FTSG, Local Golf News for March 19
Austin Greaser at Augusta
By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer

DSCN3248For most college kids, a weekend off-campus likely means a trip home to do laundry and gobble up some homemade meals. 

For Austin Greaser, a weekend away in early March means something very different. On a Thursday evening, Greaser hopped in his car and headed south from Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Augusta, Georgia. It was the second trip in as many weekends to Augusta National, the hallowed grounds that hosts The Masters every April, and Greaser has some work to do. After finishing runner-up in the 2021 U.S. Amateur, Greaser’s name is on the list for the most exclusive party in golf. 

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The first round of the Masters only 19 days away.  During Masters Week we hope to bring you regular updates of Austin's time at the Masters.  Thanks to Sean Melia & Ryan Gillen for their collaboration on this!
Vern Campbell Wins Players Contest

Vern_CampbellCongratulations to Vern Campbell, winner of our 2022 Players contest. The top score of 19 points was shared between two players and Campbell won the 1st Tiebreaker over Greg Austria.

Campbell wins 6 dozen personalized golf balls for his victory. Austria wins 4 dozen. 3rd place finisher was Grant Dunigan. Three entrants posted scores of 15, but Dunigan won the 1st Tiebreaker to claim the final prize of 2 dozen personalized balls.

Stay tuned next month for the annual Masters contest and a chance to win more prizes. Thanks to the 367 people who participated.

and....THANKS to Alex Huang for managing the contest for us!

Register for the Play More Golf Challenge 

More_Golf_ChallengeBack for it's fourth year, the 2022 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2021 will begin on March 15th and end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th.

The winner will receive a Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing.

The drawing will be held in December for those who registered for this challenge and posted more rounds of golf in 2022. 

Golfer's chances for winning the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2021 total. 

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2021 and be an active member of the MVGA/GHIN Handicap System

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Need a Solution for your Junior Lesson Registration?


Now in it's second year, Miami Valley Golf through our Golf Next programming is once again offering our member facilities and junior programs across the Miami Valley to use our resources to develop and register golfers for their Lesson Programs.  

If interested you can learn more here!

TRIVIA QUESTION:   What Miami Valley Golf Clubs are Celebrating their 100th Anniversary this season?
Season Long Points

GG_Article_2022-03-19_copyIs your club looking for a way to enhance your tournament schedule throughout the season while growing the number of entries for each of your clubs’ events? If so, look no further than the excitement that the PGA Tour creates each year with their Fed Ex Cup Championship. This season long points competition has taken the weekly PGA events to another level as players setout to gather as many points as possible leading up to the final event of the year.

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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 


WilberforceThe Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and the Black Golf Alliance (BGA), in association with the PGA TOUR, announced this past week the details surrounding the second annual BGA Juneteenth Golf Weekend Classic. The 47th playing of the Memorial, the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, will serve as the backdrop for the 2022 BGA Juneteenth event.

The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is May 30 – June 5, 2022 at the renowned Muirfield Village Golf Club.

In recognition of Juneteenth-an American holiday honoring the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War-BGA created the Juneteenth Golf Weekend Classic to support entities, foundations, and organizations that align with its core mission, to grow the game of golf in the Black community through love, unity, and respect for each other and the game itself. This year’s event will benefit the Wilberforce University (WU) Golf Team. Located in Wilberforce, Ohio, WU is the nation’s oldest private, historically Black University owned and operated by African Americans.

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Sowards & Taylor Ohio Golf Hall of Fame

Taylor-Sowards_Ohio_Hall_of_FameLast Friday, March 11th, the Ohio Golf Association announced the class of 2022 to be inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.  

The Ohio Golf Hall of Fame strives to recognize outstanding achievements of Ohioans who play or support the game of golf. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and its members include Jack Nicklaus, Bob Hope, Tammie Green, John Cook and Ben Curtis among others. (Hall of Fame Inductees by year at the bottom of this release). 

The induction ceremony will be held at Plum Brook CC, in Sandusky, Ohio on Monday, August 1. Plum Brook CC is also the host of the annual Ohio Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Tournament (Senior Women's division added in 2022) showcasing the banquet dinner and ceremony. Tickets for the dinner and ceremony may be purchased by calling the Ohio Golf Association at 614-698-0014. Entry for the Ohio Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Tournament will open on March 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. 

