Championship Player Memo

This correspondence will verify your entry for the 101st Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship at Saginaw Country Club on Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 2017.  

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.

TOURNAMENT DATE: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 

DIRECTIONS:  Take I-75 to Holland Ave. Go W off the exit. Holland Ave. will turn into M-46 (Gratiot Ave.), which will bring you to Saginaw CC. The club is about 6 miles west of I-75.

CLUB ADDRESS:  4465 Gratiot Ave. Saginaw, MI 48638

LODGING: Fairfield Inn- Saginaw Phone: (989) 797-6100 The GAM has a negotiated discounted rate of $89 plus tax. To book your room, click the link below. The cut off date for the discounted rate is June 28th. 

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PRACTICE ROUNDS: Please contact Saginaw Country Club for availability, Monday and Tuesday will be unavailable.  Call (989) 793-3461 and identify yourself as a Michigan Women’s Amateur competitor.

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

GAM DRESS CODE:  Shirts with collars and sleeves are required; however women may wear collarless shirts with sleeves or sleeveless shirts with collars.  Neither tank tops, tee shirts, short shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs, bathing suits nor denim pants/shorts are permitted.  Players and caddies are expected to adhere to the dress code.

FOOD:  Lunch will be provided for the players after the second round on Tuesday, July 11th. The Clubhouse will have food available to purchase all week.  

CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or use a Push cart. Saginaw CC does not have caddies available. 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. 

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.

SWEET 16 DINNER:
Players who reach the Sweet 16 (win one match on Wednesday) are requested to attend the sweet sixteen dinner in their honor on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Saginaw CC. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m. All Michigan Woman Amateur contestants and guests are welcome to attend. Players are entitled to one guest and all other guests will be charged a fee of $25 per person. Any player who advances to the round of sixteen will be a guest of the GAM.  Dressy attire!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

STROKE PLAY – 36-hole stroke-play qualifying to determine 32 players for match play.  

Monday, July 10 - First round, 18 holes, stroke play. Tee times begin at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, July 11 - Second round, 18 holes, stroke play.  Should there be a tie for final qualifying spots, a sudden death playoff shall start immediately after all scores have been posted. Tee times begin at 8:00AM

MATCH PLAY – USGA General numerical draw shall be used.  The stipulated round shall be extended to as many holes as necessary for the match to be won. 

Wednesday, July 12: Round of 32, 18 holes. Tee times begin at 8:00 AM

Thursday, July 13:
AM – Round of 16, 18 holes. Tee times begin at 8:00 AM
PM – Round of 8, 18 holes

Friday, July 14:
AM – Semifinal matches, 18 holes. Tee times begin at 8:00 and 8:15 
PM – Final Match, 18 holes 12:30 and 1:00

 
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