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GAM High School Teams Get FREE GAM Golf Card Memberships

The Golf Association of Michigan is excited to offer free GAM Golf Memberships for all high school golfers (who are 17 and under at the start of the year) in the state of Michigan.  In order to sign up, high school coaches must input all of their players contact information so that they will receive all of their GAM Golf Card Membership benefits (Home address, birthdate, e-mail address, and cell phone numbers). The Head Golf Coach from every high school golf team will also be awarded a free GAM Golf Card Membership, the coach must also input all of their contact information into the GAM’s database so that you too will receive all of your member benefits.

These memberships will provide many benefits to both the players and coach. Including:

  • Official GAM/USGA Handicap Index
  • Ability to track team and individual performance across a season
  • Swing and Save discounts at 200 + Michigan courses when you show your GAM Golf Card
  • Annual subscription to Golf Digest or Golf World
  • Ability to compete in our Junior Championships
  • Ability to for the golf coaches to play in one day events, GAM Golf Days
  • Ability to book tee times on our website by clicking “Exclusive Tee Time”

The GAM hopes that golf coaches will take advantage of this great opportunity. If you have any questions about this new program please call the GAM office at (248) 478-9242 ext. 123 or e-mail memberservices@gam.org.

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GAM Junior Schedule
1st GAM Junior Kickoff
Washtenaw Golf Club
4/27/2019 - 4/28/2019

The inaugural GAM Junior Kickoff will look to provide a playing opportunity for boys and girls in a two-day, 36-hole Championship played at Washtenaw GC. 

Who: Junior Girls and Junior Boys,
When: Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28
Where: Washtenaw GC (Ypsilanti)
Format: 36 Holes, Stroke Play

Schedule of Play:

  • Saturday - Noon Start
  • Sunday - 8:00am (Double Tee Start)

Pairings Round 1

41st Michigan Girls' Junior State Amateur
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - West)
6/23/2019 - 6/26/2019

Forest Akers Golf Club (West) will host the Michigan Girls’ Junior State Amateur for the sixth time in its history. Likely to reach its capacity quickly, players are encouraged to sign up early for the best Junior Girls competition in the state. Entry fee includes range balls each day and lunch following one of the stroke-play rounds.

Who: Junior Girls age 18-and-Under, and NOT full-time college students in the sole discretion of the GAM 

When:
 Sunday-Wednesday, June 23-26

Where:
 Forest Akers GC - West (Lansing)

Format: 36-Holes of stroke play with the low 16 in the Overall Division advancing to match play.

The low 8 players in the 15-and-Under Division from the 36-hole stroke play will advance to a separate match play bracket.             

Players 15-and-Under that would like to compete in the Overall Division must declare so prior to the tournament. The 15 & Under Division will play from a shorter yardage (approximately 5,200 yards).

Tournament Schedule

Sunday, June 23: First Round of Stroke-Play Qualifying

Overall Division - 8:00-10:00am tee times

15 & Under Division - 12:30-2:30pm tee times

Monday, June 24: Second Round of Stroke-Play Qualifying

Overall Division - 8:00-10:00am tee times

15 & Under Division - 12:30-2:30pm tee times

Tuesday, June 25: First & Second Rounds of Match Play. 

Wednesday, June 26:
 Semifinal and Final Matches. 

 

AJGA Performance Based Entry

Overall Division

  • Champion = Fully Exempt
  • Runner-Up = 12 Stars
  • Top 4= 8 Stars
  • Top 8 = 4 Stars

15 & Under Division

  • Champion = 2 Stars
  • Runner-Up = 1 Star

*Match Play Portion of Championship Only

 
11th GAM Junior Stroke Play Championship
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - East)
7/11/2019 - 7/12/2019

A proving ground for young players looking to gain experience in GAM tournaments, the 11th GAM Junior Stroke Play Championship will be held at Forest Akers GC – East on the Michigan State campus. This is a two-day competition for Boys and Girls with age divisions at 13-15 and 12-and-Under. Players may play up a division if they choose. Entry fee includes use of the driving range prior to both rounds and lunch for the players following the first round.

Who: Boys and Girls, 15 and under
When: Thursday-Friday, July 11-12 
Where: Forest Akers GC – East (Lansing)
Format: 13-15 Divisions: 36-hole stroke play, 18 holes each day | 12-and-Under Divisions: 18-hole stroke play, 9 holes each day

AJGA Performance Based Entry

  • Girls 13-15 Champion = 1 Star
  • Boys 13-15 Champion = 1 Star
3rd GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship
Woodside Golf Course (Woodside Golf Course)
7/22/2019 - 7/23/2019

The GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship is open to boys and girls ages 14 & Under as of July 23, 2019. 

The GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship is designed for junior golfers of all abilities and experiences. The championship will be limited to the first 32 boys and 16 girls that register, and will be a combination of both stroke play and match play.

After 12 holes of stroke-play qualifying, players will be seeded into match-play flights of eight players each. Players will play three matches against other players of similar ability levels.

Who: Mixed, 14 and under

When: Monday-Tuesday July 22-23

Where: Woodside GC (Bath)

Format:

Monday, July 22

7:30 AM – 12 holes of stroke play (Shotgun Start)

Box lunch provided to players

11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Match #1 (Tee times)

Tuesday, July 23

7:30-10:30 AM – Match #2 (Tee times)

Box lunch provided to players

11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Match #3 (Tee times)

Registration opens on February 6, 2019. For more information please contact, GAM staff member, Kyle Wolfe at kwolfe@gam.org. or 248-978-9132.

