Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

MEET THE STAFF

CARL'S GOLFLAND - BLOOMFIELD HILLS

FEATURED EMPLOYEES

  • Mike T
    Mike T., E-Commerce Product Developer
  • Matt W
    Matt W., Online Order Fulfillment
Mike T
Mike T., E-Commerce Product Developer

Mike graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in 2013. Shortly after graduating, Mike moved to Colorado to pursue a career revolving around snowboarding. His passion for snowboarding runs deep and he can be regularly found tearing up local hills during the winter months. Mike moved back to Michigan in 2019 to be closer to family, amongst other reasons. Mike is relatively new to golf but he's already hooked, lowering his handicap by several strokes already this season. For Golfland, Mike's responsibilities consist of coordinating with vendors on new product launches and ensuring they are presented and implemented on carlsgolfland.com in a professional and timely manner.

  • What's your newest gear? Callaway Epic MAX 3 Wood
  • Handicap: 28
  • Favorite Golf Course: Highland Hills GC
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Mountain Biking
Matt W
Matt W., Online Order Fulfillment

Matt has been with Golfland in a variety of roles for the better part of a decade. From cashier, shoe sales, online customer service and now online order fulfillment, Matt lacks no product knowledge and is always happy to fill any need Golfland has. Matt's family consists of avid golfers and his 2 brothers are also in the Golfland family. Matt is a licensed electrician and is happy to lend his expertise to co-workers on various home projects. Matt was recently married, has 2 poodles Weber and Jax, and lives in Royal Oak.

  • What's your newest gear? Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal Irons
  • Handicap: 12
  • Favorite Golf Course: Stoatin Brae GC
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Smoking Meat

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

FEATURED EMPLOYEES

  • Olivia P
    OLIVIA, CLUB SPECIALIST
  • Mike A
    MIKE A., GOLF SHOE SPECIALIST
Olivia P
OLIVIA, CLUB SPECIALIST

Olivia is the newest member of our Club Specialist staff in Plymouth. She graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business/PGA Golf Management and has since become a Class A PGA Professional. Olivia played on the women’s golf team while in college and still enjoys playing the game at a competitive level. Here’s a little known fact about Olivia, she played “Brutus” the Bulldog mascot for two years while at Ferris State and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • What's your newest gear? Titleist TSi3 driver and Vokey SM8 wedges
  • Handicap: 7
  • Favorite Golf Course: Lundin Links, Scotland
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Running
Mike A
MIKE A., GOLF SHOE SPECIALIST

Mike joined our Carl’s team 4 years ago after retiring from a career as a professional photographer and film developer. Mike is one of the most helpful and positive people you will run across in life and thoroughly enjoys helping customers fulfill their golf shoe needs. Aside from playing in his Monday golf league, Mike cherishes his family poker nights with his very close-knit family and friends.

  • What's your newest gear? Callaway Mavrik Driver
  • Handicap: 15
  • Favorite Golf Course: Rio Secco, Las Vegas
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Family Poker Games, Backyard Grilling, and Photography

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: Harbour Town Golf Links
  • Favorite Off-Course Activity: Snowboarding

Want to know what unique items reside inside some of our staff's golf bags? Some of these items may surprise you. READ NOW.