How We Got Started

For 20 years I have been making things bright and shiny with a process called vacuum metallizing. My clients were mostly in the cosmetic industry...L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, and the likes.

A few years ago, I bought some plastic golf tees and had them metallized for a client. He was so happy that he could tee off with his first round of the year using a golden golf tee. Every year he kept asking for more. Other clients and friends raved about them as well. When I shared the idea with my colleagues at Pro T LLC they wanted to bring the idea to market. After about a year of product design and development of a high-volume manufacturing process using the most eco-friendly materials we could find, the team brought the first gold, silver, and pink metallic golf tees to the PGA Merchandising Show in early 2013. We received a tremendous response, and went back home with orders from around the world.

Since then, we have been working on retail and custom packaging, new metallic colors and products, and most importantly we brought digital ink customization in-house at our fulfillment center. One of the most exciting things is to see all the creative uses our customers have for the golf tees: business cards, signs, apparel accessories, appetizer sticks, event promoters, rewards, and all kind of fun things.

Now with the introduction of metallic coated golf balls and golf ball/tee sets, we are re-branding from PROTEE to TROPHY GOLF.

We look forward to serving you.