Championship Field Player Information

This correspondence will verify your entry into the 13th GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship at Thousand Oaks Golf Club on August 20-21, 2019.  


TOURNAMENT DATE: Tuesday-Wednesday, August 20-21, 2019 

CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / GAM Senor Four-Ball – Course Setup. All yardage posted prior to the competition is subject to change.

DIRECTIONS: Take exit 38 from I-96. Continue on M-44 E/E Beltline Ave NE. Drive to Thousand Oaks Dr NE in Plainfield Charter Twp.

CLUB ADDRESS: 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr., Grand Rapids MI, 49525

LODGING:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids- East for a rate of $129.99/ night plus tax. The group name is "Golf Association of Michigan". Call (616) 942-7000 to make your reservation or you can go to http"//, click "more search options" , and in the text box that says "Enter Code or ID" you can type "GOLFMI" to get this rate online as well. The cutoff date is July 30th

PRACTICE ROUND: Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability of practice rounds - (616) 447-7750. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship contestants. PRACTICE ROUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19.

GPS & 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 4.3, 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.

FOOD: There will be a complimentary lunch provided on both days of the competition.

CADDIES/CARTS: Automotive transportation is mandatory for this Championship and is included in your entry fee. Caddies are NOT permitted for this championship. Carts are not permitted for spectators.   

PRACTICE RANGE: Range opens one hour prior the first tee time/shotgun start 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.

PRIZES: Prizes will give given to the Champion and Runner-Up in each division. 

WITHDRAWAL: If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing 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.