Golf League Options Plentiful at Lake Panorama

By Susan Thompson

Both golf courses owned by the Lake Panorama Association are open for the season, and in great condition for the 2017 season. Again this year, there are plenty of golf league options available at the two courses.

At Panorama West, there is a Tuesday morning women’s league, a Tuesday evening men’s league, and a Thursday morning men’s league. League members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee.

The women’s league is individual play, with weekly prizes and special events. Dues for the year are $30. There will be a kickoff luncheon Tuesday, April 25 at the LPN conference center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:30. The cost is $15. Make reservations with Judy Schnack at 641-755-2531 or clsdvm@netins.net.

League play begins May 2 with a two-gal best shot at 9:30 a.m., preceded by a 9 a.m. golf clinic presented by John Dinnebier, LPN director of operations. The first day of regular play will be May 9, with August 29 the last day of regular play. A four-gal best-shot and awards luncheon will be September 5. For more information, contact Sharon Wedemeyer, 641-747-3938 or sharonwedemeyer@gmail.com.

The Tuesday evening men’s league will begin April 25 and run through August 29. Dues are $20 to cover weekly prizes, plus individual scores are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. Play begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jay Merryman at 641-751-5957 or jmerryman1@gmail.com; or Bill Eby at 515-240-7652 or wheby@stineseed.com.

The Thursday morning men’s league will begin April 27 and wrap up August 31 with a tournament and awards banquet. Members can tee off beginning at 7 a.m. with play continuing until noon. Dues of $20 covers regular play with weekly cash prizes and individual awards at the end of the season. For more information, contact Virgil Hoehne at 641-757-0962 or 2grandkids@live.com.

At the 18-hole Lake Panorama National, all league players must have purchased an LPN annual membership.

Men's leagues are on Wednesdays. For the 18-hole noon league, members can choose to play from either the white or red tees. At 3 p.m., there is a nine-hole league also available from both the red and white tees. A 6 p.m. nine-hole league has everyone playing from the white tees. Cost of all men’s leagues is $75.

The Men’s Stag on May 3 will kickoff the men’s league season. Members or potential members are invited to attend compliments of the LPN. Cocktails and munchies begin at 5:30 p.m. with a brief program and raffle drawing at 7 p.m. League play begins May 10.

The LPN women’s league is on Thursdays. Players compete in two-person teams beginning at 5:30 p.m. The LPN women’s league fee is $55, which covers league dues, the kickoff dinner and a post-season party. The kickoff dinner is May 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. League competition gets underway May 11. Women interested in league play who do not yet have a partner will be matched with another player, or can play as a sub.

There is a junior golf league for LPN members at 5 p.m. every Monday beginning June 5 and running through Aug. 14. There is no cost for this league, and all skill levels are welcome. For more information about the junior golf league, contact Gary Babcock at 641-755-2024 or gbabcock@lakepanorama.org.

Annual membership forms for both LPN and Panorama West, plus LPN golf league forms, are available at lakepanoramanational.com. Questions? Call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 or the Panorama West pro shop at 641-755-2250.

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