Championship Player Memo
This correspondence will verify your entry into the 8th GAM Net Match Play Championship at Lakelands Golf & Country Club on Monday - Wednesday, June 3-5, 2019.

TOURNAMENT DATE: Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5 

SHOTGUN/TEE TIME: For a shotgun start, please be to your assigned cart at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start time for announcements. 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 MI-23 South. Once on MI- 23 S continue until exit 55 (right hand exit to Whitmore Lake Rd). Take your first right on to Winans Lake Rd. Continue on Winans Lake Rd until you reach Chilson Rd. Take a right on to Chilson Rd, Lakelands G&CC will be on left side of the road.

CLUB ADDRESS:  8760 Chilson Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriot Brighton, 779 Conference Center Drive, Brighton, MI, 48114. (810) 225-9200. The group name is "GAM". The cut-off date is May 12 and the rate is $99/night plus tax.

PRACTICE ROUND:   Please contact Lakelands Golf & Country Club for availability.  Call (810) 231-3000 and identify yourself as a GAM Net Match Play competitor. 

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 TWO STROKES for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the stipulated 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:  The clubhouse will have food available to purchase.  Complimentary lunch will be served between rounds on Monday, June 3 for contestants only.

CADDIES/CARTS:  Caddies are not permitted at any point during this Championship. Automotive transportation is mandatory in this championship. NOTE: Only competitors may ride in the players’ carts. 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:  Complimentary for players on the days of the competition, prior to play only.  The driving range opens daily one hour before the first tee time.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournamententry@gam.org. If you must withdraw within 24 hours of the competition, please contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242 ext. 124. 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. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MATCH PLAY – USGA General numerical draw shall be used.  The stipulated round shall be extended to as many holes as necessary for the match to be won. 

Monday, June 3

AM – Stroke-Play Qualifying Round
PM – First-round matches

Tuesday, June 4

AM – Second-round matches
PM – Quarterfinal matches

Wednesday, June 5

AM – Semifinal matches
PM – Final match