So last year we got hooked on a yard-game called Cowboy Golf. It’s also called many other names, but we like Cowboy Golf. Above is a cartoon image of what the game looks like. You can buy the game from a sporting goods store or make your own out of PVC pipe. What do you think we did? Well of course, we bought the PVC pipe at our favorite store, Home Depot, and make the ladders ourselves. So, you’ll just have to come play the game with us in order to see what it’s like!
Two identical ladders are set about 30 feet apart. (You can change distance depending on the space you have). Each ladder has three rungs. The whole ladder is about 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. You can play individuals or teams, but the rules are pretty much the same. Each person has 3 bolos (made of a 20 inch rope with golf balls glued to each end of the rope) that they will throw at the ladder across the yard. The goal is to get the bolo to wrap itself around one of the rungs of the ladder. Top run is worth 3 points, middle rung is 2 points and bottom rung is worth 1 point. Take turns tossing bolos across the yard. If you stand at your ladder and toss to the other ladder, then everyone has the same distance to throw to. Of course people come up with their own strategy on how to get the bolos to stay on the rungs.
We have church picnics and other family events this summer that we thought would be a good time to play this fun game… and of course a little Sunday project for us to do. Now we just need to go buy some golf balls to make the bolos.