February 1st was a day of first. The first DUDE Pro, which was the first A-tier for the 2014 ADG tour teed off on this day. Competitors who played were delighted to see that 18 baskets had been permanently installed on the grounds of the Mundaring Golf Course, making this the first 18-hole permanent disc golf course in Perth.
After a long, two year process working with the Mundaring Sporting Club, DiscGolfPark were finally given formal approval to install a permanent 18-hole course with two sets of tees late in 2013. Approval of the course design was given just two weeks before the DUDE Pro, and the team from DGP went into overdrive getting the baskets in the ground and the course ready in time for the tournament. A large part of the tree cutting, weed whacking, hole digging, and heavy lifting was done practically around the clock by Ryan Rintala. Ryan had to head back to the States the day after the tournament, and he put in a massive effort to see the course completed and share the course with local disc golfers.
The tournament began with a casual doubles day on Friday January 31st. Those able to take the afternoon off braved the Perth sun to compete in doubles and get some practice in before the nitty gritty competition began on Saturday. The format for the doubles tournament was best shot doubles, and the team of Chris Finn and Michael Wombell took the title. Chris even capped off the round by hitting the chastity belt on hole 18 from nearly 100m, just missing an eagle on the monstrous 330m Par 5.