Close actually does count in horseshoes, though a ringer scores more points.
A group of guys gather in Bean Station twice a week to practice pitching horseshoes.
"The more you pitch the better you get but it takes a lot of practice," horseshoe pitcher Lester Helton said.
Practice makes your game better and the game made Stacy Lovell's life better. He said pitching horseshoes helped him turn his life around.