Championship Player Memo
This correspondence verifies your spot into 11th GAM Junior Stroke Play Championship at Forest Akers – East Course on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, 2019.
 
Information:

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 / Junior Stroke Play / Course Setup.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-96 to 127 N to the Trowbridge Road exit off 127/496. Turn right on Harrison Road. Entrance is just past Mt. Hope Road (about 1 mile) on the left side.

CLUB ADDRESS:  3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910.
 
LODGING: GAM members can access the following LINK for discounted rates when traveling. 

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (517) 355-1635.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Junior Stroke Play contestants.

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, if a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play AND USES IT FOR THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS the player is in breach of Rule 4-3, for which the penalty is the GENERAL PENALTY for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the round.

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:  There is a complimentary luncheon for players only following play on one of the two days of the Championship.  The clubhouse will also have food available for purchase.

CADDIES/CARTS:
 All players are required to walk. Contestants must carry their own bag, caddies are not permitted.  Pull carts may be used.  Spectator carts are only permitted if a request, accompanied by a doctor’s note confirming the spectator’s need for a cart, is submitted to the GAM at least two days prior to the competition. Requests and doctor’s notes can be submitted to tournamententry@gam.org and doctor’s notes can also be faxed to (248) 478-5536 attn: GAM Tournament Dept.

PRACTICE RANGE:  Players will have complimentary practice range privileges on the days of the competition, prior to play only.  The driving range will open one hour before the first tee time. 

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a sudden death playoff for the overall Champion.  

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournamententry@gam.org. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions. Refunds will be issued if the GAM office is notified prior to the close of entries for that competition. After the entry deadline, fees will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness (with a verified doctor's note). There is a $20 processing fee applied to all refunds.