Valley brothers, 8 and 9, invent indoor mini-golf game called Noochie Golf

Posted: Updated:
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Noochie Golf LLC was invented by brothers Dom, 8, and Tre, 9, after a trip to the miniature golf course with their parents. They fell in love with the game, and were determined to find a way to play at home. Their original invention was made up of plastic bottles, boxes and anything else they could find.  According to their mom, as soon as one "course" was picked up another was in production.

Eventually, with the encouragement of their parents, the boys began to construct more durable structures. Although it was Dom who originally persuaded his brother to help him build mini courses at home, Tre is credited with the original concept of the interlocking pieces. 

Together, along with some help from their parents, the boys have developed a product that is truly "'kid-tested."

Fun for the entire family, Noochie Golf brings the miniature golf experience to your doorstep without the expense of traditional synthetic putting grass.

With the four snap-together pieces, you can create 30 different mini courses.

Dom "The Nooch" LoBracco
Dom is a second grader who is an avid reader and enjoys writing stories and making people laugh. After a trip to a miniature golf course, Dom, who persuaded his older brother to help, began to construct  courses out of items found around the house.  Limited only by their imaginations, it is Dom who is credited with the original invention of Noochie Golf.

Known as "The Nooch", Dom's invention now bears his name.

Tre LoBracco
Tre is a third grader whose love of math and science helped him spearhead the development of Noochie Golf's interlocking pieces.  Understanding that the fun happens when imagination is at work, his suggestion that the main pieces should be arrangeable in a variety of configurations is what gave birth to the unique interlocking pieces of Noochie Golf!

Drawing on his love of cartooning, Tre is responsible for the preliminary design of the Noochie Golf logo.  

Noochie Golf
The LoBraccos took a prototype of the game to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair lat year, and it was a hit. They're going back this November, finished product in hand.

In addition, they are launching a second Kickstarter campaign so people can pre-order Noochie Golf (shipping included in the US) to be delivered in September.

Keep track of the LoBraccos' progress on and via Twitter, @noochiegolf.