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Have a “Round” at Nauticus’ Battlechip and Sip

Make Father’s Day memorable at a unique waterfront golfing experience.

Norfolk, Va. (June 1, 2022) – For the first time in the history of Nauticus, guests will have the opportunity to drive biodegradable golf balls off the historic Battleship Wisconsin’s fantail to hit an interactive floating water target positioned in the Elizabeth River. 

Nauticus is partnering with Maryland startup, Splash City Golf, on Father’s Day weekend, June 18 and 19, 2022, to offer this unique golf experience to its visitors.  

“Working with the Nauticus team to create a driving range off the Battleship Wisconsin is a milestone moment for us. We envisioned hitting biodegradable golf balls at some pretty cool spots when we started the company a few years ago, but never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d get an opportunity like this,” said Splash City Golf President Daniel Bucci. “We are very excited to see golfers try and hit our target from such a unique tee box.” 

Using a drone-operated floating target, this setting is a perfect blend of naval history with new technologies and is timely with the debut of Nauticus’ summer exhibit, Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?, on June 18. This new exhibit allows visitors to explore the history of drone technology, from the earliest unmanned flying machines to advanced systems of the 21st century.  

Battlechip & Sip activities will be open on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy food and drink specials aboard the ship in addition to entertainment by media sponsor, US106.1. Golf ball purchases will directly support restoration and interpretation efforts aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. General admission is required to participate.  

Nauticus members are invited to an early preview of the exhibit and exclusive driving range access on June 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drones will open on June 18 at Nauticus through October 9, 2022. Access to the new exhibit is included in Nauticus’ general admission.

Plan Your Visit 
Nauticus will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Paid admission includes access to the Nauticus museum, special programming, and the Battleship Wisconsin. As always, Nauticus members are free. Tickets and additional details are available online here

About Nauticus 
Battlechip & Sip is supported by the Nauticus Foundation. The Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501©3 that supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources.  

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