Bandobras Took was the second son of Thain Isumbras III, and the Great-Grand-Uncle of Bilbo Baggins. He was born in TA 2704. Bandobras is noteworthy among Hobbits for his exceptionally large stature, being four feet, five inches tall and able to ride a horse. He was the tallest Hobbit on record until the Ent-draughts taken by Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took made them the tallest Hobbits in the history of the Shire.
Bandobras also gained fame for leading the Hobbits at the Battle of Greenfields in TA 2747 when goblins from Mount Gram in the Misty Mountains invaded the Northfarthing. At this battle, Bandobras charged at the goblin leader Golfimbul and knocked off his head with a club. The goblin's head flew through the air for 100 yards and went down a rabbit hole; it is said that this was how the game of golf was invented.