The newest backyard sport sweeping the continent is: CORNHOLE. According to the Associated Press, cornhole also called "corn toss" involves players throwing cloth bags filled with corn into a hole from several paces away. It originated in Ohio, but the trend is catching on everywhere.
Mike Whitton is the founder and president of the American Cornhole Association or the ACA. And he says the game is gaining popularity because you don't have to dig a pit or drive stakes into the ground, tearing up your lawn. Here's how it works: Players try to throw a bag filled with corn into a 6-inch hole in a wooden ramp, 30 feet away. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, and a bag on the platform scores 1 point.
It may sound simple enough, but it was a scoring dispute at a family picnic that led to the formation of the ACA, which claims to be the authority of the game. It sanctions tournaments, sells equipment and has even published the "official" rules of play. Whitton says the Association has more than 3,500 hundred members and is growing daily.
If you wanna learn more, check out the website Play Corn Hole.org. It's sure to spice up your next family get-together.