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THE SLOPES, KIND OF — I feel like every kid and their friends made up new sports. I think this was one of my favorite things to do growing up.
One sport my friends and I created was Shoe Golf. It's pretty simple, really. You decide a small area that is your tee box and then you pick an object that will be considered the pin and hole you're shooting for. An example of a hole could be the crossbar of a soccer goal. Depending on the distance of the tee box to the hole, you'd figure out your par. Then you'd hit your drive, which was kicking your shoe off your foot. Then you'd keep doing it until you hit the crossbar and however many times it took you to get there was your score.
My friends and I loved this game, and my friend Emmett and I literally designed an 18-hole shoe golf course at our junior high. Playing was a beloved pastime.
Other games included Gladiators, Pine Tree Jump and Dunk Ball. I don't have time to explain all of these, but they're all examples of why invented sports are the best.
While people aren't getting paid for Shoe Golf, they are getting paid for Skijoring, though, I can't help but believe this is yet another made-up sport that is gaining momentum.
It takes a great skiier, great rider and a great horse to succeed in the sport of skijoring— The Cowboy Channel (@Cowboy_Channel) January 9, 2022
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Skijoring is the honored American pastime of a skier going for a ride on a winter obstacle course while holding onto a rope attached to a speeding horse, which is guided through the course by its rider.
In this clip, you get to see Skijoring in all its glory and even hear about the training and strategy behind this sport.
Check out the video. And while you do that, I'm going to see if I can get some sponsorships to get a Shoe Golf tournament going.