President, O’Neal Golf Management
Colin is a proven leader and mentor to countless individuals in a variety of different industries over his 15-year management career, since graduating from Purdue University in 2007. Colin’s enthusiasm, creativity, and work ethic make him stand out from others in the golf industry, where proven results have been consistent across all properties he has managed with the companies, ‘Applied Golf’ and ‘Cohoat and O’Neal Management’. Colin served as Vice President of Operations for Cohoat and O’Neal Management from January 2017 through December 2021, and Chief Operating Officer from January 2022 through December 2022.
Colin began his golf industry career back in September 2014, where he worked over the course of three golf seasons with Applied Golf (based in New Jersey). His experience with Applied Golf included 2 years as General Manager for an 18-hole Semi-Private operation in Western Massachusetts. His biggest accomplishments with Applied Golf included increased sales in Golf Membership, Outing and Banquet Business, Community Involvement/Sponsorship, and hosting State and National Golf Tournaments for all age groups.
Colin is a graduate of Carmel High School (’03) and Purdue University (’07, B.S. Sales Management). During Colin’s time at Purdue University, he was involved in the growth of his Major (Sales Management). His involvement in Pi Sigma Epsilon, a National Sales Fraternity (Events Chair-2006-2007), Purdue’s Corporate Sponsorship Program (Team Leader), and Purdue’s Regional Sales Team all assisted to the growth in numbers to the School and provided new opportunities for future students in this Major. Colin was selected by his Professors to be a Teaching Assistant in a number of different sales and management courses.
Colin’s playing career includes All-Conference (MIC, Carmel H.S. 2002), IHSAA State Championship contestant (Carmel H.S. 2002 & 2003), Indiana State Amateur Championship contestant (2012 & 2013), and Wood Wind Club Champion (2011 & 2012).
Colin takes pride in the relationships he has with family, friends, associates, and business partners. Colin’s primary business objective is to promote the Game of Golf within local markets and preserving and growing Golf Operations.
Colin and his wife, Shelby, are the proud parents of Magnolia Willow O’Neal (born August 6, 2020) and Etta Louise O’Neal (born March 3, 2023).
John “Doc” O’Neal
Vice-President, O’Neal Golf Management
Doc is a lifelong resident of Carmel, IN. Doc’s background includes the establishment of a private golf club, The Bridgewater Club, the premier golf and residential community in the State of Indiana, including a 750-acre high end residential development. The Bridgewater Club includes an 80,000 square foot clubhouse, including fitness, swimming, outstanding food and beverage, large events including wedding receptions, a 9-hole executive golf course and an 18-hole Pete Dye Championship golf course which was host to the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup.
In addition, Doc was President of Crooked Stick Golf Club, President of the Carmel Dads’ Club, and founding President of the Indiana Golf Foundation and was responsible for raising the necessary funds ($ 2,500,000) to build the Gongaware Golf Academy located in Franklin, IN.
Doc was Chairman of the 1993 U.S. Women’s Open Championship played at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN. He has been directly involved in assisting over 7,000 young people in learning and understanding all facets of the game of golf.
Doc’s golf accomplishments include Captain and MVP of the Purdue University Men’s Golf Team, 1987 Indiana Runner-up Player of the Year, Indiana State Amateur Runner-up in 1997, Crooked Stick Club Champion in 1980 and 1988, the 1982 Northern Open Champion, and Doc was inducted into the Indiana High School Hall of Fame in 1993.
Doc is married to Carol Culp O’Neal and they have four children and eight grandchildren.
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