From the Short Grass for March 23 
Midwest Security Presents the Spring Better Ball
The Spring Better Ball will again be presented by our friends at Midwest Security Services and be held on Monday, May 6th at Walnut Grove CC.  There are four divisions of play for this event.  Gross, Senior* Gross (both Partners of age 50 or greater), Net and Senior* Net.  The entry fee is $190 per team and includes lunch, practice balls, green fees, cart and awards and certificates for top finishers.  The event is limited to the first 50 teams to register.

To Register

Thanks again to Midwest Security Services presenting the Spring BB.
  
Junior Optimist

The Optimist International Jr. Golf Championship for 2019 has a new location.

Qualifying golfers, ages 10-18, will compete for the national championship at The Doral Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida, July 16 - 31, 2019.

The south Ohio qualifier is June 3, 2019 at Yankee Trace Golf Club in Centerville, Ohio.  Contact Jerry Stahley at:  mailto:jstahley@aol.com  (937-604-9921)

The north Ohio qualifier is June 7, at Millcreek Golf Club in Warren, Ohio.
Contact Chris Reed at:  mailto:uskgcleveland@yahoo.com  (216-496-5200)

Also new this year, your online registration will have an option to pay by Paypal, or send a check by mail.  Registration for each qualifier remains at $80.

For More Information or to Register 

Junior World
The Ohio Junior World Qualifier will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at NCR CC.  Boys ages 16-18 will play the South Course, all other age divisions will play the North Course.  Low Scorers will qualify for the IMG Academy Junior World Championship, July 8-12 in San Diego, CA

For More Information or to Register
DDWGA Club Rep Meeting 

This years DDWGA Club Rep Meeting will be on April 3rd once again at the Country Club of the North and begin at 5:30pm.  

If you are interested in attending please RSVP Here

LPGA Amateur Golf Association 
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association, Dayton Chapter (formally EWGA) will start the new golf season with their annual kickoff celebration at the Presidential Banquet Center on April 7th at 2 pm. LPGA Amateur Golf Association is a national golf association to help women learn to play golf, play better golf, have fun and make new friends. Our kickoff is open to all current members and any women interested in being a member.  Whether you are a beginner golfer or an experienced golfer, LPGA Amateur Golf Association has something for you.  Cost is $25 which includes heavy Hors D’oeuvres.  There will be door prizes given.  You will learn about all the opportunities that are available through LPGA Amateur Golf Association.  To register send a check for $25 payable to “LPGA Amateur, Dayton Chapter”, send to Linda Williams, 308 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH, 45430.  Registration ends March 29th.  If any questions, please email Mary Rice, marice755@aol.com

To Visit Their Website
OHIO GOLF JOURNAL AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 
This months edition of the Ohio Golf Journal includes special features on Getting Ready for Spring Golf,  

Two Ohio Legends - Tom Weiskopf & Jack Nicklaus and how they made History at the Masters 

Plus  
√ How Augusta National will be busy in early April 
√ Golf Travel 
√ Golf News and Much More. 

Enjoy the Ohio Golf Journal
2019 MVGA-GHIN Membership RENEWAL
For all of you out there who are members of our Association, THANK YOU!  We could not do, what we do, without you!

The new golf season starts March 15th, so for those who are not members at a private club, please remember to join or renew either online or at your course to ensure no service disruption.  

Membership Portal

Not all of you need to worry about this as your club may manage this process for you.  
take the 2019 season challenge
Register for the 2019 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season (March 15 to November 30) than you did in 2018.   

The Grand Prize will be a $750 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing.  

The drawing will be held in early December.  Chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2018 total.   

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2018.  

To register or for more details 
College Golf Review


Both the Men and Ladies Teams are off until the first week in April



The Cedarville Yellow Jackets start of there Spring Season Monday when they play in the Findlay Invitational at UK's Big Blue Golf Course in Lexington, KY

Follow Along


The Wright State Raiders played in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, TN with past week and finishes 5th, Austin Schoonmaker was the low Raider with a 218 total for the three rounds.

See Results

Next up for them will be the TSU Big Blue Invitational in Nashville, TN beginning on April 8th.


Next up for the Lady Flyers will be the EKU Colonel Classic next Friday and Saturday in Richmond, KY

The Men will next play April 13 & 14th in the Rutherford Intercollegiate on the Penn State Golf Course followed the following week by the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate hosted at Ohio State.

TOURNAMENT/LEAGUE SOFTWARE TRAINING   
On April 2nd, Troy Country Club will host a free training on the Tournament Management Software powered by Golf Genius.  This web based golf event management software is available to all Courses and League Managers in the Miami Valley.  The session will begin at 10am and will conclude at 2pm.  Lunch will be included.  PGA Professionals will receive MSR Credit for attending.   

Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets and the education session will end with a Question and Answers Period. 

To register or for questions please email info@mvgolf.org 
E-MAGAZINES
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
Year In Review Video on YouTube 
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, March 23 - Rules Education - Piqua - 10am
Tuesday, April 2 - Tournament & League Software Training- Troy - 10am 
Wednesday, April 3 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting - CCN 5:30pm - RSVP
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am (CANCELLED)
If you had planned on attending please send us an email and we can direct you to other opportunities in the Springfield Area.  info@mvgolf.org
View the Complete Tournament Schedule or to Register
2019 RULES OF GOLF RESOURCES
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Key Changes Poster in a PDF Form to Download and Print 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
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