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Carl's Golfland employs an experienced staff of PGA Professionals to provide golfers of all abilities world-class instruction. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran of the game just looking for some expert pointers, we've got you covered. Along with our A+++ teaching professionals, the Carl's Golfland facilities at both store locations, provide an ideal learning environment.

We understand lessons can be somewhat intimidating if you're not used to high-level instruction. No problem! Simply give us a call and we'd be happy discuss our offerings and get you in contact with one of our pros.

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MEET OUR PGA PROFESSIONALS

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
  • Joe Portfilio JOE PORTFILIO
    Joe Portfilio
    JOE PORTFILIO

    Joe, a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University has been a PGA Professional since 1990 and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified since 2007. Since joining Carl’s Golfland in 1990, Joe has given thousands of private lessons to golfers of all ages and skill levels. He is a Level 3 TPI Certified Junior Coach, TPI Certified Level 3 Golf Instructor and Level 2 TPI Power certified. TPI is the world’s leading authority in golf health, fitness, junior development, biomechanics and coaching education. Joe is also a U.S.Kids Golf Certified Instructor, Certified Adaptive Golf Instructor and Trackman Certified Professional. Joe reminds all of his players that “Golf is a game, thus it is meant to be enjoyed.”

  • Gene Bone II GENE BONE
    Gene Bone II
    GENE BONE

    Gene became an assistant professional in 1983 and gained his PGA Class A professional status in 1988. He was worked at some of Michigan’s finest golf establishments in his 27+ years as an instructor and golf professional: Treetops, Bay Pointe, Links at Pinewood, Eldorado and the Lynx GC. Gene has earned many accolades in his career including 1998 Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year and was named Top 20 golf instructors in Michigan by Golf Digest in 2000 and 2001. Gene believes in teaching the basic fundamentals of the game and keeps the lessons simple and fun. He stresses that as our body changes we must adapt those changes to our swing in order to keep the game enjoyable.

  • Tom Harding TOM HARDING
    Tom Harding
    TOM HARDING

    Tom has 25+ years of teaching experience and has been a PGA member since 1995. He has been recognized by Golf Digest as a Top Teacher in Michigan. Tom played for the Michigan State golf team prior to stints on the Australian, Canadian, Nationwide and Asian Tours. He played in the PGA Tour’s Buick Open in 1998 and 2003, and won the 1993 Canadian PGA. He was also named the Michigan PGA Player of the Year in 1997 and 2002, and has won the Michigan PGA Championship, the Tournament of Champions and the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship twice. In 2017 he qualified and played in the U.S. Senior Open and was inducted into the Michigan PGA Hall of Fame. In 2018 he was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Tom is also very proud of the accomplishments of his three daughters who have carried on his legacy as members of the Michigan State Women’s Golf Team.

PLYMOUTH AT ST. JOHN’S
  • Olivia Pizii Olivia Pizii
    Olivia Pizii
    Olivia Pizii

    Olivia is a Class A PGA member and a graduate of Ferris State University’s PGA Golf Management program. She was also a member of Ferris State women’s golf team and continues to stay competitive in Michigan section events. Upon graduating from Ferris, Olivia was the assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach at Shattuck St. Mary’s Golf Center of Excellence in Faribault, Minnesota. She was also the head golf professional at Legacy Golf on SSM’s campus where she ran the junior golf program as well as the Legacy Golf Academy; a public academy for all skill levels. Olivia focuses on the key fundamentals of the golf swing and believes in the athleticism of her students rather than teaching one specific golf swing and believes in the repetition of drills to build confidence in her students. Olivia has experience with beginner players of all ages as well as elite junior players that have gone on to play at the NCAA level and beyond.

  • Jimmy Delnick JIMMY DELNICK
    Jimmy Delnick
    JIMMY DELNICK

    Jimmy became a Class A PGA professional in June of 2020. He is a graduate of the Ferris State University PGM program. Upon graduation, Jimmy became an assistant golf professional at multiple clubs in North Florida. He has educated students of all skill levels on the game of golf. He ran junior golf programs and member clinics. Most recently, he was a Regional Manager for TrackMan Range, covering the Southeast U.S. He is Level 1 & 2 TrackMan certified. Jimmy played in many section events in the North Florida PGA, and looks to continue his playing career in the Michigan section. Jimmy's teaching philosophy is that each individual student has their own process of learning and understanding new information - instilling confidence and self belief builds a strong foundation for all players, regardless of skill level.


