My cousin and next door neighbor competes in a game of “Washers” at a family Memorial Day picnic here in Southeast Missouri. You can see the washer fly through the air as Scott releases his throw. He didn’t know I was taking his picture while he was pitching☺
One of the most often found games now at any time or place where friends and family are gathered is “Pitching Washers”. Often called Southern Horseshoes it is an easy game to set up and play on the spur of the moment.
Any one can make their own set of washer pits using 2X4s to make a 16 inch square with a plywood base and a piece of 4 inch plastic pipe 5 1/2 inches tall fastened in the center. The game is played by placing two of these washer pits 20 feet (approximate ☺) apart so individuals or teams can attempt to throw large metal washers into the plastic pipe. The person or team with the closest washer to the pipe scores one point or more depending on how many washers they have the closest. Each player has two washers to pitch. Landing a washer in the cup scores three points and the game is played to 21 points.
The number of washers, the distance, the point score and final game count can vary as chosen by the players.
Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens – hand held.