Cornhole meets golf for great backyard, beach, tailgate game

LONG ISLAND, NY – Two friends, Matt Moss and Brendan both avid golfers and intensely competitive backyard gamers, 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 LLC was born.

Chippo officially launched at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, January 23-26, at the Orlando Convention Center.  A large 20 x 20 booth space at one of the main entrances to the convention floor proved to be a show stopping location offering attendees a fun and entertaining game and competition.

A panel of award-winning PGA Professionals and top golf buyers voted for the three best new products

among the merchandise displayed in the 2018 PGA Show New Product Zone. Winners are determined based on aesthetics; uniqueness; best features for filling a consumer need; and packaging/merchandising support.  The award was presented during the Show on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25.

“We are ecstatic to be recognized as Best New Product of the PGA Show,” said Matt Moss, President of Chippo Golf. “My partner Brendan and myself are two washed up athletes who love backyard games and golf.

That was our inspiration for Chippo.  It’s a dream come true.”

Chippo is reminiscent of cornhole, washers or horseshoes, but with some cool twists.  The set comes with a Chippo board containing three different sized holes, a bag of Almost Golf practice balls, a practice matt and a convenient carry case.  Players simply aim at the board and chip.

There are three different games that can be played: 1) Match Play; 2) Cornhole style and 3) Six Ball.  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 game providing endless hours of entertainment for the backyard, beach, tailgate party, golf tournament or special event.  Chippo was the highlight at the Wednesday night Media Reception hosted by PGA Golf Exhibitions and the International Network of Golf.  More than 125 members of the golf media attended the event.

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About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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