Herd Highlight – Senior Associate Austin Zehel

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One of the newest additions to the Herd, Austin Zehel comes to Buffalo Agency most recently from apparel brand Smathers & Branson in Bethesda, MD. With a newly-minted Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Marywood University in 2019, Austin returned to his birthplace in the DC Metro area to pursue a career where he could share his passion for the game of golf with others.

As a new member of the team, what excites you about joining the Herd?

What excites me the most is the ability to have a finger on the pulse of the golf industry and the ability to go above and beyond for clients.

What did you do before joining Buffalo?

Before Buffalo I worked at Smathers & Branson as a Sales Associate, where I strove to deliver exemplary customer service to their customers on a daily basis.

What is the coolest thing you’ve worked on so far?

Being able to assist with the launch of Precision Pro Golf’s newest Rangefinder was really exciting.

What are a few of your favorite things to do outside of the office?

My favorite thing is definitely golf. If I’m not at the course, I am spending time with family and friends.

Favorite golf moment?

Being in the grandstand behind the 18th green at the U.S. Open in 2016 and watching Dustin Johnson hit his approach shot to just three feet to lock up his first major victory. To be in those stands with my dad and grandfather and to share that moment with them is something that I will never forget.

Tell us a fun act about you! 

Fun fact – I’m a pizza connoisseur who also happens to be lactose intolerant.



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