Two Tips on How to Be Better at Cornhole

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No one really knows the exact history of this cornhole. You know what it is, right? It is a lawn game that involves tossing small bags at rectangular wooden boards with a hole in them. Some people say that it was the Germans who invented the game in the 14th century. Some others say that it was the Blackhawk, a Native American tribe, which invented the game when they stuffed dried animal bladders with corn and then threw them around just for fun.

If you ever played this game, you are less likely no thinking any of those things, right? You are likely to think:

  • This is a really fun game!
  • How can I get better at this game?

Indeed, it is a really fun game. For the second question, we will tell how you can get better at it. Here are our tips:

Get comfortable

That’s right. Get comfortable. You will be able to play better if you are comfortable, you will be able to play your best game. The first thing you should do is to find a comfortable stance and throw that works for you.

The most common stance and throw are to step forward with the opposite foot. Then, launch the bag with the dominant hand. Some people, however, stand still and throw while others step and throw with their dominant side. Pick whatever style. Just make sure it is comfortable for you.

Keep it simple

Don’t make it complicated. Don’t shoot for the hole. Why? Usually, people who shoot for the hole will miss. So what you should aim for? First off, don’t think about the hole. Second, aim for the first six inches of the board. Concentrate on putting the bag on that spot and using the velocity to slide the bag into the hole.

That’s it. If you want to be better at cornhole, just get the comfortable step and throw. Don’t forget to aim for the first six inches of the board. Try it!

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