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Golf and Business are Par for the Course for Young Alumnus

Golf and Business are Par for the Course for Young Alumnus


By Kaitlyn Garner ’16

Brock Neighbors ’12 competed in multiple NCAA Division III Championships with the Otterbein Cardinals while earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing. Now he is combining his love of golf and his business knowledge into one great career.

Neighbors’ passion for golf started early, during his middle schools years, and he carried that passion into college and beyond.

He created memories for life while competing at Otterbein.

“The four years on the men’s golf team were some of the best of my life. I developed lifetime friendships and was even fortunate enough to have participated in three NCAA Championships,” he said.

After graduating from Otterbein, Neighbors went to work for Kokosing Construction Company, Inc., as a field engineer in business development before joining Acushnet Company, the parent company of Titleist, in 2013.

His first job with Acushnet was as a golf ball fitter, evaluating clients individually and recommending the type of golf ball that best suits them.

He currently works as a customer service representative in the Titleist Sales Development Program and lives in Fairhaven, MA. He works closely with the sales accounts to make sure all needs are accurately met.  His various job duties include placing golf ball and gear orders and assisting at club fitting events. He hopes to move into Titleist U.S. sales force within the next few years, and continue his golf career.

Neighbors contributes his Otterbein experience to his great success.

“The combination of the hands-on learning environment in the classroom with the extremely competitive atmosphere our team faced each week provided me with knowledge/experience needed for my first jobs out of school,” said Neighbors.

He still enjoys a good game of golf in his free time and sports a one-of-a-kind golf bag, complete with the Otterbein University Cardinals logo, on the course.

“I want to show my school pride any way possible when I go to the course. It’s a good conversation starter with customers and it can get the word out about my great experience at Otterbein.”

Learn more about Business, Accounting and Economics at Otterbein.

Read about Otterbein’s men’s golf team on OtterbeinCardinals.com.