From the Short Grass for Time Change Weekend
Active Score Posting Season Continues Until November 30 
Samborsky Player of the Year

Our Player of the Year has been one of our best players for close to 20 years now, and a strong argument can be made for one of our best ever, having won the Metropolitan Championship five times, one more victory than our inaugural champion, Vin Hilton and Longtime Ohio State Golf Coach Bob Keplerbut many would be surprised that he has not won the Player of the Year Honors for 12 years, having last won in 2007 and he also won our inaugural player of the year award in 2006. 

This year he received the Player of the Year honors by finishing 5th in the Metropolitan, Winning the MVGA Mid-Amateur at Springfield CC, finishing in the top 10 in the Ohio Amateur and by finishing T2 in the Ohio Mid Amateur.  Congratulations to Peter Samborsky II !

To see a listing of our Players of the Years

Thanks DR. Bob
We hope those that attended the Dr. Bob Winters Seminar last Sunday got a lot from the opportunity and we encourage all of you to be a part of our Off Season Education Sessions on the World Handicap System, Rules of Golf and Wellness.  We might also sneak in a talk or two from a Famous Author or Tour Caddie.  All of this is part of our #MoreFromGolf Winter Program.  More details will be released in the weeks ahead.

For those who missed the session, you are welcome to Purchase Dr. Bob's Book on Amazon (Hard Cover $14.13 / Kindle 7.99)

With Dr. Bob's Permission we where able to record a few highlights that you can watch on our YouTube Channel.  The quality is not great but the audio is fine.
Beginning in 2020 a brand-new set of Rules for Handicapping will be introduced globally.

Know your Course Handicap

In the new system, your Course Handicap will be the number of strokes needed to play to par. This will result in greater variance in that number and presents a change, as historically it has represented the number of strokes needed to play to the Course Rating. This is a good thing, as par is an easy number to remember. Target score for the day? Par plus Course Handicap. The Course Rating will now be inherent within the calculation to be more intuitive and account for competing from different tees.  (Basically Replacing Rule 3-5)

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
Support Wright State Golf at TopGolf
Raider fans, family and alumni help support the Wright State Golf team as they gear up to defend their Horizon League Championship and head back to the NCAA Regionals! 

November 10th from 5-8pm!  

To Register or for More Details

Historical Reflections
Your editor had a chance to visit with the archivist at the USGA a short time ago and was able to get a copy of a Si Burek Interview with Ben Hogan when he came through the area to spend some time with the folks at MacGregor (The Equipment Company He Played for Prior to starting his own company).  The interview is from 1951.  You will need to download the audio file for it to play. 

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1st Masters Event is May 11th
Mark your calendar as we start the Masters Golf Season at Walnut Grove Country Club on Monday, May 11th next season.

These events are individual Low Net and Low Gross formats with divisions of play developed by age.  

More details will be released when registration opens next Spring. 
Local Professionals Win Awards 
Rob Karnes, PGA and Since Departed NCR Head Professional, Eric Eby, PGA each won a special award for their service to the game. 

Rob won the Horton Smith Award to recognize his outstanding service and contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for is fellow PGA Professionals.   

Eric won the Bill Strausbaugh Award for is commitment to mentoring PGA Professionals and his significant impact on the careers of other PGA Professionals. 

Congratulations to these two fine Professionals!
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

To View the Overview
Wed., Nov. 13 - MVGF Meeting - NCR CC
Tue., Nov. 19 - Club Meeting - Dayton CC
Sat., Dec. 7 - World Handicap System Seminar - Dayton CC
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon., May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC 
Mon., May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC 
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

MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account -  
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 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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