"Bandobras Took (Bullroarer), son of Isengrim the Third, was four foot five and able to ride a horse."

Bandobras Took, nicknamed Bullroarer, lived between 2704-2806 in the Third Age.  He was the son of Thain Isumbras III, not Isengrim II as stated in some editions, which is a misprint corrected in the 50th anniversary edition.  Bullroarer was indeed famous among Hobbits for his great height.  He led the defence of the Shire against a Goblin invasion in 2747.  Legend has it that with his club Bullroarer he knocked the head clean off the Goblin leader Golfinbul at The Battle of Greenfields. The head rolled down a nearby rabbit hole and thus Bandobras Took was credited with inventing the game of golf.