Classic Country Club of Jackson Hosting GAM Four-Ball Championship

  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 7th GAM Four-Ball Championship presented by Imperial Monday.

  A field of 46 two-golfer teams with combined GAM/USGA Handicap Indexes under 10.8 will compete in the 18-hole best-ball competition.

  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 youngster and later was a member. He set a course record of 12-under 60 in 1974.

  Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member Ron Beurmann is the head golf professional, and the superintendent is James Simmons. More information on CC of Jackson can be found at

  The GAM Four-Ball will feature the 46 teams split between a morning wave of tee times and an afternoon wave of tee times. Winners and runners-up are determined in each wave, and a card playoff will decide any ties between the waves in determining an overall winner for the championship.

  Last year at Travis Pointe Country Club, Nicholas Carbary of Kalamazoo and Jack Versau of Portage, a pair of private accountants, teamed up for a 7-under 65 to win the afternoon wave and overall title.

  Carbary and Versau are returning to defend their title, and 2017 winners, Dan Ellis and Jimmy Dewling of East Lansing are entered.