GAM Player Information
43rd Michigan Girls' Junior State Amateur - Forest Akers GC (East)
You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter.

TOURNAMENT DATE: Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9

DIRECTIONS: Take I-96 to 127 N to the Trowbridge Road exit off 127/496. Turn R on Harrison Road. Entrance is just past Mt. Hope Road (about 1 mile).

CLUB ADDRESS: 2231 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.

LODGING: Courtyard East Lansing/Okemos is offering a rate of $89+tax. Click HERE to make a reservation. GAM members can access the following LINK for discounted rates when traveling.
PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (517) 355-1635.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as Michigan Girls’ Junior Amateur contestants.  

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 the GENERAL PENALTY for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the round.

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 provided for all players on Tuesday, July 9. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase at the grill area. 

CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants must carry their own bag, caddies are not permitted.  Pull carts may be used.  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

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

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play for the final match play spot(s).  The low 16 players, as well as the low 8 players in the 15-and-Under Division, will advance to Match Play.  

Note:  If a player qualifies and is unable to compete in the Match Play Championship, she must notify the Committee immediately so that the next eligible player may be included.

MATCH PLAY: General numerical USGA draw shall be used.  The round shall be extended to as many holes as required for a match to be won.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing 

Tuesday, July 6 – 1st Round of Stroke Play Qualifying.
Wednesday, July 7 – 2nd Round of Stroke Play Qualifying. 
Thursday, July 8 – 1st & 2nd Rounds of Match Play. 
Friday, July 9 – Semifinal and Final Matches.