FTSG for the Weekend After Thanksgiving
Last week to register for the World Handicap Seminar

WHS_WorkshopFor a few weeks we have been releasing items to help you and your club prepare for the World Handicap System which goes into effect after the first of the year.  

There is no doubt in our mind that while we have a few months to prepare... if your club is not prepared, it will come in like a Lion as we get into the meat of the season.

To help everyone prepare we will have an Educational Seminar next Saturday, December 7th at Dayton Country Club.  The Session will start at 10am and conclude by 2pm.  Lunch will be included in the $30 registration fee.

To Register 
Playing it Forward !
Give_HereThe Thanksgiving Season brings a time of greater reflection.  It's easy to see that our sport has provided a great deal to be thankful for.  Why not help future generations by easing the financial burden of entry into our game?

Over the last 18 months we have brought the National Youth on Course Program to our area. The programs purpose is to reduce the expense for young golfers by only charging $5 or less to play golf.                    
TOC_GirlIn the Miami Valley, this national program is only in use at three facilities, Heatherwoode, Reid Park and Yankee Trace.  And while it served 571 junior golfers more than 1,500 rounds this past season, our intention is to grow throughout our service area so every potential junior golfer can take advantage. 

In this time of thanks we want you to be a part of this program through our easy online donation feature through our friends at Flipcause or the Dayton Foundation.  No amount it too small or too large and there are additional monthly options as well!

Thank you for your consideration and please give if you can!  

If you have any questions please contact our Executive Director by calling 937-294-6842 or emailing     




This Spring we introduced our More Golf in 2019 Challenge.  We had 208 people register for the Grand Prize of a $750 gift certificate to the club that their MVGA Handicap Membership resided in 2019.  

Of the 208 registered, 148 posted more rounds of golf, with Bill Job from Sugar Valley leading the way with a whopping difference of 67 additional rounds played in 2019.   

In total we had 51 people post more than 16 rounds greater than in 2018, 23 posted an additional number of rounds between 11-15, 34 posted, 6-10 more rounds and 50 posted more than one but less than 6 rounds.  

Depending on what bracket you fall into your chances improve for the grand prize.

To see your estimated chances as of November 24th.  

Contest officially ends today with the ending of the Score Posting Season.

Next Week We Will Announce the Lucky Winner! 

Not Sure How the Automatic Playing Condition Calculation Works?...Click on the image below and watch a video.


Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
To see what your Current Handicap Index would be 2020?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos

Partner in the Spotlight 
Affinity-Travel-IconThis week, we are featuring our Partnership with the Dayton Business Interiors.  DBI and their owner David Novotny have been strong supporters of the MVGA for many years and in fact David is a Past President of our organization. 

Dayton Business Interiors represents over 100 diverse office furniture manufacturers and related lines which allows for them to provide a wide arrange of options for your next office redevelopment or redesign.   To visit their Website

Thanks DBI for supporting our game in the Miami Valley!

ddwga twin best ball at ccn
US Open Final @ SCCThe Annual DDWGA Twin Best Ball will be held in 2020 on Monday, June 15th at the Country Club of the North.

This event features a two of four best ball of the four lady team.

To Review 2019's Event 

Additional Information will be released next Spring!
Annual Overview 
Each year we create a annual overview of our golf associations activities and resources.  The intention it to give our membership an overview of the resources we allocate to support our great game in the Miami Valley.  Should you any questions please email

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About the Top Banner:  Soon to be 91 Year Old Jack Aiple after putting the flagstick back in the hole at our Season's Last Masters Event.  With 7 your old Zoe from last week's banner there is a 84 year age gap between this weeks banner and last weeks, adding another reason golf is such a great game!
Sat., Dec. 7 - World Handicap Seminar - Dayton - Register
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon., May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC 
Mon., May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC 
Mon., May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC 
Tue., May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course 
Mon., June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC 
Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN 
Cedarville Men's Program
Dayton Ladies Program  
Dayton Men's Program
Urbana Women's Program  
Urbana Men's Program  
Wittenberg Women's Program  
Wittenberg Men's Program  
Wright State Men's Program 
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness
Chasing Scratch
Coach Glass - Golf Fitness

Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System? 
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos 
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 
Download the USGA Tournament App - Apple - Android  
Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
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