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SFHPC Founded: August 21, 2008
The San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club website is a place for San Francisco horseshoe pitchers to find other horseshoe pitchers and to let them know where they can find public horseshoe pits in the City.
I started this website out of a desire to pitch horseshoes in San Francisco, and disbelief that there is not a horseshoe pitching club in this city! When people ask why I live in San Francisco I say it is because San Francisco has everything! San Francisco has a croquet club ...but not horseshoes? That had to change. (no disresect to the croquet club...I played with them once and it's fun! ...just not horseshoes!)
I grew up playing horseshoes and wanted to continue playing, but couldn't find anyone to play with and the nearest clubs are either in San Jose, Half Moon Bay or Santa Rosa. All of which are too far to drive to after work. After scouring the internet, I've identified only TWO public horseshoe pits in San Francisco. Stern Grove and Golden Gate Park. If you know of others please post it on the Where To Play Horseshoes page. A standard residential lot in SF is only 25 ft wide and usually on a hillside, two situations that makes installing a backyard horseshoe pit virtually impossible. That leaves public horseshoe pits as about the only possible option for residents who want to play locally. San Francisco is the second most densely populated major city in America with over 765,000 residents. That's nearly 16,000 people per square mile!....I can't be the only one who pitches horseshoes! So I started this site to help find the other players, and started practicing at Stern Grove in the meantime.
Short Term Goal:
Have fun, and meet a few other players to pitch with.
Long Term Goal:
Establish: The San Francisco Horseshoe Pitching Club with official members and NCHPA affiliation.
Schedule: Set dates and times where you can show up for a pick-up game
Tournaments: Hold Local, and NCHPA / NHPA sanctioned tournaments.
Community Service: Clean up, restore and maintain the very few places to pitch in SF.
Network: With other local clubs and organizations to promote horseshoe pitching as an annual club or corporate outing event.
Promotion: Establish a presence on internet search engines and local media outlets so that people know we are here and can easily find us.
Sport Development: Sponsor afterschool leagues, clubs and inter-school tournaments to develop future players.
How to Join:Just click on the SIGN UP! button at the top right of this page and follow the instructions. This club is FREE! We need members so sign up and get on the roster of members. Even if you only play a couple times a year, knowing people are using them helps Rec & Parks to assign staff to help keep the pits maintained. I have met many more pitchers out there than have signed up. Join the roster and be counted. It doesn't matter if you pitch once a year, every day or have never thrown a ringer. Just go out and have fun...and the good thing about horseshoes is it's the people who make it fun...not necessarily how good you are at it.
How to Contact Us:Go to the "Members" drop down at the top of the page to view profiles of all current members. You can leave them a comment on their profile page, or send them a person-to-person message. Or you can contact this websites administrator pznkz (Peter) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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