LESSON PRICES

PRIVATE LESSONS

Carl's Golfland has a lesson program that is perfect for you. If you need a single tune-up or are looking to improve all aspects of your game, we offer private lessons on both an individual and series basis. Please see the instructor profiles and chart for more information and lesson rates.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

For groups of 3 or more people we offer Semi-Private lessons with our PGA Instructors. Semi-Private lessons are only offered in 1-hour lessons. Semi-private rates are $180 for 3 students and $30 for every additional student. Payment in-full, in one transaction, is required at the time the lesson is scheduled.

GROUP LESSONS

Spring/Summer 2023 group lesson schedule: Bloomfield Hills or Plymouth at St. John's.


Adult Beginners (maximum eight students)

These four one-hour classes cover all aspects of the game: fundamentals of the full swing with all clubs; short game (pitching, chipping and putting), golf etiquette; and the rules of golf.


Adult Intermediate (maximum six students)

These four one-hour classes are designed for those who have taken our Adult Beginner classes, or those with on-course experience. Includes pre-shot routine; set-up/ aim; full-swing position with all clubs; pitching; chipping; putting; playing from various lies; course management.


Junior Development (maximum eight students)

Carl’s Junior program is an excellent way for boys and girls of all ages to learn and become excited about the game. The four one hour classes will cover full swing, chipping, pitching, putting etiquette and basic rules. Please see our group lesson schedule for a detailed class description as well as session dates and times.


Junior Cyclone age group: 5-9

Junior Smash age group: 10-15

Adult Beginners (maximum eight students)

Four (4) one hour classes – $100

  • Lesson 1 (Clubs - Irons): Introduction to the game of golf. General equipment information. Set-up, grip, posture and stance.
  • Lesson 2 (Clubs - Irons): Learning the full swing
  • Lesson 3 (Clubs - 7i, Wedge, Putter): Chipping, Pitching and Putting
  • Lesson 4 (Clubs - Woods): Driver, Fairway Woods and Hybrids. Etiquette and Rules.

Adult Intermediate (maximum six students)

Four (4) one hour classes – $120

  • Lesson 1 (Clubs - Short Irons): Pre-shot routine, aim, full swing
  • Lesson 2 (Clubs - Long Irons): Different lies, full swing
  • Lesson 3 (Clubs - 7i, Wedge, Putter): Short game
  • Lesson 4 (Clubs - Woods): Full swing, driver, hybrids and fairway woods, course management
2023 Group Lessons Schedule - Bloomfield Hills

Adult Beginner Schedule

DAY CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
April 11, 18, 25, May 2 TUE 11:00 AM B041123D
May 10, 17, 24, 31 WED 10:00 AM B051023D
June 5, 12, 19, 26 MON 1:00 PM B060523D
July 13, 20, 27, August 3 THUR 10:00 AM B071323D

EVENING CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
April 4, 11, 18, 25 TUE 6:00 PM B040423E
April 10, 17, 24, May 1 MON 6:00 PM B041023E
April 19, 26, May 3, 10 WED 7:00 PM B041923E
April 27, May 4, 11, 18 THUR 7:00 PM B042723E
May 4, 11, 18, 25 THUR 6:00 PM B050423E
May 15, 17, 22, 24 MON&WED 7:00 PM B051523E
May 23, 30, June 6, 13 TUE 7:00 PM B052323E
May 31, June 7, 14, 21 WED 6:00 PM B053123E
June 5, 12, 19, 26 MON 7:00 PM B060523E
June 15, 22, 29, July 6 THUR 6:00 PM B061523E
June 29, July 6, 13, 20 THUR 7:00 PM B062923E
July 11, 18, 25, August 1 TUE 7:00 PM B071123E
July 26, August 2, 9, 16 WED 7:00 PM B072623E
August 10, 17, 24, 31 THUR 6:00 PM B081023E
August 21, 23, 28, 30 MON&WED 7:00 PM B082123E

