CANADIAN LAKES –
Tullymore Golf Resort, an award-winning world-class golf and lodging
destination in the heart of Michigan, is hosting the Sixth GAM Scramble State
Championship Sunday and Monday.
A field of 22 teams
that made it through five regional qualifying scramble events will play 18
holes on each of the two distinct world-class golf courses that welcome golfers
to Tullymore to decide the 2017 championship teams in net and gross scoring.
The first round on
Sunday is on the St. Ives course design by Michigan’s Jerry Matthews, and the
second round is on the award-winning Tullymore course designed by Colorado’s James
For the last three
years the LPGA’s Symetra Tour has played a championship – the Tullymore Classic
– on the Tullymore course. Tullymore and St. Ives have also hosted other GAM
tournaments in recent years.
In addition to the
golf, the resort features luxurious accommodations and premium amenities,
including indoor and outdoor pools, comfortable clubhouses and multiple dining options.
The golf staff is
headed by PGA Professional Gary Lewandowski and Doug Mohler is the superintendent.
For more information
on Tullymore visit www.tullymoregolf.com.
The format for the Scramble finals is a 4-person
team “step aside” scramble, which means on each hole members of the team hit a
tee shot from their designated tee (four sets of tees). The team then selects one of the tee shots
and marks the spot from which to play. The player whose shot is selected WILL
NOT play the next shot (step aside). This procedure is repeated until the ball
Teams are made up of
any four GAM members – men, women, senior men, and/or senior women, each with a
valid GAM/USGA Handicap Index. A team’s total index must equal 36.0 or higher.
Teams cannot have more than two players with a GAM/USGA Handicap Index lower
than 10.0 in the last 12 months (year to date).
Last year eagle
putts carried the gross score champions to victory in the Fifth GAM Scramble held
at Crooked Tree Golf Club and Boyne Highlands Resort in Petoskey and Harbor
The team of Jay
Phillion of Rochester, his son Scott of South Lyon, Todd Pontillo of Davisburg
and John Sniegowski of Cadillac shot two rounds of 60 to win the gross
John and Stephanie
Eskuri of Oxford and Gregory and Bridget Murray of Rochester made up the net
championship team that shot a closing 64 for a net 54 following a 68 for 58 first
-Greg Johnson [email protected]