GAM Player Information
1st GAM Two-Person Scramble - Cherry Creek GC
INFORMATION

TOURNAMENT DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 8 

SHOTGUN START: 8 a.m. shotgun start. You should arrive at your assigned cart at least ten (15) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for announcements.

DIRECTIONS: Take M-53 to the 23 Mile Road exit. Take Shelby Pkwy, 24 Mile Road and Cherry Creek Dr. to Cherry Creek GC.

CLUB ADDRESS:  52000 Cherry Creek Dr., Shelby Twp MI, 48316

LODGING: Hampton Inn – Shelby Township

PRACTICE ROUNDS: Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (586) 254-7700.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Scramble participants.

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, if a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play, AND USES IT FOR THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS the player is in breach of Rule 4.3, for which the penalty is TWO STROKES for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the stipulated round.

FOOD:   A complimentary lunch will be provided after the round.

CADDIES/CARTS: All players are required to ride. Caddies are not allowed.  Only competitors may ride in the players’ carts. Spectator carts are only permitted if a request, accompanied by a doctor’s note confirming the spectator’s need for a cart, is submitted to the GAM at least two days prior to the competition. Requests and doctor’s notes can be submitted to tournaments@gam.golf and doctor’s notes can also be faxed to (248) 478-5536 attn: GAM Tournament Dept.

SCRAMBLE PROCEDURE: Each player plays from the teeing area on each hole, one of the tee shots is selected and all the players play their second shots from that spot. One of the second shots is then selected, and all players play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.

HANDICAP CALCULATION: Handicap Indexes are established on the date most administratively practical for the GAM. Per World Handicap System recommendations, a team's handicap is calculated by combining 35% of the course handicap of the lower of the two course handicaps within a team and 15% of the course handicap of the higher of the two course handicaps within a team.

PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only. 

PLAYOFF: A tie for the Gross Champion will be decided by a hole-by-hole playoff. A tie for the Net Champion will be decided by a net three-hole aggregate playoff. All other ties are broken using the USGA Tiebreaker Method.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you must withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournaments@gam.golf. If you must withdraw within 24 hours of the competition, please contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242 ext. 124. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions.