GAM Player Information
21st Michigan Net Amateur Championship - Lakelands G&CC


TEE TIME: You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter.

DIRECTIONS:  Take I-96 to US-23 South. Once on US-23 S continue until exit 55 (right hand exit to Whitmore Lake Rd). Take your first right on to Winans Lake Rd. Continue on Winans Lake Rd until you reach Chilson Rd. Take a right on to Chilson Rd, Lakelands G&CC will be on left side of the road.
CLUB ADDRESS:  8760 Chilson Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

LODGING:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brighton South – US 23, 6910 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116, (810) 227-6300

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (810) 231-3000.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as Michigan Net Amateur contestants. Rates and availability are at the discretion of the host facility.

GAM DRESS CODE: Shirts with collars and sleeves are required; however, women may wear collarless shirts with sleeves or sleeveless shirts with collars.  Neither tank tops, tee shirts, short shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs, bathing suits nor denim pants/shorts are permitted.  Players and caddies are expected to adhere to the dress code.
FOOD:  Lunch will be available for players only on both days of the tournament. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the clubhouse.

HANDICAPS: In accordance with the World Handicap System recommendation for the stroke play format, all players will be receiving 95% of their course handicap for the competition. Handicap indexes for the competition will be established on the day most administratively practical for the GAM. Handicap indexes and course handicaps will not be altered between rounds.

CADDIES/CARTS:  Caddies are not permitted in this Championship. Automotive transportation is mandatory in this championship. NOTE: 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 and doctor’s notes can also be faxed to (248) 478-5536 attn: GAM Tournament Dept.

PRACTICE RANGE:  Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only.  The driving range opens an hour prior to the first tee time.

GPS & 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.

PLAYOFF: In the event of a tie for the Championship, a three-hole net aggregate playoff will begin after all scores are posted. All other ties will be broken by scorecard playoff using the USGA Tiebreaker Method.

PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded to the Champion and Runner-Up

WITHDRAWAL:  If you must withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing 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.