Drive CHip and Putt Registration Now Open

This fun, free and nationwide youth golf development initiative invites boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying opportunities in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills – driving, chipping and putting. Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at several of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament.

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LPGA Amateur Golf Association 
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association, Dayton Chapter (formally EWGA) will start the new golf season with their annual kickoff celebration at the Presidential Banquet Center on April 7th at 2 pm. LPGA Amateur Golf Association is a national golf association to help women learn to play golf, play better golf, have fun and make new friends. Our kickoff is open to all current members and any women interested in being a member.  Whether you are a beginner golfer or an experienced golfer, LPGA Amateur Golf Association has something for you.  Cost is $25 which includes heavy Hors D’oeuvres.  There will be door prizes given.  You will learn about all the opportunities that are available through LPGA Amateur Golf Association.  To register send a check for $25 payable to “LPGA Amateur, Dayton Chapter”, send to Linda Williams, 308 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH, 45430.  Registration ends March 29th.  If any questions, please email Mary Rice, marice755@aol.com

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First Tee Registration Open
The recently released 2019 Summer Schedule for the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley is packed with learning opportunities for our next generation of future golfers and citizens

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2019 MVGA-GHIN Membership 
For all of you out there who are members of our Association, THANK YOU!  We could not do, what we do, without you!

The new golf season starts March 15th, so for those who are not members at a private club, please remember to join or renew either online or at your course to ensure no service disruption.  

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

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College Golf Review

The Wright State golf team finished fourth of 21 teams at the Lonnie Barton Invitational in Daytona Beach Tuesday.

As a team, the Raiders shot rounds of 301 and 312 totaling 613 as Austin Schoonmaker was the low raider tied as he  tied for 11th at 72-78=150.

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The Raiders will be next in action March 17-19 at the Bobby Nichols Invitational.


Pine Mountain, Georgia – The Wittenberg University women's golf team opened the spring portion of their schedule this past weekend by finishing 11th out of 14 teams at the weather-shortened Callaway Garden's Collegiate, played at the par-73, 5,826-yard Mountain View G.C.

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Savannah, Georgia – Competing against several of the nation's top teams, the fifth-ranked Wittenberg University men's golf team finished in a tie for sixth out of 18 total teams at the Savannah Harbor Classic, played at the par-72, 7,084-yard Club at Savannah Harbor G.C.

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Pinehurst, N.C. – The Flyers had a solid first day on the golf course yesterday. Dayton saw a couple of players step up and have big days to help put the Flyers in 5th place after the first day. The team as a whole shot a 299 (+15). The team had a total of 12 birdies on the day, including 3 by Domenic Maricocchi, Blake Solomon, and Frankie Morgan.

The 54-hole event is being held at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. 

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Dan Jenkins Remembers his first Masters in 1951

Many of you know of Dan Jenkins, the noted Golf & Sports Writer passing on Thursday in Fort Worth. 

Dan was the writer of many golf classics and he covered 56 Masters in a row.  Here are his reflections of covering his first masters in 1951.

Dan's Masters Article in Golf Digest 

Rest in Peace Dan!

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:

TODAY - Saturday, Mar. 9th - NCR CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, March 23th - Piqua - 10am - Noon 

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

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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.
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 
E-MAGAZINES
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
Year In Review Video on YouTube 
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
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 - CCN 5:30pm - RSVP
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am (CANCELLED)
If you had planned on attending please send us an email and we can direct you to other opportunities in the Springfield Area.  info@mvgolf.org
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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 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
 
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