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Championship Player Memo

This correspondence verifies your spot into 9th GAM Junior Stroke Play Championship at Forest Akers GC – East on Thursday August 10 and Friday August 11, 2017.

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.

CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @ GAM.org, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / Junior Stroke Play / Course Setup. 

DIRECTIONS: Take I-96 to 127 N to the Trowbridge Road exit off 127/496. Turn right on Harrison Road. Entrance is just past Mt. Hope Road (about 1 mile) on the left side.

CLUB ADDRESS:  3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910.

LODGING: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Lansing / Okemos - 2209 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864, 517-349-8700.

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (517) 355-1635.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Junior Stroke Play 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 are expected to adhere to the dress code.

FOOD:  There is a complimentary luncheon for players only following play on Thursday of the Championship.  The clubhouse will also have food available for all other purchases.

CADDIES/CARTS:  Caddies and carts are prohibited at any stage of this Championship. Pull carts may be used. 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:  Players will have complimentary practice range privileges on the days of the competition, prior to play only.  The driving range will open one hour before the first tee time. 

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a sudden death playoff for the overall Champion.  

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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