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Lux Bond & Green is the Official Travelers Championship Trophy Maker
Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Each June, the city of Cromwell, Connecticut looks forward to hosting the Travelers Championship. This professional tournament occurs over several days at the TPC River Highlands golf course, which covers 6,841 yards over 70 holes. It draws in attendance that has hit record highs of 400,000 fans! The Traveler’s Championship was founded in 1952. Since its inception, Lux Bond & Green has been the tournament’s official trophy maker, sans two years when the Championship was associated with Buick, from 2004-2006. We are so pleased to have kept this historic partnership alive. The fact that each Traveler’s champion has an original, hand-crafted Lux Bond & Green award in their collection makes us proud to do what we do.

Most recently, the Travelers Championship took place in late June 2021. This year, fans went wild when Harris English ousted Kramer Hickok with a birdie in the eighth playoff hole. English earned himself $1,332,000, the lions’ share of the 7.4 million dollar purse. This is English’s first Travelers Championship win. He played well against ten returning champions looking for another win, including Bubba Watson, who has three Travelers Championships under his belt (2010, 2015, and 2018), as well as the 2019 winner Chez Reavie, and the 2016 winner Russell Knox. Five of the top ten best golfers in the world played in the 2021 Travelers Championship, which included 156 players total. After a year with no fans present due to COVID-19, the 2021 Travelers Championship allowed around 10,000 spectators to enter the golf course daily.

Lux Bond & Green’s involvement and support with the Travelers Championship goes beyond the trophy, to additional prizes such as hole-in-one contests over the years. Lux Bond & Green has given away over $200,000 worth of watches and jewelry on the par 3’s throughout the years. In 2016, Ernie Els made a brilliant hole-in-one on the 16th hole, which Lux Bond & Green recognized with a Rolex Yachtmaster II watch. He was absolutely thrilled, and as his wife said, over his lifetime of worldwide wins (71 to be exact), this was the first time that he had been presented a gift for a hole-in-one during a tournament. It’s these special moments that make our collaboration with the Travelers Championship so meaningful to us. We’ve also been pleased to join forces with the Travelers Charities on Women’s Day during the Championship, which has raised millions of dollars for charities local to the Championship region.

A Trusted, Custom Trophy Maker

Even though we can’t all lead exciting lives as golf pros, business owners and managers can still treat their employees with glowing sportsmanship. Presenting awards for a job well-done is a practice that will strengthen employee retention and satisfaction. You can have trophies, plaques, and other awards – as beautiful as the Travelers Championship cup – custom-designed for your next corporate gift from Lux Bond & Green.

Additionally, Lux Bond & Green offers custom watch, jewelry and gift engravings. Dive into our featured watches to select a stunning employee gift that recognizes your VIPs. Lux Bond & Green can assist you with selecting the right award for the occasion. Whether you’d like to recognize a work anniversary or the stellar success of your sales team, there are appropriate gifts for every accomplishment.

You can trust Lux Bond & Green to professionally handle your engraving, including awards such as a trophies, plaques, or a lifetime watch. Engraving allows you to personalize a message, initials, a company logo, a date, or whatever else you can dream up, and make gifts like silver frames, jewelry, a baby rattle completely unique. Besides engraving, Lux Bond & Green also offers etching, and monogram services that allow you to customize almost an endless variety of employee gifts. You may etch glassware, bowls, or ceramic mugs, or add a monogram to textile gifts such as blankets or throws. Peruse luxurious glass and ceramic gifts from Simon Pearce, crystalware from Baccarat, and gifts from Sambonet for some ideas on where to start.

As an employer, you may award your entire team with meaningful incentives, or take tips from the Travelers Championship by presenting your grand-champion employee with one exquisite cup, and peppering your awards ceremony with other recognitions for employee “hole-in-ones.” No matter the need, Lux Bond & Green can create gifts and awards to your custom size, shape, amount, and personalization needs.

Our partnership with the Travelers Championship is important to Lux Bond & Green not only because we are fans of the sport, but because it is a local, historical tradition. The Travelers Championship occurs in our proverbial backyard, just about 10 miles south of Hartford, CT! Similarly, we are a Connecticut-built, family-owned business with five brick-and-mortar locations: four in CT, and one in MA. We are pleased to continue building our legacy in the CT community with support from local shoppers, and by supporting local events, happenings, and other businesses. We hope that you’ll stop to enjoy a visit to your nearest Lux Bond & Green soon.
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