Q. What Championships am I eligible for?
A. If you log into your GAM Member account the events that are visible under the “Register for Event” section are the events you are eligible. Before registering be sure to read the application for each tournament you are registering for, there are additional items that may not be picked up by online registration. Once you turn in your registration (in the mail or online) you are verifying that you meet all requirements of an eligible participant.
Q. How can I sign up for GAM tournaments?
A. You can sign up for GAM tournaments and GAM Golf Days through the GAM web site. You can either log in with your user name and password and sign up on line, or you can print out an application and mail it to us at 24116 Research Drive, Farmington Hills MI 48335 ATN: TOURNAMENTS.
Q. I just turned 50 where do I sign up for the Senior events?
A. The age that defines a “Senior” in GAM Championships is 50 for Women and 55 for Men. The Championships that you are eligible for dependent upon age should automatically come up on the tournament registration page once you log into your GAM member account.
Q. I need to withdraw from a Championship or Qualifier how do I do this?
A. To formally withdraw from a GAM Championship or Qualifier please call the GAM office (248) 478-9242 ext. 24. This line will record your withdrawal.
Q. Are GPS/Rangefinders permissible in GAM events?
A. Yes, as long as the device measures distance only; it must not measure other conditions such as wind speed or direction, the slope of the ground or the temperature. No measuring devices are permissible in USGA qualifying or Championships.
Q. Is the One Ball Rule adopted for the Championship I will be playing?
A. The GAM adopts the One Ball Rule for all of our Championships except for the Senior Women’s Amateurs, Net Amateur, Net Team, and Junior Championships.
Q. How do I find information on my upcoming Qualifying or Championship round?
A. If you put your cursor over the “Tournaments” tab on the header of the GAM Website a menu drops down displaying the various informative sections about the Tournament Department. This menu includes; Results, Player Memos, and Pairings.
Q. I have a question on Conforming Balls/Clubs
A. The USGA offers a great resource to check your equipment and whether it conforms to the Rules of Golf. The GAM will not adopt the “new v-groove policy” for this season’s GAM conducted Championships. Players participating in the U.S. Senior Open qualifier conducted by the GAM are the only players subject to this policy at a GAM run event. Visit the USGA’s Equipment page here.
I have a question on the Rules of Golf: Visit the USGA’s Rules of Golf page here.