Chip-Down is the brainchild of Bernard and Joe. We are two mechanical engineering/MBA students who love to play golf. Like most golfers, our golf skills are pretty weak but for some reason we can't get enough of it. Our goal was to create a user-friendly way for everyone to enjoy the game that we love so much and that's why we invented Chip-Down!
We have been working on perfecting Chip-Down and we’re excited to finally introduce it to you! It is the most versatile golf-inspired backyard game on the market.
At Chip-Down, we wanted to create a simple, user-friendly experience with an efficient mode of transportation. We have successfully achieved this with our portable bag assembly! Now, you can throw Chip-Down on your back and still have free hands to carry your cooler, beach chair, and towel.
Chip-Down is a game for everyone. We have simplified a very difficult sport. Golfer or not, it is easy to learn. Our game is stress-free and enjoyable--and it requires no prior golf experience!
Chip-Down Pro has lots of extra space to carry whatever you need to spice up your social gathering. Think you might toss a football or frisbee around too? Go ahead and throw it in the bag! With this version, anything is possible.
Be one of the first 300 people to pre-order Chip-Down PRO (with or without Grandpa Chardi's Chippers) and get entered to win one of six FREE rolling Chip-Down Coolers!
At Chip-Down, we believe in innovation. We are constantly working on perfecting our product so that YOU can enjoy our game in a cost-effective way. That's why we designed Chip-Down Basic: a smaller, more economical version of our game.
When you pre-order Chip-Down, you get everything you see in the photos above. If you purchase Chip-Down with Grandpa Chardi's Chippers, you'll get two specially made Chippers that fit right inside your Chip-Down bag.
Our innovative bags allow you to transport Chip-Down anywhere. They are compact, lightweight, and easy to carry. The backpack straps on both versions make for extreme convenience!
Chip-Down’s target consists of 3 separate plastic rings. They easily coil into one small cylinder that fits right inside our bag assembly.
After testing countless projectiles we concluded that birdies–like the ones used in badminton–are perfect for our game. In fact, our very own Uncle Bernie came up with the idea to avoid chasing a ball in a busy parking lot. We did months of research and development to determine the perfect material, weight, and size of Uncle Bernie’s Birdies. They are perfect for the non-golfer and guaranteed to wow the crowd!
Uncle Bernie's Birdies are safe for indoor play too! Just be sure to play in a large space far away from any glass.
At Chip-Down, we give you the tools! Shouldn’t a backyard game include everything to play it? We think so too. Grandpa Chardi and our engineering team have been working hard to create a Chipper specifically for our game, and it will be compatible for righties and lefties. If you have your own golf club, however, no need to worry! Chip-Down can also be pre-ordered without Grandpa Chardi’s Chippers.
Place the two Chipping Mats 12 yards apart from each other. Next, place the assembled target at the midpoint between the two Chipping Mats. Then, stand at the Chipping Mat across from your partner (you'll be standing next to one of your opponents). Take turns chipping Uncle Bernie's Birdies into the assembled target!
An Official Rule Book comes with every Chip-Down unit. Here's a sneak peek at how the game is scored:
- 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)
Each player get three hits per turn. Play until one team scores exactly 21 points or someone Downs it! If your team goes over 21 points, your turn ends and your score is reset to 15. Tie during redemption? Both teams roll back to 11 points.
At Chip-Down, we believe in efficiency and optimization. Chip-Down’s portable bag assembly has evolved through criticism, feedback, and cost-reduction strategies. We listened to our target audience and delivered. Our final product is super lightweight, easy to transport, and simple to use! The best part? Everything that is needed to play Chip-Down fits right inside the bag.
Bernard and Joe are two students doing whatever it takes to live their dream of owning a successful business. They are in their last year of a combined mechanical engineering/MBA program and balancing Chip-Down, school, and their part time jobs has proved to be challenging. If there is one quality that describes the two of them, however, it is "determined." Bernard and Joe have worked incredibly hard to watch their idea come to fruition.
Risks and challenges
No one ever said that starting a business would be easy. Trust us, it's true.
At Chip-Down, we have utilized our momentum to enhance our business model. Like any successful business, we have encountered challenges along the way. The knowledge we have gained will allow us to deliver a product that you will love. Here are some things to consider:
1) Product Development: At Chip-Down, we are continuously developing new ideas to provide YOU with a product that is easy to use, seamlessly transported, and cost effective. Due to this, our product design may change but the overall functionality of the final product will be identical to what we have advertised here on Kickstarter.
2) Timing: We want to get Chip-Down into your hands as fast as we can. We also want to deliver a high quality product. The risks associated with manufacturing are high and there is no way to know what might happen during this process. We are working really hard to deliver a product on time, but if we don't we promise to update you periodically on what is happening.
3) Shipping: Simply put, shipping is expensive. While we are able to cover a portion of the shipping costs, we can't take it all. We appreciate your understanding.
We love Chip-Down and we know you will too.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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