Up Your Cornhole Game With Tips From A Pro

July 12, 2018

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Backyards and tailgate parties are no stranger to the game cornhole and while it looks like a simple game to master, there is a level of skill, practice, and commitment to master it.  Former cornhole world champion, Stacia "Queen" Pugh, the 2013 ACO World Championship of Cornhole winner, offers tips to make you a better player in minutes. One of the biggest mistakes beginners will make is throwing a line drive at the board. This fastball-style of throwing less accurate and can often lead to your bag sliding or bouncing off the board. Pugh says that you want to give the bag a little bit of arc: Make sure it lands flat on the board and doesn't have a ton of force behind it. Footwork is crucially important in cornhole. There's a lot of debate in the professional cornhole world about whether stepping or not stepping is better [when you throw]... but really it's just a matter of preference. If you are a right-handed player, you should put your left foot forward (left-handed players should put right foot forward) so you can lean into the throw, whether you step or not. There's no correct way to toss a bag but the Queen of Cornhole says she toss the beanbag like a Frisbee with a flick of the wrist and that's how she advises you throw it, by gripping with your ring, middle and index fingers and your thumb on the top, which should give it a bit of a spin for a more accurate toss. Finally, be careful not to overindulge in adult beverages. The key is pacing yourself. For a lot of people, especially people just playing for fun, it can calm your nerves and let you loosen up a little bit.

SOURCE: Thrillist

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