USGA Qualifier Player Information
This correspondence will verify your entry for the U.S. Senior Open Local Qualifying at Knollwood Country Club on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: The following Rule applies to players and caddies. In this competition, if a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play, AND USES IT FOR THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS the player is in breach of Rule 4.3, for which the penalty is TWO STROKES for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the stipulated round.

You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter.

GROOVE CONDITION OF COMPETITION: The player’s clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010.

QUALIFIER DATE: Tuesday, May 12

DIRECTIONS:  Take Telegraph Road to Maple Road (15 Mile Road). Go west 3 miles to the club.

CLUB ADDRESS:  5050 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants may carry their own bag or bring their own caddie. Caddies must also walk. Carts are not permitted for caddies. Pull carts are not permitted at Knollwood CC. Spectator carts are only permitted if a request, accompanied by a doctor’s note confirming the spectator’s need for a cart, is submitted to the GAM at least two days prior to the competition. Requests and doctor’s notes can be submitted to and doctor’s notes can also be faxed to (248) 478-5536 attn: GAM Tournament Dept.

LODGING:  Holiday Inn Express –Detroit/Birmingham, 35270 Woodward Ave.  248-642-6200

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (248) 855-0825. Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as GAM Championship Qualifying contestants.   

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: Distance measuring devices are not permitted in any USGA Open Championship.

FOOD:  Food will be available for purchase at the clubhouse.

PRACTICE RANGE: Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only. The driving range will be open one hour before first tee time. 

NON-METAL SPIKE POLICY: It is a condition of the competition that shoes with either traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or, regardless of design, spikes comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a playoff immediately following play for the final spot as well as the order for the two (2) alternate positions

WITHDRAWAL: If you must withdraw, please contact the USGA at (908) 234-2300 leading up to the tournament. If you have to withdraw the night or weekend before then please contact the GAM at In the email please state your name, the event you are withdrawing from, and your reason for withdrawing. Within 24 hours of the start of the tournament, players may also call the GAM Office at 248-478-9242 ext 124 to withdraw from the event. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future USGA and GAM competitions.