FTSG for September 12, 2020
Winged_Foot_ContestThanks to Alex Hung we are adding another Major Contest to our online contest agenda for 2020. 

Next Up is the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club this week, WFGC will play at 7,477 Yards with a of Par 70.  Ouch!

The way the contest works is by making one selection from each of the segmented groups. The best final score in each match-up wins. Ties within a group will both win points (eg if Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm both finish at -5, low for their group, then either selection would be awarded its corresponding points).

Tie-breaker answers will only be used in the event of an overall tie. Tie-breakers will be used in the numerical order they're listed below, and graded by the closest guesses.

If all players MC, the player with the better two-round total wins.

Form must be submitted by 6AM ET Thursday! Limit one entry per person. 

The person with the best selections will win six dozen personalized golf balls of their choosing. 

To make your selections through Google Forms

Road_to_StateMiami Valley Golf will administer three (3) High School Championships this fall and will need a great deal of community support to ensure these young golfers receive a wonderful experience. 

We will need volunteers in scoring, spotting, rules assistance as well as general operations.  If you are interested or know someone who is, please send an email to or visit our submission page here. Previous experience is not needed. 

The three championships will be a Sectional at WGC Golf Course for Girls Division II on Monday, September 28th.  A Sectional for Boys Division II at Pipestone on Wednesday, September 30th and a District Championship on Wednesday, October 7th also at Pipestone Golf Course for Girls DII.

Thanks for your consideration!

To let us know you may be interested!

Mid-Am & Sr Champions Crowned on Thursday

Dippold-Matt_SqCongratulations to Matt Dippold who won the Mid Amateur Championship with two rounds of 68 and Tim Sorrows who won the Senior Metropolitan Championship for the record fourth time with rounds of 68 and 70 over the Wildwood Golf Club layout.

Congratulations also to John Langhorne for winning the Age 65-74 Age Division with rounds of 75 and 70 and Skip Snow who won the Ages 75 and up division with rounds of 74 & 73.


All told there where 7 rounds in the oldest division better than the contestants age.

Overall, the 4th Hole played the hardest all week and the easiest hole was #6

Thanks to Wildwood Golf Club for hosting, Dan Francis the Golf Course Superintendent and Jordan Lawson the clubs GM and their Langhorn-John_Sqstaffs for their wonderful hospitality this week and to all of you for playing!


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Continuing the Conversation
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Medball_Shot_PutArm Chopping Power

The ability to deliver explosive speed with the arms is one of the most important aspects for power in the golf swing.  We call it the Arm-Chopping motion, because the arms need to start up over the trail shoulder and explosively fire down across the body to over the lead hip.  Many players tend to eliminate this power source by trying to keep their arms pinned to their chest during the downswing.  This may help improve accuracy but it will definitely limit power development.

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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 their Website  
About the Banner - Matt Dippold and Tim Sorrows our Mid-Am and Sr Metropolitan Champions from this past weeks Championship.

One of our core beliefs at Miami Valley Golf is believing that every child deserves access to the life changing opportunities that our game can provide regardless of socioeconomic status.  

With that in mind, in 2018, we teamed up with Youth on Course to bring this national program to our Miami Valley area.  

Youth on Course members can play at participating courses for $5 or less during allotted times, after paying a small membership fee which is also $5. 

Our foundation (Miami Valley Golf Foundation) supports this program locally by supplementing the difference in green fees to the participating facility.  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will need additional assistance as some of our opportunity for fund raising will not be available.  If possible, we encourage you to support this program.  

An easy online contribution can be made here. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
Score Posting Questions
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Q: If I don't hole out in the "Traditional Sense" do I still post my score ? 
Ball_in_HoleA: Yes,While in all of these instances, the ball is not holed per the Rules of Golf (Rule 3.3c), a round played under these conditions will result in an acceptable score for handicap purposes using the most likely score guidelines (see Rule 3.3 of the Rules of Handicapping).   
when to NOT post your scores 
Here are a few things to remember when it comes to NOT posting your score.  All other times you should!

When_to_PostSo, DON'T post your score....
  • When your score can’t be verified by another person
  • While being coached on the course
  • When you play using non-conforming clubs, non-conforming balls, or non-conforming tees;
  • When you don't play the required number of holes, Less than 6 for 9, less than 14 for 18.  For the holes you haven’t played, you post net par for the hole.
  • And when you are not playing your own ball — scrambles, shambles or foursomes (alternate shot).

And remember...A key tenet of the World Handicap System is that it is based on the fact that a you will try to make the best score at every hole in every round. 

So you post just about everything and that includes scores when you play Preferred Lies or adapting to modified Holes due to the Coronavirus !

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