NOVI – Phil Camp of Hartland and Greg Yost of Livonia renewed their GAM memberships at the Michigan Golf Show with a primary reason in mind – GAM Golf Days.
“It’s a great reason to be a GAM member,” said the 70-year-old Camp at the GAM’s show booth in Suburban Collection Showplace.
“If you want to get out and play the country clubs and some of the other courses around the state they have a wide selection, and you can pick and choose whatever you want.”
GAM Golf Days are one-day, 18-hole events available to GAM Members at some of the top private and resort courses in the state at an affordable price ($60, $80 or $100). A competitive element is part of each GAM Golf Day with prizes distributed, but the emphasis is on enjoying the day on a golf course not normally available to others beyond the course’s membership.
“We’ve known each other for 40 years, played golf for several years and in the Golf Days the last three years and we really enjoy it,” said Yost, who is 69. “We worked at General Motors. We’re retired and that’s right, we play golf out of the trunks of our cars.”
Camp said they have also played in other GAM tournaments, including the GAM Scramble.
“The Golf Days are our main thing, but you get your handicap, the golf magazines, a lot of good information on the website and if you are a pretty good player there are a ton of tournaments to try,” he said. “TPC of Michigan is always a favorite of ours. We usually play Oak Pointe, Wabeek, Indianwood, Plum Hollow is a good one – they are all enjoyable.”
All registration for GAM Golf Days takes place online at GAM.org. Golfers can sign up as a single or sign up a group. The GAM accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. The Golf Days are open to men and women members age 19 or older, but members ages 12-18 can participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Camp and Yost were among the many golfers who visited the show and took the time to renew memberships. Several new members also came on board over the three days of the show (March 5-7).
The GAM annually serves about 60,000 golfers and 479 golf courses and clubs. Golf Days are just one of the many services offered to members. Learn more and see the full schedule under the PLAY pulldown at GAM.org.
The Michigan Golf Show celebrated its 30th year. It included over 400 exhibitors from retail, golf resorts, travel destination and top Michigan golf courses as well as instruction and seminar sessions and various contests.
-Greg Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org