Far Hill's Magic, A Boatwright Adventure
Posted by Robert Marsh on Thursday, May 31, 2018

The day started with an early wake up at 6am, two flights and an arrival at a hotel room in Far Hills, New Jersey. Far Hills plays host to the USGA’s headquarters where I and 46 other Interns selected from AGA’s (Allied Golf Associations), were invited to be a part of the P.J. ... View this Post.

Your Questions & Answers About the GAM’s Transition to the GHIN Handicap Software
Posted by Susan Smiley on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Since the GAM announced in October that it was joining the ranks of some 79 other state and regional golf associations by adopting the USGA’s Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) software system, we have had a lot of questions from our members. I wanted to take time today to answer some of the questions I’ve received from various members as I am certain many other members might also be looking for answers to those very same questions.

The transfer to GHIN begins Jan. 1, 2018!

Q: If I already have a GHIN number in another state, will I have the same GHIN number with GAM?

A: Yes. ... View this Post.

Course Rating - Obstacles Worth Considering
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Written by Mark Bultema, Chairmen of the GAM Course Rating Committee

On a normal Course Rating day we raters evaluate golf course obstacles like trees, water hazards, OB, extreme rough and similar features that make a golf course unique. Ona recent adventure to Mackinac Island I was treated to a few new obstacles I have never seen or rated before. ... View this Post.

The Joy of Amateur Golf
Posted by Susan Smiley on Friday, August 18, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the privilege of helping at some events that really emphasized the reasons I enjoy being part of amateur golf in Michigan.

The GAM held its annual Caddie Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club in late July and I was on scoreboard duty. It was so much fun to see the teams come into the clubhouse after their rounds and gather around the scoreboard to see how they stacked up against the competition. ... View this Post.

My P.J. Boatwright Adventure
Posted by Nick Hovey on Monday, June 5, 2017

As a returning P.J. Boatwright Intern for the 2017 summer, the GAM presented me with the incredible opportunity to attend the P.J. ... View this Post.

Batter Up and Help Youth on Course
Posted by Susan Smiley on Thursday, May 11, 2017

As I write this blog, more than 700 young golfers are registered for Youth on Course in the state of Michigan. We hope that this great, national program that allows its members to play golf for $5 or less at participating courses grows by leaps and bounds in the coming years. ... View this Post.

Selecting the Right Junior Tournaments
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There is an abundance of tournaments for junior golfers thanks to the many great organizations across Michigan and the United States who provide outstanding services to junior golfers and their families.

What tournaments are right for my child? This is a very common question I receive from parents. ... View this Post.

Did Someone Say Free Golf?
Posted by Sal LaFata on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you’re like me, the only thing better than golfing with your friends, is golfing with your friends for free. Well, thanks to the GAM and some of our participating clubs across the state of Michigan, you and three of your friends will have that opportunity this season.

Throughout the entire 2017 golf season, the GAM will be hosting a “Course of the Week” contest with the winner each week winning a free round of golf with carts for 4 people.

How do I participate: All you need to do is visit gam.org and login with your username and password. Make sure you submit your best guess as you only get one guess per week.

How do I win: Each week one photo from the selected course will be featured and all you need to do is correctly identify the course. ... View this Post.

Youth on Course Helps Young Golfers
Posted by Susan Smiley on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This year’s spring golf shows – West Michigan Golf Show and Michigan Golf Show - are in the books. It is always great to interact with GAM members in person and hear their plans for the upcoming golf season. ... View this Post.

Setting Goals
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Monday, March 20, 2017

With golf season just around the corner, it is a good time to set your goals for the 2017 season and beyond. This is a vital process in skill development and will challenge you to become the best golfer you can be.

Before we get started setting our goals we need to understand the difference between process and outcome goals. ... View this Post.

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