100th Michigan Amateur
Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather Course)
June 21 - June 25, 2011
Championship Player Memo
Congratulations on qualifying for the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship, which will be played at Boyne Highlands-Heather in Harbor Springs, MI, June 21- 25 2011. Please note the information below. You will receive a player’s packet with more information when you register either on Sunday, June 19 or Monday, June 20.

STARTING TIMES: Your stroke play tee times for Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 are attached. All contestants will start on the 1st and 10th holes and the playing order will be reversed for the second round. These tee times will not be changed for any reason. The GAM will not honor any requests for special times. Players need to be on their designated tee at least ten minutes prior to their start time.

PRACTICE ROUNDS: Contestants are entitled to two complimentary practice rounds on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 before the Championship. Call the pro shop (231) 526-3029 between June 1 and June 13 to make these tee times. These days are set aside for players only. If a player violates this policy, he may lose his spot in the Championship. Players will be allowed to play any time subject to availability. Players must call in advance for tee times. If a player would like to play a practice round before June 19, he can do so at the reduced rate of $50.00 which includes a cart and range balls prior to the round. Practice on Sunday, June 19 will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must call (231) 526-3029 to schedule your tee time. Tee times will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Any player who has played a practice round prior to those dates will be deemed to have played one of his practice rounds. If you do not have a full group, you will be paired with other players. The 10th tee must be cleared approximately 2 hours following closure of #1 tee on Sunday and Monday for maintenance purposes. Carts are not available on either June 19 or June 20. Players may carry their own bag during the practice round or bring their own caddie.

Note: You will be playing the brown tees. In order to preserve the condition of the golf course, we request that players only play one ball and refrain from playing numerous approach shots or tee shots on par 3’s during your practice rounds. Violation of this may result in forfeiture of your position in the field.

DIRECTIONS: I-75 to exit 310 (Indian River). Follow M-68 west to Alanson and junction of M-68 and US-31. Head south to Conway about 6 miles. Turn right at light to stop sign and turn right, proceeding 1.4 miles to Pleasantville Rd. Turn right and follow signs.

REGISTRATION: Registration hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19 and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, next to the scoreboard. All players MUST register in person or contact the GAM Office by Friday, June 17th and notify the office of their arrival time. A player who has not registered on Sunday or Monday and is arriving on Tuesday must check in 30 minutes prior to his scheduled tee time at the registration area next to the scoreboard. Any player who fails to register or notify the GAM of his late arrival may forfeit his spot in the championship field.

PACE OF PLAY POLICY: The GAM adopted a new pace of play policy beginning in 2006. This policy will be in effect for the Championship rounds. Enclosed you will find a copy of the policy. If you are unfamiliar with this policy, we strongly urge you to familiarize yourself with the policy before teeing it up at Boyne.

BIO SKETCH FORM: Enclosed with this memo is a player biographical form, which you must complete and bring with you to registration on Sunday, June 19 or Monday, June 20. If you do not have it with you, we will provide you a sheet to fill out and complete before you will be allowed to play a practice round. Alternatively, you may fill it out online.

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THEIR PRACTICE ROUND

PRACTICE RANGE: Full range facilities will be available at Boyne starting the afternoon of Sunday, June 19. The range will open daily one hour prior to the first tee times. The schedule will be 7:00 a.m. on Monday, 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check with the pro shop for closing times daily. Usually it will be open until 8 p.m.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Carry away fruit (apples, grapes, bananas etc) will be available for Players Only on the first and tenth tees each day. Water will also be available.

SHOE SPIKE POLICY: All contestants MUST comply with the Shoe Spike Policy stipulated on the entry form and the Tournament Policies and Procedures. This is a condition of the competition. Any player failing to comply with this condition will be DISQUALIFIED from the Championship.

CADDIES FOR TOURNAMENT ROUNDS: You may bring your own caddie or you may reserve a club caddie by calling the pro shop at Boyne at (231) 526-302 by June 14th. If you wish a club caddie, it will be a $40 flat rate per round.

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance ONLY. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used. A prohibited device shall include any cell phone or smart phone (e.g., i-phone, blackberry, etc.) capable of operating an application for yardage or other conditions of golf information.

DRESS CODE: Proper dress for the 2011 Michigan Amateur includes golf slacks, Bermuda-length shorts, collared golf shirt and approved non-metal spike shoes. Blue jeans, denim jeans, denim shorts, tennis shorts, tee shirts are not permitted. Players who fail to comply with this code will be asked to change or will not be permitted to compete. This must be followed at all times while on the premises of Boyne Resorts. Women’s dress code includes tops that have either a collar or sleeves. Women are not allowed to wear a collar-less, sleeve-less top. Monday evening dress for the player cookout is casual. For those players and guests who attend the Sweet 16 dinner, dress is coat & tie for men, and either a dress or pants outfit for women.

LODGING: – Please call 1-800-GO Boyne.

CHAMPIONS’ DINNER : You are cordially invited to attend the Champions’ Dinner on Monday, June 20, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. There is no charge for contestants. You need to let us know of your plans at registration. You are requested to wear coat and tie, but this is not required.

SWEET 16 DINNER: Any player who reaches the Sweet 16 (wins two matches on Thursday) is requested to attend a coat & tie dinner in their honor on Thursday, June 23, at Country Club of Boyne. The reception and dinner will run from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Players are entitled to bring one complimentary guest. Any others who attend will be charged a fee of $35. per person.

WITHDRAWAL: If a player must withdraw, please contact the GAM office promptly at (248) 478-9242. After business hours, please leave a message on voice mailbox 24. Please indicate your tee time and tee assignment. We have a list of alternates who would like to play. Any player who fails to notify the GAM of his withdrawal is subject to suspension from future events, including the 2012 Michigan Amateur Championship.

We are privileged to conduct the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship at Boyne Highlands - Heather in Harbor Springs, MI. We expect all competitors to be on their best behavior. The Golf Association of Michigan staff and Board of Governors warmly welcome you to Boyne and ask that you please let us know how we can make your experience at the Amateur an enjoyable one. Thank You!

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Sunday & Monday, June 19-20 – Practice Rounds (2-6 p.m. and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Monday, June 20 – Champions Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Boyne Conference Center
Tuesday June 21 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 – 1st & 2nd Rounds, Match Play (64 Qualifiers), 7:15 a.m. matches start off #1 Tee Only;
Thursday Night - Sweet 16 Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Country Club of Boyne
Friday, June 24 – 3rd Round, Quarterfinals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 25 – Semifinals and Finals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS/EMAILS:
(231) 526-3001 Press 1 Main Lodge
(231) 526-3029 Heather Pro Shop
(248) 478-9242 GAM Office
(248) 478-9242 ext 24 Withdraw line
(248) 890-0642 Ken Hartmann
(248) 978-9132 Chris Mills

khartmann@gam.org
cmills@gam.org

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