Championship Player Memo
This correspondence will verify your entry into the Michigan Girls’ Junior State Amateur Championship at Forest Akers Golf Course - West, Sunday - Wednesday, June 23-26, 2019. 

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: Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26

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

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

LODGING: GAM members can access the following LINK for discounted rates when traveling. 
 
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 Michigan Girls’ Junior 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 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.

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 complimentary lunch will be provided to all of the participants from 12:00-2:30pm on Sunday, June 23. 

CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants must carry their own bag, caddies are not permitted.  Pull carts may be used if the club allows.  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. The driving range will open one hour before the first tee time and is located on Forest Akers GC - East off of Harrison Rd.

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play for the final match play spot(s).  The low 16 players, as well as the low 8 players in the 15-and-Under Division, will advance to Match Play.  

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

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

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournamententry@gam.org. 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. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Sunday, June 23 – 1st Round of Stroke Play Qualifying.
Monday, June 24 – 2nd Round of Stroke Play Qualifying. 
Tuesday, June 25 – 1st & 2nd Rounds of Match Play. 
Wednesday, June 26 – Semifinal and Final Matches.