Sport: Tiddlygolf

If the accident rate rises in suburban U.S. communities this fall because citizens are hit by flying sticks, insurance companies can blame a game called Kangaroo Golf. Invented and patented by internationally famed Composer-Organist Pietro Yon, virtuoso at Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral, it has the same object as golf and can be set up in any good-sized yard (see cut).

In the game, wooden pegs (kangaroos) are used instead of balls and they are driven from a portable, slope-topped wooden tee—the projecting end of the kangaroo is struck with a sharp downward chop to send it jumping as in tiddlywinks. A...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!