Unique Trophies from PGA Merchandise Show


Jarod Mills, is the PGA head professional at LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, a 2015 GRAA Top 50 Private Practice Facility.

Each year I attend the PGA Merchandise Show I am on the hunt for products that will add uniqueness to our facility and enhance the already successful tournament program.  A few years back I found RHI Golf (Reid Hatley Industries), which creates highly customizable trophies, tee markers and range products.  After our meeting at the PGA Merchandise Show and submitting my design ideas, I purchased our trophies for our busy tournament schedule.  Through our one-of-a-kind designs, members were hungry to play tournaments, win the trophies, and etch their names into club history.

Since finding RHI at the PGA Merchandise Show, I have been purchasing a large majority of my tournament trophies from them.  On average our trophies run $100-$150 per piece.  I see this as a nominal fee for the quality and unique craftsmanship involved. Standard crystal, pewter, and glassware have a place, but having trophies that stick out amongst classic trophies always creates a conversation piece.  Through precise paint and powder coating these trophies can way over 15 pounds, and will certainty leave a mark on your tournament participation.  Increasing our tournament entry fee $5 to aid in covering the costs of the trophies assisted in increasing participation by 10 percent in 2015.

If you would like to email the author of this Best Practice directly, please email jarodpgapro@gmail.com

Editor’s note: The above comments reflect the opinion and experiences of the submitting PGA Professional and are not endorsed by PGA Magazine or the PGA of America.