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Flint Golf Club’s Classic Course Hosting 3rd Michigan Senior Net Amateur Championship
September 4, 2019

Link to championship page, pairings, results: Senior Net Am

  FLINT – The classic Willie Park Jr.-designed Flint Golf Club course has hosted golf legends and many championships for the Golf Association of Michigan and the Michigan PGA Section, and this week will welcome net GAM golfers.

  The 3rd Michigan Senior Net Amateur Championship will be played Tuesday and Wednesday featuring senior male golfers over age 55 with GAM/USGA handicap indexes lower than 20.4. The field of 51 golfers will play for the title over two days and 36 holes of net stroke play competition.

 The Senior Net Amateur is among five Net championships presented as part of the GAM’s continuing effort to provide competition for members of all playing ability levels on some of the state’s top golf courses.

  Flint Golf Club dates to 1910 as a social club, and the course was opened in 1919. Park, a two-time British Open champion turned designer, fashioned a parkland golf course that has stayed true to its roots over the years. It can play as long as 6,671 yards at par 72. Somewhat unique to the Park design are five par-3 and five par 5 holes.

  Flint Golf Club recently hosted the Michigan PGA Professional Championship for the third consecutive year. It has been a regular host to Golf Association of Michigan tournaments over the years, including the 2001 Michigan Amateur Championship, and it has also hosted great golf through the years. Legend Sam Snead set the course record in June 1963 shooting a 61.

  Flint Golf Club’s staff is headed by General Manager Troy Stieve. Scott Brotebeck is the head PGA professional and the superintendent is Tim Tuohy. For more information on the club visit flintgolfclub.com.

  Defending champion Greg McComas of Beverly Hills and 2017 champion Robert Kenworthy of Clio are in this year’s field, as is Michael Lam of Northville, who has finished second in each of the first two championships.

-Greg Johnson, greg.johnson@emailgam.org