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Edgewood Country Club Hosting 32nd GAM Net Team Championship

  COMMERCE TOWNSHIP – Edgewood Country Club’s golf course, described by its membership as player friendly with challenges, will host the first day of the 32nd GAM Net Team Championship presented by Michigan Golf Live on Monday

  A field of 80 teams, or 160 golfers, including combinations of men, women and some family duos, will play 18 holes with net four-ball scoring. At least eight teams emerging from play on Monday will advance to the final day of the championship on Friday, Sept. 16, at Western Golf & Country Club.

  Edgewood, which plays to a par of 71 over a maximum of 6,400 yards, has been a Golf Association of Michigan member club and host of events for many years, and it has worked to continue updating and improving its golf course over the years, too.

  In recent years the club remodeled its No. 18 hole, and in 1994 had a landscaped berm constructed along holes 7 through 9 to add some privacy.

  In 1989, renowned architect Art Hills did a major renovation of the Ernest W. Way original design. Hills rebuilt and reshaped greens, added strategic bunkers and cart paths were resurfaced among other changes. One of the changes was the lake being brought into play near the green at No. 14, a 345-yard par 4. It is now regarded by the club as a feature hole on the course.

 The club also takes pride in its course condition, which is directed by Superintendent Brian Hilfiger. Brent Kish is the longtime PGA Head Golf Professional, and Brian Bach is the general manager. Learn more about Edgewood at edgewoodcountryclub.org.

  The defending champions, Michael Lam of Northville and Tapinder Kalsi of Canton, are returning. Last year in the finals at Red Run Golf Club they topped three-time winners Jack and Mike McHale of Macomb on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

  The McHale brothers are returning, as are two-time winners Dwaine Jones of Plymouth and Kevin Kotzian of Milford.

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