Tradition-Rich Country Club of Lansing Hosting Popular GAM Four-Ball Championship

Tradition-Rich Country Club of Lansing Hosting Popular GAM
Four-Ball Championship

Country Club of Lansing, which features a classic William Langford-designed
course that dates to 1921, will host many of the state’s top amateur golfers in
the 4th GAM Four-Ball Championship presented by Chemical Bank Wednesday.

  A field of 54
two-golfer teams with combined GAM/USGA Handicap Indexes under 10.8 will
compete in the 18-hole best-ball competition.

  Country Club of
Lansing has the 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.

  John Lindert is the
director of golf, Mark Magee the superintendent and Niall Power the golf
services manager. Find out more about the Country Club of Lansing at

   The GAM Four-Ball
will feature 28 teams in a morning shotgun start, and 26 teams in an afternoon
shotgun start. It had developed into a one-day shootout, and two-time defending
champions Wes Stewart and Paul vanWezel are coming across the bridge from
Windsor, Canada, to compete once again.

  -Greg Johnson, [email protected]