Information About Our Club
The Greater Lansing Area Horseshoe Club has been a sanctioned league of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) for over 33 years. We are the oldest sanctioned league in the State of Michigan. We are very proud of our long affiliation with the NHPA and the state charter (MHPA). Our long and distinguished history has produced many great players, some of whom have been inducted into the Michigan Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame.
Our junior program has also produced some of the finest junior and now adult players that have ever pitched horseshoes. We welcome you to pitch with us. Everyone is welcome at all skill levels. The club uses a handicap point system in the league so everyone has an even chance of winning games. Age does not matter. We have members from 7 to 84. All that matters is that you have fun. After all, here at the Greater Lansing Area Horseshoe Club, FUN IS WAY OF LIFE!
Our League Season
Our pitching season generally starts the first Thursday in May each year and runs until the third Thursday in August. The season is 16 weeks in length barring any weather delays. We usually pitch 15 weeks of regular season and then we have two nights of championship pitching to determine the winners for each class or division plus the club champion.
For league play, the club uses a handicap point system so all members at all skill levels can have a fair chance of winning their games. League members pitch 4 games of 40 shoes each night.
At the end of the season, the club hosts a banquet where awards, trophies, plaques and patches are given to winner members.
If it is desired, the club can start a non-sanctioned league, a junior league, a recreational league or a doubles (standing or walking) league at any time. The same club dues and pitching fees apply for adults but no NHPA card would be required. We hope you will consider this great sport for fun, exercise, fresh air and friendly competition.
Let us know if you would like to start another type of league. We have very experienced members who can help you get one started. If you don't have horseshoes, the club can lend you some until you can buy your own. We also give free horseshoe pitching lessons for beginners. The sport is family friendly so adults and kids can enjoy it together. Horseshoe pitching is fun and FUN IS A WAY OF LIFE!