January 9, 2011

Petanque: good for your wallet

A central Florida newspaper ran an article today about how baby boomers are getting more frugal every day. Taking nothing for granted anymore, they watch every cent they spend. The article has some interesting statistics, worth a read.

Highlands Today - Jan 9, 2011 - Affording retirement

With a photo of petanque! No surprise here: petanque is by far the cheapest form of outdoor entertainment. A set of 3 boules is all you need, good for years and years of fun. The cost per game works out to a couple of cents. Nominal when compared to golf, or bowling, or tennis.

By the way, Tanglewood in Sebring has eight beautiful courts, that are used constantly. And every year there are new petanque converts. Here's my report from 2006.


Anonymous said...

...or, you could simply show up at most petanque clubs and they'll have extra boules for you to play with for free! What an easy game for equipment... 2-3 boules, a patch of dirt and you're all set!

Jeff (Detroit, MI)

Ziggy said...

Great place, I like it