FTSG for the Second Weekend in July 
2020-06-25_-_Association_Play_Day_-_Piqua_CCUnfortunately, We are still on hold for our Traditional Shotgun Events, but want to provide a playing opportunity for those interested.   

A Play Day will be hosted by our Friends at Piqua Country Club on Thursday, June 25th.  Tee Times will begin at 8:30am and run until noon.  You will be able to select your tee time at the end of the registration process.  

This is a great opportunity to take a group up to PCC or even get in a practice round for the Metropolitan Championship in late July

To Register or for More Details
How_to_Build_an_Anti_Racist_WorldWe encourage everyone in our sport and our community to continue looking inward and have conversations within your social circles.  

To stimulate this conversation we encourage you to listen to Ibram Kendi on how to build an antiracist world

Update on Event Calendar 
Events that are going to happen for sure

June 22 - Ohio Am Qualifier at NCR CC (North Course) - See Starting Assignments
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

Events that will likely happen IF the Ohio Department of Health Allows Shotguns

August 17 – Masters Event – CCNllnhga-calendar-events-1024x512
August 31 – DDWGA Fall Classic – Piqua CC
September 21 – Masters Event – Miami Valley
September 24 – MVTI – CCN

All events scheduled prior to these listed will not be played and the Year End Celebration will not be played as well.


Scratching_HeadAnother change that the World Handicap System brought us has to do with developing the Playing Handicap (IE when you apply percentages to Handicaps) which may throw some for a loop.

Basically, if you round from the Whole Number of the Course Handicap occasionally the result will be different because it is recommended that the Percentage is Applied to the Pre-Rounded Course Handicap figure and Tournament Software will follow that recommendation.  Occasionally resulting in a Different Playing Handicap !Playing_Handicap_Example 
Support Documentation in Word / .PDF / Excel Template to Calculate
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. 
NEOAImageCongratulations go out to four of our local players who finished in the Top 10 in the Northeast Ohio Amateur last week.  Tyler Goecke (2nd), Josh Gilkison (T 3rd), Cole Corder (6th) and our 2019 Metropolitan Champion - Austin Schoonmaker (T 10th) 

See all the results here

Listen along as Bucky Albers talks about the Schwab Family and their legacy in our game in the Miami Valley and Beyond


Link to Bucky's Bunker 


For those who register for this event, please know that each facility is different in their adherence to these procedures and the DDWGA, MVGA or any of our Allied Organizations cannot be held responsible for our host facilities adherence to these protocols.  

Registration is Closed for Monday's Event but to see your tee time you may do so by clicking here

Tee Times for Monday's Play Day

And this is just a reminder that no Association Staff will be on site for this activity.

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! 
Golf Fitness - Hydration


As the temperature increases, it’s important to keep up on hydration- especially when playing a round of golf. In order for our bodies to function, we have to replenish its water stores. After all, the body is made up of 70% water! By staying hydrated, you will be able to make better decisions on the course, decrease stress levels, and recover better between rounds.

Dehydration on the course can happen more quickly than you may believe. It only takes 1-2% loss of body weight to start seeing the effects of dehydration. Think about how much energy you’re exerting by carrying your clubs in the baking sun for a few miles, sweat dripping down your back, swinging your clubs over and over again for 3-4 hours. You get the point. It’s very easy to become dehydrated on the course .  

For More Detail

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 
Attend an Online Certification Class


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 !

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June 15 - DDWGA Association Play Date - Urbana CC
June 25 - Everyone Association Play Date - Piqua CC
June 22 - NEW DATE - Ohio Amateur Qualifier still at NCR CC - Info
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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