Swimming Pool Now Open!

The new swimming pool is open! For LPA members, a 2015 pool membership for a single is $75 and for a family is $130. For others, a single membership is $85 and a family membership is $145. Memberships can be purchased online, or in person. Annual members will receive silicon wristbands to wear when using the pool. The daily rate is $3 per person. People who own weeks in the Clover Ridge Interval Owners Association, have traded weeks to stay at the resort, or are staying in the LPN Inn and Suites, will have free access to the pool. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Click on the photo to see more views of this great new facility! 


 
 

SUNDAY HOURS AT THE LINKS EXPANDED

With the busy season underway, Sunday evening hours at The Links are being expanded. Beginning May 17, The Links will remain open until 7 p.m. Other hours remain the same.

Current Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Breakfast is served each Saturday and Sunday 8-11 a.m. More information about the Links Restaurant & Lounge may be found on our website.

Swimming Pool Memberships Available

It's getting closer! The swimming pool and spa on the south side of the LPN conference center is complete, the fence is up, landscaping is underway, furniture has arrived. The facility is expected to be open at least by Memorial Day weekend, and perhaps a few days sooner.

Pool users must purchase an annual membership or pay a daily fee. For LPA members, a 2015 pool membership for a single is $75 and for a family is $130. For the general public, a single membership is $85 and a family membership is $145. Annual members will receive silicon wristbands to wear when using the pool. Pool memberships can be purchased online, or membership forms can be printed and mailed or dropped off with payment at the pool check-in area. The daily rate is $3 per person. Those paying the daily rate will have their hand stamped to show they have paid.

Pool hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Private pool parties can be scheduled in two-hour increments at a cost of $150. The LPN staff will manage the pool from the check-in window near the pool, and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup Matches - Entry deadline is June 17

Captain Bruce Ahrendsen and Captain Rod Knudsen invite you to play in the 20th Annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup

         Ryder Cup Registration Deadline June 17

                  The 2015 Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup

             at Lake Panorama National will be Aug. 6-9, 2015.

To be eligible for the 2015 Ryder Cup, you must:

1.    Be a member of LPN Golf Course and be 18 years old or older.

2.    Have a current USGA handicap.

3.    Have played AND posted scores for a minimum of ten, 18-hole rounds from July 1st 2014 through July 1st 2015.

4.    Be available at these times:

·     Thursday, Aug. 6 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

·     Friday, Aug. 7 11 am

·     Saturday, Aug 8 11 am

·     Sunday, Aug 9 tee times start at 10am

Note:  Substitutes are not eligible for the ShootOut on Saturday evening.

All members of Lake Panorama National Golf Course who meet above criteria may enter.  The cost to participate is $175.  

To be entered you must drop off signed registration form and check or cash made payable to ‘2015 Ryder Cup’ in the Ryder Cup folder at the Pro Shop.  This must be done by the deadline of June 17.  No Exceptions.

What you get for $175:

·     A team shirt, hat, and tournament prizes.

·     A lot of Meals!

·     3 rounds of competitive golf.

·     A chance to compete and win money in a shootout.

·     Compete in the best darn tourney in the state.

The field is full at multiples of 4.

For example:  We have 101 players sign up by June 17.  The first 100 players are in and the last player is on a waiting list until we get 3 more or if someone drops out.  So the last 1, 2, or 3 to sign up will be on a waiting list until we have a multiple of 4.  You will be notified June 19th if you are one of them.

We will also be needing substitutes.

If there is anyone not able to play all 3 days but would be available 1 or 2 days please let this years Captains know.  There will be no cost to you, only a short notice to play if someone gets ill, hurt, etc.  As a reminder, substitutes are not eligible to compete in the ShootOut on Saturday evening.

Copies of the agenda and registration are available on the LPN Website or in the Pro Shop.

To enter:  Please drop off signed registration form and check or cash made payable to ‘2015 Ryder Cup’ in the Ryder Cup folder at the Pro Shop.  This must be done by the deadline of June 17.

REPEAT:  To enter:  Please drop off signed registration form and check or cash made payable to ‘2015 Ryder Cup’ in the Ryder Cup folder at the Pro Shop.  This must be done by the deadline of June 17.

Note:  Only PAID entries with signed Registration Form by the deadline of JUNE 17 will be accepted.  No Exceptions.  

Note:  The signed Registration Form is vital for the Captains regarding refunds, shirt sizes, etc -- Therefore, attempting to enter by calling in, telling someone to “put me down” are two examples of how not to enter. 

We hope everyone can join us this year so please help out the Captains and enter no later than the deadline of June 17.

If you have any questions please contact this years Captains:

Captain Bruce Ahrendsen and Captain Rod Knudsen.

 

2015 Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup

Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday, Aug. 6

   6:30 p.m.      Stag event for players

·     Teams announced, shirts/caps and pairings distributed.

