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By Brooks Butler Hays

The intense rest aficionado is familiar with that it doesn't take a lot to rework a ho-hum afternoon right into a actually memorable one—just a number of balls, a few mallets, probably a horseshoe or . The transformative nature of garden activities takes middle degree in Balls at the Lawn, an ode to vintage open air actions, from the typical (bocce) to the imprecise (Kan-Jam). together with the heritage and whole principles of 10 iconic video games, plus applicable accompanying cocktails (serious rest calls for severe sustenance), Balls at the Lawn will revolutionize Saturday afternoons during the long-held traditions, powerful pageant, and considerable camaraderie of garden activities.

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Their historical evolutions are one in the same. Only recently (in the last few centuries or so) has each one split off from their shared past and developed their own distinctions. In their time together, each of the three sports has enjoyed a variety of monikers. Their rules have been constantly tinkered with over time. But this is not to say you should stop reading. On the contrary, read on. These three majestic games are nearly identical, not identical. And like the differences between a Peregrine Falcon, a Golden Eagle, and a Red-tailed Hawk, their unique characteristics—however slight— demand to be understood and cherished.

INGREDIENTS 1 oz amaretto 2 oz scotch INSTRUCTIONS Pour the scotch and the amaretto into a shaker. Shake it. Put it in a glass, probably with ice. Drink. CHAPTER 5 Pétanque: The Whiny Distant Cousin First of all, it’s not bocce ball, dear. It’s called Pétanque. Pétanque. You understand? —BILL COSBY, THE COSBY SHOW ORIGIN AND HISTORY Pétanque is the late bloomer in the great family tree of ball rolling/ throwing lawn games. However, despite the fact that the modern game is only a little over a century old, pétanque is regarded as a respected elder among lawn-sport relatives—deferred to in arguments and sought for advice in times of confusion.

Or you can play “set play,” where winning is based on number of ends won, not total points. 58 SHOT MAKING BALLS ON THE LAWN Really, the art of lawn bowling is in the shot making. Like tennis or golf, there are a number of ways to advance the ball down the course or over the net: chips, drives, drop shots, putts, slices, what have you. Much in the same way, a bowler can take a variety of routes toward victory. Here are the 4 basic shots or techniques. Draw shot: The bowler rolls the bowl out to one side, allowing the bias to curve the bowl into a specific location near the jack, making minimal contact with any of the bowls already in place.

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