House of Waterford Crystal designs a trophy for the Irish Open 2012


PGA Europe Tour commissioned the House of Waterford Crystal to design a new trophy for the 2012 Irish Open, which would be presented to the winner of the event, which had been held in Portrush, county Antrim. The House of Waterford Crystal head of design John Connelly developed a spectacular concept, which was brought to life in Waterford Crystal’s new manufacturing facility located in the heart of Waterford City.

Throughout the six weeks, our manufacturing team were crafting and sculpting what would turn out to be a spectacular piece of crystal.

This magnificent piece features a beautiful and unique design of flat and diamond cutting, with an exquisitely crafted crystal sphere, which makes a reference to the golf ball and showcases the expertise and skill of Waterford Crystal artisans.

The Irish Open Waterford Crystal trophy was proudly presented to Jamie Donaldson, Welsh native, who exercised a great display of skill, winning his first European Tour with a six-under par 66 performance, for the first time in his career.

The House of Waterford Crystal has been working on a large array of sports trophies for the top American and European sporting events over the past three decades and is renowned for its collection of sporting pieces and trophies around the world.