FTSG for the 2nd Weekend in July

Turf_Loss_2High Heat, High Humidity for what is shaping up to be a very extended period will tax all our Golf Facilities to maintain turf not to mention the increase in rounds played due to the COVID Pandemic.  

Almost all courses will  reduce frequency of normal turf grooming and with the heavy humidity all our green speeds will almost certainly drop.  

The surface of the greens canopy can reach 120° and soil temperatures can exceed 90°. At this point, the turf grass becomes dysfunctional and supplemental water may be needed to cool the surface as the turf tissue cannot do it on it's own.   

Plant fungicide applications, moisture management and mechanical stress reduction all play a role in successful turf but even then there is no true guarantee that the turf will sustain itself through this period. 

We here at Miami Valley Golf are certainly not experts in Turfgrass, but each facility has them in their Golf Course Superintendents and support staffs.  With what is shaping up to be a record setting heat wave please give them your full support and look to help your turf departments ensure their infrastructure is given proper consideration.  

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good luck to those in the ohio amateur next week

2020-07-14_-_Twitter_BannerThe Ohio Amateur Championship begins on Tuesday, July 14th at Columbus CC. 

Those in the field from are area are: Austin Beyers, Pete Betzold, Eric Cherubini, Jon Cloyd, Cole Corder, Jordan & Josh Gilkison, Tyler Goecke, Austin Greaser, Bryce Haney, Mikkel Mathiesen, Andy Mayhew, Jacob Mortell, Mike New, Dhaivat Pandya, Pete Samborsky, Kyle Schmidt, Austin Schoonmaker, Jeff Scohy, Luke Wells, Caleb Westfall, Cameron Willis, and UD Player Hayden Zimmerer.

To follow along with the scores all week -

Good Luck to all those from our Area!

There may still be a need for a couple of  
Walking Scorers for the Final Round on Friday, July 17th.  If you are interested please call 614-698-0014 or email 

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Metropolitan Registrations CLOSE ON FRIDAY
2020-07-23_-_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostNot Sure if you want to play?  Here are the pertinent numbers from past Metropolitan's held at Piqua CC.

2014 - 36 Hole Cut Fell at 154 - Winning Score -7 (281) - Champion - Zach Yinger

2008 - 36 Hole Cut Fell at 158 - Winning Score -9 (279) - Champion - Peter Samborsky II

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2020-07-23_-_Womens_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostThe Women's Amateur also has a wonderful history as it began nearly Ninety Years ago when Mrs. George A. Smith def. Rose Rubenstein, 10 and 8 at then Greenmont CC now called Walnut Grove in 1933. 

Run as a Match Play Championship until 2017.  Since switching to 54 holes of Stroke Play the Champion has been Alyssa Burritt

To register or for more information
Bob_ZimmermanIn this edition, Bucky Albers reflects on the life and times of Bob Wynn a noted golf professional from the Miami Valley who was both a Club Professional and played the PGA and Sr. PGA tour for many years.

Listen Here 

Or to view for his Wiki Page

shoulder_circles_1Last week we went over one of the mobility screens for the shoulder.  The ability to obtain adequate external rotation, and maintain it, is crucial for staying in posture during your backswing.  We want to be able to externally rotate past your spine angle.  If you are unable to reach that position in either posture you may have a mobility problem with your shoulder.  If you are able to rotate past your spine angle in the upright position but lose range of motion when in your golf posture you may have a stability issue around your shoulder blade (scapulothoracic region).

This screen is great at identifying that there is a limitation but it doesn’t tell us WHY you have that limitation.  Further assessment is needed to determine the best correctives but here are a couple of exercises that can generally help improve mobility or stability.

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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 his their Website  
Event Calendar 
Upcoming Events

July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info

We are currently in discussions on the remainder of our 2020 Calendar at this time.

Bourbon_RaffleThe Miami Valley First Tee Chapter is attempting to continue operations throughout the summer, autumn and winter without the aid of necessary revenue coming from June & July lesson programs. This hardship coupled with the closing of City of Dayton golf facilities has prompted our fund raising team to find new means of funding sponsorships. The Bourbon Raffle is our latest Post Covid-19 effort to save our 2020 programs.

Please link in to the raffle website and help their efforts. 

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! 
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The Online Certification consists of four educational video segments, with each segment made available after the previous one has been viewed. 

After all segments have been completed an Open Book, 20 question quiz will take place with 16 or more correct answers needed to attain Certification. 

You can take this quiz as many times as you like to achieve certification.   To Take Start the Process

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Please keep in mind that everyone is coming to terms with our new normal and it is ever evolving, so please be patient with operators, their staffs and each other so that we can all continue to enjoy this great game as we enter our new season!  
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).   
Q: How can I post my score if the clubhouse is closed ?
GHIN_App_IconA: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile Appor post through our siteor  This is also a good recommendation moving forward and we will likely begin phasing out our Scoring Kiosks wherever possible to avoid future contaminations. 
Q: I can't post a score as it says I'm inactive and I can't go into the Golf Shop to renew.
A: You can renew at almost all of our Public Access Facilities by following this link and selecting where you play the most golf 
when to NOT post your scores 
March 15th signaled the start of the New Score Posting Season in the Miami Valley.  Here are a few things to remember when it comes to NOTposting 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 !

June 25 - Everyone Association Play Date - Piqua CC
July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
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