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Paul Deedy, Jeff Fleming Named 2005 Titleist Sales Representatives of the Year

Fairhaven, MA - Titleist, Golf’s Symbol of Excellence, proudly announces the selection of Paul Deedy and Jeff Fleming as 2005 Sales Representatives of the Year. The official presentation to recognize Deedy and Fleming for this distinguished honor took place during the Titleist National Sales Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Paul Deedy

Deedy, the Titleist golf ball representative on Long Island, has combined sales excellence with strong customer relationships to earn the highest honor in the Titleist sales organization. His consistent record of sales achievement is the result of developing strong business partnerships. A Titleist Sales Representative of the Year Finalist in 1995, his commitment to service and sales professionalism earned him his ninth Titleist Gold Circle Award in 2005, representative of excellence in annual sales performance.

Deedy, a graduate of St. Michael’s (VT) College, broke into the golf business as a sales representative with the Izod apparel brand in 1981, where he met his future wife, Donna. Paul and Donna became Titleist’s first husband and wife sales duo when they joined the company in 1987. The couple resides in Setauket, N.Y. with their three children, Paul (16), John (14), and Caroline (8).

Jeff Fleming

Fleming joined the Titleist Sales Team in 1985 as the company's representative in the New England states of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. After a stint in the Washington, D.C.-based territory, Jeff has been a mainstay in the golf hotbed of Orlando, Florida since 1991. He has earned the nickname of “Mr. Consistency” among his peers due to his steady sales success, in addition to his reputation for organization and customer satisfaction. Fleming has earned 15 Titleist Gold Circle Awards in recognition of sales excellence, and was named Titleist Sales Representative of the Year Finalist in 1992 and 1993.

Fleming broke into the golf industry as an assistant golf professional in Ohio in 1973, before accepting the head golf professional position at the University of Florida Golf Club in 1981. He returned to Ohio in 1982 as the head professional at Valley View GC in Akron. In 1983, he began his sales career with the PGA Golf Company, servicing over 300 accounts throughout New England.

Fleming resides in Orlando and has two sons, Chase (16) and Christian (11).

“In a challenging selling environment, the performances of Paul Deedy and Jeff Fleming reflect a widespread company commitment to fielding the finest sales force in the golf industry,” commented David Maher, Vice President, Titleist Field Sales, U.S. “Both of these individuals are terrific ambassadors for the Titleist brand and our Associates, and have a high level of respect and trust from their customers. Their across-the-board performances in 2005, and consistent annual contributions over the years to all aspects of company and customer success, reflect the strength and dedication of our Titleist sales force to providing the highest level of service and support to our valued customers.”

Titleist, FootJoy, Cobra and Pinnacle brands comprise the major golf brands of Acushnet Company, an operating company of Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO). For more information about Titleist, visit us online at www.titleist.com or contact Joe Gomes, Director of Communications (508.979.3211).

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