Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Quarter Pipe Putting Green-Matthew Dupont
The quarter-pipe putting green will be exactly that, and it can be built cost-efficiently out of salvaged plywood and 2x4s. In addition, in a matter of minutes, the Astroturf can be removed, and the quarter-pipe can be used by skateboarders and BMX enthusiasts for countless hours of tricks and fun. Talk about future life! And, the other feature of this design I like is the challenge presented in the putt. This golf green is anti-Golbergian in concept—where the only obstacle presented here is the slope of the ramp. This golf hole demands a hole-in-one—the perfect putt! The straightforwardness of this design maintains the integrity of the real game of golf, while also introducing the participants to a familiarly formed object and aesthetically pleasing sculpture. The quarter-pipe is challenging, sophisticated, elegant, whimsical, and most importantly multifunctional.
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