MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tower Tee Family Golf and Recreation Complex opened in 1963 in suburban St. Louis. The facility expanded through the years until it now includes an 18-hole par-3 track, a driving range, a short game area, a mammoth putting green, a miniature golf course and batting cages.
Roy Lotz, a carpenter, started Tower Tee. It has stayed in the family and is now considered a St. Louis landmark.
"We have a great little par-3 course," Bob Gaus said. "We usually sneak around once a day with a foursome. You can play it in about 45 minutes, so the money changes hands very quickly."
Gaus is the teaching pro at Tower Tee. He keeps busy giving lessons, when he's not occupied with the 25 or so tournaments that make up the schedule for the Gateway Section of the PGA of America.