Introduction

men and women playing ladder golf yard game
Photo: Room 5 Films
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Ever had your shoes tied together and tossed over a power line? Ladder Golf is your shot at sweet revenge. Wrap one of your bolas—a pair of golf balls connected by a length of nylon cord—over a rung, and you score. If it stays put, that is. All you need to build a rack for each side is a few dowels and 2x4s; the bolas require golf balls and cord. This Old House's game experts, aka Team Saturday, walk you through the steps in a video tutorial. As for how to lure your grade-school bully onto your turf for a little payback, you're on your own.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with 1-inch paddle bit and ¼-inch drill bit
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrushes
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-head screwdriver
    • utility scissors
      Utility scissors
    • japanese pull saw
      Pull saw

    Shopping List

    1-inch dowels Get six at 36-inch lengths

    2x4s Get two 8-foot boards

    Golf balls Get at least 12

    3/16-inch twisted nylon rope Get a 10-foot rope

    Stain-blocking white primer Get 1 quart Spray paint in at least four colors

    Two ¼-by-4-inch carriage bolts

    Two ¼-inch washers

    Two ¼-inch wing nuts

    3-inch deck screws