FTSG - Local Golf News for April 10th
Programming Note - Masters on CBS - Saturday 3pm - Sunday 2pm -
Course Rating Season Starts on Monday 

Course_RatersEach year, your Miami Valley Golf Association supports the very core of our game by maintaining and issuing course ratings. 

Why is this important?  Because other than low gross competitions, which make up just a small fraction of daily play, our game is based upon the foundational calculations that are made possible and developed through the USGA Course Rating System. 

Thanks to all our well trained, highly professional, course rating volunteer teams led by Mary Rice and Al Schoolcraft as they start the Course Rating season!

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Through Youth on Course - Play, Laugh and Repeat
By Dominic Dastoli, Contributing Writer to Miami Valley Golf Foundation 

Through_YOCAaron Tobe’s teenage mind can only hold so much information. 

“I don’t know my mom and dad’s birthdays,” he admitted. “And I have no clue what my social security number is.”

But, he has memorized his eight-digit Youth on Course/GHIN member number. And for good reason: he’s used it often. Among the 3,046 rounds of golf played by local Youth on Course members in 2020, Tobe accounted for 69 of them, the most of any junior golfer in the Miami Valley.

Just don’t ask him when he first joined Youth on Course, the nationwide program that allows juniors to play 9-hole rounds for $5 or less at select courses.

“I have no clue,” Tobe said. “When Eddie and Jacob say we started, that’s when we started.”

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Trivia - How Many Holes in One where reported in the Miami Valley in 2020? (Answer at Bottom)

DDWGA_Scholarship_DeadineAwarded since 1992, to over 60 Junior Girls, the DDWGA has a long legacy of playing it forward for the Junior Girls in our area!

Scholarships are typically in the thousand dollar range and require a minimum number of documents to apply. This Years Deadline is April 15th!

For More Information or to Apply

IS YOUR mvga/ghin membership inactive?

To correspond with the ending of the off season and the beginning of the new golf season our MVGA/GHIN Membership 2020 season closed on Sunday, March 14 and the 2021 season began on Monday, March 15.

Just what does that mean?

If you play at a public facility or are a member of a non real estate club like "eClub" and have not already renewed for the upcoming season your account was placed into an "Inactive Status".

To change this status all you need to do is renew at the facility either online or in person.  

If you are a member at a Private Facility the staff manages this for you, therefore, no action is needed.


Dr. Renee Powell Joins Lee Elder


It was great to see fellow Ohioan and Northern Ohio PGA member, Renee Powell, representing Black PGA Professionals at the Master’s Kick-Off that honored the First African American to play in The Masters, Lee Elder. 

Lee Elder joined Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as honorary starters with Renee and fellow PGA Professionals just off the tee to honor Elder's achievements.

Our Golf My Future My Game summer programming will visit Dr. Powell at her families course this summer, Clearview Golf Course on June 16th.

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Special Scores So Far in 2021 
Holes in One and Double Eagles since we start playing this season! 

Special_ScoresThe Golf Club at Yankee Trace - Hole in One - 04/06/2021 - Gene Cook Hole: Heritage 7 Yardage: 120 Yards Club Selection: 6 Iron / NCR Country Club - Dougle Eagle -  04/02/2021 - Jeff Scohy. South Course - Hole 6. Hole out hybrid from 236 yards for double eagle 2. / Community - Hole In One - 03/17/2021 / Patty Boehmer of Centerville made a hole in 1 on the Hills hole #5 / Yankee Trace - Hole in One - 03/09/2021 - Michael Maroney Vintage #5 156 yards 8 Iron/ Pipestone Golf Course - Hole In One - 03/07/2021 -  Paul Day Hole: #17 Yardarge: 109 yds Club Selection: SW

To See the Archive of All Past Reported Results

Increase Your Clubhead Speed this Spring!

superspeed_promo_flyer_2021The SuperSpeed Swing Speed Program combines the leader in overspeed training, SuperSpeed Golf, and specific protocols and training aids to help increase swing speed. See an increase in club head speed in as little as 10 minutes a day / 3x a week!

What you get:
• SuperSpeed Golf Clubs ($199 value)
• Dynamic Workouts ($229 value) - 6 weeks of training protocols. No additional equipment is needed.
• Bonus Materials ($129 value) - Fitness and nutrition materials specifically for the golfer.

