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Southern Ohio PGA AwardsNovember 10, 2018 

Each year the Southern Ohio PGA recognizes members and associates of it's organization for their commitment to the game and the passion they show to all of our collective mission.  Our Miami Valley area had three such professionals recognized in 2018.  

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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 Tom West, PGA Gip Hoagland, PGAJeff Grant, PGA
 Heatherwoode GC Dayton CCNCR CC
Tom and his staff at Heatherwoode GC was awarded with the Merchandiser of the Year Award for 2018Gip was awarded the Members Assistant of the Year Award for his efforts at Dayton CC.Jeff was recognized for his commitment to continual learning in achieving another advanced certification.
Rule Change for 2019

2019 Rule: Under Rule 18.2, the time for a ball search (before the ball becomes lost) will be reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes.

Reasons for Change:

Limiting the search period to 3 minutes is more consistent with the underlying principle that golf is to be played in a prompt and continuous way, without long pauses in play.

In most cases, if the ball is going to be found, it will be found within the first 3 minutes.

Although this change may increase the number of lost balls, on average the overall impact should be to speed up play.

Knowing that the search time is limited to 3 minutes should encourage players to play a provisional ball when they believe there is a chance their ball may not be found.

First Complimentary workshop next saturday

With major changes to the Rules of Golf going into effect on January 1, 2019, your Miami Valley Golf will offer an expanded schedule of complimentary workshops.  They will take place this Fall/Winter & Spring across our area.  

The First Three Sessions are

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Troy CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, Dec. 8th - Heatherwoode GC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, Jan. 19th - Dayton CC - 10am - Noon

These sessions are free of charge and open to any Miami Valley Golfer.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REGISTER

In the meantime if you would like a copy of the players edition of the new rules of golf please provide your information through this link and we will be happy to mail to you a complimentary copy.  

For those of you with smart devices you can also download, free of cost, the 2019 Rules of Golf App at either your iTunes or Play store.
 Funny Video of Kids and Skeet Golf on Jimmy Fallon
 
APPLY FOR 2019 INTERNSHIPS

Miami Valley Golf each year offers P.J. Boatwright golf administration internships.  These paid internships can run from three to  twelve months depending upon a candidate's availability and funding from the USGA. 

Apply Here
Last Week to Apply for JUNIOR GIRLS SCHOLARSHIPs - DEADLINE 11/15
Each year the DDWGA awards Collegiate Scholarships for deserving Junior Girl Golfers the deadline for applications this year is November 15th.  

For More Detail and to Apply
E-MAGAZINES
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Facility Staff Meeting -   Dayton CC - 10am-2pm
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Rules Education - Troy CC - 10am-Noon
Saturday, Dec. 8 - Rules Education - Heatherwoode - 10am-Noon 
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Rules Education - Dayton CC - 10am-Noon 
2019 RULES OF GOLF RESOURCES
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
 

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