NORTHVILLE – Meadowbrook Country Club, renovated dramatically in recent years, is hosting the finals of the 30th GAM Net Team Championship Thursday.
Eight two-golfer teams qualified for the finals earlier this summer in competition at Spring Meadows Country Club in Linden.
Meadowbrook’s renovation was selected by The American Society of Golf Course Architects as one of the 2017 Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees.
The club is 104 years old and has hosted the GAM Championship four times as well as several other GAM tournaments over the years.
That was on the original Willie Park-designed course that was renovated by Arizona-based architect Andy Staples of Staples Golf Design. The original course, which also had design work performed on it by Donald Ross, also hosted the 1955 PGA Championship and four Motor City Opens.
Meadowbrook Country Club embarked on the major renovation of its historic course in 2015 to mark the 2016 milestone occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Mark Stevens is the head golf professional at Meadowbrook, and Jared Milner is the golf course superintendent. Learn more at meadowbrookcountryclub.com.
The eight teams playing Thursday emerged from 56 teams in the first stage.
They include: Adam Golden of Warren and Michael Rossman of Canton, Jack and Mike McHale of Macomb, who will be going after their second championship in the tournament 18 years after the first title in 2002, Bill Gibbons of Lapeer and Justin Krehel of Metamora, defending champions Ronald Blackmore of Lake Orion and Kevin Renaud of Sylvan Lake, Al Molnar of West Bloomfield and Tom Haller of Commerce, two-time former champions Dwaine Jones of Canton and Kevin Kotzian of Milford, Al Petrulis of Troy and Sal Petrulis of Howell, and Matt Magnotte of Clinton Township and John Bonapace of Grosse Pointe Woods.