·     Short (very short) presentation of history, format, and rules.

·     Sign up for Saturday’s shootout. Must have $10 cash to enter.

·     Keg beer and dinner.

 

Friday, Aug. 7

   11 a.m.  Shotgun

·     Format: Fourball. Each member of the (2) two-man teams plays their own ball, with handicap. The team whose player has the lowest score on that hole wins that hole.  Tee Boxes for determined by Captains.  

·     Play ball down except in own fairway.

·     If you declared for the shootout, you must putt everything out.

   5 p.m.   Guthrie County State Bank LPN Employee Shootout

·     Spectators welcome pari-mutuel betting

·     Dinner following shootout spouses welcome

 

Saturday, Aug. 8

   11 a.m.  Shotgun

·     Format: Foursomes. Two golfers play against two other golfers and

each team plays one ball.  All play on this day will be from RED Tees.

·     The first 9 holes you play will be a two-man, best-shot scramble.

·     The second 9 holes will be an alternate shot (player A hits tee shot, player B hits second shot, etc) until the hole is played out.  Declare when you start play on the second 9 which player will tee off on odd/even holes.

·     You may play the ball up everywhere and change the ball in play.

5 p.m.      Guthrie County State Bank 12 low gross / 12 low net

   Shootout

·     Spectators welcome pari-mutuel wagering

·     Dinner following shootout spouses welcome

 

Sunday, Aug. 9

   10 a.m.  First tee time

·     Format: Singles. Individual match play.

.     Each Match Tee Boxes to be determined by Ryder Cup Captains.

·     Play ball down except in own fairway.

·     When your match is over, go to the 18th hole, and play the final

hole.

   7 p.m.   Dinner and awards spouses welcome

REMINDER:  To enter:  Please drop off registration form and check or cash made payable to ‘2015 Ryder Cup’ in the Ryder Cup folder at the Pro Shop NO LATER THAN JUNE 17.   

 

 

15th Annual GCSB Member Guest at LPN

The 15th Annual Guthrie County State Bank 24/7 @Home Lake Panorama Realty Men’s Member-Guest Golf Tournament.

You are invited to join us for one of the premier men's event at Lake Panorama National Golf Course.  The Member-Guest is an excellent opportunity to invite a guest to our facility for great fun and great golf!

Entry Deadline:  May 7, 2015.

When:  Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st
Who:  Members of Lake Panorama National Golf Course (men) and their guest (men)
Entry Fee:  $200 per Team (event limited to first 36 paid teams)
Deadline for Entry:  May 7, 2015

Member-Guest Week events are as follows:

Saturday, May 30th (Team Quota)
11:00am   Shotgun Start
5:30pm     Team Shoot-Out (Spectators and Spouses Welcome)
7:30pm     Dinner
8:30pm     Professional Draw

Saturday Format:
Your USGA Handicap will be subtracted from 36, this is your quota.  The sum of both partners' individual quotas is equal to the team quota.  Points are then earned on the following basis:

     Double Eagle/Hole-in-One:     10 points
     Eagle:     6 points
     Birdie:     4 Points
     Par:         2 Points
     Bogey:    1 Point

Sunday, May 31st  (Member-Guest Pro Am)
8:30am     Breakfast and Registration (Spouses Welcome)
10:00am     Shotgun Start
3:00pm     Cocktails and Awards Ceremony

Sunday Format:
Four Amateurs with 60% of USGA Handicap are paired with Golf Professionals from across the state of Iowa.  Professional plays his own ball.  Two best Net Scores of five.
 

Entry Forms are available on the Lake Panorama National website and in the Pro Shop .  Only Paid Entries are accepted.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 15th Annual Member Guest!

Sincerely,

Gary J. Babcock, PGA
Head Professional
Lake
Panorama National Resort

DINE AT THE LINKS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK

This is Administrative Professionals Week, designed to highlight the important role of administrative professionals in the workplace. Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. Show appreciation for the administrative professionals in your business by bringing them to lunch at The Links, where specials will be offered throughout the week. On Wednesday, administrative professionals can choose a free dessert.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

Position: Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager

Location: Lake Panorama National, Panora, Iowa

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years Executive Chef experience
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of kitchen staff including cooks and dishwashers
  • Experience in a high volume setting managing all aspects of food operations
  • Planning and pricing menus, ordering, and purchasing
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to work flexible hours
  • Polished and professional attitude and appearance
  • Experience in maintaining high levels of food quality and consistency
  • A love and passion for food
  • Culinary degree a huge plus
  • Team player: you will work closely with restaurant manager and general manager

Compensation: $40 - $50k base salary plus benefits

Send Resume to:
Lake Panorama National
Attn: John Dinnebier/ General Manager
5071 Clover Ridge Road
Panora, IA  50216
Email: jdinnebier@lakepanorama.org

Volunteers Needed for LPN Flowerbeds

Volunteers are being sought to help plant and maintain flowerbeds on the Lake Panorama National golf course, as well as some common areas. Most beds on the course have been adopted, but volunteers still are needed for the #12 tee boxes and the restroom near the #12 green. Common areas available for adoption are near the pro shop, the east side of the conference center, the Irv Gerlich Memorial north of the conference center, and Spikes.

