Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world gathered for the 59th annual Victor F. Miller Golf Tournament recently hosted by The Mill-Rose Company, which celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2019. Skills of the golfers ranged from near professional to novice, however, a good time was had by all that attended the event held June 13, 2019, at Sandridge Country Club in Chardon, Ohio.
Prizes were awarded to golfers for outstanding performance. Tony Ponikvar of Felton Brush won closest to the pin on two par-three holes, Chris Monahan of Brush Fibers won low-net score, Gary Towns of Magnolia Brush won low-gross score, and Kevin Lannon (Lanaco Specialty Wire) and Rudy Deligdish (Deligh Wire) were winners of the long-drive content holes.
Following dinner, a heartfelt speech paying tribute to the late Paul Miller, president of Mill-Rose, was delivered by Rudy Deligdish and received a standing ovation. Paul Miller was a leading supporter of the brush industry and took great pride in hosting the annual golf tournament.
Over 65 representatives from the United States and countries from around the world attended the golf tournament, with almost a dozen new attendees adding to the camaraderie and scope of the event. Manufacturers and suppliers gathered during the week before the golf outing to discuss business trends and opportunities for the brush manufacturing industry.
Brushes manufactured by these companies are used in virtually every type of industry around the world. Applications include makeup/mascara brushes, hair brushes, floor sweeping and polishing brushes, gun cleaning brushes, car wash brushes, copier toner brushes, brooms, paint brushes, and special brushes used in the medical field.