Classic Muskegon Country Club Hosting 31st GAM Senior Championship

  MUSKEGON – Muskegon
Country Club will host over 150 of the top senior male golfers in Michigan in
the 31st GAM Senior Championship presented by the West Michigan Golf Show
Monday and Tuesday.

  The Donald
Ross-designed Muskegon CC course has hosted several GAM championships and USGA
qualifiers, including the Michigan Amateur Championships of 2005 and 2013.

  The club was founded
in 1908 on 130 acres of virgin dune overlooking Lake Michigan and features
rolling terrain and fescue lined fairways. It can play up to 6,697 yards from
the back tees, and in Ross fashion features challenging green settings.

  The course was originally laid out by noted
designer Thomas Bendelow, but in 1920 was redesigned by Ross. In recent years
the club has concentrated on removing some trees and returning the design to
the original setting Ross intended.

  Stephany Fleet is
the head golf professional at MCC, and Jeff Hopkins is the superintendent.
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  The 150-plus golfers
in the field over age 55 will play 36 holes of stroke play to determine a
champion. A Super Senior division for men over age 65 will also compete from
different tee markers.

  Defending champion
Tom Rex Jr. of Charlevoix is one of four former champions in the field. The
others include 2015 champion Mike Tungate of East Lansing, four-time champion
Bill Zylstra of Dearborn Heights (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008), and 2007 champion
Mike Fedewa of Canton.

  Two more former
champions, two-time winner John Lindholm of Grand Blanc and Roger Kuhl of
Jackson, are competing in the super senior division.

-Greg Johnson [email protected]