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Building your own ladder golf set

Building your own set for ladder golf is relatively easy and shouldn't take you too long. So you can be up and running in just a few hours.

You are going to need is 1" PVC pipe cut into 6 12-inch pieces and 9 24-inch pieces. You are also going to need 6 elbow fitting, 6 t-fittings. For the balls you are going to need 24 solid golf balls (2 sets of 12 in 2 different colors) and about 28 feet of nylon rope.

To building the ladder to form the base take 4 of the elbow fittings and two t-fitting and the 6 24-inch pipes. Connect the pipes to the elbows and the T's so that they flat side of the T is facing down. There should be an empty socket facing up. When you are finished you should have a rectangle that is 4ft by 2ft with 2 upward facing sockets to hold the ladder.

Next you want to build the ladder. Start by taking one of the remaining 24-inch pipes and attaching an elbow fitting to each end. Then attach a 12-inch pipe to the other side of the elbow. At the other end of the 12 inch pipe you are going to attach a t-fitting, continuing along the plane of the 12-inch pipes attach 2 more 12-inch pipes and in the cross plane attach a 24-inch pipe. Repeat this for the bottom step of the ladder. After you have attached the last pipe fit the open ends into the base and there you have your three step ladder for playing.

To make the balls you are going to need a drill to drill a hole through the center of the 24 balls. After you have drilled the holes in the balls take your nylon rope and measure and cut it into 12 20-inch pieces. It is suggested that you burn the ends of the rope so that they don't fray. Stick the rope through the holes and tie a knot on either side of the ball so they don't move. Put one ball on each end of the rope. You are going to need 6 ropes with 2 balls on each.

Once you have finished making the balls you are ready to play! Some play with each player on their own ladder, if you want to play that way you can follow these instructions again to build a second ladder or you can just use one.

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What's the goal of ladder golf?


A ladder golf player aims to make exactly 21 points. Not more nor less.
By tossing the bolas to the ladder the player can get them hanging from the top bar (3 points), the middle bar (2 points) and the bottom bar (1 point). He tosses his three bolas, then it's the opponent's turn, and they keep going, gathering points until they reach exactly 21. If a player goes over 21, the points from that round don't count.

Sep 24, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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What is ladder golf?


Ladder golf is a tossing game played with a ladder placed about 15 feet from the player, and three sets of bolas (two golf balls connected by a string). The player has to toss the bolas to the ladder trying to get them hanging by the string to the ladder bar.
Here is a basic instructions video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6qBkBmF3U

Sep 24, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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How many points do you need to score in order to win a game of ladder golf?


In order to win, you need to land a score of exactly 21 points.

Feb 04, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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