Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ladder Golf

Now this is my kind of golf! We saw this game being played at an RV Park in Iowa a few years ago...then it began popping up here and there. We found all the information we needed on the great world wide web to make our own game...and we've had a lot of fun with it. It's a great game for picnics...camping trips...or just to play in your own backyard.

So as promised...here is all the info you need to DIY!

Step One...Ladder: Pick up the required 3/4 inch PVC pipe and connectors. All uprights are 12 inch lengths...and horizontals are 24 inch pieces. Cut and assemble as per photo or plans found here or here. We never glued the upright portion of the ladder into the base...which makes it easily transported to your favorite location.

Step Two...Bolos: Buy golf balls...six of each colour. Drill 1/4 inch hole through the centre of each ball...balls are attached on either end of a nylon rope (about 13 inches of rope between the balls). We knotted the ends...countersunk the knot...and then melted the rope above the knot with a flame.

Play ladder golf...again and again! The rules are simple. The first team to score 21 is the winner!

As you can tell...we took our ladder golf on the road. After introducing our camping cohorts to the game...they went home and made their own.

So there you have it. It's a game that can be played on lawn, gravel or pave. We've had a lot of fun with it these past few summers...and I'm sure you would too!

It's another dark and damp day today...so we won't be playing bolo golf (or ladder golf, or redneck golf, or any other name it goes by) today.
But I do have a little something to brighten up a grey day...

...my wisteria is sporting some lovely lavender blooms! I'm thinking it must be a little confused...don't wisteria bloom only in spring?

We have been coaxing the vines over the arbour for a few years now...and had yet to see a bloom. Now as summer is nearing an end, the wisteria decided to surprise me!

I'm off to take the car for an appointment...and then I shall be without wheels for the day.

Enjoy your day!


  1. I am surprised to see your Wisteria in bloom. But sometimes they do have a second flowering, specially if they have been cut back. It looks lovely!

  2. Ladder Golf sounds like fun --I'll have to look into how you play it.

    Your wisteria is beautiful, but your whole view is so gorgeous!

  3. Your home looks lovely! And the Wisteria as well..

  4. Don't know about the golf game, but the wisteria looks great...just don't let it take over the house!

  5. Ladder golf..hubby just built that game this summer. It is a fun game and even our teenage g'kids enjoy it..a game for all ages!
    Love the wisteria..

  6. Hi Judy,
    Thanks for the explanation of ladder golf. It looks like fun.

    Your home and the wisteria are just beautiful.


  7. That sounds like a game my guys would enjoy.

    Judy, it is so beautiful at your home. I know you must love the views. I believe the wisteria blooms must have been a special gift of promise to you.

  8. that game looks like fun, maybe that is a way i coul play golf...smirk.
    i love the picture of your home and wisteria, lovely.

  9. Your wisteria is beautiful! That stuff spreads like mad. My parents have it, but there's has yet to ever bloom.

  10. That looks like so much fun!
    When can I come and play?
    Maybe in my next life...I need something new!
    Maybe I need a life.

  11. Your home is looking wonderful with all the wisteria and the blooming flowers! You've got a green thumb. I must return to read more about the game...it sounds intriguing!

  12. Hooray for the wisteria! It looks great where you have it growing too.

    Mine put out a lonely little bloom a couple weeks ago; maybe it was the last hurrah before autumn...

    Congratulations to Vancouver, too, by the way.


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