Junior golfers and their instructors posed for this group photo taken in June 2023 at the Panorama West clubhouse. As in the past, the third day of each of the 2024 junior golf school sessions will be held at Panorama West golf. The students will play a few holes on the golf course, followed by pizza and drinks in the community room.


By Susan Thompson | Lake Panorama Times

Registration for the 27th annual Lake Panorama National Junior golf clinics is open. Young people ages 5 to 17 are eligible to attend. Two sessions are offered with a limit of 24 students per session to ensure personalized attention and instruction. 

All session dates are on Wednesdays and run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session One dates are June 5, 12, 19, with a registration deadline of May 26. Session Two dates are July 10, 17, 24, with a registration deadline of June 30. 

The cost is $55 per junior golfer. Participants will receive instruction from Rob Riggins, LPN head golf professional, Mike Kleinwolterink, pro shop manager, and other LPN staff members. 

For the first two days of each session, the junior golfers will meet near the LPN pro shop, where they will divide into age groups and walk to the LPN practice areas with instructors. The groups will rotate between the driving range, chipping area and the putting green. At the end of each day, the golfers can go to Spikes and pick out a drink and snack.

The third day of each session will be held at the Panorama West golf course. There the students will play a few holes on the golf course, with instructors helping them implement what they learned the first two days. After golf, pizza and drinks will be available in the community room. 

Riggins says he and his staff are dedicated to growing the game of golf for juniors. 

“Our junior golf clinics are conducted in a way that improves the skills of junior golfers, along with their life skills,” he says. “And while we will be focusing on fundamentals of the game, we also will be moving more towards getting kids ready to play the game.” 

The LPN Junior golf clinics have two long-time sponsors — Lake Panorama Association and Guthrie County State Bank. For more information, call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024. To register, complete an entry form that is available in both the pro shop and online, then return it to the LPN pro shop with payment.