FTSG for Leap Day 2020
Register for the WHS Seminar at Sugar ValleyWe will be offering a Complimentary World Handicap Seminar at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Saturday, March 14th.  This Seminar will start at 10am and wrap up before noon with an optional lunch for an additional fee upon the seminars conclusion.  

Register Here
Opening Auction ItemThis week we continue our weekly auctions to raise dollars to support our Foundation's Youth on Course Program.  

The item for this week is a Round of Four (4) with Carts at the Dye Original - Urbana CC.  There will be some time restrictions based on course availability.

If you ever wanted to play this Champaign Gem this is an excellent opportunity while Closing Auction Itemsupporting our next generation of golfers. 

The Auction is now open and closes next Saturday Night at Midnight.  Last Weeks Auction for Piqua CC Closes at Mid Night tonight! 

To Visit the Bidding Page
Author of Freddie and Me to Speak
Freddie_and_Me_Book_ImageEver wonder what it would be like to grow up at Augusta National Golf Club and be mentored from a very early age by the Legendary Freddie Bennett their caddie master?

Well our guest speaker did...and he wrote a wonderful book about the experience "Freddie and Me" and he his coming to share his years with Freddie at Moraine CC on Sunday, April 5th from 2-4pm, the weekend before the Masters!

This event is open to anyone and there will be no registration fee to attend but you must register.  To Register

For a much richer experience we encourage you to purchase a copy of your own "Freddie & Me" from Tripp's webpage.  
people on the move
Dave Miller to become the Head Professional at CCN

Dave_Miller_PhotoDave Miller will assume the Head Professional Duties at the Country Club of the North in Mid March.  Dave had been the Assistant Professional at Sugar Valley for the last few years after coming back to our area from the South East.  Best of Luck to Dave as he transitions to his new role.  

2020 Rounds Challenge 
Play_More_in_2020 ChallengeBack by popular demand for the second season...The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season than you did in 2019.   

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 2019 total.   

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2019.  

To register or for more details 
getting ready for the season
Ankle Mobility

The ankle is one of the most commonly overlooked areas when trying to improve mobility and flexibility.  We talked about the overhead squat in a previous article, so check it out if Calf_Stretchyou haven’t read it yet.  Failing the overhead squat can be detrimental to your golf swing.  There are two primary reasons I see golfers fail the overhead squat test - posterior chain weakness and lack of ankle mobility. 

Decreased ankle mobility, specifically dorsiflexion (bringing your foot towards your head), can be a result of a number of restrictions.  The most common restrictions are tightness in the calf/achilles, and restriction of the subtalar joint.  We always say “Assess, Don’t Guess”, but in this case you are pretty safe to work on both issues without the risk of doing more harm.  If you would like to go through an assessment, there are quick and easy tests we can take you through. 


Dr. Nick Curry is a chiropractor that is also certified through the highly esteemed Titleist Performance Institute as a medical, fitness, and junior golf wellness professional.  He is the owner of Integrative Health and Sports Performance in Bellbrook and serves at the Team Chiropractor to Wright State and Miami Universities.  To Visit his their Website
SymEtra Tour back at TPC at Riversbend 
The are Save_the_Date_-_Prasco_2020plenty of opportunities to get involved with the next generation of LPGA Stars when the Symetra Tour visits TPC Rivers Bend, June 22-28

Information for 
Playing in the Pro-Am
Being a Volunteer
or Being A Sponsor

Don't miss your chance to be involved!

WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #2: Number of Scores to Establish Handicap
OLD WAY:  A Handicap Index is issued to a player after five 18-hole scores are submitted and a revision takes place.
NEW WAY: A Handicap Index will be issued to a player after three 18-hole scores are submitted and a revision takes place. Scores can be made up of any combination of 9-hole and 18-hole scores.
WHY: Lowers the barrier to entry for establishing a Handicap Index. Thus, enabling as many golfers as possible the opportunity to establish and maintain a Handicap Index.

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
Attend the WHS Seminar at Sugar Valley on March 14th
QuigleyHILTON HEAD, S.C. - The University of Dayton men's golf team closed out play at the 2020 Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate this past Tuesday afternoon, finishing in 10th place with its score of 299-303-303=905 (+41). Junior Connor Quigley (Pictured) was the team's top finisher as he tied for 24th place overall with his score of 73-74-77=224 (+8). The Intercollegiate was played on the Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Wexford Plantation in Hilton Head at par 72 and 6,913 yards.

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All other College Programs where off this past week.  Dayton Ladies Start their Season on Sunday at Coc Kiawah Island Classic
2020 Non Playing Events
Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am - Register
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
Sun, Apr 5 - Tripp Bowden - Fredie and Me - Moraine CC - 2-4pm - Register 
Wed, Apr 8 - MVGA Trustee Meeting
Wed, Apr 15 - Master Club Rep Meeting 
Wed, July 1st - Nominations Due for Dayton Hall of Fame  
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon, May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Sugar Valley GC - Info
Mon, May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC - Info
Mon, May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC - Info
Tue, May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course - Info
Mon, June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC - Info
Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN 
Mon, June 22 - Masters Event - Piqua CC 
Thu, July 9 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC 
Mon, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC  
Thurs, July 23 - Sun, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC
Mon, Aug 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine CC 
Mon, Aug 17th - Masters Event - CC of the North 
Mon, Aug 31st - DDWGA Classic - Piqua CC 
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Cedarville Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10
U of Cincinnati Women's Program
Dayton Ladies Program - Mar 1-3
Dayton Men's Program
Urbana Women's Program  
Urbana Men's Program  
Wittenberg Women's Program - Mar 9 & 10   
Wittenberg Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10 
Wright State Men's Program
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