Miami Valley Golf

FROM THE SOGGY SHORT GRASS THE FIRST WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER
Scohy Player of the YearNovember 3, 2018 

Thanks to his top 10 finishes in both the Ohio Mid Am and US Amateur Sectional, his top 20 finish in the Ohio Am, his sixth place finish in the Metropolitan and tie for second in the MVGA Mid-Amateur Championship. 

Jeff Scohy is our 2018 Player of the Year.  

This is Jeff's Sixth Player of the Year honor having won it previously in 2008, 12, 14, 15 & 16.

Congratulations Jeff!

RULES CHANGE - PENALTY AREAS REPLACE WATER HAZARDS

Under the new Rules, “Water hazards” will be superseded by the expanded concept of “penalty areas”, and Rule 17 will provide the same basic options for relief that exist under the current Rules:

• A penalty area will include both (1) all areas currently defined in the Rules as a water hazard or lateral water hazard and (2) any other areas the Committee chooses to define as penalty areas (with recommended guidelines to be provided in the guidebook).

• Penalty areas may therefore include areas such as deserts, jungles, lava rock fields, etc.

• The term “hazard” will no longer be used in the Rules.

Reasons for Change:

It has been recognized that requiring areas to contain water seems to be a somewhat arbitrary reason for permitting such relief options.   

For reasons such as safety and pace of play, many Committees have sought to expand the use of lateral water hazards by marking areas that do not contain water and by marking water hazards as red where that is not specifically contemplated by the Rules.

The broader use of “penalty areas” will allow Committees to respond to the wide range of settings in which golf is played by giving relief from areas that present similar obstacles to existing water hazards such as difficulties with finding and playing a ball and similar practical needs about pace of play.

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COMPLIMENTARY 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 Fall/Winter & Spring across our area.  

The First Three Sessions are

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Troy CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, Dec. 8th - Heatherwoode GC - 10am - Noon
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.
COURSE RATING TEAMS CONCLUDE THEIR SEASON


We wish to thank all of our Course Raters who are responsible for developing the USGA Course Ratings for both Scratch and Bogey Golfers, which subsequently through the mathematical calculation for rise over run develop the slope ratings we all use in our daily play.  The new ratings for the six courses rated this summer will go into effect at the beginning of the next season. 

For More Information
CONGRATULATIONS

A team from area made up of Lynn Bailey, Sandy Hentges, Becky Rogers and Anne Holtz placed third in the scramble division out of 31 teams at the LPGA Amateur Golf Association (formally EWGA) Amateur Championship held in Florida at the Innisbrook Resort October 12-13.  

Congratulations Ladies

APPLY FOR 2019 INTERNSHIPS

Miami Valley Golf each year offers P.J. Boatwright golf administration internships.  These paid internships can run from three to  twelve months depending upon a candidate's availability and funding from the USGA. 

Apply Here
JUNIOR GIRLS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS - DEADLINE 11/15
Each year the DDWGA awards Collegiate Scholarships for deserving Junior Girl Golfers the deadline for applications this year is November 15th.  

For More Detail and to Apply
E-MAGAZINES
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Facility Staff Meeting -   Dayton CC - 10am-2pm
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Rules Education - Troy CC - 10am-Noon
Saturday, Dec. 8 - Rules Education - Heatherwoode - 10am-Noon 
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Rules Education - Dayton CC - 10am-Noon 
2019 RULES OF GOLF RESOURCES
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
 
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