Adult Intermediate Schedule

DAY CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
April 13, 20, 27, May 4 THUR 1:00 PM I041323D
May 9, 16, 23, 30 TUE 11:00 AM I050923D
June 7, 14, 21, 28 WED 10:00 AM I060723D
July 10, 17, 21, 31 MON 1:00 PM I071023D

EVENING CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
April 6, 13, 20, 27 THUR 6:00 PM I040623E
April 12, 19, 26, May 3 WED 6:00 PM I041223E
April 17, 24, May 1, 8 MON 7:00 PM I041723E
April 25, May 2, 9, 16 TUE 7:00 PM I042523E
May 2, 9, 16, 23 TUE 6:00 PM I050223E
May 15, 17, 22, 24 MON&WED 6:00 PM I051523E
May 25, June 1, 8, 15 THUR 7:00 PM I052523E
May 31, June 7, 14, 21 WED 7:00 PM I053123E
June 6, 13, 20, 27 TUE 6:00 PM I060623E
June 12, 19, 26, July 3 MON 6:00 PM I061223E
June 28, July 5, 12, 19 WED 6:00 PM I062823E
July 13, 20, 27, August 3 THUR 6:00 PM I071323E
July 27, August 3, 10, 17 THUR 7:00 PM I072723E
August 2, 9, 16, 23 WED 6:00 PM I080223E
August 22, 24, 29, 31 TUE&THUR 7:00 PM I082223E

Junior Cyclone 5-9 year olds Schedule

Start Days Times Class #
April 15, 22, 29, May 6 SAT 11:00 AM JC041523M
April 29, May 6, 13, 20 SAT 10:00 AM JC042923M
May 15, 17, 22, 24 MON&WED 4:00 PM JC051523A
June 3, 10, 17, 24 SAT 10:00 AM JC060323M
June 19, 26, July 3, 10 MON 10:00 AM JC061923M
June 29, July 6, 13, 20 THUR 1:00 PM JC062923A
July 11, 18, 25, August 1 TUE 10:00 AM JC071123M
July 15, 22, 29, August 5 SAT 10:00 AM JC071523M
July 19, 26, August 2, 9 WED 1:00 PM JC071923A
August 10, 17, 24, 31 THUR 10:00 AM JC081023M

Junior Smash 10-15 year olds Schedule

Start Days Times Class #
April 22, 29, May 6, 13 SAT 1:00 PM JS042223A
May 23, 25, 30, June 1 TUE&THUR 4:00 PM JS052323A
June 21, 28, July 5, 12 WED 1:00 PM JS062123A
July 8, 15, 22, 29 SAT 1:00 PM JS070823A
2023 Group Lessons Schedule - Plymouth at St. John's

Adult Beginner Schedule

DAY CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
May 2, 9, 16, 23 TUE 11:00 AM SB050223D
May 3, 10, 17, 24 WED 10:00 AM SB050323D
June 1, 8, 15, 22 THUR NOON SB060123D
June 5, 12, 19, 26 MON 11:00 AM SB060523D
July 10, 17, 24, 31 MON 10:00 AM SB071023D

EVENING CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
March 27, April 3, 10, 17 MON 6:00 PM SB032723E
March 30, April 6, 13, 20 THUR 6:00 PM SB033023E
April 3, 10, 17, 24 MON 7:00 PM SB040323E
April 5, 12, 19, 26 WED 6:00 PM SB040523E
April 25, May 2, 9, 16 TUE 7:00 PM SB042523E
April 26, May 3, 10, 17 WED 7:00 PM SB042623E
May 25, June 1, 8, 15 THUR 6:00 PM SB052523E
June 5, 12, 19, 26 MON 6:00 PM SB060523E
June 13, 20, 27, July 11 TUE 7:00 PM SB061323E
June 21, 28, July 5, 12 WED 7:00 PM SB062123E
July 20, 27, August 3, 10 THUR 6:00 PM SB072023E
August 7, 14, 21, 28 MON 6:00 PM SB080723E
August 15, 22, 29, September 5 TUE 7:00 PM SB081523E
September 5, 7, 12, 14 TUE&THUR 6:00 PM SB090523E

