Anatomy of the Track
- fig. 4 :
- THE PERCH
- fig. 3 :
- THE GUTTER
- fig. 2 :
- LINE OF PLAY
- fig. 1 :
- LOB ZONE
- THE TRACK :
- The Lob Course features 9 Tracks. Every Track is unique. Examine the topography carefully and find your line.
Each of Lob’s 9 Tracks feature a distinct combination of elements – length, shape, topography and hazards. Like a long putt in golf, players must assess the location of the Perch, in relation to these elements,to determine their read.
Palm down (bocce) or Palm up (bowl)?
It’s a true toss-up. See our style
Standing in the Lob zone, players alternate lobbing their balls down the Track, toward the Perch. To be counted, each ball must cross the Line of Play.
Did your first Lob disappoint? We forgive you - all players receive two Lobs per Track, and your score is the sum of those two Lobs. The bigger the better.
Someone else’s ball sitting pretty leaning against the stake? Are you feeling a bit disruptive? Fair game. Knocking other balls is part of the fun, especially when you bump them into the gutter. No ball is safe ‘til the last ball’s been lobbed.
Once ALL balls have been played, the groups exit the Lob Zone. Players, mark their combined scores on the scorecard, collect their balls and proceed to the next Track.
The only thing better than playing
a round of Lob – is talking
about the round you just played. Get
recharged with food, drink and banter
at Track 10.
The classic bocce form. The ball is held with palm facing the ground, providing more control of both speed and spin.
Spin and exact toss direction are
dictated by your wrist-action prior to ball release. This method is not as effective in Lob as traditional bocce, but can be used on shorted tracks.
For control and distance, we like the rudimentary underhand bowl technique. This allows your ball to follow a
distinct line along the Track – for example, to knock away an opponent’s ball. Palm up, knees bent and leaning slightly forward. Extend arm back, then swing it forward and release ball in a low and forward trajectory.
Grip it and rip it.