DEBUT EVENT: TPC Michigan Hosting First GAM Two-Person Scramble

DEARBORN – TPC Michigan has hosted major championships featuring the likes of its designer Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, so it is sure to delight the 44 teams playing in the first GAM Two-Person Scramble on Monday.

  The new event joins the GAM Scramble as events designed to serve golfers beyond the elite players in the state.

  The tournament, played in a standard scramble format, will determine gross and net winners and teams can include men and women GAM members. Senior tees will be used for men over 55 and women over 50.

  TPC Michigan’s stunning Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, which opened in 1990, was built on land originally purchased by Henry Ford and then donated by Ford Motor Company. It is two miles from Ford World Headquarters and is operated by ClubCorp.

 It was the world’s first course to receive the John James Audubon Environmental Steward Award for ecological restoration. The challenging links-style layout features rolling fairways, tiered greens typical of Nicklaus designs and natural wetlands with tee options ranging from 6,100 to 7,000 yards. 

 Golf legends played the course during the 16 years (1991-2006) when it hosted The Ford Senior Players Championship, one of five major championships on the PGA Tour Champions.

 The course has also been an active member of the Golf Association of Michigan hosting several tournaments and GAM Golf Days over the years.

 Heath Morden is the head golf professional, and Kevin Brooks is the superintendent.