GROSSE ILE (Sept 8, 2014) – Severe winds caused by Saturday storms downed approximately 30 trees at Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club forcing the 28th GAM Senior Championship to shift to Sept. 15-16, Golf Association of Michigan officials announced today.
The championship was originally scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of this week, but damage cleanup will prohibit competition over the next few days on the classic Donald Ross-designed course.
A field of 161 golfers, including 44 playing as super seniors age 65-and-up, will eventually play 36-holes of stroke play to determine a champion.
Grosse Ile G&CC, established in 1919 by eight Michigan businessmen, is located on Grosse Ile Island 25 minutes from downtown Detroit, and the historic course rolls over 300 acres featuring undulating, fast greens and many trees that date back to the origin of the course. Some of those trees suffered damage in the storm according to officials.
For information visit www.gam.org or contact tournament officials at the Golf Association of Michigan at 248-478-9242.