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

Ohio Golf Journal for February 
In this edition of the Ohio Golf Journal

Read about the life of Alice Dye who just passed away at 91.  Many of you know that her husband Pete Dye grew up at Urbana CC. 

You can also read about the 20 caddies who received Evans College Scholarships and much more...

and...Congratulations to Fred Altvater and his organization for winning multiple journalism awards at the recent PGA Merchandise Show.

To review this months Magazine
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 
Random Golf Footnotes
from John Fischer, noted Golf Historian

My future wife once asked why I had a picture on the wall of George Washington playing golf. She would go to become an excellent golfer playing in local and state competitions, but then new to the game she had never seen a print of the Blackheath Golfer, one of golf’s most famous and recognizable. While there are some earlier golf related paintings, the Blackheath Golfer was the first print with a golf theme and has been widely reproduced.

To read the entire article

Thanks to John Fischer for letting us share

College Golf Season Kicks Off
The WSU Raiders travels to play in the Invitational at Savannah Harbor hosted by William and Mary this weekend

The UD Men's Team plays in the A-10 Match Play at Weston Hills CC in Florida on Monday and Tuesday.

The UD Ladies Get underway the following week.
Upcoming Rules workshops 

With major changes to the Rules of Golf now in effect, your Miami Valley Golf will offer an expanded schedule of complimentary workshops.  They will take place this off season across our area.  

The Next Sessions are:

Saturday, Mar. 9th - NCR CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, March 23th - Piqua - 10am - Noon 
Saturday, April 6th - Windy Knoll - 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 charge, the 2019 Rules of Golf App at either your iTunes or Play store.
Twitter Survey Question RESULTS  
Last weeks survey was about how you transport yourself around the golf course... and the results where,  Mostly Ride (50%), Mostly Walk (33%),  Do whatever the Group Decides (17%)  

NEXT TWITTER QUESTION 
Now that we have a few months under our belts...What New Rule of Golf do you disagree with the most?

Dropping at Knee Height
Flagstick Left in Hole
Balled Moved on Green
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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, Mar. 9 - Rules Education - NCR CC - 10am
Saturday, March 23 - Rules Education - Piqua - 10am
Tuesday, April 2 - Tournament & League Software Training - Troy - 10am 
Wednesday, April 3 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting 
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am 
Wednesday, April 10 - Masters Club Rep Meeting 
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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