The Legend of the Bowers Park Holes
Posted by rolltidethrow
Somehow, some way, a group of guys come together that compliment each other and being good friends by circumstance and chance. Maybe it’s fate, maybe it’s chance, but either way I have a group of running buddies that have all come to play this awesome game of disc golf. In the process, we have kind of adopted the course at Bowers Park and have done some things to improve the playing experience there and have fun at the same time. I will outline the legend of the Holes and share our story with you.
First off, the Holes came from Meet the Fockers. Remember the baby that said As*HOOLE? Well me and two guys, Juergen and Bald Martin took the S-curve, morphed into S-Hooooooooole, and finally to the present Hole. It should be noted that we usually just yell “hoooole” at each other as our signal to each other if one arrives late.
So now you know about the Holes got their name, and now the Cast of Characters.
The Four Original Holes:
Juergen(JB Hole): Juergen is one of our European Holes. He is a supplier quality engineer for a certain luxury auto manufacturer in Tuscaloosa. He and I started playing about five years ago and have been enjoying it since. This guy is one of the best of the group with a wicked forehand shot. He had a supplier that gave us the timbers to build the awesome bridges at Bowers Park along the creek. If you have played their you know those bridges are massive…I mean hey, how many guys can say they have bridges at their course built with 8×16 timbers?
Bald Martin: Martin has been there since the beginning. He bought the original four all first run Bosses and is a great guy. This dude can make a Boss scream through the air like no other. He is one of our two computer dudes and is always around to help with projects when we need him.
Oliver (Olli): Olli is one of our long lost holes because his contract here ran up about 3 years ago and he is back in Stuttgart. Olli got the first star plastic of the group, a USA Flag dyed Star Beast and could flick it about 16″ off the ground. This dude can defy gravity with his flick. I hope he can make it back with a contract. He is a really fun guy to hang out with.
Eric: I am your humble storyteller here. I have been with the group from the beginning. Until the economic downturn I was a project manager with an architectural firm, now I shifted to manufacturing which gives me more money and more time to throw. My background in architecture and planning gives me the ability to facilitate and plan, and generate ideas. I try to help the group the most by making contacts, friends, and helping strangers on the course out. I have been known to give away a disc or two. My strengths on the course involve throwing my 2010 Ace Race disc and my broken in champion monarchs. I WILL ace Hole 8 at George Ward with my monarch one day.
The Faithful Core Holes:
Other Martin: Other Martin is this british cat that has migrated to the states about 15 years ago because he heard a rumor about this ‘burning ball of fire in the sky that occurs instead of clouds and rain’. Martin’s house and yard were affected by the tornado so with good insurance he has three new chainsaws, including one with a 36″ bar we call The Beast. The Beast has helped clear out Bowers with all of the storm damage. Martin has found that his Impact is a straight and accurate disc and has improved his game greatly. He also drives a sweet Mustang GT California Edition.
Nick: Nick is Martin’s stepson and is a fantastic player. He has only been playing a few months but he is an up and comer in the group. He turns over his Orion LS like nobody’s business. Nick is also awesome at wielding a chainsaw…a true slayer of fallen trees.
Wes(Wisket): Wes is our lefthanded, latitude 64 plastic throwing sandbagger that has came a long way and has tore up the Eat Sleep Disc series in Novice and even did better than rec. He is moving on to rec next season in his quest to become pro.
Russell(Our caddy): Russell is a super talented machinist that not only makes awesome bag tags but he is also a forum-whore on dgcoursereview.com. He constantly does research on how to get better and has made a lot of tweaks to his game and ours and the result is we are all throwing better. By the way, our group can help you with some awesome bag tags…talk to us about design and pricing.
Well, that is a little on our background…my next blog will be about club/group organization, public relations, and how to get things done when the current club is dragging their feet…..talk to you soon.