41st Michigan Junior State Amateur Championship
Bedford Valley Golf Course (Bedford Valley Golf Course)
7/29/2019 - 8/1/2019
Qualifying Sites:
7/5/2019
Belvedere Golf Club (Charlevoix)
7/10/2019
Huron Meadows Metropark Golf Course (Brighton)
7/12/2019
Sylvan Glen Golf Course (Troy)
7/15/2019
Kalamazoo Country Club (Kalamazoo)
7/16/2019
Pheasant Run Golf Club (Canton)
7/18/2019
Pontiac Country Club (Waterford)

The 41st Michigan Junior State Amateur will be at Bedford Valley GC, which will host 84 players looking to earn the 2019 Michigan Junior State Amateur title.

Who: Junior Boys, age 18-and-Under and NOT full-time college students in the sole discretion of the GAM.
When: Sectional qualifiers held throughout June and July, Championship - July 29-August 1
Where: Bedford Valley GC (Battle Creek)
Format: 18-hole sectional qualifiers, Championship - 36-holes stroke play, low 32 advancing to match play in the Overall Division. 18-hole sectional qualifiers, Championship - 18-holes stroke play, low 8 advancing to match play in the 15 & Under Division.

Monday, July 29

18 Holes of Stroke Play (AM) - Overall Division

18 Holes of Stroke Play (PM) - Overall Division

Tuesday, July 30

First Round of Match Play - Overall Division

18 Holes of Stroke Play (AM) - 15 & Under Division

Wednesday, July 31

Second Round (AM) - Overall Division

Quarterfinals (AM) - 15 & Under Division

Quarterfinals (PM) - Overall Division

Thursday, August 1

Semifinals (AM) - Both Divisions

Finals (PM) - Both Divisions

 

AJGA Performance Based Entry

  • Champion = Fully Exempt
  • Top 4 = 12 Stars
  • Top 8 = 8 Stars
  • Top 16 = 4 Stars

*Match Play Portion of Championship Only

7th GAM Junior Invitational
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - West)
9/14/2019 - 9/15/2019

The 7th GAM Junior Invitational will look to feature Michigan's best boys and girls in a two-day, 36-hole Championship played at Forest Akers West GC. 

Who: Junior Girls and Junior Boys, Invitation only tournament, invites will be sent out to qualifying individuals throughout 2019
When: Saturday-Sunday, September 14-15
Where: Forest Akers GC - West
Format: 36 Holes, Stroke Play

Schedule of Play:

  • Saturday - 9:00-11:00am (Double Tee Start)
  • Sunday - 9:00am (Shotgun Start)

AJGA Performance Based Entry

Boys Division

  • Champion = 8 Stars
  • Top 5 = 4 Stars
  • Top 10= 1 Star

Girls Division

  • Champion = 4 Stars
  • Runner-Up to Top 10% = 1 Star

 

Invitation Criteria

Boys
 Defending GAM Jr. Invitational Champion (if eligible)
 Top 10 in the 2018 GAM Junior Invitational (Older Divisions) 
 2019 GAM Jr Stroke Play Champion & Runner-Up (13-15 Div.)
 2019 GAM 14 & Under Match Play Champion & Runner-Up
 2019 GAM Junior Kickoff Champion (Both Divisions)
 Qualified for Match Play at the 2019 Michigan Jr. Am.
 MIGCA High School Super Team
 MIGCA High School First-Team All-State
 Top 5 on GAM Junior Honor Roll (as of Sept. 1)
 Top 5 on GAM 15 & Under Junior Honor Roll (as of Sept. 1)
 Top 10 Point Earners on Callaway Junior Tour (16-18 Div.)
 Top 5 Point Earners on Meijer Jr. Players Tour (13-15 Div.)
 Top 5 at MI PGA Junior Championship
 Top 10 GAM members ranked by AJGA (as of 9/1)
 Top 2 Point Earners on Traverse City Junior Golf Association
 Qualified for Match Play at 2019 Michigan Am
 Post a 54-hole total at the 2019 GAM Championship
 Make Cut at the 2019 Michigan Open
 Qualified for U.S. Junior Amateur
 Qualified for U.S. Amateur
 Flint Jr. Golf Champion & Runner- Up
 Top 5 UPGA Jr. Championship
 Host Club Exemption

 

Girls
 Defending GAM Jr. Invitational Champion (if eligible)
 Top 10 in the 2018 GAM Junior Invitational (Older Divisions)
 2019 GAM Jr Stroke Play Champion & Runner-Up (13-15 Div.)
 2019 GAM 14 & Under Match Play Champion & Runner-Up
 2019 GAM Junior Kickoff Champion (Both Divisions)
 Qualified for Match Play at the 2019 Michigan Junior Girls Am
 Qualified for Match Play at the 2019 Michigan Jr. Girls (15 & Under)
 MIGCA High School Super Team
 MIGCA High School First-Team All-State
 Top 5 on GAM Junior Honor Roll (as of Sept. 1)
 Top 5 on GAM 15 & Under Junior Honor Roll (as of Sept. 1)
 Top 5 Point Earners on Callaway Junior Tour (16-18 Div.)
 Top 5 Point Earners on Meijer Jr. Players Tour (13-15 Div.)
 Top 5 at MI PGA Junior Championship
 Top 10 GAM Members ranked by AJGA (as of 9/1)
 Top 2 Point Earners on Traverse City Junior Golf Association
 Qualified for Match Play at the 2019 Women's Michigan Am
 Top 10 finish at GAM Women’s Championship
 Top 10 finish at Michigan Women’s Open
 Qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior
 Qualified for U.S. Women's Amateur
 Flint Junior Golf Champion & Runner-Up
 Top 2 UPGA Jr. Championship 
 Host Club Exemption

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