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Chip-Down: Golf for the Non-Golfer

There’s a new golf game for the non-golfer. Buffalo entrepreneur Joseph Ricciardi has come up with a fun golf inspired game that can be played just about anywhere. Ricciardi has successfully fulfilled his Kickstarter mission of raising $12K, which means that he will be rolling out his new invention. 

Chip-Down is a game where players use golf chippers to chip birdies into a set of hoop rings.

“Chip-Down is an ultimately portable golf inspired backyard game that is unlike anything on the market,” said Ricciardi, Chief Operating Officer at Chip-Down. “Bernard Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, and I are two ambitious student entrepreneurs in Buffalo, NY that have been working diligently to bring this game to life.”

All it took was two mechanical engineering/MBA students who love to play golf, to pull off this fun and inventive game. These guys have pulled off a “hole in one” with this venture. The game of golf is as popular as ever. So is drinking beers at the beach. Combine the two, and you have a fun-loving game of Chip-Down. 

The Chip-Down bag converts into two chipping mats. The game also comes with chippers, the rings, the custom birdies, and one version of the bag seconds as a cooler. How cool is that? Then there’s the scoring:

  • Hit target on the fly – “GIMME” (1 point)
  • Land it in outer ring – “BOGEY” (3 points)
  • Land it in middle ring – “PAR” (5 points)
  • Land it in the center hole – “DOWNED IT!” (Automatic win)

Congrats to Ricciardi and Cohen for getting Chip-Down off the ground. It won’t be long before we start seeing this game at stores, at the beach, or even in someone’s living room!

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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