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College Corner

Pinehurst, NC - The University of Dayton men's golf team wrapped play at the weather-shortened Forest Creek Collegiate this past Sunday. With its team score of 304-293=597 (+21), Dayton took sixth place among the field of 11 teams. The 36-hole event was played at Forest Creek Golf Club on the North Course at par 72 and 6,925 yards.  Dayton's low individual was Ryan Clements in a tie for 8th place with rounds of 77-69.  They next play in NC on April 2 & 3 in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate.

Down in Orlando, FL the Lady Flyers started their season with a seventh place finish in the Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial this past week at Orange Tree Golf Club.  Low individual was Sarah Frazier with round of 79-80-81.  The Lady's are next playing Monday and Tuesday in Prospect, KY in the Nevel Meade Collegiate hosted by Cleveland State.


Cedarville started their season in Southern Pines N.C. in the Hillsdale Collegiate and finished 7th as a team.  Two tied for the team low scorer and they where Isaak Ramsey and Caden Scarbrough who both finished the three round tournament at 226 and tied for 16th place individually.  They next play in the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, KY on March 28th and 29th


The Wittenberg Ladies team are making their first appearance of the spring today and  tomorrow as they are travel to Beverly, OH to compete in the Marrietta Women's Invite at Lakeside Golf Club.


The Wittenberg Men's team play their first event on April 3rd and 4th when they travel to play in the Hershey Cup.

The Wright State Raiders next play in the Seahawk Intercollegiate on Sunday and Monday the 27th and 28th of March in Wil

Diana Schwab, Get a Girl Golfing Clinic
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

Season_ScheduleOur Tournament Season starts with the Annual Spring Better Ball presented by our friends at Midwest Security Services and wraps up with the Season Ending Celebration, this year moved back a week until Monday, October 17th, hosted annually by Dayton Country Club.  

In between those dates we have 32 Tournaments taking place over 52 Days. 

All Registrations are now open and listed here.   

DDWGA Jr Girls Scholarship
482-X5Began back in 1996 the DDWGA has a long legacy of playing it forward for our Junior Girls.

Collegiate Scholarships are typically in the thousand dollar range and require a minimum number of documents to apply.

This Years Deadline is April 15th!

To see a list of past recipient and/or download and application
This Week's Rules Question
Rules_Question_2022-03-19_ImageIn match play, which of the following is true about the number of strokes taken?

A. If the opponent asks the player for the number of strokes when it is the player’s turn to play, the player is required to give this information right away.

B. There is no penalty for giving the wrong number of strokes after completing a hole if doing so did not affect the opponent’s understanding of the results of the hole.

C. If a player unknowingly gives the wrong number of strokes that affects the result of a hole and the match, the mistake must be corrected after the result is final. 

D. Failure to give the right number of strokes after completing a hole, regardless of the outcome, results in the player receiving the General Penalty.

First 3 Correct Answers will receive MVGA Headwear  
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Last Weeks Rules Question - Answer C


After a brief search you find a ball that you believe to be yours. The ball is resting against a pinecone that will make it difficult to play the shot and, if removed, could cause the ball to move. Complicating matters, the pesky pinecone obscures the spot on the ball where your identification mark is located.

Rather than marking and lifting the ball to identify it, you see that lifting the pinecone will be to your advantage, so you move the pinecone instead of lifting the ball thus causing the ball moves and yes, it turns out to be your ball.

The ruling is:

A. You may lift and identify in this case only by marking its spot and lifting to ensure that the pinecone remains a challenge in playing your next stroke, so you get one penalty stroke for causing your ball to move and the ball must be replaced, but you are not required to replace the pinecone.

B.  You get no penalty as long as you replace the pinecone and the ball. 

C.  You get no penalty as long as you replace the ball but are not required to replace the pinecone.

D. You are disqualified under Rule 1.2 (Serious Misconduct) for circumventing the Spirt of the Rules.

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Congratulations to Last Week's Winners: Rob Aleksa, Gary Berry & Ed McCullough 
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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