Cary, NC-At the 2008 Golf Industry Show, John Deere Golf announced its top distributor of the year – Beard Equipment from Mobile, Ala.

During an exclusive event at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., the Beard Equipment team was presented with the Mark Rostvold Award, named for a former senior vice president of the Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division. Each year this award is given to the distributor that exemplifies superior salesmanship and industry dedication.

“The staff at Beard Equipment is setting a great example of support for our customers,” said Gregg Breningmeyer, director of sales & marketing, John Deere Golf. “Because of their hard work and dedication, John Deere is and will continue to be one of the leaders in the golf industry.”

In addition to Beard Equipment, other distributors honored for excellence in salesmanship included Colorado Golf & Turf Inc. of Littleton, Colo., Arizona Machinery of Avondale, Ariz., Guertin Equipment of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Northwest Outdoor Equipment Inc. of Clackamas, Ore. 

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