Under 21 scene: A different use for golf balls
All you need is PVC pipe, glue, golf balls and shoelaces, and you’ve got yourself an addicting game. Ladder toss is a game that can either be played one-on-one or two-on-two.
The opposite players or teams set up upright ladder-like contraptions 20 feet away from each other. Using a "bola," or shoelace with two golf balls tied at the end, players attempt to lasso the opposing ladder for one to three points. The points correspond to the number of the ladder step you swing your bola around. The goal of the game is to get to exactly 21 points.
"It’s a super fun and inexpensive activity to do over the summer," says Ryan Wyble.
Ladder toss game sets cost between $29 and $49 at retailers like Target, but with step-by-step instructions, you can make your own ladder toss. "Ours was just $28 to make and it took us only two hours," Wyble says.
The supplies you need are 18 2-foot pieces and 12 1-foot pieces of PVC pipe. These can be carefully cut down to size using a hacksaw. Using T and L (elbow) connectors, connect the PVC pieces and reinforce with glue to create the ladder set. Make two ladders, each with three levels that are evenly spaced apart.
To make the "bola," you’ll need 12 golf balls. Drill a hole through the center of the golf ball and use either shoelaces or 6-inch pieces of nylon to tie two balls to each end. After making six bolas, it is best to paint half of them a different color to help
decipher which bolas belong to which team. The most common colors used to spray-paint bolas are red and blue.
After assembling your very own ladder set and bolas, you now have a game that will last you many summers of good times.
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Supplies available at Walmart or craft stores
Supplies can be purchased at Target
DIY instructions at http://www.wikihow.com/make-a-ladder-golf-game
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