FTSG for the 3rd Weekend in November
SEMINAR TO Prepare for the World Handicap System

For a few weeks we have been releasing items to help you and your club prepare for the World Handicap System which goes into effect after the first of the year.  

There is no doubt in our mind that while we have a few months to prepare... if your club is not prepared, it will come in like a Lion as we get into the meat of the season.

To help everyone prepare we will have an Educational Seminar on Saturday, December 7th at Dayton Country Club.  The Session will start at 10am and conclude by 2pm.  Lunch will be included in the $30 registration fee.

To Register

Our Annual Club Meeting for Golf Staff's is this Tuesday, November 19th at Dayton CC.  The meeting will begin at 10am and conclude in the early afternoon.  Those in attendance will receive appropriate educational credits and Lunch will be provided. 

In this meeting we will review the season and provide an overview of the path ahead.  

Items to Bring - Current Scorecard 
Suggested Items to Bring - Laptop or Tablet

Beginning in 2020 a brand-new set of Rules for Handicapping will be introduced globally.

Net Double Bogey.

The maximum hole score for each player will be limited to a Net Double Bogey. This adjustment ismore consistent from hole to hole than the Equitable Stroke Control procedure. Net Double Bogey isalready used in many other parts of the world and the calculation is simple: Par + 2 + any handicapstrokes you receive.

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
Partner in the Spotlight 
Some of you see the logo's on the bottom of this email or on the website and look right pass them.  I get that, we all do it...But there is value associated with them. 

This week, we are featuring our Partnership with Affinity Travel.  With the onset of cold weather it's time to start exploring how to escape to warmer climates.  Being a Member of Miami Valley Golf gives you access to unpublished rates through this travel benefit.

So next time you are planning a trip I encourage you to review what Affinity has to offer.

Here is the Link (You will need your GHIN Number to Login or Set Up your Account.)
Being Thankful
The Thanksgiving Season brings a time of greater reflection.  For golfers, it's easy to see that our sport has provided a great deal to be thankful for.  

Over the last 18 months we have brought the National Youth on Course Program to our area. The programs purpose is to reduce the expense for young golfers by only charging $5 or less to play golf.  

In the Miami Valley, this national program is only in use at three facilities, Heatherwoode, Reid Park and Yankee Trace.  And while it served 571 junior golfers more than 2,000 rounds this past season we intend to grow throughout our service area so every junior golfer can take advantage. 
Upon maximum inclusion, we project annual contributions to reach $100K per year. 

We need you to be a part of our goal of fully endowing this program.  We ask that you Play it Forward by making a contribution through our Foundation Website or donate through our Dayton Foundation Charitable Checking Account.

We thank you for your consideration.  Further questions should be directed to our Executive Director and he can be reached by calling our office at 937-294-6842 or emailing                    
Historical Reflections 

We have started to refresh our Area's Golf Timeline, and like many things in life it's more about the journey then the destination.  So there are a lot of things missing or even wrong.  

As it's going to be too cold for most of us to play this weekend, let us know what you think needs included or corrected by sending an email to

Enjoy the trip back in our area's golf history.  

Have a Look

Ohio Am Qualifier ON NCR's North Course in 2020
The path to the Ohio Amateur runs through NCR CC for those choosing the Dayton Area Qualifying Location when they file their Entry next season.

The 114th Ohio Amateur will be contested July 14-17 at the Historic Columbus Country Club.

Likely Local Exemptions into the Championship Field for 2020.  Former Champions, Matt Ehlinger, Michael Bernard & Austin Sipe*. Top 20 from this years Championship, Kyle Schmidt, Pete Samborsky, Luke Campbell, Tyler Goecke, Luke Wells, Caleb Westfall.  Past 5 years Champions from the Ohio Mid Amateur, Jeff Scohy and top 1000 in the final 2019 World Amateur Ranking, which currently would include, Austin Greaser (393) & Domenic Maricocchi (775)

* Exemptions are based on maintaining Amateur Status and being a resident of Ohio or attending a college or university in Ohio or being active in the military based in Ohio.
Past Ohio Amateur Champions do not need to meet the residency requirements

To review results from the 2019 Ohio Amateur

Additional Qualifying Information will be released next Spring!
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

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About the Top Banner:  Our Next Generation of Golfers during the Get a Girl Golfing Clinic.  Instruction provided by our Friends at the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley and made possible by the DDWGA.
Tue., Nov. 19 - Club Meeting - Dayton CC - RSVP
Sat., Dec. 7 - World Handicap Seminar - Dayton - Register
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon., May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC 
Mon., May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC 
Mon., May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC 
Tue., May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course 
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 - NEW   
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

Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
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 
Download the USGA Tournament App - Apple - Android  
Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
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