FootJoy has named Bobby Rucker 2008 Sales Representative of the Year at its sales meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
“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. Bobby's continued dedication and leadership have made him an integral part of the success to the FootJoy Brand.”
With his father serving in the military, Bobby was well traveled growing up. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany before his family moved back to the U.S. where they called several southern states home before settling in Austin, TX.
Bobby graduated from Baylor University in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. He was an integral member of the Baylor golf team for all four years, including his junior and senior seasons when he served as Team Captain. Following graduation, he worked as the Assistant Golf Professional at Gleneagles Golf Club in Plano, Texas and continued to play competitive golf on the Sunshine Tour, Dakotas Tour and PGT Golf Tour.
Bobby began his sales career in the premium golf apparel sector and it wasn't long before he combined those successful sales techniques with his passion for golf, joining FootJoy in 1995. While he spent time in other territories, Bobby's dream was realized when he headed towards home as the FootJoy representative for Oklahoma and Southern Kansas in 2001.
Always humble and gracious, Bobby is quick to credit others for his success. Ultimately, Bobby's greatest influence has been his father who introduced him to the game of golf at age nine and has supported him throughout his career.
Bobby is a true ambassador for the FootJoy brand, the picture of consistency as a sales representative, very service oriented, organized and dedicated to the company and his family - wife, Marci; daughter Bailey (12) and son Brayden (12). Please join us in congratulating Bobby Rucker on being named the 2008 FootJoy Sales Representative of the Year.
I am so proud of Bobby. I have known him since he was a youngster and watched with great pride as he developed into a wonderful, successful adult. His mother and I roomed together throughout our entire college career and we have remained as close as any two in the world throughout our lives. What a super honor.
Congratulations to you Bobby!!!! We are so happy for you in being selected sales rep of the year. You have a big crowd of family and friends who are very proud of you. We send our very best wishes and a hello to Marci, Bailey & Brayden.
Congratulations! What an honor to be voted the best of the best for FootJoy Sales. In an organization like the Acushnet Company, in all departments where people strive to succeed in all aspects of their jobs it must feel awesome! Nice job!
hey daddy!!!! congratulations!! u DESERVED it!!!! knock ‘em dead dad!!
Way to go Bobby… You have always exceeded at whatever you attempted… We are all proud of you here in Austin and as always… all of us wilkinsons miss all of you Ruckers here in Austin!!!
I am so very proud of you. I can’t wait to tell Bubba the news in the morning when he wakes up. I’m passing this news on to Tripp. You have been a most dedicated individual since birth. I know Ashleigh and your Daddy are smiling down from Heaven.
Bobby, This doesn’t surprise me because you are just like Dad.
You are everything he and Mom taught you to be….
a hard worker, dedicated husband and fantastic Dad!
Enjoy a very special Father’s Day this year. Your family
Can’t wait to give you a big congratulatory HUG at the
Love your sister,
Bobby, we are so excited and proud of you for this special recognition. Certainly this is a time when a Good Guy finished First. Best Wishes for your continued success!
We are so looking forward to our time with you and all the family at the Beach!
Hugs will be in order! Gail & Ben Cheek
I don't know you, but can you get me a deal on some shoes? I;m a 10 1/2 wide. I really like the dry joys. Best darn shoe in all of Golf. Selling for Footjoy must be the easiest sales gig on the planet. Congrats on your award.
I see you are going to the beach take the cleats out of the sandles & you're golden
hey congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
Congrats to Bobby very nice honor !