Gull Lake View’s Stonehedge Hosting 20th GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

  AUGUSTA, Mich. – The Stonehedge North and South golf courses at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort near Kalamazoo are hosting Michigan’s top women golfers over age 25 in the 20th GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship presented by the West Michigan Golf Show today and Monday.

  The Stonehedge courses are two of four in the collection of six at the popular resort that the talented Scott family designed.

  The North course, hosting Sunday’s first round, was founded in 1995 and designed by Charles Scott and Jon Scott, son and grandson of founding Darl and Letha Scott, who started the resort in 1963 with the design and construction of what is now called the West course at the resort.

  The South course, hosting Monday’s second and final round, was founded in 1988 and Charles Scott did the design.

  Both courses are rolling, traditional style courses that cut through the hilly and diverse land in the Southwest region of the state. Both have multiple yardage options and tee options which serves the Mid-Amateur Championship well. Beyond the group playing for the championship is a senior championship flight and two other flights based on handicap.

   Steve Holladay is the superintendent on the two Stonehedge courses for the resort, and Ryan Gumpper the golf professional.

     What was 18 holes in 1963 has expanded to 108 holes of golf over five decades, and along the way the addition of the popular villas and restaurants as well as other real-estate development turned the Scott family into resort owners.

   As for the competition, nine-time champion and defending champion Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll heads the championship field. The head women’s golf coach at Michigan State University and Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member won the title six consecutive times between 2005 and 2010, and also won in 2012 and ’15 prior to last year’s win at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.

  Julie Massa, who won her second Mid-Amateur title in 3013, and Joan Garety, the 2004 champion, are also in the field.

-Greg Johnson greg.johnson@emailgam.org

 
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