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This is how to make Hillbilly golf for under 30 dollars. It is a fun Summertime activity and great for parties. It is relativley easy, and cheap. The total price came up to 26.68, and I saw you could buy it for 67.00. Also this is my first Instructable, but I have been around it for I think 6 months. Go ahead and judge what you think but keep in mind. Also I just saw the other Instructable after I posted this, I have never seen it, and still have not really looked at it. So he/she beat me to it. RATE IT if you like it.
 
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Step 1: Parts and supply list

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You will need:
6 3/4 PVC T's
6 3/4 PVC Elbows
About two 10 foot 3/4 PVC pipe
Nylon rope
6 golf balls
Scissors
Drill
Saw
(You need to double everything besides the tools)

Step 2: How to build the "ladder" (upper part)

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Ok now we are going to start building. First cut the PVC.
Cut 3 2ft PVC pipe
Then cut 6 1ft PVC pipe

Attatch two T's on both sides of the 2ft pipe
Now put 2 1ft pipes on the T's
Add two more 1f pipes on the T's
Then you must add 2 more T's with a 2ft pipe conecting
Then get two elbows and put them on a 2ft pipe
Conect them together and should a finished project that looks like the picture.

Step 3: The base

Picture of The base
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4 elbows
5 2ft pipes
2 T's

Get one 2ft pipe and atatch it to two of the elbows
Then atatch two more 2ft pipe to the elbows
Repeat this
Atatch the two T's to the pipes

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markz27 days ago

golf game you should play once..
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibnesinastudio.BigMiniGolf

