Yamaha Golf-Car Company has announced the promotion of Brooks West, PGA, to National Sales Manager – U.S. Direct Sales, according to company president Tom McDonald.

West most recently served as Yamaha’s seven-state, east coast regional sales manager, during which he was nominated to Yamaha’s Regional Executive Program, where future leaders within the global Yamaha family are tapped for accelerated growth and training. Prior to that he was Yamaha’s district sales manager for Tennessee, northern Mississippi and northern Alabama.

He had previously caddied on both the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour, where he was on the bag for Jerod Turner’s win at the 2009 Soboba Classic. Prior to that West served as a sales representative for AHEAD, a premium customized headwear, apparel and accessories brand.

West began his management career in golf as the head golf professional at Dorado Beach Resort, a stunning oceanfront property west of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“The Yamaha family couldn’t be more proud of Brooks for his tireless dedication to advanced learning, compelling management and presentation skills, and upbeat client interaction,” said Yamaha President Tom McDonald.

McDonald added that, “Brooks will be overseeing Yamaha Golf-Car Company’s direct sales team, taking over for Kevin Norcross who previously held the position for the last 12 years. This move allows Kevin more time to focus his efforts on Yamaha’s extensive marketing initiatives while also continuing to oversee national accounts and export sales.”

A native of Jackson, Miss., West is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management. He was elected to PGA Membership in 2004 and has held various service roles in PGA Section Leadership, including the Awards Committee Chairman for the Middle Tennessee PGA Chapter. He and his wife Ashley are active at Midtown Fellowship and are expecting their first child this summer.

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