FTSG Local Golf News for January 22
Troy to Host First Masters Event
Masters_1_600x400Troy Country Club gets our 2022 Miami Valley Masters season under way when it hosts the first event on Monday, May 9th.  This organization is for gentleman golfers over the age of 50 who reside within our community.

This organization does require a separate membership outside of being a GHIN member of Miami Valley Golf.

The events are traditionally 1:00 PM shotguns with a nice dinner to follow. Awards are given in both net and gross divisions divided by age categories of those competing that day.

To become a member

To enter the first event

WHS QUESTION:  True or False,  A Course Handicap adjustment is no longer needed when players compete from different tees unless par is different.
 Congratulation to Mike Gafkjen on his Retirement
GafkjenAfter many years of leading the Turf department at Beavercreek Golf Club, Mike Gafkjen is retiring. 

Congratulations on a career well played and thanks for providing such great conditions for our area golfers.  

All the best moving forward!
Cloning Your Events

Cloning_Your_EventsNo matter the type of facility you are located at, be it public or private, you will often find that you are hosting the same event year after year for your loyal clients.

Often these events will be played utilizing the same format as the previous year, allowing you to use the Cloning shortcut tool inside the Golf Genius software.

Cloning an event or league from a previous season will bring over items like banners, logos, tournament setup, portal setup, and much more. If you have a recurring event or league every season, we always suggest cloning instead of creating a new event or league from scratch.

I find this tool exceptionally useful in major events like a member-guest tournament that you have spent years perfecting the format. This can be a time saver if the portal includes a large amount of information.

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Miami Valley Golf provides Golf Genius to our golf community to further support our game in the Miami Valley.  For more information on Golf Genius or using Golf Genius for your league or charitable event please email 


Hole_14_Looking_Back_from_Behind_GreenThe 2022 season gets underway earlier then our traditional first Monday in May, when NCR host our Spring Better Ball on Monday, May 2nd. There is a little twist this year as we will be using both golf courses.  The net divisions will be playing the North Course and the gross divisions will be playing the South Course. 

Back for the 7th year is our event partner Midwest Security Services.  The event will get underway with a Buffet Lunch at 11:30 AM followed by the Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM.  After play we will provide appetizers during scoring and awards and a cash bar will also be available.

Registration is now open and the field is limited to 192 players (96 players per course)

Register Today! 

Trivia:  Where was Arnold Palmer's last Victory on the PGA Tour?  Answer deeper in email. 
Upcoming Seminars BY DR Nick Curry


Junior Golf - Preparing for College Golf

Saturday January 22nd, 2022 @ 11:00AM Beavercreek Golf Club

Are you a junior golfer that has a desire to play golf at the next level? Whether it is preparing for tournaments or playing college golf this seminar will help your body get to the next level. We will dive into how physical abilities correlate with your golf swing, how to be more consistent, and how to gain yardage off the tee.

Swing Speed Workshop - Gain 20 Yards Off The Tee

Saturday February 5th, 2022 @ 11:00AM Beavercreek Golf Club

Let's be honest, every golfer wants to hit the ball farther. If you are a junior golfer you may be looking to gain and extra 20, 30, 50 yards off the tee! If you are a seasoned golfer you might be hoping to just not lose distance year after year. Join us for this FREE workshop to learn how to improve your golf game and increase your clubhead speed and distance! 

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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.

Proceed to Application  

WHS QUESTION:  True or False,  A Course Handicap adjustment is no longer needed when players compete from different tees unless par is different.

Answer: True For the Nitty Gritty Detail

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

Random Golf Footnotes

Glenbeck Golf Course

Glenbeck_GCGlenbeck Golf Course was open on May 8th 1932.  We believe it was a game development course “ Short course” located on the North West side of the Community Golf Course property.

If anyone has any information about this short course we would love to hear from you as it hasn't existed for many, many years.

The report was in Earl Shocks report to then parks commissioner Mr. William Madden for 1932.

Read that report here



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TRIVIA:  Where was Arnold Palmer's last Victory on the PGA Tour? 

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