25th GAM Senior Championship
Spring Lake Country Club
September 19 - September 20, 2011
Championship Player Memo

GAM Senior Amateur Championship at Spring Lake Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20, 2011. 


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

2ND ROUND PAIRINGS:  Round two pairings will be based on round one scores with the lowest scorers teeing off last.

DIRECTIONS:  Take US-31 to the M-104 exit. Go E on M-104 to Fruitport Road. Go N ½ mile to the club.

CLUB ADDRESS:  17496 Fruitport Road, Spring Lake, MI 49456.

LODGING:  Holiday Inn, Spring Lake (616) 846-1000. Please make reservations by August 31, 2011, to receive the special rate of $74 plus taxes and use the words” GAM Senior Championship.”

PRACTICE ROUND: Practice rounds are available but you must call the pro shop in advance and identify yourself as a GAM Senior Championship Contestant, (616) 850-1153.  

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

FOOD (FOR COMPETITORS ONLY): A complimentary lunch will be available each day of the tournament.  We recommend the afternoon group eat lunch before play.

PRACTICE RANGE:  Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only.  Open 7:30 a.m.

LATE TO TEE: Note under Rule 6-3 and Optional Condition as stated in Appendix I shall be in effect.  All players must be present on the tee and ready to play at the time laid down by the Committee.  The order of play is not relevant.  See Decision 6-3a/2.

CADDIES/CARTS: Automotive transportation is mandatory.  Cart fees are included in the entry fee.  Note: Only two carts per group of three.  ONLY COMPETITORS MAY RIDE.  CADDIES ARE NOT PERMITTED. 

PLAYOFF:  A playoff for the Championship only will take place immediately after the final scores have been posted.  It is the player’s responsibility to be ready to play when called to the tee.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you must withdraw, contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242.  If you call the GAM office after business hours, please leave a message on voice mail extension 24.

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