Junior Golf
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
40th Michigan Girls' Junior State Amateur
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - West)
6/24/2018 - 6/27/2018

Forest Akers Golf Club (West) will host the Michigan Girls’ Junior State Amateur for the fifth 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 24-27

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 24: 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 25: 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 26: First & Second Rounds of Match Play. 

Wednesday, June 27:
 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

 

2nd GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship
Woodside Golf Course (Woodside Golf Course)
7/16/2018 - 7/17/2018

The GAM 14 & Under Match Play Championship is open to boys and girls ages 14 & Under as of July 16, 2018. 

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 16-17

Where: Woodside GC (Bath)

Format:

Monday, July 16

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 17

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 7, 2018. For more information please contact, GAM staff member, Kyle Wolfe at kwolfe@gam.org. or 248-978-9132.

40th Michigan Junior State Amateur
Plum Hollow Country Club (Plum Hollow Country Club)
7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018
Qualifying Sites:
6/27/2018
Indian Springs Metropark - Indian Springs Metropark Golf Course (White Lake)
7/6/2018
Belvedere Golf Club (Charlevoix)
7/9/2018
Clio Country Club (Clio)
7/10/2018
Stony Creek Metropark Golf Course (Shelby Twp)
7/11/2018
Links of Novi (Novi)
7/12/2018
Taylor Meadows Golf Club (Taylor)
7/13/2018
Sunnybrook Country Club (Grandville)
7/16/2018
Huron Meadows Metropark Golf Course (Brighton)

The 40th Michigan Junior State Amateur will be at Plum Hollow Country Club, host of the 2015 Michigan Amateur Championship. An excellent site known for its unique design and demanding approach shots, Plum Hollow CC will host 84 players looking to earn the 2018 Michigan Junior State Amateur title.

Registration for Indian Springs will close on June 20th at 11:59 PM.

Registration for all other sites will close on June 22nd at 11:59 PM.


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 23 - 26
Where: Plum Hollow Country Club (Southfield)
Format: 18-hole sectional qualifiers, Championship - 36-hole stroke play, low 32 advancing to match play

Monday July 23

18 Holes of Stroke Play (AM)

18 Holes of Stroke Play (PM) 

Tuesday July 24

First Round of Match Play

Wednesday July 25

Second Round (AM)

Quarterfinals (PM)

Thursday July 26

Semifinals (AM)

Finals (PM)

 

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

10th GAM Junior Stroke Play Championship
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - East)
8/1/2018 - 8/2/2018

A proving ground for young players looking to gain experience in GAM tournaments, the 10th 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: Wednesday-Thursday, August 1-2 
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 Champion = 1 Star
  • Boys Champion = 1 Star

 

 
6th GAM Junior Invitational
Forest Akers Golf Course (Forest Akers Golf Course - West)
9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018

The 6th 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 2018
When: Saturday -Sunday, September 22-23
Where: Forest Akers GC - West
Format: 36 Holes, Stroke Play

AJGA Performance Based Entry

Boys Division

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

Girls Division

  • Champion = 4 Stars
  • Runner-Up = 1 Star
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