LPN Weekly - 8/27/2017

Golf Leagues at Both Courses Winding Down

The three LPN men's leagues will wrap up the season Wednesday with a shootout and awards. The LPN women's league also wraps up this Thursday with a shootout, followed by awards, food and drinks. League members who aren't participating in the shootout are encouraged to come watch the fun, and enjoy the time afterwards.

At Panorama West, the women's league has a final day of competition this Tuesday, then finishes the season with a four-person best-shot tournament and awards luncheon September 5. A sign-up sheet will be on the league table this Tuesday for those who plan to participate in the final golf event, luncheon, or both. Those playing golf should arrive by 8:30 a.m. to enjoy rolls and coffee in advance of the 9 a.m. shotgun start. To add to the fun, John Dinnebier will be hitting drives for each team on the ninth hole. 

The Panorama West Tuesday evening men's league will wrap up their season this week with golf and a meal. The Thursday morning men's league had their final regular round last week. This week they have a tournament, and next week they will have a shootout. Both of these final events will be followed by a meal.

Make Plans for Labor Day Weekend


The 17th annual Birdhouse Boogie four-person couples best shot tournament will be on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., and the field is limited to PAID entries. The cost is $30 per couple for LPN golf members, and $90 per couple for nonmembers. Entry fees cover golf, dinner and prizes. Call or signup in the pro shop. Find more details, including a list of recent champions, here.


Reserve your tee time early at Lake Panorama National, since holiday weekends always are busy on the golf course. Tee times remain, but will fill up fast. Call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024.


Tee times also are accepted at Panorama West on weekends and holidays, so contact the Panorama West pro shop at 641-755-2250 for a tee time during the Labor Day weekend. Or just show up, where play is first come, first serve.


The Links Restaurant will be open normal hours Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Links normally is closed on Mondays, but WILL BE OPEN Labor Day, with serving 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to visit the The Links during the long Labor Day weekend for some great food, drink and fun times with friends.

18th Annual LPN Solheim Labor Day Weekend

The annual LPN Solheim will be held Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2. The theme for this year's event is "Birdies are the Cat's Meow." Team captains are Betty Minick and Deanie Thomas. Teams for both the Saturday competition and the Friday evening shootout will be announced after women's league play on Thursday, August 31. 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.

The main event is the Solheim 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 2018 captains will follow dinner. Contact Deanie Thomas with questions at 641-755-5336, or dthomas@netins.net.

Help Wanted at The Links

The Links Restaurant is seeking servers for lunch, evening and weekend shifts. Candidates must have excellent verbal communication and customer-service skills. Apply in person daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Panorama National Resort, 5071 Clover Ridge Road. Questions? Contact Mike Kleinwolterink at 641-755-2080 or mklein@lakepanorama.org.

LPN Iowa vs. Iowa State Couples September 8

The 20th annual Iowa vs. Iowa State couples tournament will be Friday, September 8. This is a four-person best shot, with couples choosing to play for either Iowa or ISU. Sign up as a couple to be paired with another couple, or as a four-person couples team. The entry fee is $10 per couple for LPN members, and $40 per couple for non-member guests. There will be a shotgun start at 5 p.m., so check in at Spikes in advance of that time. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to register. Find more details, including a list of past winners, here.

Pool Season Coming to an End

Sunday, September 10, will mark the final open day for the pool at Lake Panorama National Resort. This pool season was another busy one at LPN. There were 66 annual memberships sold for the 2017 season, compared to 61 last year. Thanks to all who supported this amenity, we look forward to seeing you again next spring!

LPN to Host Iowa Wife-Husband Championship

Lake Panorama National will host the 57th Iowa Wife-Husband Championship September 15-17. 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 teams, with the option of playing Friday-Saturday, Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Sunday. There is a championship division and a super-senior division. The super-senior division is open to a team with a combined age of 130 years as of September 15, 2017. All play in this division is from the forward tees. The entry fee for either division is $175 per team. More details and entry form available online.

Tournament participants are invited to a welcome party on Friday in the LPN banquet room. The theme for the party is "Hola! Welcome to The "GOLF" of Mexico. There will be a cash bar at 6:15 p.m. and a complimentary Mexican buffet at 7 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to reserve their spots by September 13 with Katelyn Hogenson, 515-207-1062 or katelynn@iowagolf.org