Adult Intermediate Schedule

DAY CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 MON NOON SI042423D
April 27, May 4, 11, 18 THUR 11:00 AM SI042723D
May 31, June 7, 14, 21 WED 10:00 AM SI053123D
July 5, 12, 19, 26 WED 11:00 AM SI070523D
July 11, 18, 25, August 1 TUE 11:00 AM SI071123D

EVENING CLASSES

Start Days Times Class #
March 28, April 4, 11, 18 TUE 7:00 PM SI032823E
March 29, April 5, 12, 19 WED 7:00 PM SI032923E
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 MON 6:00 PM SI042423E
April 27, May 4, 11, 18 THUR 6:00 PM SI042723E
May 3, 10, 17, 24 WED 6:00 PM SI050323E
May 23, 30, June 6, 13 TUE 7:00 PM SI052323E
May 24, 31, June 7, 14 WED 7:00 PM SI052423E
June 5, 12, 19, 26 MON 7:00 PM SI060523E
June 22, 29, July 6, 13 THUR 6:00 PM SI062223E
July 10, 17, 24, 31 MON 6:00 PM SI071023E
July 18, 25, August 1, 8 TUE 7:00 PM SI071823E
July 19, 26, August 2, 9 WED 7:00 PM SI071923E
August 7, 14, 21, 28 MON 7:00 PM SI080723E
August 17, 24, 31, September 7 THUR 7:00 PM SI081723E

Junior Cyclone 5-9 year olds Schedule

Start Days Times Class #
April 1, 8, 15, 22 SAT 11:00 AM SJC040123M
May 2, 9, 16, 23 TUE 4:00 PM SJC050223A
May 6, 13, 20, 27 SAT NOON SJC050623A
June 3, 10, 17, 24 SAT 10:00 AM SJC060323M
June 21, 28, July 5, 12 WED NOON SJC062123A
July 7, 14, 21, 28 FRI NOON SJC070723A
July 10, 17, 24, 31 MON 11:00 AM SJC071023M
August 3, 10, 17, 24 THUR 11:00 AM SJC080323M

Junior Smash 10-15 year olds Schedule

Start Days Times Class #
April 1, 8, 15, 22 SAT 1:00 PM SJS040123A
May 6, 13, 20, 27 SAT 10:00 AM SJS050623M
June 1, 8, 15, 22 THUR 4:00 PM SJS060123A
June 3, 10, 17, 24 SAT NOON SJS060323A
June 29, July 6, 13, 20 THUR NOON SJS062923A
July 8, 15, 22, 29 SAT 11:00 AM SJS070823M
July 11, 18, 25, August 1 TUE 1:00 PM SJS071123A
August 2, 9, 16, 23 WED 11:00 AM SJS080223M

LESSON TYPE Adult rate Junior Rate*
1/2 Hour Private Lesson $75 $55
1 Hour Private Lesson $135 $90
Series of 4 1/2 Hour Private Lessons $280 $200
Series of 4 One Hour Private Lesson $510 $340
Series of 10 1/2 Hour Private Lessons $650 $450
Series of 10 One Hour Private Lessons $1200 $800
Adult Beginner Group Classes Series of 4 One Hour Group Lessons $100
Adult Intermediate Group Classes Series of 4 One Hour Group Lessons $120
Junior Development Group Program Series of 4 One Hour Group Lessons $100
*High School and Under

Types of Lessons

A TPI screen is designed to identify a player’s physical limitation, which may prevent someone from playing their best golf. The results of a series of simple physical tests to evaluate your mobility and stability will be used to design a workout program that can be done at home or with a personal trainer. Video is used during the lesson. A video review of the lesson including drills will be sent to you through e-mail. For more information please contact Joe Portfilio (joep@carlsgolfland.com or 248-335- 8095 EX 175.

TPI FITNESS EVALUATION: $225 - ONE HOUR

A series of simple physical tests to evaluate a player's flexibility and strength related to the golf swing. Establish a "fitness handicap" to track progress and set goals. V-1 video session to identify swing faults and fixes (copy of swing emailed to student). Drills assigned to improve swing technique. Six week, 18 session personalized workout program, based on your evaluation, designed to help improve flexibility and strength. Access to personal MyTPI website to view exercises online. Exercises can be done in comfort of your own home or gym with little equipment. Video tutorial and guide for individual exercises.


Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Evaluation


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