Matthew Rose


B.A. Economics, University of Louisville

MBA, Wake Forest University

Matthew logged 10 years working in global supply chain operations prior to founding ClubUp in 2016. A caddie while growing up near Detroit, Michigan, Matthew cites this experience as instrumental to his development. He enjoys the game today and prefers to walk the golf course whenever possible.

Ike Grainger

Business Development

B.A. English, Elon University
Ike was vice president of marketing and business development at Shelco LLC for 21 years. During that time he served on the board of The First Tee of Greater Charlotte and ultimately became chairman. Upon retirement from Shelco, Ike followed his passion for The First Tee and became executive director, serving in that capacity for four years. He has caddied for his younger brother in the U.S. Senior Amateur and the Carolinas Amateur. In addition, he caddied for one of his First Tee participants in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Michael Rose

Finance and Analytics
B.S. Engineering, Michigan State University
M.S. Operations Management, Kettering University
MBA, University of Michigan (Ross)

Michael has more than 15 years of corporate finance and general management experience, worked with – process essay assistance for students. An avid golfer today and a caddie in his youth, Michael appreciates the benefits of the position for both the golfer and the caddie.

Chip Hunter

B.S. Business, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chip has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience in real estate and telecommunications. A passion for caddying inspired Chip to join ClubUp. His extensive caddie experience — multiple PGA Tournaments and USGA events — is a great resource for the company.

Clay Johnson

Caddie Operations
B.A. Government, Wofford College

Prior to joining ClubUp, Clay worked in and around politics on the local, state and national level. Involved in golf his whole life, he grew up performing many roles at private country clubs, including caddying. This experience serves Clay well in helping grow the ClubUp caddie pool while providing leadership and instruction to the young people who represent the company.

Ian Hirsch

Club Launch Manager
B.S. Business, Coastal Carolina University

Ian has nine years of experience working with Caddie Programs at great golf clubs including Quail Hollow Club, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Charlotte Country Club.  At ClubUp, Ian leads partner club launches, where his experience is an asset.