FTSG Local Golf News for June 18
Twin Best Ball is Monday at Sugar Valley
SVGC_15_6_x_4_-_2_copyMonday Sees Women Golfers from around the Miami Valley Tee it up in the DDWGA Twin Best Ball Event at Sugar Valley Golf Club.

This two-person best ball gets underway with a 1pm shotgun, registration will open by 11:30am and dinner and awards will follow play...

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Greaser Into the Weekend at the US Open
By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer to Miami Valley Golf 

Greaser_Fist_PumpAfter Austin Greaser missed the cut in the 2022 Masters, he pledged that he was going to focus more on his golf this week at the U.S. Open and allow other people to worry about the details. 

“I’m the only one with a tee time,” he said.  

It seems he learned a lot from his trip to The Masters this year, both on and off the golf course.  

At Augusta, Greaser made the turn on Friday within shouting distance of the cut line. It was the same on Friday at The Country Club. He played his opening nine holes in the second round in even par, leaving him 2-over for the championship.  A bogey on the fourth was canceled out with a birdie on the par-4 eighth hole.  

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Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer_JuneJohn Makclin, is a brand-new Miami Valley Golf volunteer, but it only took him one shift to prove that he deserves to be in our volunteer spotlight. 

John was the last person to contact us about volunteering for the US Open Final at Springfield Country Club on June 6th. We had a spotter position become available just the evening before, and even though that wasn’t his first choice, he was happy to help. Little did any of us know, he would end up being one of our heroes of the day.

A little after 2:30pm, one of our morning volunteers and afternoon spectators, suffered a medical emergency while watching a group on #17. John was only a few feet away and witnessed the volunteer collapse. He wasted no time starting CPR and directed others to call 911 and to retrieve an AED machine. He, along with others on the course, took turns administering CPR. Once the AED machine arrived, they were able to successfully revive the fallen individual.  

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2022-07-07-USWAm-Walnut_Grove_6_x_4Thursday, July 7th, brings some of the country’s best Women Amateurs to Walnut Grove Country Club for the Sectional Qualifier for the 112th US Women’s Amateur.  

There are 55 golfers who are in the qualifying field at WGCC and they will compete for five (5) positions in the Championship Proper.  

Our Qualifying Location has had two National Champions come through our site.  Jensen Castle won last year and Sophia Schubert in 2017. 

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US Open Green Speeds vs Daily Play

Green_Speed_ArticleThe U.S. Open is known for being the toughest golf championship, with firm, fast greens that are meant to test the best players in the world. As fans, it’s important to keep a few items in mind about how these championship conditions are produced, and why they aren’t what we experience for daily play. 

Greens speeds are often a controversial topic, as many amateur players feel that faster is better. While green speed is one component of well-conditioned putting greens, smoothness, trueness and firmness are also important characteristics. Furthermore, faster speeds are not always better and often lead to slower rounds and higher scores – two things most golfers despise!

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Grip Strength 

Grip_StrengthGrip strength is one of the best overall tests for total body strength.  Numerous studies demonstrate a high correlation with grip strength and swing speed and golfing proficiency.  Greater grip strength allows you to handle the forces transferred through the hands and wrists during the golf swing, which means less chance of injury and better control of the clubface.

The average tour player can demonstrate over 50kg of pressure on the squeeze test, with the lead side being slightly stronger.  If you ask the average tour player how much force they think they use when gripping a club most will say around 50%, and research supports that.

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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.  
This Free Clinic will be held on Monday, July 11th at Community Golf Course beginning at 10am and is open to any girl ages 7 -18.  This annual clinic is named after Diana Schwab who hosted this clinic every year until her untimely passing in 2013.  

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Tickets Now on Sale
Trophy_in_front_of_BackdropTickets for the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship are now available for purchase. Single Tickets are $30, Two Packs are $50 and good any one day. Juniors are Free with Ticketed Adult - Don't miss your chance to walk with the Legends of the Women's Game! 

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Reflecting On Monday's Master Event at Urbana CC

PB_Dye_Addressing_GroupThanks to all of you who played in the second Master’s Event of the season hosted by Urbana Country Club.

We would especially like to thank the Members and Staff of Urbana CC for their hospitality. 


Our lowest overall gross score was shot by Roger Johnson with a 2 over par 74.


Low overall net honors went to Phil Raynes with a score of 69.

Our Next Event is on Monday, August 15th at Wildwood GC in Middletown and you can get registered for the event by Clicking Here.


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For our Gamers
2k21_ImageWhile Madden Golf Course is currently not open, that does not mean that you can't play it.  We recently had the course designed using the LiDAR scan so you can play all 18 holes on the 2k21 PGA Tour. 

2k21 PGA Tour Events using the Madden Course will start as we move into the off season but until then you are welcome to play it all you want! 

This past week we added a new Design "Madden Next" using the conceptual design from the Hurzdan Design Groupout of Columbus.
Drive Chip and Putt Registration Open

Drive_Chaip_and_Putt_OpenLocal qualifying begins in May. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around skill development in driving, chipping and putting. Local Qualifying Sites are Tri-City Golf Ranch, Heatherwoode, Southwest Golf Ranch, The Golf Club at Dublin and Blacklick Woods Golf Course

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