Alfred S. Bourne Trophy Goes to Senior PGA Championship Winner

The Alfred S. Bourne Trophy is the name of the trophy that is presented to the winner of the Senior PGA Championship. That tournament dates to 1937 and is one of the major championships of men's senior professional golf. It is one of the oldest extant golf tournaments anywhere for 50-and-over golfers. Befitting that, the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy is one of the largest cup-style trophies in all of golf.

Alfred Severin Bourne was one of the original members at Augusta National Golf Club. His donation of $1,500, in 1937, funded the creation of a trophy for a tournament staged by the PGA of America for senior professionals. The sterling silver trophy was produced by Tiffany's.

The Senior PGA Championship was first played in 1937 and took place at Augusta National its first two years. (That explains Bobby Jones' selection of the first two golfers who served as Masters Tournament honorary starters.)

The trophy, which is in the shape of a traditional cup (with handles on either side), weighs 36 pounds. It is 42 inches tall and 18 inches wide. It is impressive in size.

Winners of the Senior PGA Championship have their names engraved on the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy and are presented the original trophy following the tournament's conclusion. They don't get to take the original home, however; winners are given a replica to keep.

The original Senior PGA Championship trophy is on display at the PGA Museum of Golf in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

For the names of all the golfers who have won the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy, check out the list of Senior PGA Championship winners.

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