by Michele Hewitt.
My Dad, 84 year old Raymond Fouquet, is a member of the Los Angeles Petanque Club. After my Mom died last year, he moved in with us. Since he moved away from his friends and weekly petanque match in Los Angeles, we decided to convert our front lawn into a petanque court.
We had a very boring, sloping front yard. We terraced it into three levels, with the top level having a 10' x 40' petanque court, surrounded by a putting green. It is up high enough so that passersby cannot see what is up there, however, by word of mouth, we have become the hit of the neighborhood!
We used 2 inches of roadbase gravel, then topped it off with 2 more inches of decomposed granite. We bordered it with 4x4's. The artificial putting green is on the same base.
I have attached a few photos of my Dad and friends having a good time.
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
Remember the petanqueamerica open this coming week! An assortment of petanque- celebrities and a lot of teams from all over the world are coming. So why don't you join the party too?
Unfortunately we had a "bug" in the clubs database that made new entries impossible. This has been fixed now, so if you have tried to register your club previously but it did not work, this is the time to try again.
Thailand defeated France 13-7 at the women’s Petanque World Championship on Monday in Mendi, France. This is their sixth world title.
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