JACKSON – The
Country Club of Jackson, a classic design with a rich tradition of hosting Golf
Association of Michigan championships, will welcome many of the top golfers in the
state once again for the 12th GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship presented by Global
Golf Post Monday and Tuesday.
A field of 48
two-golfer teams, including 28 teams in the senior division (age 55-plus) and 18
in the super senior division (age 65-plus), will battle over two days and 36
holes on the course that has hosted seven Michigan Amateur Championships.
Country Club of
Jackson, which has a membership that dates to 1898 and was officially founded
in 1926, features an original 18 holes designed by Arthur Hamm, who worked as a
field supervisor of legend Donald Ross. It also has nine additional holes
designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1992.
The rich tournament
tradition of the club includes hosting the seven Michigan Amateur championships
with the most recent one in 2002. Michigan Golf Hall of Fame legends Chuck
Kocsis and Glenn Johnson were state champions at CC of Jackson. Dave Hill, the
late PGA Tour standout from Jackson, caddied there as a kid and later was a
member. He set a course record of 12-under 60 in 1974.
Funston and Director of Golf Ron Beurmann head a staff that includes
Superintendent James Simmons. More information on CC of Jackson can be found at
Defending champions Greg Zeller of Jackson and
Kevin Klemet of White Lake are not back to defend as a team. Zeller is back,
however, with fellow Jackson golfer Peter May. Last year Zeller and Klemet met
just before teeing off in the first round and shot a pair of 68s at Prestwick
Village in Highland to win. May had hurt his back, and tournament officials
called on Klemet to fill in at the last minute.
Bill Zylstra and Ned
Bacon of Dearborn Heights won last year’s Super Senior title, and they are
returning to defend.
-Greg Johnson, [email protected]