Masters Watch Party Change
Due to the weather forecast in Augusta, the Masters Tournament is adjusting tee times and the television coverage for today’s rounds. The scheduled watch party at the Links restaurant has been canceled for today. The kitchen will close at 2 p.m. as usual and complimentary Masters-themed sandwiches will not be available. However, we will have the coverage on starting at 9 a.m., and the bar will remain open until the tournament ends.
FootJoy Shoes + LPN Logo’d Drawstring Backpack
The #1 shoe in golf arrived in the LPN pro shop this week. A variety of FootJoy styles and sizes are available. During the month of April, all shoe purchases, and other merchandise purchases of $75 or more, will receive a green LPN logo’d drawstring backpack. Payment must be made by cash, check or credit card at time of purchase. Merchandise purchased with gift certificates counts toward $75 total.
Join Us for Easter Brunch Next Sunday
Chef Brent Gaffney will debut a new buffet menu on Easter Sunday, April 21. Also available will be a Build Your Own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for $6 per trip. Reservations are still available at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (641) 755-2080, or by completing the reservation form online. Don’t wait, we expect this brunch to sell out. Cost for adults is $23.95, children 5 to 12 $9.95 and 4 & under are free. For groups of 8 or more, an 18% gratuity will be added.
Final Lent Fish Special Friday
This Friday night will bring the final fish special to the Links. Starting at 5 p.m., and serving until 9 p.m., Chef Brent will offer a choice of two fish dishes. Enjoy classic British Fish & Chips, made with hand-battered walleye, plus French fries and coleslaw, for $10.95. Or choose blackened or pan fried Fish Tacos with rice, beans and salsa for $10.95.
April 16-20 Links Specials
Chef Brent is offering some great new weekly specials for the month of April. Feedback has been positive and we invite you to stop out and try these items not on our regular menu. Specials start every Tuesday and run through Saturday. The exception is dinner specials won’t be offered this Friday when we will have our final Lent fish special. Watch our Facebook page and this newsletter for weekly details. This week’s specials include:
Carnitas Tacos $6/$11
Slow roasted pork shoulder with flour tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa and sour cream
Iowa Pork Riblett & Super Greens Salad $7/$12
Slow roasted ribletts, mixed greens, kale, spinach, cherry tomato, bacon bits, smoked tomato vinaigrette
BBQ Pork Rib Sliders Appetizer $9
Slow roasted ribs shredded and served with KC style BBQ sauce on Hawaiian rolls
Layered Chicken Wellington $16
Puff pastry, mushroom duxelle, grilled chicken breast, chardonnay sauce, rice pilaf, choice of salad or Chef’s vegetable
Lake Panorama National April Golf Deals
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, LET’S GOLF!
During the month of April, enjoy Monday and Tuesday golf for just $30. The rest of the week, green fees and cart are $43 until 3 p.m., when the rate drops to $29. The LPN pro shop is open daily, with hours adjusted as weather dictates.
Or Call (641) 755-2024
Looking for a quick golf getaway this spring? Lake Panorama National golf course is offering two days of unlimited golf and one night of lodging in our on-site motel for just $139 per person. Price is based on double occupancy and excludes tax. Call Michael at (641) 755-2024 for reservations or more details.
LPN, LLC (Lake Panorama National Resort) is accepting resumes for the position of Accountant. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent work experience/education. The accountant is responsible for all accounting functions related to LPN, LLC. Responsibilities include preparation of monthly financial statements, assistance with annual budget preparation, cash flow analysis, payroll processing, sales and use tax processing, and management of accounts receivable and payable. Accountant also will work with external audit firm to support timely completion of audits, compliance reporting and tax reporting. This is a “working accountant” position with oversight of one part-time employee. Interested candidates should apply online by 4 p.m., April 19.
Other part-time opportunities may be found on our website.
Bud Light 8” Cup 4-Person Best Shot
Room remains for 8 more teams in our annual Bud Light 8” cup 4-person best shot. This tournament is always a great time and features 8” cups. The tournament will be an 11 a.m. shotgun on Sunday, April 28. Open to Lake Panorama National golf members and non-members, entry fee includes golf with cart, range balls, light appetizers and prizes. Learn more and register online, or call the LPN pro shop at (641) 755-2024.
Golf Leagues Kickoff Soon
Golf leagues kickoff in just over a week at Panorama West with Lake Panorama National leagues starting shortly thereafter. Panorama West league members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee. At the 18-hole Lake Panorama National, all league players must have an LPN annual membership and USGA handicap. There are several 2019 golf membership options and categories. Browse the membership forms on our website for details. Or call the LPN pro shop at (641) 755-2024 to discuss. Learn more about our league opportunities below.
