About the GAM

Golf Association of Michigan

The Golf Association of Michigan, founded in 1919, is the governing body for amateur golf in the state. As a not-for-profit organization, our purpose is to represent, promote, preserve, and serve the best interests of the game. The GAM provides membership to more than 70,000 golfers and more than 400 golf courses; conducts 30 amateur championships; and oversees 16 USGA qualifying events. The GAM also hosts several one-day golf events called GAM Golf Days that allow GAM members to play in a less-competitive setting than a traditional tournament.

Handicap Index® and GHIN® Mobile App
The GAM enables its members to post scores and establish a Handicap Index®. GAM members also receive access to the GHIN® Mobile App to easily post scores, track their game with score data and statistics, as well as access GPS course maps.
GAM Tournaments & Golf Days
The GAM conducts more than 130 days of qualifying and championship events each season. Events are held for golfers of all abilities and all GAM members are eligible to participate in GAM events. Most qualifying and championship events have restrictions based on Handicap Index®.
GAM Individual Membership
GAM members can take advantage of the many member benefits including:
* Ability to establish a Handicap Index®.
* One-year subscription to Golf Digest.
* Swing & Save discounts at golf courses, pro shops, driving ranges and more!
* Deals/offers from GAM Partners.
* Annual Michigan Links Magazine and Course Directory.
* Access to various presentations including rules and handicap seminars.

There are perks for every level golfer from the low-handicap tournament player to the mid to high-handicap recreational player.

GAM Club Membership including Course Ratings & Slope Ratings
The GAM is authorized by the United States Golf Association (USGA®) to measure and rate golf courses in the state of Michigan in accordance with the Course Rating System™. Golf courses are measured using laser technology to ensure accuracy. Course obstacles are assessed relative to Course Rating System standards to produce Course Ratings & Slope Ratings. The GAM provides access to the World Handicap System™ service for its member clubs as well as course rating services and World Handicap System™ certification. GAM member clubs can also host GAM events including tournaments and GAM Golf Days and are privy to various discounts on goods and services.