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Championship Player Memo
This correspondence will verify your qualification for the GAM Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Owosso Country Club on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 23-24, 2019.

Please note your starting time and starting tee assignment from the enclosed pairing sheets. You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter. In the event of a shotgun start, please be to your cart fifteen (15) minutes before the starting time for announcements.

INFORMATION

TOURNAMENT DATE:
Tuesday, July 23rd – Wednesday, July 24th 

SECOND-ROUND PAIRINGS: Will be available via www.gam.org and via phone; a number will be posted on the scoreboard.

CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @ GAM.org, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / GAM Women’s Four-Ball Championship – Course Setup. All yardage is projected and subject to change.

DIRECTIONS: Course is 4 ½ miles north of Owosso. Take M-52 to Juddville. Go left (W) to stop sign, then right (N) on Chipman for ¼ mile.

CLUB ADDRESS:  4200 N. Chipman Road, Owosso, MI 48867

LODGING: A block of rooms is being held at the Comstock Inn & Conference Center (989.725.0999) at a rate of $89/night plus taxes. The group name is "GAM". The cutoff date is June 22.

PRACTICE ROUNDS: Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (989) 723-2592. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Women’s Four-Ball Championship contestants.  

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, if a player or caddie uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect 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.

FOOD:  A buffet lunch will be provided to competitors after play on both days of the tournament.  

CADDIES/CARTS: Automotive transportation is mandatory in this championship. Note: Only Competitors may ride in a cart. Spectators are prohibited from riding in the players’ cart. No caddies allowed in this championship. 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 day of the competition, prior to play only.  Range will open one hour before the first tee time. 

PLAYOFF: A tie for the Championship only will be determined by a sudden-death playoff immediately after the final scores have been posted.  All other ties will be decided by a method recommended by the USGA.  This method states that we must match cards to determine the winner based on the best score for the last nine holes. It is the player’s responsibility to be ready to play when called to the tee.

PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st gross and net teams in senior flights based on the total number entries. The Open Division will only be awarded gross prizes. There must be a minimum of seven (7) teams competing in a Senior flight/division to be eligible for gross and net prizes. The overall Champions’ names will be engraved on the Hiestand–Garety Trophy.

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.