1/30/12: The Dude Chronicles: Vol. 2 “Notes from the Underground”
The first installment of the “Dude Chronicles” found our hero, local Disc Golf evangelist Mark “The Dude” Dudenhoeffer, heading out to play a few new courses south of the St. Louis area. In our second chapter, The Dude goes where no golfer has ever gone before…Underground! Crystal City Underground, a 200+ acre former sand mine being turned into a sports & entertainment complex, has, due to the work of The Dude and his fellow frisbee-tarians, added a 9-Hole Disc Golf Course to their subterranean pleasure palace.
Our crack team of researchers has assured us that this is the world’s first underground Disc Golf Course, right here in our own backyard. In addition to golf, there are sand volleyball courts, air soft tournaments, beer and beverage sales on site, an underground lake featuring barge rides, and all sorts of other bells and whistles that make this a “must” for any local golf enthusiast. Many of the details are still in flux: additional lighting is being added, some holes will change their shape as things develop, and, currently, the complex is only open to golfers on Friday evenings from 7pm-Midnight, when the sand volleyball league also takes place. But even at this early stage in its development, The Underground is truly a “kid in the candy store” kind of experience.
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1/6/12: The Dude Chronicles: Vol. 1
Local Disc Golf ‘Legend’ (just ask him!), Jefferson Barracks Course Captain, and all-around good guy Mark Dudenhoeffer enjoys playing quite a bit of disc golf. He also enjoys snapping a few photos while he’s on the course. Between those obscene looking, but highly effective, forehand putts- known around JB as the “Dudie Putt” (perhaps it’s ‘Doodie Putt?’ ) – and the pictures he takes…well: let’s just say the man gets off some good shots! Hopefully, he’ll be a regular contributor to this page and you’ll be seeing more from “The Dude” in the future.
Our first installment covers The Dude’s late December road trip to play a few relatively new courses just outside of the St. Louis area. Word has it that the group left the south side at 6am, and by the end of the day they had played 54 holes of golf and put a few hundred miles on the car. I can’t identify everyone in the pictures (although i can identify at least one person NOT in the pictures…thanks for the call, guys), but it looks like a group of RCF sharp shooters headed south to go birdie hunting! *EDIT- The Dude has let me know that the group consisted of Greg Doh, Neil Brown, Doug Bickell, Greg “G-Man” Van Horn, and himself*
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