FTSG Local Golf News for May 15
For US Open Final Stage on Monday, June 7th at Springfield CC 

We are still in need of walking scorers, mainly for the afternoon rounds on Monday, June 7th at Springfield Country Club.

If you can make room in your schedule please register by following this link.

Who knows you could be a walking scorer for the next Tony Finau.

Review or Register Here
first ddwga event is this monday
2021-05-17-4-3DDWGA_Shamble-UrbanaThe first event of the DDWGA Schedule is this Monday when the Annual Spring Shamble gets underway at Urbana Country Club with a 1pm shotgun start. 

After play will be awards to the top finishers, dinner and the DDWGA Scholar presentations to this years class of recipients.

For More Information or to Follow Along
Northern exposure
Youth on Course Expands to Miami Shores

Miami_Shores_Intro_ImageJunior golfers who live north of Dayton can play more affordable golf while staying closer to home this season. 


That’s because Miami Shores Golf Course, located in Troy, has added Youth on Course, the nationwide program that allows juniors to play 9-hole rounds for $5 or less at select courses. 


The addition of Youth on Course at Miami Shores also solves a geographic concern. The previous closest YOC facility for junior golfers living in the Troy area was located more than 30 miles away in Centerville, at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. 

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Oscar 'Ock' Willoweit 
From our Area's Past

Willoweit6x4Oscar Gustavus "Ock" Willoweit always referred to himself as The Dutchman. His friends, poking fun at his penchant for talking too much, called him The Silent Dutchman. It was a name that was never appropriate until a Sunday in 1988, when one of Dayton's best known golf professionals, died on a Sunday afternoon, after a two-year illness. He was 85.

“He was the most generous person I ever met” said former Daytonian Bob Rickey, whose father hired Willoweit for the MacGregor Golf Co. In 1928. "He made a lot of money and he gave everything away. He spent nothing on himself. He was a beautiful guy." 

To Read the Rest of the Biography and Listen to a Bucky's Bunker Podcast

LPGA*USGA Junior Girls Programming
presented by the DDWGA Coming this Summer 
LPGA-USGAThe DDWGA this summer will be having Two Get a Girl Golfing Free Sessions on Monday, June 21 and Monday, June 28 at Community GC and then offer a four week session also at Community the following four weeks. 

To Register for the Free Session for ages 7-11 
To Register for the Free Session for ages 12-18
To Register for the four week Session.

Scholarship opportunities are available and space is limited, so act shortly to not be closed out!
Community to Offer Junior Programming


Open to Juniors Age 8 to 15, Community's Junior Golf Lessons will be a great way to introduce your Junior to a game of a lifetime. 

Open to both genders, these sessions will be held in two-week sessions Tuesday through Thursday beginning at 10am.

Lessons will be led by the staff at Community Golf Course and Registration will be  stewarded by the Miami Valley Golf Association.  

Scholarship opportunities are available and space is limited, so act shortly to not be closed out!

For more information or to register follow the links below.

For Juniors Ages 8 - 11
For Juniors Ages 11 - 15

IS YOUR mvga/ghin membership inactive?

To correspond with the ending of the off season and the beginning of the new golf season our MVGA/GHIN Membership 2020 season closed on Sunday, March 14 and the 2021 season began on Monday, March 15.

Just what does that mean?

If you play at a public facility or are a member of a non real estate club like "eClub" and have not already renewed for the upcoming season your account was placed into an "Inactive Status".

To change this status all you need to do is renew at the facility either online or in person.  

If you are a member at a Private Facility the staff manages this for you, therefore, no action is needed.


Enter the More Golf Challenge for 2021

Now back for it's third year, the 2021 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2020 began this past Monday and will end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th.

The Grand Prize will be a $500 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing. Certificates will also be awarded to the next four drawn winners.

Follow Along on Madden Next

Madden_Next_final_fileStill in it's very early stages, a group of area Golfers are exploring ways to reestablish the Game at the Madden Golf Property.

To Keep in the Loop you can follow MaddenNext online and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Registration Now Open 

Calling all Junior Golfers don't forget to get registered for this years edition of Drive Chip and Putt.  There are local qualifiers all within an easy drive.  In our area there is one at Miami Shores on May 1st & Heatherwoode on July 15th.

For More Information or to Register

who Are these Golfers ?
From the Last DDWGA Spring Shamble?
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College Corner

Good Luck to Henry May a Freshman at UD as he heads into the NCAA Regional this Monday through Wednesday in Noblesville Indiana at the Sagamore Club.


2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Results5/17 - Shamble - Urbana (Follow Along)
6/1 - Ohio Am Q - NCR North 6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North 
6/7 - US Open Final - Springfield 8/3 - Tri City - NCR
7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove  8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua  
7/12 - US M Am - MoraineMASTERS 
7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace 5/24 - Walnut Grove 
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine  6/21 - Piqua 
8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine 8/16 - Sugar Valley 
9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy 9/13 - CC of the North
9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North WOSGA (WOMEN)
10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC 5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell
10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine 6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance 
6/28-7/1 - Am & Mid Am - Walnut Grove 
OHIO GOLF ASSOCIATION7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion 
6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami ValleyOWGA
7/26-30 - Ohio Am - Avalon Lakes  9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 
9/13-14 - Ohio Two Man - Worthington  

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Ohio Golf Journal for May

Items in this edition...

  • Meet the 2021 Ohio Golf Hall of Fame Class
  • Is it Time for a Senior Ryder Cup
  • College Golf Review of the Season
  • Memorial and Marathon News
  • Any So Much More!

The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

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David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System? 
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos 
Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Key Changes Poster in a PDF Form to Download and Print 
Download Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download the GHIN Mobile Posting App 
Download the USGA Tournament App - Apple - Android  
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