Backyard Games

By AFM – June 1, 2013
Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons

Ladder Golf

How to Play
The object of this game is to wrap your bola (two golf balls attached by a nylon rope) around the rungs of the ladder. The top rung is worth three points; the middle, two points; and the bottom is worth one. Players are encouraged to knock each other's bolas off the rungs, and the first player to reach 21 points wins. For official Ladder Golf rules, visit


Rules of the Game
Determine your imaginary foul lines according to the space in your backyard (official Cornhole Rules call for 30 feet). The pitcher’s box should be set up behind this line, with the cornhole platform at the other end.

Play is broken up into innings; in each inning, a player (or team) attempts to toss four corn bags into the hole of the platform. A corn bag in the hole earns three points, whereas a corn bag that lands anywhere on the platform is worth one. If it lands on the ground (or anywhere outside of the cornhole or platform), the corn bag is “out of the count” and worth zero points.

The first player or team to reach 21 points wins the game! For official Cornhole rules, visit


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