Championship Player Memo
TOURNAMENT DATE: Tuesday, June 18th – Saturday, June 22nd 

STARTING TIMES:
Your stroke-play tee times for Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 are included.  All contestants will start on the 1st and 10th holes and the playing order will be reversed for the second round.  These tee times will not be changed for any reason. The GAM will not honor any requests for special times.  Players need to be on their designated tee at least ten minutes prior to their start time.

PRACTICE ROUNDS:  Contestants are entitled to two complimentary practice rounds on Sunday, June 16 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 17, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Call the pro shop at (248) 644 0110 to make these tee times. These times are set aside for tournament players only.  If a player violates this policy, he may lose his spot in the Championship.  Players will be allowed to play any time subject to availability.  Players must call in advance for tee times.  If a player would like to play an additional practice round outside of the complimentary two, he can do so at a rate of $50. Practice rounds will not be available on June 14-15. Practice facilities will open at noon on Sunday, June 17 and at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18. The range will be closed to competitors from 10:30 a.m. – noon on the 18th. The practice facilities will close at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. You must call (248) 644-0110 to schedule your tee time. Tee times will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you do not have a full group, you will be paired with other players. The 10th tee must be cleared approximately 2 hours following closure of 1st tee on Sunday and Monday for maintenance purposes. Carts are not available on either June 16 or June 17.  Players may carry their own bag during the practice round or bring their own caddie. Push carts may only be used June 16-22.   Oakland Hills CC will have a limited number of caddies for hire. Call (248) 433-0674 to reserve a caddie. The deadline to reserve an OHCC caddie is June 11.
Note: In order to preserve the condition of the golf course, we request that players only play one ball and refrain from playing numerous approach shots or tee shots on par 3’s during your practice rounds. Violation of this may result in forfeiture of your position in the field.

ADDRESS:   3951 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills MI, 48301

REGISTRATION:  Registration will be in the Oakland Hills Country Club lobby from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 18.  All players MUST register in person or contact the GAM Office by Friday, June 14 and notify the office of their arrival time.  A player who has not registered on Sunday/Monday and is arriving on Tuesday must check in 30 minutes prior to his scheduled tee time at the registration area in the pro shop. Any player who fails to register or notify the GAM of his late arrival may forfeit his spot in the championship field. 

PACE OF PLAY POLICY:  The GAM has a specific pace of play policy in place.  This policy will be in effect for the Championship rounds.  Enclosed you will find a copy of the policy.  If you are unfamiliar with this policy, we strongly urge you to familiarize yourself with the policy before teeing it up at Oakland Hills Country Club.  

BIO SKETCH FORM: Enclosed with this memo is a player biographical form, which you must complete and bring with you to registration on Sunday, June 16 or Monday, June 17. If you do not have it with you, we will provide you a sheet to fill out and complete before you will be allowed to play a practice round. Alternatively, you may fill it out online by logging into your profile at GAM.org, clicking on Tournaments and select Player Bio.  

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THEIR PRACTICE ROUND

PRACTICE RANGE:
Full range facilities will be available at Oakland Hills Country Club starting the afternoon of Sunday, June 16.  The range will open daily one hour prior to the first tee times.  The schedule will be 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. on Thursday and 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Practice facilities will close at 7:00 p.m. on all tournament days except Wednesday, when it will remain open until 8:00 p.m.  

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Fruit and water will be available for PLAYERS ONLY on the 1st and 10th tees each day. The halfway house on the North Course will only take cash, or you can sign back to another GAM member club provided you have standing at said club.

SHOE SPIKE POLICY: All contestants MUST comply with the Shoe Spike Policy stipulated on the entry form and the Tournament Policies and Procedures.  This is a condition of the competition. Any player failing to comply with this condition will be DISQUALIFIED from the Championship. 

CADDIES FOR TOURNAMENT ROUNDS: Players may carry their own bag, bring their own caddie, or use a push or pull cart.   Oakland Hills CC will have a limited number of caddies available for hire. 

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: The following Rule applies to players and caddies. 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.

DRESS CODE: Proper dress for the 2019 Michigan Amateur includes golf slacks, Bermuda-length shorts, collared golf shirt and approved non-metal spike shoes. Blue jeans, denim jeans, denim shorts, tennis shorts, tee shirts are not permitted. Players who fail to comply with this code will be asked to change or will not be permitted to compete. This must be followed at all times while on the premises of Oakland Hills CC.  Women’s dress code includes tops that have either a collar or sleeves. Women are not allowed to wear a collar-less, sleeve-less top. 

WITHDRAWAL:  If a player must withdraw, please contact the GAM office promptly at tournamententry@gam.org or by phone at (248) 478-9242. If notifying after business hours, please send an e-mail and leave a message on voice mailbox 124.  Please indicate your tee time and tee assignment. We have a list of alternates who would like to play. Any player who fails to notify the GAM of his withdrawal is subject to suspension from future events, including the 2020 Michigan Amateur Championship.

We are privileged to conduct the 108th Michigan Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club.   We expect all competitors to be on their best behavior.  The Golf Association of Michigan staff and Board of Governors warmly welcome you to Oakland Hills Country Club and ask that you please let us know how we can make your experience at the Amateur an enjoyable one. Thank You!

DAILY SCHEDULE:     
Sunday & Monday, June 16-17 – Practice Rounds (1 - 7 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 18 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, June 19 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 – 1st & 2nd Rounds, Match Play (64 Qualifiers), 7:15 a.m. matches start off No. 1 Tee Only; 
Friday, June 21 – 3rd Round, Quarterfinals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 22 – Semifinals and Finals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS/EMAILS:
(248) 433-0671 Pro Shop 
(248) 478-9242 GAM Office 
(248) 890-0642 Ken Hartmann
khartmann@gam.org
tournaments@emailgam.org