Golf Starz Product Review – Chippo
Are you like us? 30 years old, on the verge of growing up but still wanting to hold on to that little piece of you from college. We are transitioning from the days of beer pong in the dorms with your buddies and playing card games on week nights to corn hole on the weekend. To be honest, for the last couple years I have been so bored with the backyard games at cook outs, family gatherings, etc…yearning for something better. Corn hole, washers, croquet and similar yard games are only fun for about ten minutes. Throwing a bag full of corn into a hole does not take any skill and anyone can do it. Searching for something to fill the backyard game void, I have been looking for a game that is socially acceptable at 30 to play around family and friends during a cookout but also allows me to have fun and bring back some of that feeling of being at a college tailgate or a day party.
Welcome Chippo. Chippo takes two of my favorite things (golf and backyard games) that were once separate and marries them together for a fun filled time. Chippo is one of the games that will liven up any party bringing you back to the glory days, while working on your short game. Clearly there were a lot of people in our boat, living the mundane world of current backyard games because these guys went the crowd funding route and totally crushed it.
Chippo is an easy game to pick up. Similar to corn hole but add in a level of difficulty, i.e. your short game. Basically, you and your buddies take turn chipping the ball off of the chipping mat at a board similar to a corn hole board with more holes. You get points for each hole, doubling points if you bounce the ball off the other chipping mat. As long as you don’t air ball it you get points. There are multiple games to play using the scoring below. Editor’s note – when playing with friends who are not great at golf, I suggest playing “9 hole match play” or “one on one – six ball.” The corn-hole style cancellation play did take a while but after we got the change of it and were playing with other members at our club, play picked up quick.
The quality of the actual game is above par. The board is constructed of plastic and can withstand a beating. We accidentally left ours outside overnight during a rain storm and in the morning and didn’t notice any wear and tear on the boards. The chipping mats are heavy, allowing you to play on hard surfaces or grass without the mat lifting up. The balls are made of high density foam. This makes it safe for the backyard and to play around people. You don’t want to be this guy.
The set-up is well made and will withstand some play. The chipping mats fold into the back of the boards for easy transport.
One thing I want to call to everyone’s attention to – on all of the insider or golf forums you will read that the biggest complaint is you can’t chip with a beer in your hand. Look, this isn’t a complaint and in reality, you have a couple options:
- Put the beer down for a couple swings
- Chug the beer before you swing
- Buy this hat:
Or do what the great JD does:
Chippo is a welcome addition to the BBQ, tailgating, or just trying to have fun scene. My only complaint would be that the game can drag on if someone has the yips or doesn’t have a lot of skill but, you can shorten the game to make it fit the skill level.
Pick up your Chippo here.
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Mr. Lafferty Daniels is a weekend warrior when it comes to golf. Mr. Daniels shoots in the mid to low 90’s most of the time. Has been know to have a couple snowmen on the score card but with the right amount of luck and sometimes with a little help from the trusty foot wedge can find his way into a birdie.
Chippo sent us a Chippo free of charge to try and do an honest review. All of the reviews we share on Golf Starz are our own opinions and are products we would undoubtedly recommend, use or purchase on our own.