Program will start on April 26th and continue for 6 weeks. We will be having training sessions every Monday at 6:30 to go over SuperSpeed Training protocols and a quick workout.  These training sessions are optional but you will see greater benefit from the program if you attend every one.  Don't worry if you cannot attend these sessions, you will receive all the materials to do the program on your own.  You will train with the SuperSpeed clubs 3 times per week and can be done in as little as 10 minutes! Additional workouts can be done at home (included with program) to enhance outcomes.

Clubs must be ordered by April 7th to receive discount.  $349 after 4/7/21.

Contact Nick Curry at with any questions.

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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
Enter the More Golf Challenge for 2021

Now back for it's third year, the 2021 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2020 began this past Monday and will end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th.

The Grand Prize will be a $500 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing. Certificates will also be awarded to the next four drawn winners.

Follow Along on Madden Next

Madden_Next_final_fileStill in it's very early stages, a group of area Golfers are exploring ways to reestablish the Game at the Madden Golf Property.

To Keep in the Loop you can follow MaddenNext online and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Phil Stiver, New Turf Superintendent at Moraine CC

Ervin-NoahNative Daytonian, Phil Stiver has been appointed the new Golf Course Superintendent at Moraine Country Club

Before coming to Moraine, Phil spent time as an Assistant Superintendent at Oakmont before starting his career at Greene Country Club.

He is a Graduate of Northmont High School and Clark State  

In his spare time Phil enjoys Cooking, Watching Sports and is a big fan of the Browns and Buckeyes.

Congrats on the Appointment Phil!

Registration Now Open 

Calling all Junior Golfers don't forget to get registered for this years edition of Drive Chip and Putt.  There are local qualifiers all within an easy drive.  In our area there is one at Miami Shores on May 1st & Heatherwoode on July 15th.

For More Information or to Register

TO REGISTER   -   PGA MSR Credits for Attendance 
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College Corner

WittenbergThe Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's both take on Ohio Wesleyan in home and home matches this weekend.


The Lady Flyers golf team is playing down in Murray Ky in the Murray State, Jan Weaver Invitational - To see how they are doing

The UD men's golf team host their Flyer Intercollegiate on the North Course at NCR on Monday April 12 & 13th. - To Follow Along

Wright_State_SmallThe Raiders also take part in the Flyer Intercollegiate on the North Course at NCR on Monday and Tuesday! - To Follow Along

Best of Luck to All!


New this year, all golfers interacting with the GHIN Mobile App will be prompted to update to the newest version.

Any golfer not logged in with a Digital Profile will be signed out at that time.

Additionally, profile management will be made available to logged-in golfers on and the updated GHIN Mobile App, enabling them to edit their email address, mailing address, and phone number. 

Can't create a profile?  You must have a email in the GHIN System to set one up!
To add or change your email address

About the Banner - Ladies Getting Ready to play in a DDWGA Event in 2019!
2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Full - Info5/17 - Shamble - Urbana
6/1 - Ohio Am Q - NCR North 6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North 
6/7 - US Open Final - Springfield 8/3 - Tri City - NCR
7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove  8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua  
7/12 - US M Am - MoraineMASTERS 
7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace 5/10 - Walnut Grove 
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine  6/21 - Piqua 
8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine 8/16 - Sugar Valley 
9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy 9/13 - CC of the North
9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North WOSGA (WOMEN)
10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC 5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell
10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine 6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance 
6/28-7/1 - Am & Mid Am - Walnut Grove 
OHIO GOLF ASSOCIATION7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion 
6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami ValleyOWGA
7/26-30 - Ohio Am - Avalon Lakes  9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 
9/13-14 - Ohio Two Man - Worthington   
To Enter a USGA Championship

 Registration Information will be hyperlinked when available.


Ohio Golf Journal for March

Items in this edition...

  • Buckeyes New Freshman Golfers are Contributing
  • Ohioan Bob Lewis to Receive USGA's Highest Award
  • Masters and ANWA set for April
  • and Much More

The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

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David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
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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 
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 Rules of Golf App - Android 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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Trivia Question How Many Holes in One where reported in the Miami Valley in 2020?

Answer - The first one was reported on 1/15/20 when Lee Pond made an Ace on the 3rd Hole at Community and the last one was reported on 12/23/20 when John Bennett aced the 11th also on the Dales Course at Community.  In between those two there where 77 additional bringing the total to 79.  To see the archive going back to 2011 

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