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Championship Player Memo

This correspondence will verify your qualification for the GAM Women’s Championship at St. Clair Golf Club on Monday & Tuesday, July 24-25, 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.

INFORMATION:

TOURNAMENT DATE: Monday, July 24th – Tuesday, July 25th 

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 Championship – Course Setup.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-94 to Exit 257. Go E to Fred Moore Hwy. Go N to River Rd. The entrance is on the Left side.

CLUB ADDRESS:  1714 N River Rd, St Clair, MI 48079.

LODGING: Hampton Inn (810) 966-9000 1655 Yeager St., Port Huron, MI GAM discounted rate- $109 plus tax/ night. Cutoff date to reserve room at GAM rate is July 6th. 

PRACTICE ROUNDS:
Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (810) 329-7458. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Women’s 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 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:  Each player will receive a $25 voucher on Monday to use for food purchases during the tournament. Additionally, a complimentary lunch will be provided to competitors after play on Tuesday.  

CADDIES/CARTS: All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or bring their own caddie. Caddies must also walk. Pull carts may be used if the host club allows them. 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 top three (3) low gross finishers. The overall low gross scorer will have her name engraved on the Betty Richart 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.

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