Some 10 years ago we started supplying Club Med resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida with boules for their guests to use. Strangely enough, in recent years, all we ship is "cochonnets" (target balls). LOTS of them.
To the point where both Club Med's regional purchasing manager and myself sometimes wonder what they do with them!
The answer lies in these beautiful photos on Flickr, of the boules area at Club Med Punta Cana, in the D.R.
Pretty obvious: notwithstanding daily use (and abuse), on the beach, in a salty environment, year after year, the boules are holding up extremely well. Scratched, beat up, dented, you name it, but totally adequate for hours of fun. But the little wooden targets inevitably get lost here and there in the soft beach sand.
More Club Med photos by Ed Yourdon