Here at Arcosanti we play a different version of the game of Golf. It is called DINKY LINKS and has become a much loved tradition. The course usually consists of 16 holes, 9 holes in the very difficult terrain of the Minds Garden, and 7 holes in various locations between the Arcosanti buildings. This environmentally friendly golf course requires zero maintenance and zero water.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]
Dr. Sparks, aka Michael Bittman, Arcosanti site electrician, conducted last weeks practice game to get ready for the “ThanksGiving” week-end tournament. Sparks makes the point that anyone can hit a ball on a lawn.
At one of the holes in the Minds Garden all participants tee off at the same time. Whoever hits the old cement mixer first gets a shot. Some of the rules of this local game are for instance if your ball lands in a cactus or behind a rock, you can move the ball one club-length away for your next shot.
The amazing ‘Dinky Links’ tournament is the brainchild of alumnus Richard Johnson and originated in Jerome, Arizona.
For some past games take a look at the following links