LPN Weekly - 4/16/2017

Register Today for 2017 LPN Leagues

Kickoffs for both the men's and women's golf leagues at the 18-hole Lake Panorama National are fast approaching. These leagues are only open to those who have purchased an LPN annual golf membership. 

Men's leagues are on Wednesdays. An 18-hole noon league members can play from either the white or red tees. At 3 p.m., there is a nine-hole league available from both the red and white tees. A 6 p.m. nine-hole league has everyone playing from the white tees. Cost of all men’s leagues is $75. The Men’s Stag on May 3 will kickoff the season. 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 10. A men's league entry form is here.

The LPN women’s league plays on Thursdays. Players compete in two-person teams beginning at 5:30 p.m. The LPN women’s league fee is $55, which covers league dues, the kickoff dinner and a post-season party. The kickoff dinner will be May 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. League competition gets underway May 11. Women interested in league play who do not yet have a partner will be matched with another player, or can play as a sub. The women's league entry form is here

Panorama West Leagues Begin Next Week

At Panorama West, there is a Tuesday morning women’s league, a Tuesday evening men’s league, and a Thursday morning men’s league. League members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee.

The women’s league is individual play, with weekly prizes and special events. Dues for the year are $30. There will be a kickoff luncheon Tuesday, April 25 at the LPN conference center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:30. The cost is $15. Make reservations with Judy Schnack at 641-755-2531 or clsdvm@netins.net. League play begins May 2 with a two-gal best shot at 9:30 a.m., preceded by a 9 a.m. golf clinic presented by John Dinnebier, LPN director of operations. The first day of regular play will be May 9. For more information, contact Sharon Wedemeyer, 641-747-3938 or sharonwedemeyer@gmail.com.

The Tuesday evening men’s league will begin April 25 and run through August 29. 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, contact Jay Merryman at 641-751-5957 or jmerryman1@gmail.com; or Bill Eby at 515-240-7652 or wheby@stineseed.com.

The Thursday morning men’s league will begin April 27 and wrap up August 31 with a tournament and awards banquet. 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, contact Virgil Hoehne at 641-757-0962 or 2grandkids@live.com.

To accommodate these three leagues, the Panorama West course is closed each Tuesday 7 a.m. to noon, and again 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., plus Thursdays 7 a.m. to noon.

Some Tickets Remain for May 6 Beach Ball 

About 40 tickets are available for the 2nd annual Beach Ball, sponsored by Friends of Lake Panorama. The event will be Saturday, May 6, at Lake Panorama National, with all proceeds supporting new sports courts at Boulder Beach. So far, 29 tables have attracted sponsors, but not all are filled. So there are limited opportunities for groups of eight, six or four to be seated together at a sponsored table. Or buy just one or two tickets and make new friends! Tickets are $40 each. Friends of Lake Panorama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so the $100 table sponsorships and $20 per ticket are tax-deductible contributions. 

The Beach Ball will begin at 5 p.m. with a social hour and time to view decorated tables, purchase raffle tickets, and place bids on silent auction items. There will be a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., featuring roast pork loin, cheesy au gratin potatoes, sautéed green beans, dinner salad and roll. Desserts donated by volunteers will be available on a silent auction table. Bidding for the desserts will end as the buffet begins, so winning bidders can pick up their desserts to share at their table. Dinner will be followed by a live auction. Donated items still are needed for the raffle, dessert table and auctions. To purchase tickets or donate an item, email staff@friendsoflakepanorama.org. Or call Susan Thompson at 641-755-4382 or 515-240-6536. More details about the sports courts project available here

Bud Light 8" Cup Tournament

A few openings remain for the first organized golf tournament of the LPN season. The Bud Light 8" Cup event will be Sunday, April 23. The cups will be 8 inches to help players who lost their putting stroke over the winter. Entry fees are $120 per team if all members are LPN golf members, and $240 per team for non-LPN golf members. If your team has a mixture of LPN members and non-members, see the entry form or call the pro shop for a fee breakdown. Entry fee includes golf with cart, range balls, appetizers and prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. An entry form is available here. Contact the LPN pro shop with questions at 641-755-2024.

Join the Diners Club

Do you enjoy eating and drinking at the Links Restaurant & Lounge? If so, you should consider becoming an LPN Diners Club member. Members of the Diners Club receive a 10% credit when they join. For example, a pre-payment of $500 will get a $550 credit on the account for use at the Links, Spikes and on-course beverage cart. Members receive a monthly statement showing how much money remains on the account. Credits never expire, and any future pre-payments also receive the 10% credit. Find a membership application here, or ask your Links server for details.

Seeking Granite Club Sponsors

Lake Panorama National has a tee box sponsorship program that began in 2008 to support the construction of Spikes. Donor signs are made of granite, and Granite Club members can be businesses, organizations, couples or individuals. Funds are used for capital improvements at Lake Panorama National Resort.

Eight holes remain available for 2017. The annual fee is $500, plus new members are asked to pay the $250 cost of their engraved granite sign. Granite Club members receive a foursome of golf, including carts, when they pay their new membership or renew an existing membership. Club members also are recognized on the LPN website, in this LPN Weekly e-newsletter, and in an email to all LPN members, encouraging them to support these businesses that support the LPN.

It can take a few weeks to get the granite signs completed and installed, so the sooner we get started, the sooner we can have your sign in place for the 2017 golf season. Contact John Dinnebier at 641-755-2080 if you, or your business, would like to become a 2017 Granite Club member.