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Championship Player Memo
This correspondence will verify your entry into the 20th GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Stonehedge Golf Club (North & South) on Sunday, June 3rd and Monday, June 4th.  

INFORMATION

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. Sunday’s round will be on the North Course. Monday’s round will be on the South Course. The driving range is located on the South Course.

SECOND-ROUND PAIRINGS:  Second-round pairings will be available via www.gam.org. Tee times will begin at 9 a.m. and the Mid-Amateur Division will go off first.

DIRECTIONS: Take Michigan Ave to M-89 W in Ross Township. Turn left onto Hamblin Ave. Turn right onto S Washington Ave. Turn left onto Michigan Ave. Slight right onto M-89 W

CLUB ADDRESS:  15530 M-89, Augusta MI, 49012

LODGING: Clarion Inn in Kalamazoo, (269) 381-1900: 

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability,(269) 731-2300.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur contestants.

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.

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:  A meal will be available for players on both days of the competition. Sunday’s meal will be dinner following the first round and will be served at Gull Lake View Golf Club, while Monday’s lunch be following the final round at Stonehedge. 

CADDIES/CARTS: Automotive transportation is mandatory in this championship. NOTE: Only competitors may ride in the players’ carts. 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

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 the card matching method recommended by the USGA.  (Appendix I, Part C, paragraph 11). It is the player’s responsibility to be ready to play when called to the tee.

PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded in each division to the Low Gross and the Low Net finishers, based on the total number of participants in each division. Each Division and flight must have a minimum of 7 participants to award prizes to Low Gross and Low Net finishers. The overall low gross scorer in the Mid-Amateur Division will have her name engraved on the Jeanne L. Myers 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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