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From the Short Grass for Ryder Cup Weekend
PLAY IN THE SEASON ENDING CELEBRATION Sept 28, 2018 

Our Final Event for the 2018 Golf Season will be held at Dayton CC on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th.  This viable best ball format, is open to all ages and genders.  Lunch and the Annual Awards Banquet follow play.  

For More Details or to Register

Masters Information for Monday 
The final Masters Event of the 2018 Golf Season is this upcoming Monday, October 1 at Moraine CC.  There are both 9am and 2pm shotguns for the days play.  Thanks to Moraine for hosting and all those who registered. 

Review Information for Monday's Play
The Cost of a Wet Summer 
This summer has been characterized by frequent and at times heavy rain, frustrating golfers and superintendents alike. Following rain events, playing conditions will be softer and slower than usual. Bunkers also may get washed out and disease activity rises, all while pressure mounts to reopen the course as soon as possible. Let’s not forget the tough decision of whether to allow carts on the course. Do these challenges sound familiar? 

Here are more details on the cost of a Wet Summer
Our US Open Sectional sees another Ryder Cup'per
Four time US Open Sectional contestant at our Springfield CC (2014-17) site, Tony Finau lead the way for Team USA when he was the first to tee off early Thursday morning.

There is still a long way to go in the Ryder Cup but I'm sure we all wish him well in his first Ryder Cup.  

Tony qualified for the US Open only once through our location in 2015.  

An interesting note is that Tony is not the only future Ryder Cup'per who attempted to Qualify for the US Open through Springfield as Thomas Pieters was unsuccessful in his loan stop in Springfield in 2013.  The Belguim represented the losing Europe team in 2016 when it was held at Hazeltine in Minnesota.
COLLEGE CORNER

College Freshman Sarah Willis () is making & history already in just her 2nd Invitational with the Nittany Lions.  

Review Article

The 3rd annual TopGolf event will be held on November 18 from 5-8pm.  Grab a group of your friends (6 people per team) and sign up.  Your registration includes 3 hours of TopGolf, Dinner buffet, Cash bar, first place prizes and some great raffle and auction items.  Registration can be done by visiting bit.ly/raidergolf2018   

If you are unable to make this event, they are looking for any silent auction items you might have access to!   Sporting tickets, rounds of golf, golf gear, restaurant gift certificates, or anything else that people might enjoy experiencing. 

WE WANT YOUR THOUGHTS? 
The R&A and the USGA are conducting an extensive project on the past, present and future impact of distance (i.e., how far shots travel) in golf, and are being supported by independent sports research agency SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC.

To take part and share your perspectives on this important topic, please click here or visit http://www.smsinc.co.uk/distanceinsights by October 31, 2018.  

Thanks for sharing!
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
SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AVAILABLE FOR JUNIOR GIRLS 
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
REFERENCES 
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf 
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
Current Ohio Golf Journal
Help shape the future of the City of Dayton Golf Program - Take their Golf Survey HERE
uPCOMING EVENTS & dEADLINES
Oct 1 Masters Event 4Moriane Detail 
Oct 8Celebration Dayton Detail 
Nov 15 DDWGA Collegiate GrantReview  App

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