Picnics, tailgate parties, and other outdoor gatherings are great, but a little friendly competition makes things more interesting. You could buy a ladder toss set, but what fun is that? Here’s how you can make your own!
Cut 6 lengths of cord to 21" and melt the ends to prevent fraying. Thread each cord through 2 golf balls and knot each end securely. To tell the difference between each set of 3 bolas, use 2 different color balls or cords.
Set up your ladder in an open area. Establish a toss line 15 feet (or 5 paces) from the ladder. The first player will toss 3 bolas, then the second will toss 3, with the objective to wrap them around rungs on the ladder. The top rung is worth 3 points, the middle 2, and the bottom 1. Games are generally played to 21 points, but “house” scoring variations are common. It’s oddly satisfying to see your golf balls wrap around a pipe — even more so if you’re competing with friends!
Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession, and has a BSME from Clemson University. Outside of work he’s an avid maker and experimenter, building anything that comes into his mind!
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