FTSG Local Golf News for December 4
USGA Adds 15th National Championship

US_Adaptive_Open_-_15th_USGA_National_ChampionshipThe USGA announced yesterday the creation of the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship. It will showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities and serve as the USGA’s 15th national championship, joining such iconic events as the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur. 

Champions of this new event will see their names recorded in the annals of golf history alongside many of the game’s storied figures.

The inaugural championship will be conducted next years on the #6 Course at Pinehurst, July 18-20.

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Part Time Volunteer Coordinator Position Available
Springfieldqualifier_50-X2Miami Valley Golf is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for allocating responsibilities, entry level training and retaining our current outstanding volunteer workforce. 

Hours are flexible to work within your life structure, however there are some set schedule days to support events. 

The chosen candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience. Our goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfilment of our collective missions.

Golf and technology skills are important for maximizing the impact of this position.

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Internships Available for 2022 

Lady_Interns_4x3Your Miami Valley Golf Association each golf season offers golf administration internships.  These paid internships can run from three to twelve months depending upon a candidate's availability, with flexible schedules based on the interns needs.  

In order to be considered for an internship position, prospective applicants must be enrolled at a college or university, be a graduate student, a recent college graduate or someone just interested in Golf Association Management.  A background or major in golf management, journalism, communications, or photo journalism would be an asset but is not necessary for these positions.  A strong interest and knowledge of the game of golf is also a plus.

Intern_Photo_2The responsibilities of the intern positions entail championship administration, database management, website maintenance, junior golf and membership activities.  In addition, the selected interns will also assist the staff with general administration. 

Applications will be accepted until February 1.

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Eases the Burden 

Picture1Regardless of whether you’re a public or private club managing your weekly leagues throughout the season is a time-consuming task for your golf staff. Golf Genius recognizes this and has given us a way to help alleviate some of the stress associated with managing multiple weekly events by utilizing a League Manager.

Once a member of your golf staff has created a league in your Golf Genius account you then have the availability to assign a league manager. This manager, who would only be able to view their league account, would then be able to create pairings, manage subs, enter scores, and print the needed reports for each of their rounds throughout the season.

Training of these managers can be completed in different ways. Golf Genius offers online tutorials that provide step by step instructions for league manager education. These tutorials can also be reviewed when a problem might exist throughout the season. Or if you prefer, training a league manager can be done in person by a member of the golf staff.

If you are interested in more information on this process, please contact

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Rules of Golf Winter Education Seminars from the USGA

Registration for the 2022 Rules of Golf Workshops are now open.

Registrants have numerous virtual and in-person options to choose from, please note in-person workshops seats are limited due to fewer in-person offerings and COVID-19 restrictions.

If you wish to attend an in-person workshop, please plan to register as early as possible.

For more information on Rules workshop offerings and exams

Tuition assistance is available for any level of education for those volunteering within our Miami Valley Golf Community.  To apply for full or partial reimbursement please email

From the Archives - Gene Marchi

Gene Marchi's association with the golf business spans more than half a century. The last 40 years of it at Miami Valley Golf Club.

As a lad of Ten years, he started as a caddy at Upper Arlington Golf Club in his hometown of Columbus. He toted bags at that 9-hole layout until moving to Scioto CC when it opened two years later. Gene stayed on as a caddy at Scioto throughout his high school days.

After graduating from high school, Gene stayed at Scioto CC for two more years, working in the pro shop. His duties were primarily cleaning clubs and doing minor repairs. He left his job at Scioto to work in a tire manufacturing plant where the pay was higher.  A year of factory work didn't agree with Gene physically and he re­turned to the golf business.

At that time Charlie Lorms was the head pro at Columbus Country Club and his assistant was Francis Marzolf.  They hired Gene to assist them in their pro shop. It was under their direction that he learned to repair and make golf clubs. He recalls that in those days golf clubs were ordered in pieces, assembled and adapted to the individual player at the golf shops. Two years after starting his apprenticeship he moved up to the assistant pro ranks when Mr. Marzolf left to take a head professional job.

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