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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. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • J. Richmond
    • Golf is still very popular. As a regular golfer, I can’t say that the public lots are filled to the brim, but there’s a lot of golfers who love the sport and enjoy getting out. Although the season locally this year has been down, the tournaments I’ve been in have seen higher turnouts than previous years.

    • Johnny Pizza

      Just another BRO alternative fact.

  • Oh… my… God, that was one of the worst promotional video I’ve ever seen. The humor was forced, but it was just bad altogether.

    Aside from that, it still looks like a dumb idea. Someone must have hit a shuttlecock with a golf club and thought “hey, I can’t play badminton or golf, but I hit the badminton with a golf club a short distance”… and created a target.

    I don’t see this catching on.

  • Johnny Pizza

    These articles are really starting to do brain damage. Hypocrisy, misinformation and elitism are the new BRO way.

  • Everything is Great

    These guys gotta get more girls in the video. I watched about 35 seconds of it. Had it contained a dozen blonds and brunettes jumping up and down in pink thongs I would have gladly watched the whole thing.

    Maybe they don’t teach this in engineering school but sex sells boys, and P.S., get rid of the Gap khakis for Christ sakes.

    • Yup

      Ah nothing like the environmental obstructionist to advocate for the objectification of women and girls. Classy!

      • Everything is Great

        I love boobs