FootJoy has named Billy Burke 2007 Sales Representative of the Year at its national sales meeting in Pinehurst, NC.
"FootJoy Sales Representative of the Year represents far more than just outstanding performance," said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Sales for FootJoy. "It also recognizes the exceptional caliber of work, the personal commitment to customers and the continual pursuit of excellence. Billy's continued dedication and leadership have made him an integral part of the success to the FootJoy Brand"
Born and raised in Sydney, OH, Billy graduated from Ohio State University where he played collegiate golf with current PGA Tour player Chris Smith. Billy caddied for "Smitty" for 2 years before joining the Acushnet Comapny in 1997. After a successful run in FootJoy Customer Service, Burke entered the field in 1998 as FJ Associate Sales Representative in Michigan/ Northern Ohio under the tutelage of Jim Buelow. Billy results working with Jim produced the opportunity to move to his own territory based in Pittsburgh, PA in 2000. The Pittsburgh territory is critical to FootJoy’s overall success as it represents some of the country’s finest green grass accounts and is the Headquarters for ***’s Sporting Goods.
Billy's performance reflects a widespread company commitment to providing FootJoy's customers with best in class service and sales support that our entire Sales Team pursues in an effort constantly enhance our valued customer relationships.
I believe Billy's success was mostly due to his outstanding customer service rep. He should be named CS Rep of the Year!! Well done Burkey. Well deserved!!
OK, you went to OSU...I'm a diehard Penn State fan, but I still love my second pair of Footjoy shoes.
The little man is larger than life to the FJ brand and to his customers.
Congrats Billy B.
Congrats from the guys at Fellows Creek in Michigan.
4 P's for Billy Burke:
Passion, Pro-Activism, Professionalism, and Performance!
Congrats again Billy, for your achievements through the years with FootJoy. You deserve this honor, as well as all of the praise that has come your way.
Very Best Personal Regards,
Congratulations my little buddy - Jimmy McGurk
Billy is my cousin and he has never beat me in golf...but we have never played together either.
Congrats buddy...come to Michigan for a visit. I still wear a pair of Dry Joys that you gave to my dad like 6-7 years ago.
Congratulations! Long overdue and well-deserved. I'm happy for you buddy.
Titleist Customer Service
Congratulations! We are very proud of you. How great to be involved in an industry that you have loved since you were a boy. Uncle Dave and I are still golfing together and in our leagues ( Beaumont Hospital for me). You sell a great product. Still lining up my putts with the letters. Here is to the 4 P\'s and your continued success
Hi Billy, Congratulations, that was no small feet...sorry I couldn't help myself. We look forward to your continued success. Health and Happiness to you and your family.
Congratulations on your recent award. I know your Mom is very proud of you as well as your family. What a wonderful accomplishment!!!
Cheryl and Ray Yonkus
Congrats on the award! Talked with C. Smith the other night at the Cox Classic and he shared the news with just about everyone in sight! This award is not surprising to me at all, your the man! Hope to see you and your family again soon. You need to get to Omaha for the tournament!
Jeff & Angela
Looking for old USF roomie and friend