About :: Turf Equipment Services

Ben Showard understands the needs of golf course superintendents and mechanics because he has been serving the golf industry for over 30 years.

Pebble Beach Corporation hired Ben in 1976 to create their Central Maintenance Facility which he developed and successfully managed for over 8 years.

Ben has also been involved in Golf Course Construction and was the Service Manager for a Toro Distributer where he became aware of a great need for timely service in the golf industry.  It was this discovery which led to the creation and immediate success of Turf Equipment Services, specializing in fast and efficient on-site repair and reel-mower sharpening, featuring same-day turnaround using the SIP Grinding System.  TES offers many fine products and services based on extensive experience in the field.

Years of hands-on experience provided Ben with extensive knowledge of all brands of commercial turf equipment, and his ability for comprehensive trouble-shooting led to his industry nickname, “Turf Yoda.”

Ben Showard has been a member of GCSA for over 25 years and has been in the golf industry for over 30 years.

Turf Equipment Services has been independently owned and operated since 1985.