MEET THE STAFF

CARL'S GOLFLAND - BLOOMFIELD HILLS

FEATURED EMPLOYEES

  • Chris Z
    Chris Z., Special Orders Coordinator
  • Justin B
    Justin B., Warehouse Manager
Chris Z
Chris Z., Special Orders Coordinator

Chris started golfing when he was just 2 years old and grew up playing golf with his dad. One regret Chris has is that he never played for his high school golf team. Recently, Chris graduated from Macomb Community College with an Associate's Degree in Business Marketing. He loves working at Carl's Golfland and being involved in the golf world. Chris is a huge Tiger Woods fan and oftentimes sports the Victory Red on Sundays, just like his favorite player.

  • What's your newest gear? TaylorMade P-790 irons
  • Handicap: 12
  • Favorite Golf Course: Treetops - Masterpiece Course
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Hiking
Justin B
Justin B., Warehouse Manager

Justin has been with Golfland since 2005 when he started as a cashier. He quickly transitioned into a golf shoe sales role and then a club sales specialist where he excelled on our sales floor. Justin's knowledge of the game and all equipment made his transition into our Warehouse Manager an easy one. Almost every product that enters our main warehouse in Bloomfield Hills does so under Justin's watch. Justin is an avid golfer and enjoys playing multiple tracks as opposed to any single course.

  • What's your newest gear? Adidas Codechaos Golf Shoes
  • Handicap: 6
  • Favorite Golf Course: Oakmont
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Spending warm Spring/Summer days with extended family

CARL'S GOLFLAND - PLYMOUTH @ ST. JOHN'S

FEATURED EMPLOYEES

  • Justin Krakowski
    JUSTIN, CLUB SPECIALIST
  • Mike Schlotta
    MIKE S., MANAGER
Justin Krakowski
JUSTIN, CLUB SPECIALIST

Justin is our most recent addition to our club staff at our Plymouth location. He comes to us with years of experience working with the PGA and TaylorMade golf as a custom club fitter. When Justin isn’t playing golf he enjoys baseball, working out, and practicing the art of Calligraphy.

  • What's your newest gear? Honma TW 48,54, and 60 degree wedges
  • Handicap: 5
  • Favorite Golf Course: Pinehurst #2
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Heading downtown for a baseball game
Mike Schlotta
MIKE S., MANGER

Mike began his career at Carl’s Golfland at our Bloomfield location in 1999. He transferred over to help open the Plymouth location in October of 2000. When Mike isn’t at work he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

  • What's your newest gear? Callaway Apex Smoke Irons
  • Handicap: 6
  • Favorite Golf Course: Arcadia Bluffs
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Spending time with family

management

  • Carl Rose
    CARL ROSE
    Owner
  • Casey Baker
    CASEY BAKER
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Derek Bildstein
    DEREK BILDSTEIN
    Vice President, Merchandising
  • Scott Morrow
    SCOTT MORROW
    Director of E-Commerce
  • Neal Feldman
    NEAL FELDMAN
    Vice President, Marketing
  • Brian Tajer
    BRIAN TAJER
    Vice President, Technical Operations
Carl Rose
CARL ROSE

Carl has been involved in the business since he was a youngster, helping his parents around the shop in any way he could. In 2000, Carl took over for his parents and has helped establish 2 of the best golf shops in the world. Carl is heavily invested in all aspects of the business - from purchasing and vendor relations to merchandising and business decisions. You can often find Carl on our sales floor greeting or assisting customers. Being a business owner and proud father, Carl doesn't get out to play as much as he'd like - when he does, he makes the most of it!

  • What's your newest gear? Leupold GX-4i2
  • Handicap: 12
  • Favorite Golf Course: Augusta National
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Spending time on the lake
Casey Baker
CASEY BAKER

Casey has been heavily involved in the golf industry since he was 12 years old. Casey joined the Carl's team in 2011 to oversee the Launch Pad's development and has since assumed many roles. From buying and merchandising decisions to HR and staff development, Casey wears many hats for Golfland and works diligently to develop Golfland. He is an avid golfer and known across the state of Michigan for his strong amateur play. Casey has 2 state stroke play championships under his belt. Aside from work and golf, Casey is a dedicated family man and enjoys the company of his wife and 3 girls.

  • What's your newest gear? Titleist SM8 Wedges
  • Handicap: +1
  • Favorite Golf Course: Pine Valley G.C.
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Spending time with family
Derek Bildstein
DEREK BILDSTEIN

Derek started with Carl's back in 1991 when he was just 16. Like many other long tenured Carl's employees, Derek knows the ins and outs of Carl's Golfland from every vantage point. Derek is now Vice President-Merchandising responsible for many buying aspects including clubs, footwear, balls, bags, gloves, and accessories. Derek thoroughly enjoys college hoops and Tigers baseball. Derek is a former Evans Scholar and Michigan State grad, but an avid U of M sports fan.

  • What's your newest gear? 2020 TaylorMade SIM Driver
  • Handicap: 6
  • Favorite Golf Course: SpyGlass Hill or Pebble Beach
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Traveling
Scott Morrow
SCOTT MORROW

Scott has been with Carl's Golfland since he was 14 yrs. old (1998). He has worked his way up the ranks learning virtually every aspect of the business. Scott is now responsible for all E-commerce platforms and works closely with the Carl's buyers and his team to make sure everything is up and running smoothly. Scott is a proud father of 2 boys. Time permitting, Scott still loves to get out and play a quick 18 with the guys. Interesting golf fact - Scott is a lefty golfer but putts right-handed! Scott has his BA in Marketing and Masters in Business Administration.

  • What's your newest gear? Ping G700 Irons
  • Handicap: 8
  • Favorite Golf Course: Arcadia Bluffs
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Fantasy Football
Neal Feldman
NEAL FELDMAN

With 35+ years of retail experience Neal has been an integral part of the Carl's Golfland daily operations since 1995. Neal manages Golfland's advertising and marketing along with the information technology for both stores. As the man behind the Carl's Golfland Annual, he works hard to deliver vivid content to readers across Michigan, and more recently the world with our online version. He is heavily involved in the community and can often be found at charitable/fundraiser events. Despite abuse from his colleagues, Neal is still a lifelong Notre Dame fan. Go Irish!

  • What's your newest gear? TaylorMade SIM Irons
  • Handicap: 23
  • Favorite Golf Course: Oakland Hills - South Course
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Boating
Brian Tajer
BRIAN TAJER

Brian joined Golfland in 2020 and is heavily involved with our online day-to-day operations. Brian has an extensive online development and team management background and has helped to develop many successful online retail stores. Even before joining the team, Brian was a golf enthusiast, which made the transition that much easier. When not pushing new code and patches to carlsgolfland.com, Brian enjoys coaching the Walled Lake Snowboard Cross team and has lead them to 2 state championships. Go Green! Go White!

  • What's your newest gear? PXG 0211 Irons
  • Handicap: 13
  • Favorite Golf Course: Harbor Town Golf Links
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Snowboarding

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