Our People

Joe O'Brien

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 313.436.3110
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Joe has been with ClubCorp since August 2015 and has an extensive background in the hospitality and sports marketing industries. He has worked for some of the finest resorts in the U.S. (The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and La Quinta Resort and Club), and has entertained customers for Fortune 500 companies at major sporting events throughout the world (Masters, Ryder Cup, British Open, U.S. Open Golf and Tennis, Wimbledon, World Cup Soccer, NCAA Men’s Final Four, Olympics and Super Bowl).

He brings a great knowledge of private clubs to ClubCorp having been a member of Country Clubs in Colorado, Phoenix, Southern California and the Philadelphia area, and has served on Membership Committees, Greens Committees and Board of Governors. Previously Joe was the Membership Director at Hartefeld National Golf Club prior to becoming the General Manager at TPC Michigan.  

Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in Education. He has two children, a daughter in Dallas and a son in Brooklyn. He and his wife Ann have a passion for college football and enjoy playing golf, cycling, skiing and traveling.

Laura Bavaird

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 313.436.3106
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Laura comes to us previously as Head Golf Professional from Lochmere Golf Club, a fellow ClubCorp facility in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Previously a native to Michigan, she wanted to get back to her roots and join her family in the downriver area after 10 years away from this beautiful state. Laura played collegiate golf at Western Michigan and followed that up with 4 years on the Symetra Tour (developmental tour for the LPGA).

Laura has been with Clubcorp for 8 years starting out as seasonal, part-time shop help at East Lake Woodlands CC in Tampa, Florida. Despite the change of scenery, from Golf Operations to Membership Director, she’s excited for the opportunity and ready for the challenge.

Hamzah Abusalah

Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 313.436.3103
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Hamzah joined the TPC Michigan team in August 2002. He worked his way up to a sous chef while pursuing a degree in hospitality and culinary arts at Henry Ford Community College.  Shortly after ClubCorp acquired TPC Michigan in 2014, he was offered the Service Director position and gladly accepted in January 2015.

Kendall Boyle

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 313.436.3104
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Kendall Boyle started with ClubCorp in 2016 as the Private Events Director. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Commercial Recreation, Event Management, and Advertising.

Before joining ClubCorp, Kendall previously worked in various golf clubs in the Metro Detroit area. She also spent some time working in Event Sales & Corporate Training for a full service chain restaurant.

In her free time Kendall enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring breweries and restaurants around Michigan. She also spends a great deal of time volunteering for the local humane society as a foster caregiver for cats and kittens. In addition to welcoming foster animals into her home, Kendall has two permanent fur babies, her cat Chiley, and dog Zetty.

Heath Morden

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 313.436.3000
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Heath is a PGA Golf Professional and a native Michigander having grown up in the Grand Rapids area. After graduating from Ferris State University, he moved out west to the Arizona desert. He spent 10 years in Arizona where he was able to hone his skills as a golf professional. While in Arizona, Heath worked for two high-end resorts managed by Troon Golf, which include Whirlwind Golf Club and Kierland Golf Club. His experiences in Arizona led him to Tennessee as the Director of Golf at Clarksville Country Club for 3 ½ years. He has been fortunate to receive tutelage from some of the games top instructors which include: Hank Haney, Mike LaBauve, Sandy LaBauve, Tim Mahoney, Doug Hammer, Jim Samsing, and much more. Heath and his family are to be back in the Mitten State to settle down and plant their roots. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, sampling the local brew scene, and is an avid University of Michigan sports fan.

Kevin Brooks

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 313.436.3000
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Kelley Henderson

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 313.436.3000
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Kelley Henderson has been with ClubCorp since 1997, where she began as an Accounting Assistant. Kelley has held a variety of roles over the years at several ClubCorp proprieties. Kelley transfer to TPC Michigan in October of 2016 from the Skyline Club in Southfield, Michigan. Kelley graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Arts. She is a native Michigander and lives Downriver with her husband Brian and two children. Outside of work she enjoys reading, yoga, biking, watching cross country meets, going to art museums, traveling and spending time with her family. Kelley enjoys helping members and looks forward to seeing you at the club and on the course!

Greg Vanderzell

Role: Facilities Maintenance Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 313.436.3000
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Greg has been with ClubCorp since 2012, starting out with the golf course maintenance crew. He then moved inside to Locker Room Supervisor, and finally to Facilities in 2015. Greg grew up and went to high school and college in upstate New York where most of his immediate family stills resides. When not trying new places to see, one can usually find him antiquing and restoring his collections.

Stephen Mosko

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2017
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