The Pohlcat Championship Course Hosting GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship

MOUNT PLEASANT – Michigan’s best senior amateur golfers will be featured when The Pohlcat Championship Course hosts the 14th GAM Senior Four-Ball Championship on Monday and Tuesday.

  A field of 49 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.

  The Pohlcat was designed by Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member and former PGA Tour standout Dan Pohl, a native of the area who is part of the ownership group and directs instruction at the facility.

  The course opened in 1992 and plays over and around the scenic 100-foot wide Chippewa River. Pohl describes it as a tough but fair course, and said he built one he would enjoy and find challenging.

  The design combines beautiful Michigan scenery with some links-style looks and has a few forced carries over the river and wetlands, but none that are overwhelming.

  The Pohlcat has hosted various Golf Association of Michigan tournaments in recent years. It plays to a maximum of 6,954 yards with various tee positions to fit golfers of all abilities.

  Dean Paesens is the general manager and Dudley Strauch is the superintendent of the public destination course that also offers memberships. Learn more at

    Last year Jim Lewis and Jeff Lane, a pair of Meadowbrook Country Club members in Northville, teamed up to win the 13th edition of the tournament at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township.

   They shot 11-under for the two days and topped two teams by one shot. The Jackson duo of Mike Raymond and Pete Walz won the Super Senior Division with an 8-under total.

  Lewis and Lane are returning to defend, and the 2019 winners, Leo Daigle of Wixom and Kevin Klemet of White Lake are also in the field.