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Bernhard Grinders Names ShowTurf North American Distributor of the Year

Bernhard and Company Turf Equipment

Bernhard and Company – manufacturer of Bernhard Grinders, the world’s finest blade sharpening systems for turf mowing machines – has named ShowTurf its 2014 North American Distributor of the Year.

Based in Boynton Beach, Fla., ShowTurf supplies turf maintenance equipment to golf courses and sports facilities in South Florida, South Georgia, Hilton Head, and the Caribbean. This is the first time the company has received Bernhard’s Distributor of the Year accolade. ShowTurf was also acknowledged as one of Bernhard’s Gold Level Certified Distributors.

“The tightknit team at ShowTurf worked very hard for this award,” says Gary Ray, North America Business Development Manager for Bernhard Grinders. “They attained exceptional 2014 sales by tirelessly relaying how our machines are crucial to optimal maintenance practices.”

“Our excellent working relationship with Bernhard is grounded in a shared commitment to delivering a level of personal service rarely achieved in the turf industry,” says Brian Bowles, co-owner of ShowTurf. “We are passionate about helping customers understand Bernard’s vital role in healthy turf, enhanced revenues, and increased profits.”

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Bowles, a GCSAA veteran, met ShowTurf co-owner Richard Stein in 1995 when Bowles was tapped to manage the construction of Florida’s Black Bear Golf Club, a new course Stein was building. A deep friendship was forged based on a mutual love of the game of golf and shared belief about how business should be conducted. The two decided to enter business together in 2005 and, after two years of searching for the perfect opportunity, purchased ShowTurf in May 2007.

Adds Bowles: “We’re thrilled to receive this latest recognition from Bernhard. Always proud of our Gold Level status, the Distributor of the Year award is one we’ve coveted for years. We tell all our customers Bernhard makes the best grinders in the world; their precision, speed, durability, ease of use, and overall value are unmatched.”

ShowTurf carries a large selection of Bernard inventory, including the company’s trademark Express Dual and Anglemaster models.

The Express Dual grinds reels without requiring disassembly of the mower. Its membrane touch control panel, speed loading system, and automatic traverse guarantee rapid turnaround and improved workshop safety. The unique auto relief eliminates the need for lapping, producing a more accurate finish, and reduced maintenance costs.

The Anglemaster bedknife grinder emphasizes speed and accuracy. Independent end-feed, a single-point advance, and a central-grind position make it the easiest-to-use bedknife grinder on the market.

Well known by golf course superintendents, owners, and operators worldwide as the leading blade sharpening machines, Bernhard Grinders ensure maintenance equipment at daily-fee, private, resort, and municipal facilities is always in ideal cutting condition. Precise cut, ease of use, reliability, safety-first design, and value proposition are some of Bernhard’s most frequently cited attributes.

For additional 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 limited 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.

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