LPN Weekly - 5/28/2017

Links Restaurant OPEN Memorial Day

The Links Restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more about our restaurant online, including current hours and menus. From all of us at Lake Panorama National Resort, have an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day! 

Memorial Day Couples Tournament

Lake Panorama National's annual Memorial Day Couples tournament will be Monday, May 29, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple for LPN members and $100 per couple for non-members. A few spots remain for this four-person scramble. Afterwards, there will be a potluck at Spikes so bring a dish to share, and if you like, something to grill. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to register.

Tee Times Available at Panorama West

Tee times are accepted at the Panorama West Golf Course on weekends and holidays. Contact the pro shop at 641-755-2250 for a tee time. Or just show up, where play is first come, first serve.

Pool is Open, Memberships Available

The LPN pool and spa now is open for the 2017 season. Annual memberships for LPA members are $85 for a single and $140 for a family, with higher prices for non-LPA members. Membership forms can be printed online and sent to or dropped off at Lake Panorama National. Resort guests can use the pool at no charge. Everyone else must either have an annual membership, or pay the $3 daily fee.

Sports Courts Project Gets Green Light 

The success of the May 6 Friends of Lake Panorama fundraiser held at the LPN set the wheels in motion to proceed with new sports courts at Boulder Beach. The Friends board had set a $20,000 goal for the Beach Ball, and came within $600 of making that happen. Direct donations in advance of the event stood at $32,150, so Beach Ball proceeds pushed fundraising past its initial $50,000 goal. An anonymous donor had earlier pledged another $25,000 for a basketball court.

The LPA had committed $50,000 to the project, if Friends raised $50,000. At the LPA board meeting last Tuesday, members voted to now match the $75,000 Friends has raised, and proceed this summer with the full $150,000 project. 

There will be two separate structures. One will feature two regulation-sized tennis courts with both tennis and pickleball lines painted. The basketball court will be slightly smaller than regulation size, and marked for two half courts, with two basketball hoop systems. Both courts will be fenced. Construction is expected to get underway later this summer. 
Friends of Lake Panorama will continue to solicit donations for the courts to help pay for additional expenses such as benches and signage. While donations of all sizes are welcome, only donors of $500 or more are recognized on the Friends website. A sign listing these larger donors will be erected near the courts. Learn more on the Friends website at www.friendsoflakepanorama.org.  

Thursday Deadline to Register for Junior Golf School

The Lake Panorama National junior golf school is open to juniors ages five to 17, and held each Wednesday in June starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $50 per student. Register no later than this Thursday, or contact the pro shop at 641-755-2024 with questions. Helping sponsor the school are the Guthrie County State Bank and the Lake Panorama Association. Learn more about all LPN junior golf opportunities on our website.

LPN Women's Best Shot June 22

The Lake Panorama National women’s golf league will host a four-woman best-shot tournament Thursday, June 22. Each four-person team is limited to a maximum of two members of the LPN women’s league. Teams also can consist of all non-league women, or just one league member. Interested players also can sign up as a twosome and be paired with another twosome by the tournament committee.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., with breakfast available. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m., with prizes awarded in several flights. Golf will be followed by a luncheon in the LPN banquet room, where awards will be presented and drawings held for raffle gifts.

Entry fees are $40 for LPN members and $60 for non-members, and cover green fees, cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Entries are due by June 15 to Julie Wykoff, 5044 Karen Drive, Panora, IA 50216. Questions can be emailed to jaallen9@aol.com. Entry forms are available online.