95th Michigan Amateur Championship
Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather Course)
June 20 - June 24, 2006
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Championship Player Memo
Congratulations on qualifying for the 95th Michigan Amateur Championship, which will be played at Boyne Resort – Heather Course in Harbor Springs, MI, June 20-24. Please note the information below. You will receive a player’s packet with more information when you register either on Sunday, June 18 or Monday, June 19.

STARTING TIMES: Your stroke play tee times for Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 are enclosed. All contestants will start on the 1st and 10th holes and the playing order will be flipped 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 18 and Monday, June 19 before the Championship. These days are set aside for 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 availablilty. Players must call in advance for tee times. If a player would like to play a practice round before June 18, they can do so at the reduced rate of $45, which includes a cart and range balls prior to the round. Players may play with a guest at any time prior to June 18. The guest must pay the full Boyne seasonal rate. Practice on Sunday, June 18 will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday, June 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must call (231) 526-3029 to schedule your tee time. Tee times will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any player who has played a practice round prior to those dates will be deemed to have played one of his practice rounds. 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 #1 tee on Sunday and Monday for maintenance purposes. Carts are not available on either June 18 or June 19. Players may carry their own bag during the practice round or bring their own caddie. There are no caddies available at the club.

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.

REGISTRATION: Registration hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18 and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19 in the lobby of the main lodge. All players MUST register in person or contact the GAM Office and notify the office of their arrival time. A player who has not registered on Sunday or Monday and is arriving on Tuesday must check in 30 minutes prior to his scheduled tee time at the registration area near the men’s locker room. Any player who fails to register or notify the GAM of their late arrival may forfeit his spot in the championship field.

PACE OF PLAY POLICY: Most of you already know from playing a qualifier that the GAM has adopted a new pace of play policy for the 2006 tournament season. 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 Boyne.

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 18 or Monday, June 19. 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.

PLAYERS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THEIR PRACTICE ROUND.

PRACTICE RANGE: Full range facilities will be available at Boyne Resort – Heather starting the afternoon of Sunday, June 18. The range will open daily one hour prior to the first tee times. The schedule will be 7:00 a.m. on Monday, 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check with the pro shop for closing times daily. Usually it will be open until 8 p.m.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Complimentary continental breakfast for Players Only will be available at the clubhouse. This will be open from 6:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday and from 6:00-9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

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.


PULL CARTS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN CHAMPIONSHIP or PRACTICE ROUNDS



DRESS CODE: Proper dress for the 2006 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 CC of Boyne. 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. Monday evening dress for the player cookout is casual. For those players and guests who attend the Sweet 16 dinner, dress is coat & tie for men, and either a dress or pants outfit for women.

LODGING: 1-800-Go-Boyne. Special rate available for Michigan Amateur Players.

PLAYER COOKOUT: You are cordially invited to attend a player cookout on Monday, June 19, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the back patio behind #9 green. There is no charge for contestants and you may bring guests at the price of $15 each. You need to let us know of your plans at registration. Checks for this should be made payable to the GAM.

SWEET 16 DINNER: Any player who reaches the Sweet 16 (wins two matches on Thursday) is requested to attend a coat & tie dinner in their honor on Thursday, June 22, at CC of Boyne formal ball room. The reception will start at 7:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 8:00 p.m. Players are entitled to bring one complimentary guest. Any others who attend will be charged a fee of $35 per person.

WITHDRAWAL: If a player must withdraw, please contact the GAM office promptly at (248) 478-9242. After business hours, please leave a message on voice mailbox 24. 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 2007 Michigan Amateur Championship.

We are privileged to conduct the 95th Michigan Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Boyne in Harbor Springs, MI. We expect all competitors to be on their best behavior. The Golf Association of Michigan staff and Board of Governors warmly welcome you to CC of Boyne and asks 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 18-19 – Practice Rounds (2-6 p.m. and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Tuesday June 20 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m
Wednesday, June 21 – Stroke Play Qualifying (18 Holes), Tee times start at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 22 – 1st & 2nd Rounds, Match Play (64 Qualifiers), 7:15 a.m. matches start off #1 Tee Only;
Thursday Night - Sweet 16 Dinner – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23 – 3rd Round, Quarterfinals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 24 – Semifinals and Finals, Match Play, Tee times start at 8 a.m.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

(800) 462-6963Boyne Main Number
(231) 526-3029Heather Course Pro Shop
(248) 478-9242GAM Office
(248) 478-5536GAM Office Fax
(231) 526-3001Front Desk

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