OU Golf & Learning Center

Steve Sharf Clubhouse
Use Adams Road entrance south of Walton Blvd.
492 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4477
(location map)
(248) 364-6300

Staff Directory

Golf and Managing Director
Bill Rogers
Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers is the golf and managing director of Oakland University's Golf and Learning Center. He joined the university in 1977 when Katke-Cousins Golf Course first opened. He has implemented many programs for both Katke-Cousins and R&S Sharf golf courses that have proven to be successful for the university and surrounding community.

Rogers currently serves as honorary president of the Michigan Section PGA. Dedicated to his profession, he served six years on the Oldsmobile Scramble Advisory Board in conjunction with the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. He has competed in local PGA golf events and briefly on the PGA Tour in 1981. In 1989, the Michigan Section PGA awarded Rogers the distinguished honor of Junior Golf Leader for his dedication to teaching more that 1,000 junior golfers through the Oakland University Golf Camp Program.


Head Golf Professional 
Perry Busse

Perry Busse started at OU's Golf and Learning Center in 2006. He has been in the PGA since 1989 and a class A member of the PGA of America since 1993. He has worked at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls, Iowa, before moving to Michigan where he worked at Great Oaks Country Club and Carls Golfland before coming to OU.
 

Busse brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to OU. He is responsible for the daily operations of both Katke-Cousins and R&S Sharf golf courses. His wife, Mary Jo, also is a golf professional at Great Oaks Country Club and they have two children, Michael and Brooke.

Perry may be contacted by email busse@oakland.edu or call (248) 364-6316.



Golf Services Manager
Ashley Dewling

Ashley Dewling joined the Oakland University Golf and Learning Center staff in March of 2014. She is a 2010 graduate of the Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business. While a student at Michigan State, Ashley competed on the Women's  Golf Team (2005 - 2010) that won a Big Ten Championship Title in 2007.

In 2010, Ashley attended and graduated from Disney University, with a concentration in Disney Hospitality. After graduation, she spent four years as a Cast Member (Golf and Club Operations) at Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida, and two golf seasons at the Detroit Golf Club, Detroit Michigan, as an Assistant Golf Professional.

Ashley serves as the Golf Services Manager at Oakland University Golf and Learning Center. Ashley’s background in golf and hospitality management will add value to the affiliate and guest experience at the Golf and Learning Center.
Ashley may be contacted by email dewling@oakland.edu or call (248) 364-8373.


Head Golf Courses Superintendent
Tom Schall

Schall started in January 2003 as superintendent of both courses at Oakland University's Golf and Learning Center. He comes from Club Corporation of America where he was employed as one of their top agronomists. Most recently, he was assigned to the River Creek Club in Leesburg, Va., and prior to that, he managed the 36-hole Oak Pointe Country Club golf property in Brighton, Mich.

Schall has golf course experience dating back to 1979, which includes experiences at both Oakland Hills and Dearborn Country Club. He is a graduate of the Golf Turf Management Program at Michigan State University and has been a certified golf course superintendent since 1995.

Assistant Superintendent
Carrie Thomas

Carrie Thomas joined the Oakland University Golf and Learning Center staff in 2008 as one of our full-time greenskeepers, and was promoted to Assistant Superintendent February 2017.  She is a 2004 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, receiving Bachelor degrees in both Turfgrass Science and Landscape Contracting. 

Before coming to OU, Carrie worked on golf courses in Pennsylvania and Maryland, was the site superintendent at General Motors proving grounds in Milford, and spent a season with the Detroit Tigers.  In addition to her work here at OU, she also works for the NFL on their ground crew.  That position has taken her to London, Mexico City, and every Super Bowl since XXXIX.  



Business office staff: 

Julie McCarrel
Office Assistant 

Julie McCarrel started working for the Golf and Learning Center as a member of the office staff in May 2001. She came from OU's Office of the Registrar after serving 17 years in that department. She coordinates and schedules many events and tournaments for the Golf and Learning Center. She maintains the golf course database, assists with the hiring of employees and composes correspondence. In addition, she works with the golf and managing director on PGA activities and never has a typical daily schedule.

Julie may be contacted by email  mccarrel@oakland.edu or call (248) 364-6303. 

Judy Dorchock
Business Manager

Judy Dorchock has been with Oakland University since 2006. She started as a senior accountant in Oakland's Accounting Office and became the business manager of the Golf and Learning Center in January 2018. Dorchock has a bachelor’s in Accounting. Her previous experience includes working Oakland’s central accounting, as well as in the automotive industry. Dorchock is involved in budget preparation and analysis, and the day-to-day business operations of the Golf and Learning Center.
Judy may be contacted by email dorchock@oakland.edu or call (248) 364-6305.