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Championship Player Memo

This correspondence verifies your qualification into the 96th GAM Championship at Barton Hills Country Club on August 7-8, 2017. There will be 84 players who will compete over 36 holes on that day with the field being cut to the low 30 and ties for the final 18 holes on Tuesday, August 8th.  Monday’s first round will begin at 8 a.m. with groups going of Nos. 1 and 10. Tuesday’s second round will begin at 8:00 a.m. off of No. 1.


Note: Should there be a need to adjust second round tee times, players will be notified when they return their first round scorecards.  Be sure to confirm your afternoon starting time before leaving the scoring area.

TOURNAMENT DATE: Monday, August 7th – Tuesday, August 8th


 TEE TIME: You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter.

 PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only.  The driving range will open one hour before the first tee time.

 CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / Men’s Championships / GAM Championship – Course Setup.

 DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 4 - Whitmore Lake/Barton Drive. Turn right at end of ramp onto Whitmore Lake Road. Approximately .9 mile north on Whitmore Lake Road you will turn left through the two stone pillars onto Barton North Drive. Once through the pillars keep to the right to stay on Barton North. Follow Barton North approximately 2 miles to the Club property.  Clubhouse is at the top of the hill on the right.

 CLUB ADDRESS:  730 Country Club Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.                                                                                          

 CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or bring their own caddie. Push Carts will be allowed. Caddies must walk. Barton Hills will have limited caddies available for $50 plus tip. You must call by July 27th or earlier to reserve a Barton Hills caddie. Carts are not permitted for caddies or spectators.

 LODGING:  A block of rooms are reserved at Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites – Ann Arbor (South) 925 Victors Way. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Please contact 734-665-5500 and the group block name is “Golf Association of Michigan”.

 PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (734) 662-4955.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Championship contestant to receive the discounted rate of $50, which includes a cart. Tee times are available on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m.

 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 14-3, 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 complimentary lunch will be available on the first day of the competition.  Food will be available for purchase on the other day of the competition.

 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.

 WITHDRAWAL:  If you must withdraw, contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242.  If you call the GAM office after business hours, please leave a message on voice mail extension #124.  

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