Around here we like to hashtag things with #thatsgolfpunk on social media – @golfpunkusa on facebook, instagram and twitter. Not everything is or can be, but when something is, we definitely like to call it out. So, Ripped Links, you are absolutely GolfPunk! It’s a stadium-style, par-3 course complete with neon lights, blaring music from top-tier DJs and ziplines that take you from tee to green! Sound crazy? We don’t think so. What are some of the biggest complaints in golf today? Rounds take too long, it’s too stuffy and not a whole lot of fun. This addresses those issues and makes for an awesome golf experience. You can always go play a traditional 4-5 hour round of golf, but this is like the X-Games of golf! Ripped Links will debut this September 6 in downtown Vancouver at an urban green space called David Lam Park. True, it might be slightly gimmicky, but there’s no doubt that the best golf swings will still rise to the top. This isn’t some fluky course set-up where anybody can just skull one up there. As co-creator Colin Weston described it to Golf Canada, “The quality of golf is paramount. We are not doing mini-golf on steroids.” Check out Mike Dojc’s full story here. Let us know what you think on facebook, instagram and twitter @golfpunkusa One Response RippedLinks_Colin June 13, 2014 Thanks Brian for spreading the word in support of RippedLinks. Quick update on our Vancouver event: we are in discussion with city officials to finalize our downtown event site, which still includes the possible use of the park mentioned in your article. The other big news is that we are going to save the ziplining for a future event. For Sept 6 in Vancouver, we’ve redesigned the course so that our players will ride through the crowd from tee to green and back on motorized longboards called Golfboards golfboard.com which allow us to embed the action sport experience right into the gameplay. More event news to follow soon. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.