HORSESHOES: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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HORSESHOES: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



 

The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: HORSESHOES

The Season: Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One- Throwing a ringer! Thrill Two- Topping and opponent’s ringer!

Full Disclosure: I LOVE THIS SPORT. There are many games that I will be a great sport and allow for competition when I am playing a weaker player. In fact, in most sports, this would be true. Not true in horseshoes. Attempting a ‘bad throw’ can really sidetrack your game. If you can’t stand the heat…. Watch!



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GOLF (MINITURE PUTT-PUTT): FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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GOLF (MINIATURE PUTT-PUTT) : Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: GOLF (PUTT-PUTT… Miniature)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One- Sinking a hole-in-one…especially if it is through an obstacle! Thrill Two- a win of more than TEN strokes!

Full Disclosure: I am able to putt a hole-in-one in just about every game. I am often, however, the recipient of a loss by more than TEN strokes for attempting the extreme shots and failing.



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FANTASY SPORTS: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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FANTASY SPORTS: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: FANTASY FOOTBALL (There is a fantasy season for every major sport. Find two or three friends and enjoy!)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: There are many sites that offered a fantasy game for their sports. Feel free to google!

The Thrill: Thrill One- This is a great way to stay up-to-date with the up-and-comers in a sport! Thrill Two- Trashmouth… This is always a plus. (OK, don’t tell the kids that?)

Full Disclosure: Anytime I have a group of three or more friends that all enjoy the same sport, we play fantasy sports. I have played football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and NASCAR racing. I do not play in the leagues for money; I play for the glory (i.e. trashmouthing)



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EIGHT-BALL BILLIARDS: SPORTS FOR THE 50+ CROWD

 

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EIGHT-BALL BILLIARDS: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



 The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



 My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.




 

The Sport: Eight-Ball Billiards

The Season: An All-Season Sport (but I prefer the winter!)

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: I stink at this game. It has no thrills. It does not seem to matter if I practice or not- the results are the same. In truth, most days, I would rather play cards. Is that not a sad fact!!!

Full Disclosure: I have never been to a place that had regulation billiard tables in good condition in order to practice enough to accomplish any kind of proficiency at this game. It is fun to play for a while if a person has to wait on a bowling lane to open.



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DARTS: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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DARTS: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: DARTS (This can be an inside or an outside sport.)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Need you ask… BULL’s EYE! There is an additional skill thrill- I love to play Follow the Leader with the darts. The leader calls a number and hits… The next in line has to hit the same number. To make it more interesting, we always play for something… usually Peanut M&Ms.

Full Disclosure: When playing this game in the yard… be sure to have an adequate way of keeping track of ‘lost’ darts. They are awfully hard to find in the grasses!!! (From experience!)



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CROQUET: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

 

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CROQUET: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



 The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



 

The Sport: CROQUET (This is an outside sport.)

The Season: Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One- I love to play the version of CROQUET that is called Black Snake. Once the competitor completes the course, he can then go kill all the other competitors. (You might be catching a theme in my competitiveness. This is true. But once the sport is over, I am OK with going out for a meal with my former enemy!) Thrill Two- If you are able to hit another competitor’s ball, you can get two additional shots.

Full Disclosure: The ‘breaking’ of lawn ornaments and losing croquet balls inside of holes under patios can be a problem. You might want to make certain areas ‘out-of-bounds’ for play so that your lawn and the game will run more smoothly.



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BADMINTON: SPORTS FOR THE 50+ CROWD

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BADMINTON: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.





The Sport: BADMINTON (This is an outside sport.)

The Season: Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One: The best thrill would have to be the over-the-head-slam right at the opposing player’s hands, thus crippling his swing so that it ineffective, (Spoiler to those who find competition wrong- this does NOT cripple the opponent…It only cripples his ability to swing at the birdie.) Thrill Two: A well placed return for a diving save or a corner shot.

Full Disclosure: Your knees will feel the wear and tear of this sport. It is not a contact sport with the opponent, but likely if you are a passionate player… you will come in contact with the ground. Note to Cleaners- Grass stains are inevitable!



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

 

AIR HOCKEY: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd

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AIR HOCKEY: Sports for the over 50+ Crowd



The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge



My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.




 

The Sport: AIR HOCKEY (This is an inside sport.)

The Season: An All- Season Sport

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One-Even though I am getting on up there in years… my arms are still a major plus in this sport. Having need of 37” sleeves for a dress shirts allows for much freedom on an air hockey court that is only seven feet in length. I can reach a ways! Plus, I have no fear for reprisals until I know that I can be beaten twice in a row. (I am a rather reckless player?) Thrill Two- the sound of the thunder as the paddle and puck collide.

Full Disclosure: Proprietors have had to remind our group (me) that air hockey is not a full contact sport?



 

Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.