We are Chippo Nation, a wedge-wielding herd of stampeding Chippopotamuses, somewhat determined to change the world of golf and backyard games forever…but more so just here to hang out, have a good time, chip some golf balls and maybe sling an adult beverage or two.
Chippo started with an idea, grew with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in January 2017 and has blossomed into what one incredibly intelligent customer recently called “the greatest backyard game of all-time.” Chippo has now been named the winner of the prestigious Best New Product Award at the PGA Merchandise Show for 2018! Since we launched this thing, Chippo has been featured in content from Golf Digest, Barstool Sports, The Golf Channel, PGA.com, BroBible, The Huffington Post…and we’ve gone viral: a video posted by Viral Thread has been viewed over 15 million times and a video by Viral Motion has been viewed over 13 million times!
Here’s a little story about how it all started….
Let’s face it. There are two things that washed up athletes love more than anything else in this world. And those two things are golf and backyard games. Here’s another fact: a recent study – which was done using science – found that washed up athletes make up 98% of the world’s population.
So, Brendan and Matt (two supremely washed up athletes and the co-founders of Chippo Golf LLC) decided to invent a game that combines the two things that 98% of the population love more than anything else in the world. That’s how Chippo was born. You’re welcome.
Both avid golfers, both intensely competitive backyard gamers, and both incredibly bad at both golf and backyard games, Brendan and Matt had grown accustomed to failure and loss. But when the idea for Chippo popped into Brendan’s head one night, he immediately ran around telling everyone and anyone about his amazing new idea. His friend and future brother-in-law Matt actually listened.
Now Matt, as previously mentioned, was also a lifelong loser (especially at gambling) and fully intended on stealing the idea and selling it to cover his gambling debts. But, instead these two men, realizing the potential merits of teamwork – and also the fact that even when combined they barely made up one competent human – eventually decided to work together to bring Chippo to the masses. Could Chippo be their shot at redemption?
Only time will tell. Thanks for playing Chippo.