FTSG Local Golf News for April 17th
Volunteer for the US Open Sectional 
Volunteer_ImageWith the Championship Season close at hand we have opened the Volunteer enrollment pages and you can get there by following this link.

The first one for the season will be the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC on Monday, June 7th

Who knows you could be a walking scorer for the next Cory Connors as he sets a course record!  (Cory finished 8th in this years Masters and in 2017 set the course record in the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC)

Review or Register Here
Masters Contest Won By Bill York


Congratulations to Hideki Matsuyama in winning the 2021 Masters and Bill York for winning the 18th Annual MVGA Masters Contest presented by our Friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville

Bill's score of 17 was enough to win the Contest. Bill's winning selections included Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Michael Thompson, and Will Zalatoris. 

2nd Place belonged to Matthew Shin with a score of 14.  

3rd Place saw a 3-way tie among Gregg Holtkamp, Ron Bryant, and Dan Sutherly with a score of 13. Bryant won the 1st Tie-Breaker by guessing closest to the winning score of -10. 

Among all the submissions, no one correctly predicted Hideki Matsuyama as the Champion, a 46/1 odds Champion pre-tournament.

Thanks to all of you who made selections, Alex Huang for managing the contest and our Friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville.

Those making selections received their individual results Sunday Evening from

Next Up - PGA Championship Contest 
PGA_Contest_Web2Your Miami Valley Golf along with TDJ Golf are pleased to announce the Inaugural MVGA PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Contest.  This contest will feature your best scores from the rounds you play during the PGA Championship and those of the players you choose competing in the Championship Proper.  
The entry fee will be $27, and you will have an option to enter either the net or gross competition.   A purse will be awarded based on your finish.  More details will be announced shortly.
teaching an Old Dog a New Trick 

Old_Dog_New_TrickHave you ever stood over a golf ball with full confidence only to hit a terrible shot and just wonder how in the world you just did that?  Have you ever wondered why you need to keep working on the same swing drills over and over?  The answer is in how our brain learns skills. 

There are 2 types of skills, motor and cognitive.  Motor skills are like riding a bike or swinging a golf club.  Cognitive skills are like learning a new language or mathematics.  Our brain stores these skills in 2 completely different ways.  For example, if you learned how to ride a bike when you were 10 years old and then didn’t ride a bike for 30 years, you would be able to get back on that bike pretty quickly and get comfortable riding around.  Now if you learned how to speak French when you were 10 and then didn’t speak the language for 30 years, you are going to realize very quickly that you remember very little if you traveled to France.  Motor skills are very difficult, almost impossible, to forget. 

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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 
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.


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.


Rob_Karnes_PGACongratulations to NCR's Director of Golf,  Rob Karnes, who was awarded the highest honor given to a PGA Professional as he was presented the Golf Professional of the Year from the Southern Ohio PGA Section.

This award is presented annually and awarded for qualities of leadership, strong moral character and a substantial record of service to the PGA and the game of golf.  

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

who Is this Volunteer?
With the release of our 2021 Volunteer Season and to celebrate all of you who make a difference for our Game, This weeks person is a Long Time Volunteer who continues to make a difference for our game,  If you think you know him, send us an email at
College Corner


The Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's both beat Ohio Wesleyan in home and home matches this past weekend and take on Denison this weekend


The Lady Flyers travel this upcoming week to play in their conference championship in Orlando on the Magnolia Course at Disney.

The UD men's team won their Flyer Intercollegiate this past week at NCR and travel to State College this weekend to play in the Penn State Rutherford Intercollegiate .

Wright_State_SmallThe Raiders finished third in the Flyer Intercollegiate and host their own Intercollegiate at Heatherwoode this Sunday and Monday!

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 - University of Dayton, Men's Golf Team this past Monday winning the Flyer Intercollegiate!
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

Ohio Golf Journal for April

Items in this edition...

  • The Best Ohio Golfer you Never Heard of 
  • Ohio College Spring Season
  • Ohio Loses Two Golfing Legends
  • and Much More

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

Podcast_IconBucky's BunkerClear_Logo
David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
Facebook Account -  
Instagram - 
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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