GET IN THE GAM: New Members, Current Members Enjoy West Michigan Golf Show

   GRAND RAPIDS – Dozens of golfers became Golf Association of Michigan members or renewed their membership for 2018 at the West Michigan Golf Show last weekend.

  The GAM was a primary sponsor of the popular show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids once again.

   It was the 30th annual edition of the show which featured hundreds of exhibits from golf courses, resorts and golf equipment vendors, as well as on-stage clinics and talks.

  Michigan Golf Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame member Meg Mallon, a Michigan native and former Michigan Women’s Amateur champion was the headliner.

  The GAM will also have a booth in March at the Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi where golfers can renew memberships or start a membership anew.

   Benefits of membership include:

   A GAM/USGA Handicap Index because you can track your golf scores via posting 9 and 18-hole scores on your mobile phone or any other device.

  Finding a golf course to play those 9 and 18-hole rounds will be easier because you receive the Michigan Links Golf Directory, a comprehensive magazine that lists all of the golf courses in Michigan with contact information and more. It’s super and you can even find out who the superintendent is if needed.

 Members can also simply show the shiny golf 2018 GAM Golf Card at over 200 Michigan golf courses and receive Swing and Save discounts, including some 2-for-1 offers.

  Perhaps the best benefit for the regular guy or gal golfer is the ability to play in “GAM Golf Days.” These are casual golf events at select private, public and resort courses in the state at special prices, including many at just $60. It’s a great way to meet other golfers, as well as take on some of those places you never thought you would get invited to play. The GAM Golf Card is your invitation.

  Membership keeps on giving with members having the chance to enter contests to win free golf trips and golf prizes.

  Tournaments, tournaments, tournaments and not just for the elite golfers though the GAM does present the prestigious Michigan Amateur Championship and the Women’s Michigan Amateur Championship. Tournaments are presented for women, men, girls and boys of all ages. They include Net events and even the popular GAM Scramble for great fun.

  Here’s how: Find us at the golf shows to join or renew, or get the 2018 GAM Golf Card for a golf friend or loved one look for the membership information on this site ( or simply call the GAM Membership Department at 248-478-9242 and registration happens over the phone.

  Founded in 1919, the GAM is the governing body for amateur golf in the state. As a not-for-profit organization, the GAM’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf.

  The GAM, served by over 250 dedicated volunteers as well as nine full-time staff, provides membership to more than 60,000 golfers and more than 470 Michigan golf courses, conducts over 30 amateur championships, oversees 18 USGA qualifying events, administers the GAM/USGA Handicap System and measures and rates almost 70 courses a year for the USGA.


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