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Golf Trophy That You Actually Want to Have

Look up golf trophies on the web and you’re going to find exactly what you’d expect.  Gaudy, plastic, piece of junk golf trophies with tiny gold painted figures on top that are made in China.  Until now.  I was out to change that when I sculpted the Mulligan golf trophy.   The Mulligan was different than my other trophies because I wasn’t sculpting it with solely fantasy sports in mind.  Even though there are fantasy golf fans, I knew that this golf trophy needed to cross over into the world of real sports leagues and golf tournaments.  Guys would email me saying that they wanted a cool golf trophy to represent their family outing or a yearly tournament at work or with friends.  Keeping that in mind, I grabbed some clay and got to work.  With every design I first start by asking myself, “What would I want to play for?”  From there I feel it’s a lot easier to achieve something that other  sports fans would be thrilled to have.  After several weeks the Mulligan was finished and I introduced it to the public.  He’s gotten rave reviews from fans of FantasyTrophies.com and I can’t tell you how exciting it is when a guy says it’s the perfect trophy to represent his golf tournament, league, or even a hole in one.

See for yourself and tell me what you think.

Thanks,

Dave

The Mulligan golf trophy
The Mulligan golf trophy
The Mulligan golf trophy
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Casting the Golf Trophy

creating the mold for casting multiple golf clubs at once

One of the biggest challenges with the new Mulligan golf trophy has been how to sculpt, cast, and attach the club. Most golf trophies you see have the golf club running down the back of the figure with it ultimately being attached to the backside of a leg. I really didn’t want to go this route and instead wanted a look and feel that was authentic and true to a golf swing. The challenge though would be that the club head would stick out away from the body and be susceptible to breaking. This dilemma would never fully be resolved because that point of the golf trophy will always be it’s weakest point. However, one way to help prevent the rod from snapping is to make the golf club out of 1/8″ fiberglass rod. This way it will allow some flex in the rod if it happens to be hit or bumped. Hopefully this small detail will prevent a number of unwanted breakages from happening. One thing I’ve come to realize is that no matter what you do, breakages will always happen.