Workdays are planned for the next two Sundays – April 12 and April 19. Volunteers are asked to gather at 4 p.m., and bring tools, gloves and buckets. Work will take place on the flowerbeds already adopted, as well as common areas. Carts will be available to haul debris away and fresh mulch in. Kathy Moline and Shanell Wagler are coordinating this volunteer effort. For more information, call Wagler at 515-371-0505 or Moline at 515-360-3488.

 

Mini-Luau and Beer Tasting This Friday

Make plans now to enjoy a Hawaiian mini-luau at The Links this Friday, April 10. Three specialty beers from the Kona Brewing Company will be available for tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featured will be Castaway IPA, Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager. Special Hawaiian pizza, nachos and sandwiches will be created for this evening, and offered at discounted prices. The full Links menu also will be available. So put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt, get into the Aloha Spirit, and join the fun at The Links!

LPN PERSONNEL CHANGE

After 17 years as a chef at Lake Panorama National Resort, Mike Harris has accepted a new chef’s position at the St. Gregory Retreat Center in Adair. John Dinnebier, LPN general manager, said Mike’s hard work and dedication have contributed to LPN’s success. “Mike will be missed. We are sad to see him leave, but wish him the best in this new career opportunity,” he said. This is Mike’s last week at the LPN, although he has offered to help with large events until a new chef is hired. Gina Harris will continue to manage The Links, and the couple plans to continue to live at Lake Panorama. Dinnebier has begun the search for Mike’s replacement as the LPN Executive Chef and welcomes any leads or suggestions. Contact him at the LPN at 641-755-2080; on his cell at 515-490-3498; or at jdinnebier@lakepanorama.org.

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt is April 5

The third annual LPN Easter egg hunt will be Sunday, April 5, adjacent to the conference center, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp. Bring the kids and grandkids and enjoy the fun! This is open to all children, not just those attending the brunch. The annual Easter brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with seatings scheduled every half hour. The cost is $15.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing for the brunch, the regular breakfast menu won't be available that morning. For reservations, call 641-755-2080.

UPDATE: Golf Courses OPEN Tuesday

The Lake Panorama National and Panorama West golf courses will open for play this Tuesday, March 10. Carts must stay on the paths at Lake Panorama National during play, and while traveling to and from the pro shop. The 18-hole green fees for March are $38 plus tax, which includes a cart seat.

Panorama West will be open for walking only. Green fees are $16 and may be paid at the kiosk. Until carts can be allowed on the course, anyone with a paid 2015 Panorama West membership may play at the LPN without paying green fees. Cart seats are $16 for 18 holes or $8 for 9 holes, or personal carts may be trailered to the LPN.

Call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 for tee times or more details.

Brokers International Iowa Open August 13-16

Planning is underway for the 2015 Brokers International Iowa Open to be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort Aug. 13-16. The Pro-Am will be Thursday, Aug. 13, and the three-day Iowa Open will begin Friday, Aug. 14.

This is the sixth year Brokers International has been the lead sponsor for this tournament at the LPN. During this time, the tournament has hosted the top professionals and amateurs from Iowa, plus expanded to include top golfers from outside of Iowa. Again this year, there will be a $25,000 purse for the top professional.

The Pro-Am will be open to the first 36 four-person teams. Each team will be paired with a PGA professional at a draw party Aug. 12.

After serving five years as the tournament director, LeRoy Oxley is giving up that position. LeRoy has overseen what is considered the best tournament in Iowa next to the Principal Senior PGA event. The Iowa Open has grown and prospered under his leadership, and we thank him for his service and dedication.

Gary Soreide has been named to succeed LeRoy as the Brokers International Iowa Open tournament director. Gary has been a member of the LPN since 1975, was a prior two-time club champion and the co-founder of LPN’s version of the Ryder Cup.

2015 tournament forms and information will be posted on the website www.iowaopen.com as soon as those become available. Gary can be reached at gsoreide@netins.net or cell (515) 240-4272. We are seeking volunteers and sponsorships, so feel free to contact Gary with questions.

Friday Night Fish and Shrimp Buffet

A Friday night fish and shrimp Lenten special is now being offered weekly at The Links until Easter. Besides the fish and shrimp, the Friday night buffet will include dinner rolls, a salad bar, red potatoes and a dessert. The cost is $12.95, plus tax and gratuity. Take a break from the kitchen and come to The Links this Friday night for some good food at a great value.