Mirage Putting Greens International won "Golf’s version of the Academy Awards"

Mirage Putting Greens was selected to host/sponsor the 19th Hole Hospitality Green at the 2003 International PGA Merchandise Golf Show held in Orlando, Florida on January 23rd through January 26th. The putting green surface featured the Mirage Tour-Putt (Non-Sand Filled) Synthetic Turf and the green was surrounded with Mirage’s synthetic grass fringe. The display booth area was over 4,000 sq. ft. and featured a chipping area. The 19th Hole Mirage Green was open to various putter and wedge manufactures to demonstrate their new technology clubs. Mirage had on display its revolutionary synthetic turf products, i.e. putting green turf, fringe grass, fairway grass, target green turf, driving range landing area turf, and lawn grass. Mirage also be featured a putting contest in cooperation with the PGA Show and raised thousands of dollars that were donated to the PGA Foundation.

Mirage Putting Greens International won "Golf’s version of the Academy Awards" the 2003 Golf Industry Honors presented by the International Network of Golf and PGA Golf Exhibitions. Mirage Putting Greens International was selected as outstanding achievement for the "Best Product Demonstration in a Booth," beating out Companies such as; Nike, Callaway, TaylorMade, Spalding and etc.

Many golf celebrities stopped by to putt and use the Mirage Hospitality Green to introduce their new putting devices. Representatives from the "Jim McLean Golf Schools" were on the green holding putting clinics on Friday and Saturday.

Golf celebrity, "David Leadbetter" stopped by and displayed his new "Lazerball Putting Aid."

Europe’s "Putting Guru," Mr. Harold Swash (inventor of the C-Groove Putter Technology) was on the green every day at noon, holding a "putting clinic." Golf’s Short Game Guru, Dave Pelz stopped by to say hello to a colleague (Mr. Harold Swash). PGA Pro Lee Elder stopped by to try out the Mirage Putting Surface.

The Mirage Putting Green Booth was featured on the Golf Channel throughout the week as the "Winner" of the ING Award for the Best Product Demonstration in a Booth.

Overall, it was a very successful show for Mirage Putting Greens. Mirage estimates the over 10,000 attendees stopped by the try out the Mirage Putting Surface.