Whoa! I had no idea there was a whole organization dedicated to playing Washers. I was introduced to the game in 1997 and a buddy of mine and I built portable set.
Back in Greenville, SC where we were living at the time, I was on local sports with the game. The sports anchor for the NBC affiliate in Greenville was Geoff Hart (who is still there now). Back then he had a weekly segment called “Hart Stoppers” where people would challenge him to some sport no matter what it was.
We challenged him.
Then the segment was on TV. I think I still have the tape around here somewhere. One of my favorite parts is once I tossed the washer into the hole and it “swished”. My buddy said, on camera, “Nuthin’ But Grass”. Classic.
Our game is a little different than the version I’ve recently read about. We added a backboard.
Thanks Jerry for letting me know there’s actually a nation-wide organization for the game!