Popular Cherry Creek Golf Club Hosting GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship

  SHELBY TOWNSHIP – Michigan’s best senior golfers will be featured when Cherry Creek Golf Club hosts the 14th GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  A field of 46 two-golfer teams will play 36-holes of four-ball over the two days of competition to determine a champion team in the senior overall division (age 55-plus) and a super senior division (age 65-plus). The overall winners have their names inscribed on the Gus Cosmos Trophy.

  Cherry Creek, founded in 1995, is a popular Detroit area public golf destination featuring a Lanny Wadkins/Mike Bylen design built over gentle rolling terrain through a variety of Michigan trees. It can be played up to 6,784 yards with four sets of tee options.

  The club also features an award-winning practice facility including a 50-station driving range and seven target greens, two putting greens and three greens with bunkers for putting and chipping. Metro Detroiters and Hour Magazine have voted Cherry Creek “Best Public Golf Course” in Detroit.

  Cherry Creek, owned by Golf Facilities Inc., is hosting a GAM championship tournament for the first time, but has hosted GAM qualifiers in the past. Will Hewett is the director of golf and Tim Jenkins is the superintendent.

  Last year at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Leo Daigle of Wixom and Kevin Klemet of White Lake teamed up to win by a shot with two rounds of 7-under 65.

  In the Super Senior division for golfers over age 65 Robert Roehrig and Pete Saputo of Bloomfield Hills followed up an opening 62 with a 70 for 132 and the win.

  Daigle and Klemet are returning to defend, as are Roehrig and Saputo. 

-Greg Johnson, [email protected]