LPN Resort Weekly - 8/19/2018

2018 Granite Club Members

In 2008, 12 businesses made monetary or in-kind contributions to Lake Panorama National to support the construction of Spikes. In exchange, the businesses received a sponsorship sign on an LPN tee box. Several of these businesses have maintained their sponsorship ever since, with new ones joining annually. So far in 2018, five new members have joined the Granite Club. These are Bristle Farms on the first hole; Beer Can Alley on #2; Panora State Bank on #4; Hawley Insurance on the sixth hole; and Robert Carr/State Farm on #16. 

Three members joining in 2017 renewed for 2018. These are Martin Brothers on hole 12, Jensen Sanitation on #13, and Tometich Engineering on the 17th hole. Original Granite Club members who renewed for 2018 are Panora Telco on the third hole; Guthrie County State Bank/Lake Panorama Realty/GCSB Investment Center on hole five; Exterior Sheet Metal on the eighth hole; Bryton Insurance on the ninth hole; Total Financial Solutions on the 10th hole; and Clover Ridge Interval Owners on the 18th hole.

Four holes remain available – 7, 11, 14, and 15. Annual sponsorships are $500. New sponsors also are asked to pay the cost of the sign, which is $250. All money raised is used for improvements at Lake Panorama National. Granite Club members receive a free round of golf for a foursome, including carts, when they purchase or renew their annual membership. More details here. Or call Royce Shaffer, LPN interim operations manager, 641-755-2080.

Panorama West Fairways and Tees Aerification

Aerification of the fairways and tees at Panorama West will take place this week. Days are still to be determined. Call the Panorama West clubhouse Monday at 641-755-2250 for more details.

LPN Women's Solheim Week

The annual LPN Solheim will be held this Friday and Saturday. This year's team captains are Ruth Allen and JoAnn Johnson. Teams for both the Saturday competition and the Friday evening shootout will be announced after women's league play on Thursday. The Friday shootout starts at 6 p.m. Shootout teams of about six players will play Hole #1, then move to Hole #5. One team will be eliminated on that second hole and each remaining hole until a winning team is decided. Spectators are welcome. 

The main event is the two-person team competition on Saturday, with the first tee time at 11 a.m. Each player will be matched with a partner, and play against another two-person team. Three different formats are played within these 18-hole matches, with three points per match up for grabs. Dinner will follow, with a competitor's spouse or guest welcome. Team prizes and the announcement of the 2019 captains will follow dinner.

Adjusted Links Restaurant Hours

Next Saturday, August 25, Lake Panorama National will be hosting two events that require some adjustments to our restaurant hours. The Links will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. The Links will close at 1 p.m. as we host a wedding reception and the LPN Solheim party that evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fore Fun Friday Couples August 31

Panorama West will host one more couples event Friday, August 31. No advance registration is needed for this two-couple scramble. Check-in at 4:30 p.m. and get game instructions. Pairings and hole assignments are announced with a shotgun start at 5 p.m. The cost is $1 per couple, with the entry fees returned as prize money when players gather on the clubhouse deck after golf. For more information, contact Bill and Karen Eby at 641-755-2907.

Annual Birdhouse Boogie on Labor Day

The annual Birdhouse Boogie couples best-shot tournament will be on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., and the field is limited to PAID entries. The cost is $35 per couple for LPN golf members, and $100 per couple for non-members. Entry fees cover golf, dinner and prizes. Call 641-755-2024 or signup in person in the pro shop. Find more details, including a list of recent champions, here.

State Wife-Husband Championship

Lake Panorama National Resort will host the 58th Iowa Wife-Husband Championship September 14-16. This is a 36-hole modified alternate stroke tournament. Participants must legally be husband and wife and maintain a residence in Iowa. The field is limited to the first 99 entrants, who will have the option of playing Friday-Saturday, Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Sunday. There is a regular division and a super-senior division. The super-senior division is open to a team with a combined age of 130 years. All play in this division is from the forward tees. The entry fee for either division is $175 per team. Entry deadline is September 5. More details and entry form are available on the Iowa Golf Association website.

Help Wanted


Seeking an individual with a flexible fall schedule to work at Spikes. Applicants must have excellent verbal communication and customer-service skills. Compensation includes an hourly wage, plus tips.


The Links Restaurant is seeking part-time servers. Applicants must have excellent verbal communication and customer-service skills. Compensation includes an hourly wage, plus tips.

Submit the online application to apply for these openings. Or apply in person daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Panorama National Resort, 5071 Clover Ridge Road.