LPN Pool Closed for the Season
Another busy season at the LPN swimming pool and spa has come to an end. There were 61 annual memberships sold for the 2016 season, which compares to 46 last year. There were a total of 979 daily fees paid by guests at the pool. Thanks for your support, and the pool looks forward to seeing you again in the spring!
LPN League Results
The LPN men's and women's leagues have come to an end for the 2016 season. In the Thursday women's league, the teams of Denise Norwood/Shanell Wagler and Nancy McCleeary/Sharon Wedemeyer tied for top honors. Full results of the women's league are here. Steve Rottler took first place in the men's noon league. The team of Bob Hollwager and Mike Ketelsen won the 3 p.m. red tee league. Brandon Waddle and Steve Ahrendsen won the 3 p.m. white tee league. There was a tie for first place in the 6 p.m. league between the teams of Corey Welberg/Neil Norwood and Steve Ahrendsen/Brian Denham. Full results of the men's leagues are here.
Panorama West Pro Shop Hours Shorten
Pro shop hours at Panorama West now are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. As weather conditions and daylight hours change, pro shop hours will continue to be shortened. Play is always possible during daylight hours, and if the pro shop isn't open, those who need to pay green fees can do so at the kiosk located near the first tee.
Eagles Club Outing is Wednesday
The 11th annual Eagles Club outing will be this Wednesday with a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Check in at Spikes beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants must already be a member of the Eagles Club to play in this event. To be a club member, you must have made an eagle (gross or net) in an LPN sanctioned event, or in the presence of another Eagle Club member, and have paid the one-time dues of $20. New club members receive a cap with the LPN Eagle Club logo, plus automatic entry into the Eagles Club outing the first year. After that, a $5 entry fee is required. The format for the outing is Modified Stableford. Players can choose the white or red tee boxes and handicaps will be based on which tee each player chooses. Sign up by calling the pro shop at 641-755-2024. A list of current Eagle Club members, plus past champions, is available here.
State Wife-Husband Championship Next Weekend
The 56th annual Iowa Wife-Husband Championship will be held this coming Friday through Sunday at the LPN. A contract with the Iowa Golf Association has LPN hosting this tournament for at least two years. This is a 36-hole modified alternate stroke tournament, and couples have the option of playing Friday-Saturday, Friday-Sunday, or Saturday-Sunday. There are 92 couples entered. Play will begin each of the three mornings at 8 a.m. on the first tee. It's expected tees times for other play should be available at least by 2:30 p.m. each day. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to schedule. Social events are planned for both Friday and Saturday evening, with the theme "Welcome to our Luau at Lake Panorama!" Friday's event begins at 6:15 p.m. in the conference center and will include a DJ, brief program, buffet dinner and dancing. The luau theme also will be used for a poolside get-together Saturday evening. Participants are encouraged to pack their hula skirts and floral shirts. Several LPN member couples are playing in the tournament, so best of luck to our local teams! More information available Online.
Talk Like a Pirate Open September 25
The 11th annual Pirate Open will be 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.