OnCore Golf was formed by two young entrepreneurs – Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton – who think that making the game of golf more enjoyable through innovative products like a hollow metal core golf ball is a great idea! OnCore is the first venture for both of them, but they have a great network of advisors and supporters, a community in Buffalo full of support, and passion for both innovation and golf that is proving to be a game- changer.
Bret went to Canisius College in Buffalo, NY where he graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in marketing/advertising. Bret, being told he was always so outgoing realized that every kind of business needs someone who can communicate with others effectively.
He has always been drawn to creative interests and was fascinated by his marketing and advertising classes which prompted the minor in those fields. Bret has worked for several international advertising agencies.
In his time there he began his entrepreneurial journey by co-founding OnCore Golf with Steve. His creative branding and marketing talents are what has shaped the vision for OnCore and helped them develop their own image and stand out from the competition. Favorite business book is “Blue Ocean Strategy” where the message is don’t swim in the red sea of competition but rather make them irrelevant by creating your own Blue Ocean strategy.
Steve graduated from New York University in 2007, completing his B.A. in Economics and Minor in Italian studies. He spent a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy and became fluent in Italian. He was a 4 year starter on the Men’s Varsity Golf team and his crowning achievement came when he won tryouts as a freshman and eagled his final hole. His playing career has been downhill ever since.
After graduating from NYU, Steve began his professional career in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. In 2009 he left the bank and poured his passion into building OnCore Golf. OnCore combines his entrepreneurial spirit with his love for golf.
Steve has traveled extensively abroad, volunteering in Cambodia and Laos and has worked with the Burmese refugee population while living in Buffalo, NY. His goal is to make OnCore a huge success so he can help others in need.