adial11 year ago
Hurry and Make some of these for your Christmas Hillbiily Cousins
northie7 years ago
I just made this yesterday with my kids. We had so much fun... thanks for posting it!!! I wanted to comment though that we changed one thing and it seems to work out fine. On the bottom platform section, we used 2' pipe for the horizontal part but only 1' pipe for the two pieces sticking out... so that the platform only sticks out 1' on each side from the base. It seems to be plenty steady enough... and the beauty of it is that to make one stand, it requires 20' of pipe... and pipe comes in 10' pieces so there is no waste. Also, we used 30" of rope for each throwing ball set. We've played this game before and the 20" rope didn't seem long enough to us after the knots were made. But, I suppose that's just personal preference. Thanks again!
Thanks for this - I was following the instructable and found I didnt have enough pipe due to the error. I was contemplating doing 1ft lengths for the base but didn't know if it would be stable enough - I just read your comment though and used 1ft lengths like you suggested and it seems fine - thanks for the tip!
nolte9195 years ago
In step 3 "The Base", you said "5 2ft pipes", I think you meant "6 2ft pipes". Or am I confused?
You are correct - this mistake means another trip to the hardware store for me. You need 24 foot of pipe to make 1 complete stand. I got the 2x10' per stand as described in the instructable and I am 8' short now. :-(
Time for a redesign for me maybe...
freeksho_lo3 years ago
if you only drill halfway through and use some form of super glue it works just as well and you dont have to make up the diffrence for the knots
SWV17874 years ago
ok I am making these for Christmas gifts and Rit Dye worked wonderfully to dye not only the rope but the golf balls as well so I now have wonderfully long lasting blue and red bolas for my games
jadetober5 years ago
Well... Here in England where I am busy spreading the game we call it HillBillie Golf because when I was taught how to make it and play I was in Ohio and that is what they called it... but then we played cornhole and grandmas checkers and now I realise that these are 'local' names too!
sethf84036 years ago
in minnesota we call that "polish golf"
We call it Polish horseshoes. Of course, it's politically correct to make fun of hillbillies, but not Poles, so YMMV.
sharbear36 years ago
I made this for a future family reunion. It took 24 ft. of pvc pipe and in step 3 it took 6 2ft. pipes. I also made a set of "throwing balls" with tennis balls for the smaller children to use. No-one gets hurt that way. We tried it out and every age LOVED it. Thanks for the post. I really appreciate it. It will have lots of hours of fun in the future.
Thornburg (author)  sharbear36 years ago
Tennis balls is a great idea! Yet you don't get that spin that you get with golf balls. Anyway glad you liked it, and have fun, but be safe.
Yeah, I played this last weekend at a 'Demolition Derby'.....they called it 'Ladder Ball'. Truly a redneck sport - 'specially when yer drunk!
qdroman6 years ago
HERE'S A DEMO OF SOME VERY SKILLED PLAYERS DOING WHAT NEEDS TO DONE.GOLF TOURNIMENT
wmhaig016 years ago
Thanks for the instructions. They are easy to understand and I love the pictures.
dkbaumbach6 years ago
It's known as Rack Your Balls in my family... great job!
Thornburg (author)  dkbaumbach6 years ago
Hahaha, never heard of that one.
just for the record this is not hillbilly golf this is blong ball u can buy it at scheels . but yes u can make it i have made one. its fun to play . and now the make safe ball throwy thing they r soft squishy (nerf almost) balls they stink but this is a good one.
Thornburg (author)  chi chi chippy6 years ago
Wow, you know that it has like 10 different names. I chose Hillbilly Golf. Never even heard of blong ball, but there is Yard Bolo, and Testicle Golf. Blong Ball is just what that store calls it.
PittCaleb6 years ago
Thanks for the instructions. I've played it and always wanted to build one. Needed the measurements and parts list - thanks for everything. The kids are already playing and we're having a blast in the yard and can't wait for our Memorial Day picnic on Monday. I was surprised at how easily I was able to drill through golf balls btw! And since I golf, I had a nice selection of "lake balls" and found 6 yellow ones so I didn't have to deal with painting any of them. I PVC glued the top sections and bottom sections, but the tops still comes off the bottoms for easier storage. Total cost from Home Depot: $19.92 - psyched! Golf Balls were 'free' as taken from my bag. If you don't golf, you'll have to buy some I suppose.
Thornburg (author)  PittCaleb6 years ago
Your welcome, and have fun.
ukyobust6 years ago
I've made two of these before and I have to tell you; over time, the golf balls hitting the rungs of the ladder eventually cause them to loosen and fall out over the course of two or three games. I would recommend using PVC cement on both the ladder portion and base portion of the apparatus, but not cementing the ladder to the base so it can be transported/stored easier.
Are they thrown? or Golfed with a club?
Thornburg (author)  pacey_waring6 years ago
They are tossed. You do not hit it with a club.
hbar0906 years ago
Thank you Thornburg for how far the rungs should be apart. If you are playing with 2 complete ladders how far should they be apart? 10-20-30 feet?
Thornburg (author)  hbar0906 years ago
10-15 ft away, glad I could be a help.
hbar0906 years ago
How far apart are the ladders from each other? 10 feet, 20? I agree more instructions on how to play will help. Thanks for the game!!!
Thornburg (author)  hbar0906 years ago
1 ft. - 1 1/4 ft. Either
burton60546 years ago
ive heard it called testicle golf b4
Thornburg (author)  burton60546 years ago
Ha yah, me and my dad always joke about that. Testy golf.
Thornburg (author) 7 years ago
Thanks, have fun playing
Thornburg (author) 7 years ago
If you need any help ainseliz27 just post You shouldnt have that big of a problem but just ask me
ainseliz277 years ago
Wow, I had no clue others had heard of this game. My uncle brought a set of "ladders" for my family and I to play this summer. I think I'll use your Instructable to help me make my own game.
Thornburg (author) 7 years ago
Thanks for the good comments, that is a great idea using long strings. I will try that. Teacher of the Ways, if you need help leave a comment. Thanks
qtm7 years ago
We use longer string, so that it can "double up", or wrap around two poles at once. Additionally, we don't have the base, but rather drive long spikes into the ground and put the uprights down onto the spikes. Two different colors of golf balls makes it a little easier.
Cool i call it "ladder golf" great i might build this!
zjharva7 years ago
this has already been done
canida zjharva7 years ago
Not a problem- often multiple versions of the same project/game/idea make it easier to understand. Linking to the others is good form, though!
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