Cohoat & O’Neal Management

Cohoat and O’Neal Management was established in January 1, 2011 to provide a scope of services related to the golf and real estate industries. The wealth of knowledge that Matt Cohoat and “Doc” O’Neal bring to this area of expertise is considerable and with outstanding success. The two principals involved are:


“Doc” O’Neal is a lifelong resident of Carmel, Indiana. 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, Indiana. Doc was Chairman of the 1993 U.S. Women’s Open Championship played at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. 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 six granddaughters.


Matt is Chief Financial Officer of Becknell Industrial Properties, a privately held full-service real estate developer and owner of nearly 45 million square feet of industrial warehouse and distribution properties located in 35 states across the United States.  Matt is responsible for strategic planning, accounting, finance, IT, HR and administrative services at Becknell.

Prior to joining Becknell, Matt was Chief Investment Officer of Estridge Homes assisting with development. Matt was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation ($8.0 billion publicly traded real estate investment trust). Matt was named to that position in January, 2003. He had had been with Duke since 1990, serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer before his 2003 promotion.

Before joining Duke, Matt spent eight years with Ernst & Young. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Purdue University in 1982 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Matt is a Board of Directors Member of several local organizations and charities

Matt earned an Evans Scholarship to Purdue University through the Evans Scholars program as a caddy and was instrumental in bringing a caddy program to Wood Wind Golf Club in 2009 and Prairie View Golf Club in 2013.

Matt and his wife Jan have four children, Jimmy (Wife Alli), Kelly (husband Jake), Joey and Bobby. Matt and Jan have one granddaughter. They are active members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

The scope of services that Cohoat and O’Neal Management Corp. can provide is very broad in range. In addition, collaborative resources would be available per relationships and networks that have been established.


Colin joined Cohoat and O’Neal Management in January 2017 as the Director of Operations, after 3 years with Applied Golf Management (based in New Jersey). His experience with Applied Golf included 2 years as Club Manager for an 18-hole Semi-Private operation in Western Massachusetts (Hickory Ridge). His biggest accomplishments with Applied Golf included increased sales in Golf Membership, Outing and Banquet Business, Community Involvement, and hosting State and National Golf Tournaments for all age groups. As of 2022, Colin now serves as Chief Operating Officer of Cohoat and O’Neal Management.

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 and Group Leader in numerous course studies that pertained to the Sales Management Major at Purdue University.

Colin’s playing career includes All-Conference (MIC, Carmel H.S. 2002), 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, State, and National Markets and preserving and growing Golf Operations in those markets.

Colin and fiancée, Shelby, are the proud parents of Magnolia Willow O’Neal (born August 6, 2020).



  • Organizational Structure
  • Acquistions and Lease Management Agreements
  • Business Analysis
  • Revenue Growth
  • Expense Management
  • Complete Financial Analysis and Labor Analysis
  • Budgeting, Forecasting, and Long Term Planning
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Service Training
  • Golf Operations
  • Food and Beverage
  • ATC Training for Serving of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Marketing

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      • Maintenance Assessment Review and Procedures/Course Agronomics
      • Meeting with Department Heads and Assistants
      • Website, Social Network and Technology
      • Equipment Lease Review
      • Policies and Procedures
      • Insurance Review
      • Economies and Efficiencies
      • Licenses and Permits
      • Membership Analysis
      • Amenities Study
      • Capital Needs Review
      • Fundraising