Fortress Hosting 9th GAM Net Chapman

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The Fortress Golf Course Hosting 9th GAM Net Chapman Championship 

  FRANKENMUTH – The Fortress Golf Course, part of the Zehnder’s popular family resort destination, will welcome 44 two-person teams competing in the 9th GAM Net Chapman Championship presented by Summit Golf Brands on Tuesday, May 16. 

 The 88 golfers will play 18 holes of net stroke play in the unique Chapman format. In the format each player on the two-person teams play from the teeing ground and then play the teammate or partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot the partners select the ball with which they wish to score and play that ball alternately to complete the hole. 

 The Fortress is consistently ranked among Michigan’s top public and resort destination courses. Dick Nugent designed it 1992 inspired by Scottish golf design, which is evident in the natural fescue areas and the 75 bunkers on the course. It plays to just over 6,800 yards with multiple tee position options.  

 The facility includes a putting green, chipping green with a practice bunker, and a target-oriented driving range. 

 State high school championships and qualifiers for the GAM, Michigan Section PGA and other golf associations are regularly hosted by the Fortress. 

  Kyle Martin is the head golf professional and Scott Sabgash is the superintendent. 

  Last year Greg Fisher of Chesterfield and Steven Marques of Richmond, buddies since age 5, became the first two-time winners of the GAM Net Chapman at Eagle Eye Golf Club near East Lansing. Fisher and Marques, who previously won the title in 2018, combined in the unique format for a 7-under 65 to beat a pair of teams by one shot in the eighth edition of the tournament.  

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