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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- 2 10-foot sections of 3/4 PVC pipe
- 6 3/4 PVC T connectors
- 2 3/4 PVC L connectors
- 4 PVC end caps
- 6 golf balls (or wiffle practice style golf balls)
- 3/8 inch diameter rope
- PVC cutter or saw
Cut your PVC
Measure your PVC segments for cutting. You will need three 24-inch sections, two 20-inch sections, and eight 12-inch sections.
Build the feet
Take two of the 12-inch sections and push them into the opposing ends of a T fitting. Cap the other two ends of the pipes.
Add the 20-inch section of pipe to the open end of the T section and another T section to the other end of the pipe. Make sure the new T is turned 90º from the direction the feet are running.
Add a 12-inch section of pipe to the T opposite the other pipe. At the end of this pipe add another T.
Place one more 12-inch section of pipe in line and cap it with an L fitting.
Repeat steps 2–5 to build the other half of ladder.
Join the two halves with the three 24-inch sections of pipe.
Build your bolas
Drill 3/8″ holes in six golf balls. This is a hard step and is best done with a drill press by an adult. Using wiffle ball style balls can eliminate the need for drilling but are very light.
Cut three 24-inch sections of rope and thread a golf ball through each end. Tie off the ends.
The idea of the game is to throw the bolas at the ladder and try to catch them on a rung. For a better list of the rules, check out the official rules from laddergolf.com.
For best play you should have two ladders and six bolas. Time to make another set!
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