trophy design FAN VOTE 

Below are the TOP 3 trophy designs

PLEASE PICK YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN TO BE THE OFFICIAL TROPHY OF

THE 2017 PACIFIC LINKS BEAR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP

VOTING ENDS APRIL 12TH, 2017

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 18TH, 2017

 

 

Design #1 - Paul Rober

I chose to draw a Bear to represent the course name, a Pacific salmon which is found in thousands of streams on the island including Goldstream which flows within 2 km of the course, an eagle which are frequently seen flying overhead or perched on a course tree, and totem pole to represent the indigenous peoples depicting my rendition of an eagle holding a salmon over a bear. The scene is of the 16th green from the Mountain Course and Mount Finlayson in the background which is an icon in Victoria and can be seen from several holes on both courses.

I envisioned this scene etched on a crystal trophy however several mediums could be used.

 

 

Design #2 - Paul Shepherd

Vancouver Island is renown for it’s natural beauty. I’ve suggested elements of this in a stylized form. The simple shapes can be easily executed in a variety of materials.

Design #3 - Patrick Belanger

The overall look-and-feel of the proposed trophy design for the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is based on a West Coast theme.Carefully chosen natural and handcrafted materials in the fabrication of the trophy are reminiscent of the landscapes offered by Vancouver Island. A modern interpretation of a carved soapstone bear embracing a live edge piece of wood towering above, is sure to evoke a sense of belonging to this natural environment where mountains meet the sea and the tall trees. The front of the trophy has a blue coloured epoxy, filling the splitting gaps in the wood and mimicking the ocean surrounding the
island (the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca), while the top shape of the wood suggests the vistas of the Olympic Mountain Range. Laser etching of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship logo in the wood is also visible on the front face.
On the back of the trophy, laser engraving represents a silhouette of the majestic tall pines and fir trees located in the surroundings of the Bear Mountain golf courses. A silver metal plate of the PGA Tour applied to the back is also proposed, offering a touch of distinction and class to the overall look of the
trophy. In conclusion, a distinctive one of a kind trophy is proposed for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain
Championship. Use of natural materials in the fabrication will most definitively scream “West Coast”... while the overall craftsmanship will add a touch of elegance and prestige to the trophy.
It is a trophy that reflects the 5 stars Nicklaus design golf environment.