LONG ISLAND, NY – Two friends, Matt Moss and Brendan Mcauley, 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 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 chance to play Chippo and compete for prizes.
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, COO, and Co-founder 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 go-to game providing endless hours of entertainment for the backyard, beach, tailgate party, golf tournament or special event. Chippo was the highlight during Wednesday night’s Media Reception hosted by PGA Golf Exhibitions and the International Network of Golf. More than 125 members of the golf media attended the event.