FARMINGTON—Jon Rhodes, owner of Rhodes Physical Therapy in Farmington, was presented with the Small Business of the Tournament Award during Sunday’s awards presentation at the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship.
He received the award on the 18th green at Oakridge Country Club following the conclusion of the PGA event, which was won by Brice Garnett. Hannah Hawkins, sponsorship manager for Web.com, presented Rhodes with an engraved crystal trophy.
“The award recognizes local businesses that are deeply ingrained within their communities and their local Web.com Tour event,” Hawkins said. “Each week at a tournament site, we ask the local directors to nominate a business that fills that criteria. When we asked the folks here at Oakridge for a nominee, they said Jon was their choice hands down.”
The SBTA program is new this year on the Web.com Tour, though the company is in its fifth year of sponsoring the tour for up-and-coming professional golfers. The 22-week tour, and the additional four weeks of playoffs following the regular tour, is the designated route that professional golfers can take to earn their PGA Tour cards.
“Web.com offers marketing solutions to small businesses,” Hawkins explained. “We have over 3 million customers whom we help with SEO, paid search, and anything else that small businesses need to be found online.”
She said that golfers are in fact independent businesses themselves—each having to earn their way every week and every season. “So there are a lot of parallels, and a logical connection for us,” she said.
Rhodes Physical Therapy is an orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice located at 722 W. Shepard Lane in Farmington. Jon Rhodes, who is a graduate of Davis High School, has been practicing for 18 years and opened his new office a little over a year ago. He offered free services to players during the Utah Championship.
“When I got the call about the award, I was both honored and thrilled,” he said. “I’ve been working with golfers since 2000, helping them with different therapy programs. And I’ve worked with a lot of golfers here at Oakridge. So this is especially nice to receive recognition here at the Web.com Tour event.”
At the conclusion of the season, one of the weekly winners will also win a grand prize Small Business of the Web.com Tour Award--$25,000 in Web.com products and services. That’s about 10 times the average annual media spend for small businesses, Hawkins said.