Two friends, Matt Moss and Brendan McAuley, both avid golfers and intensely competitive backyard gamers from Long Island, came up with an idea one night most likely over an adult beverage, or two. That idea? To marry the most popular backyard game in America, Cornhole, with a chipping wedge and a golf ball, and Chippo Golf was born.
Initially, the idea was Brendan’s who immediately ran around telling everyone and anyone about his amazing idea. His friend and future brother-in-law Matt actually listened. Matt, a self-proclaimed washed-up athlete and loser (especially at gambling), fully intended on stealing the idea and selling it. Instead, the two realized the potential merits of their teamwork and partnered up to bring Chippo to the masses.
Chippo is the glorious lovechild of golf and cornhole with some cool twists. The set comes with a Chippo board containing three different sized holes, a bag of Almost Golf practice balls (travels 1/3 the distance of a real ball), a practice matt and a convenient carry case. Players simply aim at the board and chip.
With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chippo officially launched at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, in January, in Orlando, FL. A panel of top PGA professionals and golf buyers awarded Chippo as the “Best New Product” at the Show. Since launching, Chippo has been featured on Golf Digest, Golf Channel, PGA.com, Golf.com, BroBible, Men’s Health, The Huffington Post and more. Videos posted by Viral Thread and Viral Motion has been viewed over 15 million and 13 million times respectively!
“We are Chippo Nation, a wedge-wielding herd of stampeding ‘Chippopotamuses’ determined to change the world of golf and backyard games forever,” says Matt Moss, COO of Chippo. “What could be better than to hang out, and work over your buddies while you’re working on your short game. Chippo is a dream come true.”
There are three different games that can be played: 1. Match Play (9 or 18 holes); 2. Cornhole style (Cancellation scoring to 18) and 3. Six Ball (One-on-One). The scoring works like this:
1 point: Just hit the board on a fly. Boardie.
3 points: Drain your shot in the larger center hole. 3-Hole.
5 points: Send the ball to its home in either top corner hole. 5-Hole.
2x points: If you’re a surgeon with a sixty-degree wedge, bounce your shot off the chipping mat for double (2, 6 or 10) points. Bounce Shot.
Chippo is simple, fun and extremely portable. It’s the perfect go-to game providing endless hours of entertainment for the backyard, beach, tailgate party, golf tournaments or special events. Join the herd today. Chippo retails for $189.99 and offers free shipping anywhere in the USA. For more information, visit www.chippogolf.com.