Rather than hitting the links this past Saturday, I instead played another type of golf…Ladder Golf.
Our co-founder, Stinky Golfer Tom had his annual summer party this past weekend and to go along with a few burgers, dogs and brews, there were your typical summer backyard games to partake in as well: Bocce, horseshoes, and Ladder Golf. Wait, what?
Yep, Ladder Golf. Never heard of it? No worries, neither had I. But there I was, tossing golf balls on a rope towards this ladder thingy…and the more I drank, the better I played.
The game is relatively new (early 1990’s) and is believed to have originated from the camping scene. According to Wikipedia; “The game is played by throwing a bola of two golf balls connected with a rope at a ladder type structure. The top rung is worth 3 points, the middle rung is worth 2 points and the bottom rung is worth 1 point, with the goal of the game being to get exactly (and not over) 21 points.”
The all-knowing online encyclopedia goes on to say it may have originated earlier than two decades ago – tracing possible roots back to cowboys who would toss live snakes at fences. Now that’s a ballsy game (minus the [golf] balls).
Anyway, as much fun as the game is, it really has nothing to do with golf (save for the whole golf balls on a rope deal). That being said, perhaps this is a good opportunity to re-hash some of our previous posts about “real” variations on the game of golf.