Being a distributor of PVC fittings, I immediately thought of how I might be able to build one of them with PVC pipe and fittings.
I looked these things up on the web and came up this site: http://laddergolf.com/ I was surprised to learn that a tournament set (2 sets of rungs and 12 bolos) retails for about $120!
I'm happy to say my tournament set cost about $35.00 with some fittings from our site, some PVC from a local home store and some golf balls and nylon string lying around my house.
Step 1: Get a Plan Together
I used one that I found as a template, but I made some variations because I was using different fittings.
For stability and little strength I decided to build mine out of 3/4" PVC.
Step 2: Parts Needed
Here is what you need for Each Upright
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2 - 3/4" Elbows - PVC 15-5 - top support
4 - 3/4" Tees - PVC25-5 - holds middle rungs
2 - 3/4" Slip Tees - PVC10-5 - the bottom pipe slips through these
4 - 3/4" Internal Caps - PVC77-5 - for the end of the bottom pipes to give it a finished look.
All pipe is 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC
4 - 1' foot cuts - inbetween top and middle bars.
2 - 20" inch cuts - inbetween base and lower bar.
5 - 2' foot cuts - rungs and base rails.
Basically you need two 10' foot pieces per upright.
Here is what you need for Each Bolo
~24" inches of nylon
2 golf balls