This correspondence will verify your entry into the 8th GAM Senior Match Play Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club – North & South Courses on Tuesday through Friday, May 31 – June 3, 2016.
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.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-96 to the Wixom Road exit. Go S to 10 Mile Road. Go W on 10 Mile Road to Johns Road. Turn right (N) to the club on the W side of Johns Road.
CLUB ADDRESS: 25501 Johns Road, South Lyon, MI 48178.
Tuesday, May 31– 18 holes, stroke play; the low 32 Senior Players qualify for Match Play & Low 16 Super Senior Players qualify for Super Senior Match Play Division
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.
Wednesday, June 1: Morning – 16 Matches for Senior Division & 8 Matches for Super Senior Division
Wednesday, June 1: Afternoon – 8 Matches for Senior Division
Thursday, June 2: Morning – 4 Matches for each Division
Thursday, June 2: Afternoon – 2 Semi-Final Matches for each Division
Friday, June 3: Morning – Final Match for each Division
LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, Wixom for a group rate of $115 plus taxes (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation you must call (248) 735-2781 by May 2, 2016, and the group code is Golf Association of Michigan.
PRACTICE ROUND: Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (248) 437-7470. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Senior Match Play contestants.
FOOD: On Tuesday lunch will be provided for the players. Afternoon players should plan on eating before their round. The clubhouse will have food available for purchase on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
CADDIES/CARTS: Carts are mandatory for all players. Entry fee covers cart for the entire competition. Caddies are not allowed. Spectator carts are not allowed.
PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only.
GPS AND RANGEFINDERS: 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 two strokes on the first offense and disqualification on any subsequent offense, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
PLAYOFF: A sudden-death playoff for the final spot(s) in both divisions will take place immediately after the final scores have been posted.
WITHDRAWAL: If you have to withdraw the night or weekend before, please contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242. If you call after business hours, please leave message on voice mail #124. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions.