Olympic Trophy touches down at PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando
ORLANDO – The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum’s Coordinator of Heritage Services, Alyssa Reynolds, brought the 1904 Olympic golf trophy won by George S. Lyon to the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show, which wraps up today in Orlando.
The sterling silver trophy cup stands about 1 1/2-feet tall and resides at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.
Lyon won the trophy — and gold medal — by beating reigning U.S. Amateur champ, American H. Chandler Egan, 3 and 2, at Glen Echo Country Club in Normandy, Mo., just north of St. Louis — site of the 1904 Olympic Games. Golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio.
The PGA of Canada arranged for the trophy’s travel, and it was on full display during the association’s Canada Night celebration and awards ceremony.
While at the show, Reynolds filmed a segment with Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. You can watch it below.