Sugar Springs Golf Club Hosting 19th Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur

GLADWIN – For the second consecutive year Sugar Springs Golf Club is hosting the Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur Championship.

Many of the top senior women golfers in the state will play in the 19th edition of the championship presented by Stifel Investment Services on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18-19.

Last year’s championship was the first GAM tournament hosted by the course that is part of a residential community located between Gladwin and West Branch.

The Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur provides the best senior players in the state with the opportunity to work their way through flighted match play brackets, as well as consolation matches so all participants are guaranteed to play on both days.

The first day stroke play round is only required for players that seek to qualify for the Championship Bracket. An additional gross scoring bracket of eight will be made consisting of players that do not make the top eight in stroke play, plus those that would rather play gross matches but do not want to participate in stroke-play qualifying. All other brackets will consist of net matches with players seeded by index.

The course, designed by Michigan Golf Hall of Fame designer Jerry Matthews, features 18 holes that can be played to a maximum of 6,737 yards. It has been rated three stars by Golf Digest and has made The Michigan Golfer list of the top 25 public courses in Michigan.

Mark Bayer is the head golf professional and Dwight McCann is the superintendent. Learn more about Sugar Springs at

Last year, Julie Massa managed to fend off a charging Susie Keane in a title match that went 20 holes. Massa, a Pentwater resident, won the championship and the Jean Murray Trophy for the third time by making a par 4 on the second extra hole.

Massa and 2021 champion Cathy Netter of Monroe are entered in this year’s championship, as is two-time champion Sue Campbell of Kalamazoo.

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