FTSG for the 1st Weekend in May
Volunteer Scorers and Spotters Needed  
The 2019 season marks the 14th year Miami Valley Golf has hosted the US Open Sectional and the 8th year we have used volunteers from our community to assist in scoring, spotting and transportation for the Sectional as well as other Qualifiers and Championships.  If you are interested in being a part of the fun there are a few spots remaining.

Submit your interest here
Special Awards Announced 
The Southern Ohio PGA recently recognized their 2019 Special Award Winners.  These two fine professionals were recognized from our area.

Rob Karnes, PGA Master Professional and MVGA Trustee, won the Horton Smith Award. This award is designed to recognize a SOPGA member for their outstanding service and contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for fellow PGA Professionals.  Voluntary contributions to National PGA and Section education programs are also considered for this award.

Eric Eby, PGA won the Bill Strausbaugh Award.  This award is presented to a SOPGA member who has shown outstanding integrity, commitment to mentoring PGA Professionals and has made a significant impact on the careers of PGA Professionals. The award also considers the member’s service to the Association, and involvement in community and charitable activities.
Spring BB Starts eason 
When the 112 golfers tee off at Walnut Grove CC on Monday the new rules of golf will be in effect as well as the Local Rule for Stroke and Distance. 

Scoring will be live if the team uses our USGA Tournament App.

Thanks to Walnut Grove CC for hosting the event!

To review information on the Spring Better Ball
WSU Raiders advance to NCAA's 
It's been 15 years since the Wright State golf team has played in the NCAA Tournament, but 2019 is the year for their return.   The Raiders received news Wednesday that they will play in the Pullman, WA regional May 13-15

For More Coverage
Go Raiders !
Ohio Am qualifier at dayton cc
The 113th playing of the Ohio Amateur will take place July 9th-12th at Moraine Country Club.  Those interested in qualifying are urged to register soon as qualifying locations are filling quickly.  There are six qualifiers around the state, with the closest being at Dayton CC on Tuesday, May 28th.  The deadline for entry is May 21st.

To Register or for More Information
Local Rule for Stroke and Distance
Your Association has finalized our Local Rules and Conditions of Competition. Our competitions committee has also decided to adopt the Local Rule for a Ball that is Lost or Out of Bounds (E-5) in all but the following Events.

  • All USGA Qualifiers
  • The Metropolitan
  • The Sr and Mid Am
  • The MVTI.

This does not prevent you from playing a provisional ball and in most cases it is still wise to do so. 

As a Reminder: This local rule is not available to the first ball when you put a provisional ball into play.
Are You posting Your scores ?

You CANNOT post your under the following conditions...

  • When you play fewer than 7 holes
  • When you play by yourself
  • When you play a majority of the holes not in accordance with the principles of the Rules of Golf, however if you play preferred lies (winter rules) those scores shall be posted
  • When the length of the course is less than 3,000 yards for 18-holes
  • When types or maximum number of clubs are less than 14, for example, in a competition that allows only irons
  • When you play on a course with no USGA Course and Slope Rating
  • When you play with non-conforming clubs or use non-conforming balls
  • When artificial devices (as defined under Rule 14-3) are used during the execution of a stroke.
We hope this helps your understanding of when scores should be posted!
 

If you go to post your score and have a problem...It's likely you have not renewed for the 2019 season yet.

Membership Portal

Not all of you need to worry about this as your club may manage this process for you. 

College Golf Review

The Men Flyers completed their spring season finishing 6th in their A-10 Championships this past Sunday at Grand Cypress.

Championship Results Here



The Lady & Men Tigers play their NCAC conference championship this weekend in Mansfield OH at Westbrook Country Club.  

This past weekend the Men Tigers won the Strimer Memorial at Oakhaven Golf Club.  View Results







If you are interested in supporting the Wittenberg golf program you can play in their fundraising event at Springfield CC on Sunday, May 19th.  For Information

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, May 6 - Spring Better Ball - Walnut Grove - Info
Monday, May 13 - Masters Event - Urbana CC - Info or Registration
Monday, May 20 - DDWGA Shamble - Sugar Valley - Info or Registration
Tuesday, May 28 - Ohio Am Qualifier - Dayton CC - Info or Registration 
Tuesday, May 28 - Ohio Jr World - NCR CC - Info or Registration
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