Miami Valley Golf
Miami Valley Timeline of Golf History
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1896Piqua Country Club Founded
1897In the Month of March, the company of Crawford, McGregor & Canby, starts producing Golf Clubs 
Dayton Golf Club Founded
1898Springfield Country Club Founded
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910May, Dayton Country Club's Clubhouse Opens
1911
1912
1913
1914First Mention of a golf course at Hills and Dales Park, generally referred to as NCR Country Club
1915
1916MacGregor Golf Course Opens (Now MacGregor Park) You can still see some of the fairways as you pass MacGregor Park on Woodman Drive near State Route 35. - See Article from DDN - March 2018 Release   There is some conflicting reports on the establishment year.
1917
1918Community Country Club begins operating upon donation of John Patterson of the Hills and Dales Park to the City of Dayton.
1919Miami Valley GC opens it is designed by Donald Ross
Vin Hilton wins the first Dayton Amateur Championship at Dayton Country Club.
1920Synder Park Golf Course founded
1921Eaton Country Club founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell,
Greenville CC founded (Now Turtle Creek)
1922Troy Country Club founded and designed by Tom Bendalow,
Urbana CC founded and designed by P.F. Dye,
Wildwood Golf Club founded
1923Northmoor Golf Club founded in Celina
1924Meadowbrook CC founded and is designed by "Nipper" Campbell
Third USGA Amateur Public Links Championship at Community Golf Club
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929Fairmont Golf Course was constructed, design was by "Nipper" Campbell. Fairmont was later renamed  in memory of the Superintendent of Parks, William E. Madden,
Xenia (WGC) Country Club Founded
1930Moraine CC founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell
1931Miami Valley GC Clubhouse Opens on Sunday, May 24th
Northmoor Golf Club Opens on Sunday, June 7th 
Bob Jones plays at Miami Valley on Saturday, August 29th
Miami Valley Golf Club hosted the Western Open and won by Ed Dudley with a score of 280, runner up, Walter Hagen
1932
1933
1934
1935Greenmont CC founded (Now Walnut Grove CC)
1936What came to be know as the MacGregor Company sells to the Goldsmith Company in Cincinnati upon the death of the last founding owner Edward Canby
1937
1938Mound Golf Course founded and designed by "Nipper" Campbell
1939White Springs Golf Course founded
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945Bryon Nelson wins the PGA Championship 4 & 3 over Sam Byrd at Moraine CC
1946On April 1st MacGregor moves to Cincinnati
1947
1948
1949Echo Hills Golf Course founded, designed by Barry Serafin,
Miami Shores founded and designed by Donald Ross, one of his very last projects
1950Dayton Amateur Golf Association Formed
1951
1952
1953Long time Community GC Professional Harry Schwab wins the PGA Senior Championship at PGA National GC in Dunedin, Florida
1954NCR Country Club Opens two courses and is designed by Dick Wilson - Area Map - Opening Article - 
1955
1956Hawk and Kitty Courses Open at Kitthawk Golf Center designed by Robert Bruce Harris, Project Manager was Dick Nugent
1957Lionel Herbert became the last match-play PGA Champion defeating Dow Finsterwald 3 and 1 at Miami Valley Golf Club
1958Browns Run Country Club founded and designed by William and David Gordon
1959Greene CC founded and is designed by William Diddel.
1960Sycamore Creek CC opens and is designed by Jack Ortman
1961
1962
1963Reid Park Golf Course closes and becomes part of Clarence J. Brown Reservior,
Twin Base Golf Club opens and designed by William Diddel.
1964Homestead Golf Course founded and designed by William W. Amick,
New Reid Park Golf Course opened and designed by Jack Kidwell,
Long Time Madden Professional, Pete Brown wins the Waco Turner Open, becoming the first African American to win a PGA Tour Sponsored Event.
1965Lakeland Golf Club founded, Eagle Golf Course Open at Kittyhawk Golf Center designed by Robert Bruce Harris, Project Manager was Dick Nugent
1966
1967Arrowhead Golf Course founded and designed by John Robinson
1968Sugar Valley CC founded and is designed by Jack Kidwell and Mike Hurdzan
1969Ray Floyd wins the PGA Championship at NCR CC's South Course
1970Pete Brown wins the Andy Williams Open
1971
1972
1973
1974Cassel Hills Golf Course Founded
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986Jane Geddes wins the US Womens Open in an 18 Hole Playoff over Sally Little on the NCR CC South Course
1987
1988
1989Jamaica Run founded and designed by Richard Denny & Doug Mays
1990
1991Heatherwoode Golf Club founded and designed by Denis Griffiths
1992Dayton District Women's Golf Association formed.
Pipestone Golf Course founded and designed by Arthur Hills
1993Country Club of the North Opens and designed by Jack Nicklaus
1994Formation Meetings for what would become the Miami Valley Golf Association where held.
1995Yankee Trace Golf Club founded and designed by Gene Bates
1996Beavercreek Golf Club founded designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, Barry Sarifin
Greg Lawrence wins the First MVGA Metropolitan Championship
1997
1998John "Spider" Miller wins the USGA Mid Amateur at NCR CC "South Course"
1999Moss Creek Golf Club founded and designed by Denis Griffiths
Karl Heffner wins the First MVGA Senior Metropolitan Championship
Community Golf Course Closed for Remodelling by Barry Serafin
2000Sebastian Hills Golf Course Opens and designed by Steve Burns, Community Golf Course Reopens in June
2001Windy Knoll Golf Club founded and is designed by Brian Huntley
Frank Lickliter II wins the Kemper Open
2002Pete Samborsky wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship
2003John Schones II wins the first MVGA Match Play Championship
Frank Lickliter II wins the Chrysler Classic of Tucson
2004Jeff Scohy wins the MVGA Match Play Championship, Marty Miller wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship
2005Rob Davidage wins the MVGA Match Play Championship, Bob Jones wins the MVGA Stroke Play Championship, Alan Doyle wins the US Senior Open at NCR CC, Clay Ogden wins the Amateur Public Links at Shaker Run Golf Club, Doug Gage Wins Senior Metro
2006 
2007 
2008  
2009 
2010 
2011  
2012 Larch Tree Golf Course Closes
2013 Holly Hills Golf Course Closes
Crooked Tree Golf Course Closes 
2014 Snyder Park Golf Course Closes
Hidden Lake Golf Course Closes
Gem City GC (formally Greene Country Club) closes
Tree Links Golf Courses Closes
Sugar Valley Clubhouse Burns Down
2015  
2016Weatherwax Golf Course Closes
2017 
2018 Sugar Valley Golf Clubhouse Opens

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