on Monday, December 15, 2014
Employee Recognition & Awards
Golf superintendents, managers, and John Deere dealers recently gathered at PGA West Stadium Golf Course in La Quinta, California for the 28th annual John Deere World Championship. Bragging rights and a new trophy went to a team with P&K ties. The winning team consisted of Cole Combs and Alan Nietenhoefer, of P&K Equipment, as well as Derron Day, FireLake Golf Club, and Kyle Phillips, VGM Club.
“We are honored to present our champions with the new John Deere Cady Trophy, named after John Deere’s grandson, a golf silver medalist in the 1904 Olympics,” said Dave Plaster, North American sales manager, John Deere Golf. “Through this new trophy, we want to honor the long-standing traditions of golf, commemorate our history, and illustrate our ongoing commitment to the game.” Every year, winners will be engraved as the Cady Trophy travels to the site of the World Championship.
This year’s tournament included 57 golfers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Sweden. We're pretty proud that our guys made it out at the top of the leaderboard!