NCG runs down some of the best, worst and most bizarre golf trophies ever handed out to tournament winners. Brace yourselves

Xander Schauffele was victorious at the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am, battling his way through a star-studded field to pick up the individual prize at Adare Manor. But fans were then terrified when the American received the tournament’s newest trophy…

Yikes. So with the severed arm raising everyone’s eyebrows, we decided to take a look at some of the strangest, most wonderfully weird trophies ever seen in the world of golf. Let’s get stuck in.

Swiss Ladies Open

Amy Boulden won her first LET title in Switzerland in 2020, and along with the feat was handed a trophy in the shape of a cow. Obviously. Brace yourselves, this is one of the tamer ones on our list…

Hero World Challenge

Hero World Challenge prize money

Maybe one for the kids’ bedroom? The large tiger with its paw atop a globe has been won a few times by the man himself. The trophy does seem a little self-indulgent, but the event raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation which helps improve the health, education and welfare of children in America.

Castello Masters

A mask-shaped, err, face? With arms. We think. And legs? Maybe. Whatever it is, we imagine it isn’t taking pride and place in Sergio Garcia’s trophy cabinet – especially now he has a certain jacket…

Safeway Open

Winners of the Safeway Open are presented with a barrel. A trophy that doubles up as a seat is always handy after 72 holes of championship golf, and if there is booze inside…

Hana Bank Championship

A vase that would do a very bad job of keeping the water in? This was the trophy presented to the Hana Bank Championship winner up until 2016, but since then it’s got even worse…

We’re baffled. What even is it?

Nelson Mandela Championship

The tournament is no longer played, but the trophy will forever live long in our memories.

Ginn Open

It’s supposed to be a flower. Except it’s not really, is it?

Lancome Trophy

The bust of a Greek God with what appears to be a golf ball for a heart – though it’s on the wrong side, so you can make your own mind up on this one.

Sanderson Farm Championship

2019 Sanderson Farms Championship prize money

It represents a fable special to Joe Sanderson, CEO of Sanderson Farms Inc, which tells the story of Chaunticleer, a proud rooster who escapes from a cunning fox and teaches us to be wary of reckless decisions…

MCB Tour Championship

Apparently this is inspired by the coco de mer – Seychelles’ nut – indigenous to the island of Praslin. We think it’s a load of arse.

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