Each year the Furman Summer Indergraduate Research Program has an Ironman/Ironwoman competition. There are the typical track and field vents, but there are some that those of us who are less athletically inclined can master. These include table tennis, bowling, darts, and horseshoes. Last night we had the darts and horseshoe competition at the Hanks/Veas estate near Tigerville.
When I was a teacher, I spent more time during the summer getting to know the students and taking part in the competitions. For the past couple of year, I’ve not participated officially. I’m pretty good at ping pong, and I didn’t want to be the stranger who waltzes in and knocks some kid out of earning points. Therefore, this time I took more photos than tosses.
You can see more of these pictures here.
My favrite part of the evening’s festivities occurs after most of the competition has ended. We head down to a dark, flat spot on Tim’s farm, and throw glow-in-the-dark frisbees until either we are exhausted, or our wives get tired of waiting. It’s a great tradition, and one that must needs be maintained.