LPN Club Championship Next Weekend
The 47th annual LPN Club Championship will be Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4. There are five divisions, with entry fees of $30. The men’s open division is for players ages 16 to 50. The senior men’s division is for players over 50 years of age, with the super senior men’s division taking men older than 70. There also are women’s and juniors’ divisions.
Registration closes Friday, with tee times announced shortly after. The women’s division will tee off first both days, followed by the open, senior, junior and super senior divisions. Prizes will be awarded in both gross and net divisions, with the number of flights based on the number of entries. Call the pro shop at (641) 755-2024 to get signed up.
Panorama West Hole-in-One
On July 14, Larry Davis had a hole-in-one on the fourth hole at Panorama West, with his wife Phyllis as a witness. The yardage on that hole is 148 yards, and he used a hybrid 5 iron to make the shot. If your play at Panorama West results in a hole-in-one, report details in the pro shop after your round. A running tally is kept, with aces recognized on a wall display. So far, others on the wall display for 2019 are Eric Webster and Beth Schmeits.
A reminder weekend tee times always are available at Panorama West. Call the pro shop at (641) 755-2250 to reserve your spot, especially if you’ll have a group. If you prefer spontaneity, play is available on weekends amongst scheduled tee times. Pro shop hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
LPN Women Raise $5,000 for Tori’s Angels
On July 18, the usual Lake Panorama National women’s league night turned into a Rally for Tori’s Angels. The result was a donation of more than $5,000 presented to the foundation, which provides financial support to Iowa children with life-threatening medical challenges.
This is the second year for this event, which last year raised $3,300. Expenses were kept to a minimum, with more than 95 percent of funds collected being donated. The evening included a nine-hole, four-gal best-shot tournament, with 33 league members and seven non-league members playing. After golf was a pizza party, silent auction, and presentation by Tori’s Angels representatives.
A total of 52 items were donated by league members and businesses for a silent auction, which netted approximately $1,000. A freewill donation bucket included more than $1,400. Money also was raised through entry fees, on-the-course games, and individual donations. League leaders say they will hold the third annual Tori’s Angels fundraiser during the 2020 golf season.
LAKE PANORAMA HISTORY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
Copies of the book titled Lake Panorama – The First 50 Years arrived at the Lake Panorama Association office July 19. People who ordered online and said they would pick up their books in person can do so at the LPA office.
The books are available for direct sale at the LPA and LPN front desks, and Panorama West Clubhouse, during regular business hours. The cost is $35, which includes tax. Purchases can be made at via cash, check, or credit card.
The full-color, hardcover 112-page book includes historic and contemporary photos. The book outlines six decades of planning and development, plus covers special topics related to Lake Panorama’s two golf courses, infrastructure, and water quality efforts. Sidebar stories highlight groups and activities such as HALO, the Lake Panorama ski team, Fin and Feather, and more.
A book celebration will be held Tuesday, August 20, at Lake Panorama National. There will be a social hour beginning at 4 p.m., with light appetizers and a cash bar. Attendees can pick up books they purchased earlier online, or purchase books at this event.
There will be historical displays, including maps, promotional material, advertising pieces, and early newsletters. The book’s author, Susan Thompson, will be available to answer questions, and sign books on request. A program at 5 p.m. will include comments about the book’s development from Thompson and John Rutledge, LPA general manager, followed by a question and answer period.