Panorama West Evening Men’s League
The Tuesday evening men’s league begins April 23 and runs through August 27. Dues are $20 to cover weekly prizes, plus individual scores are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. Play begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email Jay Merryman or Bill Eby.
Panorama West Morning Men’s League
The Thursday morning men’s league begins April 25 and wraps up August 29 with a tournament and awards dinner. Members can tee off beginning at 7 a.m. with play continuing until noon. Dues of $20 covers regular play with weekly cash prizes and individual awards at the end of the season. For more information, email Virgil Hoehne.
Panorama West Women’s League
The Tuesday morning women’s league is individual play, with weekly prizes and special events. Dues for the year are $30. The kickoff luncheon is Tuesday, April 30, at the LPN conference center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. The cost is $15. Make reservations with Paula Hansen.
League play begins May 7 with a two-gal best shot at 9 a.m., preceded by a golf clinic presented by Gary Babcock, LPN Head Golf Professional. The first day of regular play is May 14, with August 27 the last day of regular play. A four-gal best-shot and awards luncheon will be September 3. For more information, email Emily Spradling.
LPN Men’s Leagues
Men's leagues are on Wednesdays and kickoff May 1 with the men’s stag. Members or potential members are invited to attend compliments of the LPN. Cocktails and munchies begin at 5:30 p.m. with a brief program and raffle drawing at 7 p.m. League play begins May 8.
For the 18-hole noon league, members can play from the white, yellow or red tees. This is individual play, using the Stableford scoring system. Nine-hole, match play leagues begin at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Players in the 3 p.m. league can play from either red or white tees. Everyone plays from the white tees in the 6 p.m. league. Cost of all men’s leagues is $75.
LPN Women’s Leagues
For women, Lake Panorama National offers both a 9-hole and an 18-hole league on Thursdays. The 9-hole league uses a two-person, match-play format. It begins with registration at 5 p.m., announcements at 5:15 p.m., and a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m.
The 18-hole league begins at 2:30 p.m., with assigned tee times and individual play using the Stableford point system. The 18-hole league is limited to 24 players, and has a waiting list. To get on the list, email Kathy DeLucca or Linda Reis.
Both women’s leagues gather in the Links after play for weekly food and drink specials, and to recognize event winners. Annual league dues are $60, which covers the kickoff dinner, post-season party and league prizes. The kickoff dinner May 2 begins at 5:30 p.m. League competition gets underway May 9.
Panorama West Open House April 28
An open house will be held at the Panorama West golf course and clubhouse Sunday, April 28, to celebrate recent improvements on the course. Friends of Lake Panorama is sponsoring the event to formally recognize the $473,000 estate gift from James and Joyce McLuen, which made the improvements possible.
The open house will be 2-4 p.m., with a short program at 3 p.m. Some members of the McLuen family will be introduced at that time. Light refreshments will be available.
A silent auction will be held throughout the afternoon, so those interested can place bids on old tee markers, signs, trashcans, ball washers, ball washer stands and other items that were replaced as part of the golf course improvements.
T-shirts sporting the Friends of Lake Panorama logo and name will be available for purchase. Shirts are $20, with checks and cash accepted. Money raised by the silent auction and shirt sales will be used for small projects at the Panorama West clubhouse.
If weather permits, a putting contest on the practice green and a closest-to-the-pin contest on the first hole will be part of the festivities, with prizes awarded. Golf carts will be available so visitors can tour the course to see the improvements. A new irrigation system was installed, additional concrete cart paths added, and clubhouse landscaping renovated.
Remaining funds from the McLuen gift have been earmarked for sod and seed to restore turf along the new cart paths; aeration, seed and fertilizer to improve turf conditions on tee boxes and fairways; and sand trap renovations.
Friends of Lake Panorama Survey
Friends of Lake Panorama is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity dedicated to improving recreational amenities at Lake Panorama. Major projects so far have been a playground at Sunset Beach, sports courts at Boulder Beach, and significant improvements at the Panorama West golf course made possible by a $473,000 estate gift from James and Joyce McLuen.
The Friends board is seeking input from LPA members about future projects. Responses to a six-question online survey will be used to prioritize future projects. Next steps will be recommendations to the LPA, and Friends and LPA working together to research potential projects. The online survey will be open through April 24.