Golf News for Friday, February 3, 2012 | People

Bill Kent and Dewitt Miles honored as top Titleist sales reps

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. -- Titleist, Golf's Symbol of Excellence, proudly announces the selection of Bill Kent and Dewitt Miles as 2011 Sales Representatives of the Year. The official presentation to recognize Kent and Miles for this distinguished honor took place during the Titleist National Brand Meeting in Orlando.

Kent and Miles began their golf industry careers in 1992 as Titleist Customer Service Representatives in the company's Fairhaven, Mass. worldwide headquarters. Each is winning the coveted award for the first time.

Kent is the Titleist Sales Representative for Long Island and Manhattan, N.Y., where he has excelled for the past 11 years. His consistent record of building strong business partnerships, delivering company sales targets, and providing best in class customer service contributed to him earning the highest honor in the Titleist sales organization. He also won his sixth Gold Circle Award in 2011, representative of excellence in annual sales performance.

Kent began his Titleist sales career in San Francisco in 1995, followed by a stop in Albany, N.Y., before settling into his Long Island territory.

A native of Wellesley, Mass. and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Bill and his wife, Liza, reside in Manhasset, N.Y. and are the parents of nine-year-old daughter, Jennifer.

Miles began his Titleist sales career in 1995 in Wichita, Kansas. In 1998, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he excelled for over 11 years. In 2009, he moved to Charlotte, N.C., where he has maintained his consistency and sales excellence by being the top performer among Titleist's southeast sales team each of the past two years. Miles' commitment to building strong customer partnerships is unparalleled. In 2011, he earned his eighth Gold Circle award in 16 opportunities, including his fourth in the last five years.

A native of New Milford, Conn., Miles is a graduate of Clemson University. He and his wife, Jocelyn, reside in Charlotte and are the parents of two children, Witt (9) and Ellie (5).

"In a competitive business environment, the performances of Bill Kent and Dewitt Miles stand apart by virtue of their sales growth, reliability and commitment to customer service," commented David Maher, Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales. "Bill and Dewitt, in addition to being best of friends, are terrific ambassadors for the Titleist brand and our associates. Through their hard work and customer loyalty, they have earned the respect and trust of their valued business partners. Their across-the-board performances in 2011 and consistent contributions over the years reflect the Titleist sales teams' commitment to providing the highest levels of service and support to our valued customers."

Contact: Joe Gomes, Director of Communications, Titleist (508.979.3211).