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Tradition-Rich Country Club of Lansing Hosting 33rd GAM Senior Championship
September 18, 2019

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  LANSING – The Country Club of Lansing, which features a classic William Langford-designed course that dates to 1921, will host the state’s top senior male golfers in the 33rd GAM Senior Championship presented by Sullivan Golf Travel Monday and Tuesday.

  A field of 156 golfers, 100 playing for the Senior title for golfers age 55-and-over, and 56 playing in the Super Senior division for golfers 65-and-over, will play two rounds of stroke play.

  Country Club of Lansing has a time-tested championship golf course for such a field, and at the same time is family oriented and offers a full range of amenities, including a driving range, tennis courts, fitness facility, swimming and dining.

   Founded in 1908, The Lansing Golf Club was formed by a group of 17 men. In 1920 members acquired 160 acres of land that adjoined the club and Langford, a nationally known golf course architect of the time, was commissioned to develop the new course layout.  The Chicago Park Builders were engaged to construct the course, and the new clubhouse which was designed by Samuel Butterworth.  In 1921 a new opening and a new name emerged – the Country Club of Lansing.

  In 1999 a $7 million renovation to the clubhouse helped the club continue to provide a traditional country club lifestyle for its membership, their families and guests. The course plays to a maximum of 6,889 yards from the championship tee positions.

  John Lindert is the director of golf and Mark Magee the superintendent. Find out more about the Country Club of Lansing at cclansing.org.

  Defending champion David Bartnick of Livonia is in this year’s field. Last year he took advantage of a final-round hole-in-one at Battle Creek Country Club to rally from behind and win by one shot over Mike LeBarre of Battle Creek. Rick Herpich of Orchard Lake won the Super Senior Division by seven shots.

  Bartnick is one of six former champions in the field, including 2015 winner Mike Tungate of East Lansing, two-time champion Ian Harris of Bloomfield Hills (2014, 2012) and four-time champion Bill Zylstra of Dearborn Heights (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008). Mike Fedewa, the 2007 champion, and Roger Kuhl, the 2003 winner, are playing in the Super Senior division.

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