The chipmunch-sledging golfing phenomenon is well underway, with more than 40 different chip-playing golf courses all around the country being launched over the last couple of years.
But it all started with a small group of avid chip players in a garage in San Diego.
They wanted to find a golf course to play in the city, but their only other option was a dirt road.
The golfers, who ranged from 17 to 34 years old, all played on a course built by a local company called Green Chip.
They called the Green Chip golf course “The Chip.”
The company didn’t have the money to renovate the old road and make it into a full-blown golf course.
They didn’t want to take a risk on a new course.
Instead, the Green-Chip golf course was built to serve as a chip-making facility, and the chipsmunchers quickly got their hands on a piece of land near the new course’s entrance.
“They called it The Chip,” said Tim Takis, the owner of Chip-Slinging Golf.
Takis has spent the last six years working to build The Chip, with a focus on creating a “safe, safe environment for chip golfers.”
He hopes to make his first chip-bearing course in the fall, but the golfers need $100,000 to do so.
“We don’t have that,” Takis said.
“That’s why we’re doing this.
It’s about protecting the environment, it’s about keeping the kids safe, and it’s a safe place for the families to play golf.”
Takis, who is originally from Chicago, said he wanted to start his own chip-golfing company, because he thinks there’s a lack of support for golfers with health issues and other health conditions.
“I’m a chip golfer.
I’ve had my heart broken many times,” Takes said.”
There’s a huge disconnect between the public and the golf community.
And they really don’t want chip golf.”
The chip-picking community started out as a hobby, and now it’s turning into a business.
Takes has spent his life working for his chip golfing business, but he said the business model hasn’t changed.
He said The Chip will be a community-wide effort that will help chip golf fans get their golf balls out to play.
“This is not a community thing,” Taks said.
The chip golf community will help fund The Chip.
Takis said the idea came from his wife, whose father-in-law is an avid chip golier.
“He told me, ‘I want to have chip golf at a community level, and this is the way we do it,'” Takis recalled.
Chip-Sledging Golf’s plans are still in the early stages.
The course is being designed, and there’s no firm timeline on when construction will begin.
Taks said The PGA Tour is looking to buy out Green Chip for its Chip-shelving golf facility.
But, he said, “The PGA isn’t going to buy Green Chip out of spite, they want to buy it for the right price.”
Taks has a big idea for The Chip that he hopes to use as a catalyst for a wider chip golf renaissance.
“It’s about bringing back the sport of chip golf, which has been dead for more than 20 years,” Taki said.