Written By: Greg Johnson
NORTHVILLE – Meadowbrook Country Club is hosting the finals of the 33rd GAM Net Team Championship presented by Michigan Golf Live Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Eight Teams, including a team that includes sponsor Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, emerged from 80 teams playing for a coveted spot in the finals earlier this year at Flint Golf Club. On Tuesday the eight teams will play a final 18-holes of net scoring four-ball competition to determine an overall team champion.
Meadowbrook’s renovation in 2016 was selected by The American Society of Golf Course Architects as one of the 2017 Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees. The storied club has hosted the GAM Championship four times as well as several other GAM tournaments over the years.
Many of those tournaments were 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.
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 Tuesday include the morning wave champions from Flint GC, Mike Coles of Sterling Heights and Brian Maltese of Shelby Township and afternoon wave champions Bryan Dutton of Wixom and Scott Phillion of South Lyon.
The other teams that earned spots in the finals include Justin Krehel of Metamora and Bill Gibbons of Lapeer, brothers Rix Naimi and Anthony Naimi of West Bloomfield, Sean Gouda of West Bloomfield and Yvette Johnson of Farmington Hills, Brian Bigham of Oxford and Mike Barry of Livonia, Hobson and his partner Duane Jerome of Sandusky, and Tapinder Kalsi of Canton and Michael Lam of Northville.