144 - even par. John and Carroll Dethrow of Nevada won the Super Senior championship with a 160. There were six LPN member couples in the tournament. Tim and Carla Fitzgerald took second place in the Super Senior championship flight, finishing two strokes behind the champions. John and Susan Bruckshaw tied for third place in the Super Senior flrst flight, with Kent and Shirley Stephenson taking ninth in that same flight. In the open division, Dave and Susan Greiner finished in a three-way tie for first place in the third flight, with Neil and Jolene Wright taking 12th place in the same flight. Rod and Amy Northrup tied for fifth in the fifth flight. Full results available Online.
Social events were held both Friday and Saturday evening, with the theme "Welcome to our Luau at Lake Panorama!" Friday's event included an appearance by Carnac the Magnificent, played by John Dinnebier. Gary Babcock served as host, handing Carnac sealed envelopes with answers, to which Carnac discerned the questions. Kane Powell provided music for the evening, which also included a buffet dinner. A big thanks to Jolene Wright for developing the luau theme, which included lighted palm trees, inflatable whales, table decorations, and a lei for each guest. The luau theme also was used for a poolside get-together Saturday evening. Ninety couples competed in this 2016 event, which got rave reviews from both golfers and the Iowa Golf Association staff.