Tullymore Golf Resort’s Award-Winning Courses Hosting 8th GAM Scramble State Championship

Link to Scramble pairings, results page: GAM Scramble 

  CANADIAN LAKES – Tullymore Golf Resort will welcome the talented teams who have advanced to the finals of the 8th GAM Scramble State Championship presented by the West Michigan Golf Show Sunday and Monday.

  The finalist teams qualified at five regional qualifying scramble events earlier this summer and will play 18 holes on each of the two popular courses at the resort to determine the 2019 championship teams in net and gross scoring.

  The two distinct courses are the Tullymore course designed by James Engh, and St. Ives Golf Club, which was designed by Michigan’s own Jerry Matthews. The 36 holes wind through glacier-carved rolling Michigan woodlands and wetlands in the Canadian Lakes area.

 Tullymore has won multiple awards and honors including being named Michigan’s No. 1 Golf Resort and one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the 2010 Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards.

  After opening in 2002 Tullymore was named the No. 1 new upscale public course in America by Golf Digest magazine and has been a regular in the top-100 of various public and resort course rankings. It is cut from 800 acres of land with multiple sets of tees and five par-3 holes and five-par 5 holes in the layout.

  St. Ives has elevation changes and a design by Matthews many consider to be among his best work. Since opening in 1995 It has won several awards and has had a five-star rating from Golf Digest.

  Gary Lewandowski is the head golf professional at Tullymore, and J.P. Leland is the head professional at St. Ives. Doug Mohler and Ryan Riesenberg are the course superintendents. Visit for more information.

  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 is holed.

  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).

  The teams will play Sunday’s first round on St. Ives, and the final round on Monday at Tullymore.

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