The game of good sports

Good sport,  sportsmanship and outright fun.   Lake Worth is definitely quirky and you can see it, in the neighborhood FUNdraisers they have.  Practically each  Lake Worth  neighborhood hosts one such event per year and it’s about fun and supporting good causes.   Yesterday it was Flofling in Downtown Jewel NA.  The course covered several different blocks with 10 host addresses.  last years winner Mary Lindsey with this years winner Mark Easton they get to keep the green jacket and Mark got a gold lame purse to go with it. last years winner Mary Lindsey with this years winner Mark Easton they get to keep the green jackets and Mark got a gold lame purse to go with his.

The game is likened to golf and came to us via the Dick Sisters from Scotland.   Silly hats  de rigueur*,  costumes optional and I brought my own caddy as I had no idea about this game other than it resembles golf and scores are kept.

my caddy with the banana putter

my caddy with the banana putterThe first obstacle, get by the pirate and you can playThe first hole , get by the pirate obstacle and your on your way

The individual hosts, set up their own very creative obstacle courts.  Drinks were at each location with munchies, at the half way point a food tent.

DSCN7552this was the second holethis was the second hole

DSCN7548 The bonus was seeing the homes that are not usually open,  a mini garden tour and while walking from one hole to the next block’s host participant.  Back and forth through Downtown Jewel, these gems could be seen.DSCN7567DSCN7573 DSCN7601voted the most favoritevoted the most favorite hole, it does an 80* turn into the back yard to the drinks

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 passed  them, somewhere on the streets of Downtown Jewel

passed the above team and this one, somewhere on the streets of Downtown Jewel

my favorite, i scored well here

my favorite, I scored well here.  Two of the participating homes had pools.

yes water obstacles, there were two

the hole here was around the pool through a hoop into the water

the hole here was around the pool through a hoop into the water

Most holes you couldn’t see from the street, the only indication that you found the right address was the banners out front.

this by far was the most difficult, just to the right there was a pass through for the ball

this by far was the most difficult, see the cooler pyramid, a pass through for the ballthere were quiet zones and lots of rest stops for refreshmentsthere were quiet zones, NOT, and lots of rest stops for refreshmentsat the last hole, then on to the partyat the last hole, with compost obstructions with lots of soft ground, I kept sinking in,  then on to the party

The party had catered food, great music, a private aviary, out-door shower and lots of nooks and crannies for private conversations.  Prizes, raffles, and fifty-fifty drawing which was turned back in as a gift to the neighborhood from this charming man behind the lady with the cowboy hat. party time

another fun loving group that went through early.  photo credit to Sandi DuBose

another fun loving group that went through early. photo credit to Sandi DuBose

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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