Tullymore Golf Resort Hosting 10th GAM Scramble State Championship
CANADIAN LAKES – Tullymore Golf Resort will welcome teams from across the state for the 10th GAM Scramble State Championship Sunday and Monday.
The teams will compete in a special scramble format over two days with 18-hole rounds at each of the resort’s courses, St. Ives and Tullymore. Championship teams will be determined in gross and net scoring.
Half of the teams will play their first round Sunday on the St. Ives course and the other half will play on Tullymore and then switch for the final round Monday.
The Tullymore course was designed by James Engh, and St. Ives Golf Club was designed by Michigan’s own Jerry Matthews. The 36 holes wind through glacier-carved rolling Michigan woodlands and wetlands in the Canadian Lakes area.
Tullymore has won multiple awards and honors including being named Michigan’s No. 1 Golf Resort and one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the 2010 Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards.
After opening in 2002 Tullymore was named the No. 1 new upscale public course in America by Golf Digest magazine and has been a regular in the top-100 of various public and resort course rankings. It is cut from 800 acres of land with multiple sets of tees and five par-3 holes and five-par 5 holes in the layout.
St. Ives has elevation changes and a design by Matthews many consider to be among his best work. Since opening in 1995 It has won several awards and has had a five-star rating from Golf Digest.
Gary Lewandowski and Jarrett Dore are the golf professionals at the resort, and Ryan Riesenberg and David Sherwood are the course superintendents. Visit tullymoregolf.com for more information.
The format for the championship is a 4-person team “step aside” scramble, which means on each hole members of the team hit a tee shot from their designated tee (four sets of tees). The team then selects one of the tee shots and marks the spot from which to play. The player whose shot is selected WILL NOT play the next shot (step aside). This procedure is repeated until the ball is holed.
Teams are made up of any four GAM members – men, women, senior men, and/or senior women, each with a valid GAM/USGA Handicap Index. A team’s total index must equal 36.0 or higher. Teams cannot have more than two players with a GAM/USGA Handicap Index lower than 10.0 in the last 12 months (year to date).