Championship Player Memo

Tournament Format  

Monday, July 29 – 36 holes, stroke play; the low 32 players will proceed to match play. A tie for the medalist honors as well as the 32nd spot, shall be decided immediately after the completion of the 2nd round by a hole-by-hole playoff.

Play will be a double tee start with tee times ranging from 8:00-10:00am in the morning and approximately 1:30-3:30pm in the afternoon. Depending on pace of play, we may start the afternoon round earlier.

Note: If a player qualifies and is unable to compete in the Match Play Championship, he must notify the Committee immediately so that the next eligible player may be included.

Match Play: The round shall be extended to as many holes as required for a match to be won. General numerical USGA draw shall be used.

Tuesday, July 30  
First Round of Match Play - Overall Division - (Tee times 7:30-10:00am)
18 Holes of Stroke Play (AM) - 15 & Under Division (Low 8 will advance to Match Play) (Tee Times 10:10-11:20am)

Wednesday, July 31 
Second Round Matches (AM) - Overall Division (Tee Times 7:45-8:55am)
Quarterfinal Matches (AM) - 15 & Under Division (Tee Times 9:05-9:35am)
Quarterfinal Matches (PM) - Overall Division (Tee Times 1:30pm)

 

Thursday, August 1  
Semifinals (AM) - Both Divisions (Tee Times 7:45-8:15am)
Finals (PM) - Both Divisions (Tee Times 1:00pm)

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.

Note: Should there be a need to adjust second round starting 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.

INFORMATION

CHAMPIONSHIP YARDAGE: Available @ GAM.org, under Tournaments / GAM Championships / Michigan Junior State Amateur Championship – Course Setup. 

MATCH-PLAY PAIRINGS:  Will be available via www.gam.org.

DIRECTIONS:  Take I-94 W to Exit 95 – Helmer Rd. /Springfield. Turn R onto Helmer Rd. follow for 3 miles. Turn L onto W. Dickman Rd. /Helmer Rd N. Take the 1st R onto Helmer Rd. N (Helmer turns into M-37/S. Bedford Rd.) and drive for 3 miles. Turn R onto Halbert Rd. follow for 1 mile. Turn L onto 4 ½ Mile Rd. /Waubascon Rd.

CLUB ADDRESS:  23161 Waubascon Road, Battle Creek, MI  49017.

LODGING: GAM members can access the following LINK for discounted rates when traveling. Additionally, Gull Lake View Resort has villas available for contestants. The discounted rate is $169/night + tax and the villas have 2 bedrooms (4 beds) as well as living space and a kitchen. Call 844-207-8493 to make a reservation and mention Golf Association of Michigan or GAM Junior for the discounted rate. 

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (269) 965-3385.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as Michigan Junior State Amateur contestants. The rate is $25 for walking and $35 for riding in a cart. 

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 4-3, for which the penalty is the GENERAL PENALTY for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the round.

CADDIES/CARTS: No caddies are allowed during any phase of the Championship.  All players are required to walk.  Contestants may carry their own bag.  Push carts will be allowed for the championship. 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.

FOOD:  Monday: A complimentary lunch will be served only to the participants involved with the Michigan Junior State Amateur.  Lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon rounds on Monday for the Overall Division and on Tuesday for the 15 & Under Division. On all other days the clubhouse will have food available for purchase.

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. 

PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players prior to play on the days of the competition.  The range will be open 1 hour prior to the first tee time of each day.

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties for the final spots into the match play, there will be a sudden death playoff. Also in the case of a tie for the Medalist in stroke play, there will be a sudden death playoff. 

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournamententry@gam.org. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions. Refunds will be issued if the GAM office is notified prior to the close of entries for that competition. After the entry deadline, fees will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness (with a verified doctor's note). There is a $20 processing fee applied to all refunds.