Golf News for Thursday, October 3, 2013 | People

Bernhard Grinders names Steven Swanson Western USA Territory Manager

RUGBY, England, United Kingdom -- Bernhard and Company - manufacturer of Bernhard Grinders, the world's finest blade sharpening systems for turf cutting machines - has named Steven Swanson Western USA Territory Manager.

Swanson will guide sales and distribution of the Bernhard product line in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

His duties will include regularly calling upon Bernhard distributors in the region and spreading the word about Bernhard Grinders' unmatched benefits to golf course budgets and turf conditioning. He will also spearhead the company's renowned training and educational programming for technicians, superintendents, GMs, CFOs and owners / operators.

"Steven will be crucial to the continuing expansion of our North American presence from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific," says Peter Wood, Chief Operating Officer of Bernhard and Company. "We're excited to welcome him as yet another highly-motivated member of the Bernhard team who'll passionately convey the powerful link between golf course turf health and financial well-being."

A graduate of Michigan State University's acclaimed turf grass management program, Swanson was previously Director of Grounds & Golf Course Operations at Red Rock Country Club, Arroyo Golf Club and Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev. He has garnered experience in many facets of golf course management during his 15-year career, including business operations, turfgrass science, pest and disease suppression, water and soil sciences, irrigation and equipment maintenance / repair.

For more information:, 888.474.6348 (888-GRIND-IT).

About Bernhard and Company
The world's finest blade-sharpening system, Bernhard Grinders helps superintendents, owners and operators cultivate consistent, healthy turf. Private, public and resort golf courses realize top and bottom-line benefits from their precise cut, ease of use, reliability, environmental friendliness, safety-first design, value proposition, industry-best 10-year warranty and more. Bernhard Grinders are pivotal to maintaining pristine playing surfaces at nearly 75 of Golf Digest's Top 100 U.S. courses and many No.1-ranked courses on Golfweek's state-by-state "Best You Can Play" rankings. They are available through more than 65 certified regional distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

Stephen Reynolds
Buffalo Communications