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1896Piqua Country Club Founded
1897Dayton Country Club Founded
1898Springfield Country Club Founded
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918John H Patterson donated 340 acres to the City of Dayton where Community Golf Course was constructed.
1919Community Golf Course opened with 9 Holes,
Miami Valley GC opens it is designed by Donald Ross
1920Synder Park Golf Course founded
1921Eaton Country Club founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell,
Greenville CC founded
1922Troy Country Club founded and designed by Tom Bendalow,
Urbana CC founded and designed by P.F. Dye,
Wildwood Golf Club founded
First USGA Amateur Public Links at Community Golf Club (Not Confirmed)
1923Northmoor Golf Club founded
1924Meadowbrook CC founded and is designed by "Nipper" Campbell
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929Fairmont Golf Course was constructed, design was by "Nipper" Campbell. Fairmont was later renamed  in memory of the Superintendent of Parks, William E. Madden,
Xenia (WGC) Country Club Founded
1930Moraine CC founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935Walnut Grove CC founded
1936
1937
1938Mound Golf Course founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell
1939White Springs Golf Course founded
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945Bryon Nelson wins the PGA Championship 4 & 3 over Sam Byrd at Moraine CC
1946
1947
1948
1949Echo Hills Golf Course founded, designed by Barry Serafin,
Miami Shores founded and designed by Donald Ross, one of his last projects
1950Dayton Amateur Golf Association Formed
1951
1952
1953Long time Community GC Professional Harry Schwab wins the PGA Senior Championship at PGA National GC in Dunedin, Florida
1954NCR Country Club Opens two courses and is designed by Dick Wilson - Area Map - Opening Article - 
1955
1956Hawk and Kitty Courses Open at Kitthawk Golf Center designed by Robert Bruce Harris, Project Manager was Dick Nugent
1957Lionel Herbert became the last match-play PGA Champion defeating Dow Finsterwald 3 and 1 at Miami Valley Golf Club
1958Browns Run Country Club founded and designed by William and David Gordon
1959Greene CC founded and is designed by William Diddel.
1960Sycamore Creek CC opens and is designed by Jack Ortman
1961
1962
1963Reid Park Golf Course closes and becomes part of Clarence J. Brown Reservior,
Twin Base Golf Club opens and designed by William Diddel.
1964Homestead Golf Course founded and designed by William W. Amick,
New Reid Park Golf Course opened and designed by Jack Kidwell,
Long Time Madden Professional, Pete Brown wins the Waco Turner Open, becoming the first African American to win a PGA Tour Sponsored Event.
1965Lakeland Golf Club founded, Eagle Golf Course Open at Kittyhawk Golf Center designed by Robert Bruce Harris, Project Manager was Dick Nugent
1966
1967Arrowhead Golf Course founded and designed by John Robinson
1968Sugar Valley CC founded and is designed by Jack Kidwell and Mike Hurdzan
1969Ray Floyd wins the PGA Championship at NCR CC's South Course
1970Pete Brown wins the Andy Williams Open
1971
1972
1973
1974Cassel Hills Golf Course Founded
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986Jane Geddes wins the US Womens Open in an 18 Hole Playoff over Sally Little on the NCR CC South Course
1987
1988
1989Jamaica Run founded and designed by Richard Denny & Doug Mays
1990
1991Heatherwoode Golf Club founded and designed by Denis Griffiths
1992Dayton District Women's Golf Association formed.
Pipestone Golf Course founded and designed by Arthur Hills
1993Country Club of the North Opens and designed by Jack Nicklaus
1994Formation Meetings for what would become the Miami Valley Golf Association where held.
1995Yankee Trace Golf Club founded and designed by Gene Bates
1996Beavercreek Golf Club founded designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, Barry Sarifin
Greg Lawrence wins the First MVGA Metropolitan Championship
1997
1998John "Spider" Miller wins the USGA Mid Amateur at NCR CC "South Course"
1999Moss Creek Golf Club founded and designed by Denis Griffiths
Karl Heffner wins the First MVGA Senior Metropolitan Championship
Community Golf Course Closed for Remodelling by Barry Serafin
2000Sebastian Hills Golf Course Opens and designed by Steve Burns, Community Golf Course Reopens in June
2001Windy Knoll Golf Club founded and is designed by Brian Huntley
Frank Lickliter II wins the Kemper Open
2002Pete Samborsky wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship
2003John Schones II wins the first MVGA Match Play Championship
Frank Lickliter II wins the Chrysler Classic of Tucson
2004Jeff Scohy wins the MVGA Match Play Championship, Marty Miller wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship
2005Rob Davidage wins the MVGA Match Play Championship, Bob Jones wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship, Alan Doyle wins the US Senior Open at NCR CC, Clay Ogden wins the Amateur Public Links at Shaker Run Golf Club, Doug Gage Wins Senior Metro

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