This correspondence will verify your entry into the 37th Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur Championship at Dearborn Country Club, Monday - Thursday, July 6-9, 2015.
*Please Note: Practice rounds will be limited on the weekend preceding the Championship due to Independence Day. Please be courteous and understanding to limitations due to the holiday weekend*
Please note your starting time and starting tee assignment from the enclosed pairing sheets. 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 Telegraph Road to Ford Road. Go E to Outer Drive. Go S on Outer Drive. Club is at the intersection of Military and Outer Drive.
CLUB ADDRESS: 800 N. Military, Dearborn, MI 48124.
LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved for players at the Doubletree by Hilton-Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228. Players may receive a reduced rate $99/night by calling the hotel, 313-336-3340 and identify yourself as the Michigan Girls Junior Tournament. The cutoff date for this block of rooms is June 21st.
PRACTICE ROUND: Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (313) 561- 4433. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as Michigan Girls Junior Amateur contestants. Please Note that the preceding weekend before this championship is Independence Day. The GAM and Dearborn CC asks that you please be understanding to the limited timeframes in which practice rounds will be available with the holiday weekend.
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 her 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.
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 are expected to adhere to the dress code.
FOOD: Monday: A complimentary lunch will be served to all of the participants after completion of the morning wave of the first round. On all other days the clubhouse will have food available for purchase.
CADDIES/CARTS: All players are required to walk. Contestants must carry their own bag, caddies are not permitted. Carts are not permitted for players or spectators. Pull carts may be used if the host club allows them.
PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only. Open one hour before the first tee time.
PLAYOFF: In case of ties, there will be a playoff immediately following play for the final spot. The low 16 players in the tournament qualify for match play. A tie for the medalist honors as well as the 16th spot in match play, shall be decided immediately after the completion of the 2nd round by a hole-by-hole playoff.
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 stipulated round shall be extended to as many holes as required for a match to be won.
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.
Monday, July 6 – 1st Round of Stroke Play Qualifying. Tee times start at 8:00 AM off of #1 & #10 tees.
Tuesday, July 7 – 2nd Round of Stroke Play Qualifying. Tee times start at 8:00 AM.
Wednesday, July 8 – 1st & 2nd Rounds of Match Play. Tee times start at 8:00 AM off #1 tee only. Afternoon matches will follow.
Thursday, July 9 – Semi-final and Final Matches. Tee times start at 8:00 AM off #1 tee only for Semi-final matches. Final Matches for both divisions will be played in the afternoon, following the conclusion of the morning matches.