FTSG Local Golf News for June 25
Reflections on the Twin Best Ball

This past Monday, June 20th saw the playing of the DDWGA Twin Best Ball at Sugar Valley Golf Club. The weather and golf where on the warm side as there were many good scores turned in during this four-lady team event.  

Congratulations to Nancy Brady for her Hole In One on #15 and all the winning teams from the days play!

To View a Recap and see Score and Photos.

A Week to Remember
By Regular Contributor Sean Melia 

A_Week_to_RememberAustin Greaser strode down the ninth fairway on Saturday afternoon chatting with Gary Woodland; he looked at ease as Woodland cracked a joke. Greaser laughed as he approached his ball.

It didn't look like Greaser was in the pressure cooker of the 122nd U.S. Open. It could have been any Saturday afternoon.

“I did a good job in staying in what I do and not changing it based on the fact that its the U.S. Open and there are a lot of people watching,” Greaser said following his fourth round.

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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.  

For More on John


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 112 th 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 Men's Amateur Qualifier 
1010-X2The 122nd US Amateur will be held August 15-21 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. 

The local sectional, one of 94 across the nation, will take place on Monday, July 11th at the historic Moraine Country Club.  

This 36 Hole qualifier will begin at 7am with players going off both the front and back nines.

For all the details on the Qualifier 
Golfer Assessment


The screen that we hear the most groans with during our golf fitness assessments is the single leg balance screen.  Almost every golfer knows that they are going to be bad at it.  The funny part about it is that it is probably the easiest fitness characteristic to get better at, quickly.  The screen measures your overall balance and highlights any proprioceptive imbalances from left to right as well as overall “core” stability.  

Our bodies use 3 internal control systems to help maintain balance throughout the golf swing: eyes, ears (inner ear), and the nervous system.  These three systems function together supplying the brain with tons of information from our surroundings and our bodies, so muscles and joints make the appropriate adjustments.  This system is a powerful and accurate balance control mechanism - unless the channel of communication between any of them is broken.  

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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.  

To Register 
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! 

For Additional Information or to Purchase
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

For More Info or to Register

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About the Banner: Nancy Brady's Group getting a selfie after here Hole in One on Monday!


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