vote on the hardest par 5December 15, 2018 
Based on the number of submissions, we clearly have many hard holes on our area courses.  So many, that we decided to split the Hardest Hole into the Hardest Holes by Par.  This week make your selection for the Hardest Par 5's in our area.  By following this link you may cast your vote for up to three (3) of the submitted holes. 

The holes are listed in random order and each hole had to have more than two submissions to be placed on the ballot.

To make your selections
DDWGA Events for 2019




Registration will begin in early 2019
Rule Change for 2019

2019 Rule: Under Rule 13.1d, there will no longer be a penalty if a player (or opponent) accidentally causes the player’s ball to move on the putting green.

The substance of this Rule change has already been implemented as of 1 January 2017 by authorizing Committees to adopt a Local Rule that eliminates the penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green.

 

Reasons for Change:

The shape, slope and condition of many putting greens today increase the chances that a ball at rest on the putting green might move, and it can be difficult to determine whether a player caused the ball to move or whether the ball was moved by wind or other natural causes.

When a ball moves while the player is doing nothing more than taking normal actions to prepare for a stroke, it can seem unfair for the player to be penalized.

Most “ball moved” situations occur on the putting green, involve minimal movement of the ball, frequently occur when the player is taking reasonable actions to prepare for a stroke and the ball can be easily replaced.

These considerations are not the same when the ball lies off the putting green, and so the penalty will continue to apply (with exceptions, such as accidentally moving a ball during search) to a player or opponent in those circumstances to reinforce the principle that the ball should be played as it lies and that players should continue to exercise care when near to a ball in play.

Upcoming Rules workshops

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 off season across our area.  

The Next Session is 

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.
Ohio Golf Journal for December
In this Edition 
      • The Top 10 Stories from 2018
      • A Christmas Golf Poem
      • 3rd Quarter Golf Report 
      • and Much More

To Read this Edition

A Great Christmas Gift for the Kids in Your Life 
Give them a Membership with Youth on Course.  For Junior Golfers through age 18, once they become a member the most they will pay to play is $5.  We are adding more courses every month and it's a great way to spend time with your kids or grandkids away from the distractions of everyday life.

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