From the Short Grass for the last Weekend in April 
Get a Girl Golfing Registration Now Open 
Kittyhawk will host on Friday, June 14th.

To honor Diana Schwab's memory, her commitment to junior girls golf, the DDWGA back in 2013 decided to continue on with the Get a Girl Golfing clinic to honor Diana Schwab's legacy.  

This FREE event is intended to introduce young ladies to the game in a fun non threatening introductory manner. 

Clubs will be provided if golfers do not have their own.  Lunch will also be provided and the session runs from 9am to Noon.  

To register for the event through our friends at the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley
Raiders win their Conference Championship 
This past Tuesday, Wright State won the Horizon Conference Championship for the first time in 15 years.  Their final round even par score of 288 was enough to erase a four shot deficit to finish the three round tournament at 888 beating the second place team, Northern Kentucky, by eight shots.

The victory assures them a spot in the NCAA Tournament and the selection show will be on Golf Channel at 9am on Wednesday, May 1st.  Go Raiders!


Play Golf for the First Tee
Help the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley by playing Dayton Country Club

This fundraising event presented by Lexus of Dayton to benefit the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley will be held on Friday, May 10th at Dayton CC.  The event will be a Best 3 out of 4 Stableford competition. 80% of the individual's handicap will be used with a max handicap of 18 being available.  

Each Contestant will receive a Peter Millar Gift Package.

To Register or for More Details

Local Rule for Stroke and Distance
Your Association has put the final touches on 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.  This local rule is not available to the first ball when you put a provisional ball into play.
Course Raters Start Season 
Each year a group of dedicated volunteers provide a very important, but often taken for granted procedure when they rate our area courses.  The rating process is multi faceted, taking into account the length and the obstacles that determine the courses Scratch and Bogey Course Ratings.  The slope is determined from the rise/run formula between the two numbers.  Without this process net golf would be impossible!

The 2019 Rating Schedule is as follows
• April 22 - Yankee Trace Vintage
• May 13 - Kittyhawk - Hawk 
• June 10 - Reid Park North 
• July 15 - Wildwood   
• August 12 - Reid Park South 
• September 16 - Sugar Valley   
• October 14 - Rain date 
• November 1 - Issuance Meeting

So now you know what our Blue Shirted Volunteers  are up too and thank them for their service to our game!

Are You posting Your scores ?

With spring upon us, remember that we started the score posting season on March 15th.  Not sure when to post a score?  Well, these are the Reasons when you CANNOT post your score...

  • 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. 

take the 2019 season challenge 
Registration Ends Tuesday
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 winner's 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 
College Golf Review

The Men Flyers are competing in their conference championship through Sunday at Grand Cypress towards the end of the 1st round on Friday they looked to be just 7 shots out of the lead with two more rounds to go.  Good Luck Gents.

Follow the Championship Here

The Lady Flyers wrapped up their spring season coming in second in their conference championship this past week with three of the team members, Abby Bitto, Sarah Frazier & Ellie Cronin finishing in the top ten.  

To See All the Results



The Lady & Men Tigers start their conference championship on Friday when they head to Mansfield OH and Westbrook Country Club for the NCAC Championships

The Men Tigers are currently playing this weekend at Oakhaven Golf Club in the Strimer Memorial.

If you are interested in supporting these DIII powerhouse programs you can play in their fundraising event at Springfield CC on Sunday, May 19th.  


The Cedarville Yellow Jackets finished 8th out of 12th in their G-Mac Conference Championship last weekend and have completed their Spring Season.  

View Scores Here

E-MAGAZINES
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
2018 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
Monday, May 6 - Spring Better Ball - Walnut Grove - Info or Registration
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
View the Complete Tournament Schedule or to Register
GOLF educational 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
Download the GHIN Mobile Posting App for your Smart Phone  
Download the USGA Tournament App for your Smart Phone - Apple - Android  
Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
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