This correspondence will verify your qualification for the GAM Championship at Birmingham Country Club on Monday, August 5th , 2013. There will be 84 players who will compete over 36 holes on that day with the field being cut to the low 30 and ties for the final 18 holes on Tuesday, August 6th.
*Note: Should there be a need to adjust second round tee times, players will be notified when they return their first round scorecards. Be sure to confirm your afternoon starting time before leaving the scoring area.
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.
CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @ gam.org, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / GAM Championship – Course Setup.
DIRECTIONS: Located ¼ mile west of Southfield Road on Saxon (14 Mile Road).
CLUB ADDRESS: 1750 Saxon Drive, Birmingham, MI 48009.
LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Southfield for $89 plus taxes. To make a reservation, please call 248-350-2400 by the end of the day, July 17, 2013, and ask for Lawrence. The hotel is located at 25100 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, 48075.
PRACTICE ROUNDS: Will be available Thursday, Aug. 1 - Sunday, Aug. 4. Thursday & Friday: There will be 6 tee times blocked off for practice rounds. Saturday & Sunday: There will be 10 tee times blocked off for practice rounds. Please call (248) 220-5166 to book. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Championship contestants.
CADDIES: All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or bring their own caddie, or reserve a Birmingham CC. Caddies must also walk. To reserve a Birmingham CC caddie for a practice round or the Championship, please call (248) 220-5166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The rate for a caddie is $50 per round.
For all practice rounds and Championship rounds,
NO PULL CARTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE
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: A complimentary lunch will be available on the first day of the competition. Food will be available for purchase on the other day of the competition.
CADDIES/CARTS: All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or bring their own caddie or reserve a Birmingham CC caddie. Caddies must also walk. Carts are not permitted for caddies or spectators.
PRACTICE RANGE: Opens one hour before the first tee time and is complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only.
PLAYOFF: A tie for the Championship only will be determined by a sudden death playoff. Ties for runner-up will be broken by scorecard playoff.
WITHDRAWAL: If you must withdraw, contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242. If you call after business hours, please leave message on voice mail #24. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions.