06/29/22
Jordan Gilkison Wins Ohio OpenFirst Amateur to win in 44 Years - Westfield Center, Oh: Jordan Gilkison shot a final-round 5-under 65 to become the first amateur in 44 years to win the Ohio Open Championship Wednesday at Westfield Country Club. With rounds of 72-63-65 Gilkison, a sophomore at Kent State from Springb...
06/24/22
FTSG Local Golf News for June 25In this Edition, Reflections on the DDWGA Twin Best Ball, A week to remember, Austin Greaser Reflections on his week at the US Open, Volunteer of the Month, Both Women’s and Men’s Amateur Qualifier Information and Much More!
06/24/22
Golfer Fitness Assessments-Single Leg Balance - By Dr. Nick Curry - 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...
06/23/22
US Am Qualifier InfoThe 122nd US Amateur will be held August 15-21 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. The local, sectional qualifier, will take place on Monday July 11th at the historic Moraine Country Club. For all the detail on the Qualifier...
06/22/22
Reflections on DDWGA Twin Best BallThis 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. To View a Recap.
06/20/22
A Week to Remember - Greaser Reflects on his US Open Experiance - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer for Miami Valley Golf - Austin 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...
06/18/22
FTSG Local Golf News for June 18In this Edition, Info for the DDWGA Twin Best Ball, Greaser into the Weekend at US Open, Volunteer of the Month, who from Springfield US Open Final Made the Weekend, US Women’s Am Qualifier Info, US Open Green Speeds versus Daily Play and Much More!
06/18/22
Greaser into Weekend in US OpenMaking the Cut in the 122nd US Open - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer - After 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’...
06/17/22
DDWGA Twin Best Ball Monday 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...For More....
06/17/22
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...
06/17/22
US Women's Am QualifierThursday, July 7th brings some of the country’s best Women Amateurs to Walnut Grove 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...For More...
06/14/22
June Volunteer SpotlightJohn Macklin - John is a brand-new Miami Valley Golf volunteer, but itonly took him one shift to prove that he deserves to be in our volunteerspotlight. John was the last person to contact us about volunteering for the USOpen Final at Springfield Country Club on June 6th. We had a spotte...
06/11/22
FTSG Local Golf News for June 11In this addition, Don’t forget to make your selections for the US Open Contest. The Next Masters Event is at Urbana CC on Monday, Reflections from the US Open Final, Vertical Thrust from Dr. Nick Curry, welcome back to Samantha DeSpain and Much, Much More!
06/11/22
Make Your Selections for US OpenThe 122 US Open will be held next week beginning on Thursday and to be part of the action don’t forget to take part in our US Open Contest. The Top 3 finishers will receive Personalized Golf Balls

Deadline for registration is 3am on Thursday, June 16.
06/11/22
Masters Event on MondayMonday, sees the second Masters Event of the season when the over 50 set travel to another club celebrating a century of serving our game, Urbana CC. Founded 100 years ago as a nine-hole course by Pete Dye’s Dad, Paul “Pink” Dye. A second nine was added a few decades ago by P.B. Dye, Pete’s son.
06/10/22
Fitness Friday - Vertical ThrustHave you ever noticed that many kids have a large jump during their downswing? The reason is because the jump (vertical thrust) is one of the first power sources developed in kids. The vertical jump is also a technique used by some of the most powerful golfers in the world. This has become very apparent in recent...
05/28/22
US Open Final Field Info78 eight qualifiers representing six countries will compete on Monday, June 6th of the Donald Ross Designed Springfield Country Club for entry into the 122nd US Open to be held at the Country Club in Brookline, MA, June 16-19. In the field are 48 Professionals and 30 Amateurs. To visit Event Website
05/27/22
FTSG Local Golf News for May 28In this edition of the FTSG, Ohio Amateur Qualifier at Dayton CC on Monday, Another Course Making a Comeback, Last Call for Volunteers for the US Open Final, Diana Schwab Girls Clinic Soon, Austin Greaser and team at NCAA DI Golf Championship, Looking ahead to the Masters Event at Urbana and so much more!
05/27/22
Greaser at NCAA DI FinalsGreaser at NCAA DI Finals - Watch and Follow Vandalia Native, Austin Greaser and his team the North Carolina Tar Heels as they compete in the NCAA DI Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club. The Finals consists of three days of stroke play on Friday, May 27 thru Sunday, May 29 (54 holes...
05/27/22
Nutrition during the roundThe Importance of Nutrition during the Round - By Dr. Nick Curry - Who grabs a hot dog and beer on the ninth whole? Who feels sluggish by the end of the round? Nutrition during the round is just as important as pre and post round nutrition, but is often overlooked. Here are some qu...
05/27/22
Ohio Am Q is Tuesday at DCCDayton CC will host 120 players as they compete for 26 Qualifying Positions in the 116th Ohio Amateur which will be held July 25 through 29th at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati Ohio. Since 2010 the Miami Valley Area has seen 3 champions from our area. Good Luck to all the Contestants. For More
05/26/22
Graywolf Golf Club Now OpenAnother Course Makes a Comeback - On the weekend of our 3-year anniversary of the tornadoes that greatly affected our community we wanted to share an update on one of our golf facilities that was most affected, Moss Creek Golf Course now Graywolf Golf Club. The fully renovated course is no...
05/21/22
FTSG Local Golf News for May 21In this weeks Edition, Last Call for US Open Final Volunteers, Tickets now on sale for the US Women’s Senior Open, WSU Finishes T9 in the NCAA Regionals, Austin Greaser Medals in New Haven Regional, Four Receive Scholarships from the DDWGA, Reflections on the DDWGA Shamble, USSRWO Media Day Recording and Much More...
05/20/22
Last Call - US Open Final VolunteersThere still are a few afternoon walking scorer positions as well as spotter positions available for the US Open Final on Monday, June 6th. See the next generation of tour stars as they work to achieve their dreams on the Historic Donald Ross Links of Springfield CC. If interested, please contact Heather at hstrickland@mvgolf.org
05/20/22
Media Day RecordingThis recording was taken in the Banquet Center at NCR CC on Wednesday, May 18th - Speakers where Jeff Grant, CEO of NCR CC, Matt Sawicki, Senior Director of Championships with the USGA, Julie Pine, Director of Championship Communication with the USGA and Annika Sorenstam, defending US Senior Women's Open Champion.
05/20/22
Standard Bearers NeededWhat a great way to get our next generation excited about our great game of golf. Can there be a better way to learn the game then walking with the Legends of our lady’s game at the 4th Annual US Women’s Senior Open? Perfect for that young lady golfer or a high school golf team. For more information…
05/20/22
Tickets now on SaleTickets 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 Legions of the Women's Game!
05/18/22
Greaser Medalist at New Haven RegionalThanks to a record setting 2nd Rd, 63 to go along with a 1st Rd, 68 and a 3rd Rd, 69, Austin Greaser was the medalist in the New Haven Sectional played at the Par 70, Yale Golf Course. He also helped lead his Tar Heal Golf team to their fifth straight appearance in the National Finals …For More…
05/18/22
Wright State Finishes T9 at RegionalsThe Wright State golf team wrapped up the 2022 NCAA Columbus Regional on Wednesday, carding its highest team finish in program history while a pair of Raiders finished tied for 12th individually...For More...
05/17/22
Reflections on the DDWGA ShambleThanks to all those that played in our DDWGA Shamble at Dayton Country Club on Monday, May 16th. Thanks also to all the staff and membership at Dayton for their hospitality and support of the day. For the complete scores and photos...
05/16/22
Four Receive DDWGA ScholarshipDDWGA Scholars for 2022 First Awarded in 1996, the DDWGA Scholarship Awards have donated over $55,000 to 67 deserving young women who have demonstrated a connection with the game of golf in the DDWGA Area. This year’s scholarship recipients are no different. Makenna Borchers i...
05/13/22
FTSG Local Golf News for May 14In this Edition, Register for the PGA Championship MVGA Contest to win free Personalized Golf Balls, Jane Geddes Reflects on her 1986 US Women’s Open Win in Advance of Media Day for the 2022 US Sr Women’s Open at NCR CC, DDWGA Shamble is Monday at Dayton CC, Masters Event 1 at Troy CC Review...
05/13/22
Calf Stretches to Improve GameAnkle Mobility By Dr. Nick Curry -The ankle is one of the most commonly overlooked areas when trying to improve mobility and flexibility. We have talked about the overhead deep squat numerous times and how failing the overhead squat can be detrimental to your golf swing. One of...
05/11/22
Looking Back at the 1st Masters EventThanks to all those that played in our first Masters Event of the season at Troy Country Club on Monday, May 9th. Thanks also to all the staff and membership at Troy for their hospitality and support of the day. For the complete scores and photos...
05/11/22
Patrick Rukundo Joins StaffPatrick joins our staff as a PJ Boatwright Intern this season after spending last year in our Fellowship Program assisting with our events and spending time working at a few of our Member Clubs developing an understanding of golf operations to help develop a better understanding of our overall industry.
05/10/22
Geddes Reflects her Open win at NCRIn advance of the US Women's Senior Open Media Day, Jane Geddes, the 1986 US Women's Open Champion when it was contested at NCR CC, reflects on her victory, returning to Dayton for the US Senior Women's Open and other thoughts....For the story...
05/07/22
FTSG Local Golf News For May 7In this edition of the FTSG, 1st Masters Event of the season is Monday at Troy CC. Sebastian Hills to reopen as Jasper Hills on May 21st. The MVGA PGA Championship Contest is now taking your selections, Spring Better Ball Recap, Local Colleges, and Players playing in the NCAA Championships, and so much more…
05/05/22
Wright State to Play at OSU in RegionalsWinners of their seventh Horizon League Championship in program history, the Wright State golf team is headed to the NCAA Championship for the sixth time in program history, where the Raiders will take part in the Columbus Regional May 16th - 18th - For More
05/04/22
Local Course to ReopenJasper Hills To Open Under New Ownership - After permanently closing in 2017, the former Sebastian Hills Golf Club will reopen under new ownership on May 21st. Xenia residents Dalton and Melissa Dodd purchased the 165-acre property in mid-September, and through hard work, determin...
05/04/22
May Volunteer SpotlightDebbie Stricker - Debbie has been volunteering for Miami Valley Golf for several years as a course rater and has volunteered at some of the high school qualifiers. She also volunteers at several other places including as an Angel on Request (taking needy clients to appointments/shopping...
05/04/22
Sping Better Ball WinnersFour Division Winners were determined on May 2nd in the kickoff to the MVGA Tournament Season when the Annual Spring Better Ball was held at NCR CC. Two of the divisions, needed extra holes, to determine the winners. In the Gross Division, it took 7 extra holes before Brandon Judy rolled in a 6 foot Birdie Putt in the waning daylight on Hole #10. For all the Results...
04/29/22
FTSG Local Golf News for April 30In this weeks edition, The Spring Better Ball kicks off the Tournament Season, Wright State Wins the Horizon Conference Championship, Jeff Grant wins the SOPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, Reviewing last weeks Rules Question, College Corner and More....
04/29/22
NCR Starts Tournament Season196 Players representing 98 teams, will take on both the North and South Courses at NCR CC, in the Annual start to the MVGA Tournament Season. The Spring Better Ball. brings Golfers from across the Miami Valley to compete for Low Net and Low Gross Awards in this Four-Ball Competition. For Details...
04/27/22
Wright State WinsHorizon League Championship - From WSU Website - HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL – The Wright State golf team captured its seventh Horizon League Championship on Tuesday at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, punching its ticket to the NCAA Championship for th...
04/22/22
Eaton CC Celebration of Historic ClubhouseEaton Country Club to Celebrate the Centennial Year of Clubhouse A 100 Year celebration is planned for Saturday, July 23rd toshowcase Eaton County Club’s historic Clubhouse, its 9-Hole golf course and torecognize the contribution it has had to the local community. A full day...
04/22/22
Golf Genius Helps with CommunicationUsing Email with Golf Genius - Communicating with your golfers canalways be a challenge regardless of the method used. Weather its by sendingemails, texting, or phone calls this is often a time-consuming task. Providedyou have taken the time when setting up your Master/Event Roster to in...
04/22/22
Greaser's Post-Masters ThoughtsAustin Greaser Continues To Improve Following Masters Appearance - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer For any amateur competing in The Masters, the test is stern, and it doesn’t start with the opening tee shot on Thursday. Austin Greaser spent plenty of time in the lead-up...
04/20/22
Raiders Win at Home TournamentWright State Picks Up Another Team & Individual Title - The Raiders now have collected 8 team titles this season, making them the winningest team in Wright State Golf history. On this year's Easter Sunday, the Raiders hosted the Wright State Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Club i...
04/15/22
Explosive SpeedArm Chopping Power - The ability to deliver explosive speed with the arms is one of the most important aspects for power in the golf swing. We call it the Arm-Chopping motion, because the arms need to start up over the trail shoulder and explosively fire down across the body to over th...
04/13/22
Local PGA Professional Receive AwardsLocal PGA Members Recieve 2022 Awards - First and foremost, Hannah McCrabb, PGA Associate Professional at NCR Country Club is the 2022 recipient of Associate of the Year. McCrabb has been around the game her entire life and only recently started in her role at NCR in early 2021. Sh...
04/09/22
FTSG Local Golf News for April 9In this Edition, a recap of Austin Greasers time playing in the 86th Masters, MVGA Volunteer in the Spotlight, Dude Perfect Video of Amen Corner, Trunk Rotary Power, What happens after you win the Masters, SOPGA Jr Event Scholarship Opportunity, Mia Hammond wins 14-15 Year Old Girls Division...
04/08/22
Greaser Likely Just ShortDespite his best efforts, Austin Greaser appears to have just missed the 36-hole cut at the 86th playing of the Master’s Championship. The Vandalia resident and North Carolina Junior still has a great deal to be proud of and many positive thoughts to build from. The main takeaway is his game can compete at that level. For his Complete Round
04/08/22
Strength Through RotationTrunk Rotary Power By Dr. Nick Curry - Usually when we are talking about developing power with golfers the first thing that comes to their mind is rotation exercises, or rotary power. While it is only one of the four primary sources of power it is definitely a major one. The p...
04/07/22
Greaser 1st Rd Score - 74Austin Greaser out in the 2nd Group of the Day turns in a 74, which consisted of 3 Birdies and 5 Bogeys. He turned with a -1, 35 after birdieing #8 & #9 going out, before making quick bogeys on #10, #11 and then a three-putt bogey on #16 to complete a 3 over par 39 on the back. He tees off at 11:18am tomorrow morning for his 2nd round.
04/06/22
SOPGA Introduces Junior Grant ProgramPGA REACH Southern Ohio Introduces Junior Golf Grant Program - The Southern Ohio PGA, through the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation, is pleased to introduce the new Junior Golf Grant beginning in 2022. The program will provide financial assistance to qualifying juniors to help offset the...
04/04/22
Amateurs Rich History at ANGCA Look Into The History of Amateurs at Augusta By Paul Rogers - With local amateur Austin Greaser playing in this year's Masters, here is a look into the history of amateurs at Augusta. If one of the six amateurs in this year’s Masters field were to contend for a Green Jac...
04/04/22
April Volunteer SpotlightJeff Jena - Jeff Jena currently resides in Middletown OH with his wife Carrie who he’s been married to for 28 years. He has one son, Miles, who is an accomplished musician. His wife and son are both avid golfers as well. Jeff golfs frequently at Wildwood Golf Club and recently...
04/04/22
Austin at AugustaAustin Greaser prepping for The Masters - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer The first round of the Masters is April 7th. 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! -...
04/02/22
FTSG Local Golf News for April 2In this edition, A Weekend for Women's Golf, Masters Contest Selections Due on Thursday by 6am, DDWGA Scholarship Deadline is April 15, Kevin Hall into Hall, Frost Delay Reminders, Caddie Program at Moraine, Creating More Power and Much More!
04/01/22
Creating More PowerIn your Swing using Vertical Thrust By Dr. Nick Curry Have you ever noticed that many kids have a large jump during their downswing? The reason is because the jump (vertical thrust) is one of the first power sources developed in kids. The vertical jump is also a technique used by...
03/31/22
Kevin Hall into HallAfrican American Golfers Hall of Fame Will induct Kevin Hall into the Hall on Saturday Evening (April 2) at PGA Golf Club. Kevin lost his hearing at age 2 after becoming ill with H-flu meningitis. At 9, he started playing golf and later became the first Black golfer to play at Ohio Stat...
03/30/22
Bracket TournamentsMatch Play Events On Your Calendar? - With Match Playevents becoming more popular over the past few years most golfing facilitiesare finding a resurgence in Bracket Events. While these types of events can beplayed over a few days, like a Club Championship, or over an entire season,this f...
03/30/22
Goecke's Impressive Spring RunTyler Goecke Earns Medalist Honors at UNCW - The Wright State Junior, Tyler Goecke, adds yet another trophy to the collection this week. On March 27th-28th Wright State traveled to Wilmington, NC where they competed in the UNCW Seahawk Intercollegiate, played at the Country Club of L...
03/25/22
Frost Delay RemindersThings to Keep in Mind - As more golf favorable weather is forecasted, tee sheets will be filling up fast with those looking to play the first rounds of the 2022 golf season. While daytime temperatures will be ideal for golf, overnight temperatures during the shoulder seasons often drop t...
03/25/22
FTSG Local Golf News for March 26In this weeks Edition, The 19th Annual Masters Contest is now open, DDWGA Club Rep Meeting is April 14th at CCN, Caddie Program at Moraine Overview, Take Part in the More Golf Challenge, A solution for your Junior Lesson Registration, How College Golf Teams are ranked, Rules Question of the Week and Much More!
03/25/22
Member Guest in Golf GeniusGetting the Most out of Golf Genius for your Member Guest - Member-Guest tournaments are often among the most important events on a club’s calendar, and flawless execution results in happy members and delighted guests. This type of event typically consists of several flights with s...
03/24/22
19th Annual Masters ContestPresented by our Friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville, The annual Masters Contest is now in it's 19th year. Thanks to Alex Huang for managing this contest. Winners receive customized golf balls of their own choosing. Linked to Google Form Collection Tool. - Deadline is April 7th at 6am
03/23/22
Mathiesen Competing on Euro TourMikkel Mathiesen Playing in Qatar Masters - Wright State Junior Mikkel Mathiesen is returning home this week to compete in the European Tour's Qatar Masters located in Doha, Qatar. This tournament is being played at Doha Golf Club, which happens to be Mikkel's home course growing up. Math...
03/23/22
Moraine Caddie ProgramMoraine CC Looking For Caddies - Moraine Country Club has a rich history surrounding its golf course and traditions. One of those traditions is the caddie program. Moraine has a strong relationship with the Western Golf Association (WGA) and an excellent track record of producing Evans&rs...
03/21/22
NCAA Golfstat RankingsGolfstat College Golf Rankings - Parallel to how ESPN releases weekly collegiate rankings for basketball, football, and baseball, Golfstat releases weekly golf rankings for all college levels of play. Golfstat was started in 1984 by Mark Laesch as he wanted to keep his own golf stat...
03/19/22
FTSG Local Golf News for March 19In this Edition, Austin Greaser's Visits to Augusta National, Vern Campbell wins the Players Contest, Register for the Play More Golf Challenge, A Solution for your Jr Lesson Registration, Add Season Long Points to your Golfers Season, Sowards and Taylor into Ohio Golf Hall...
03/17/22
More Golf ChallengeNow back for it's fourth year, the 2022 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2021 will began on March 15th and will end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th... For more or to register...
03/17/22
Need Help Registering Juniors?Ask Yourself ! Do you need an online registration system for your Lesson Programs? Would you like those who can’t afford to be in your program an opportunity to receive a scholarship? Now in its second season, Golf Next, the Charitable Arm of Miami Valley Golf offers t...
03/17/22
Season Long Points A Way to Enhance Your Engagement - Is 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 Fe...
03/17/22
Who Won the Players Contest?Campbell Wins - Congratulations to Vern Campbell, winner of the 2022 MVGA 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 doze...
03/12/22
Score Posting Begins on 3/15Active Season Begins on Tuesday - The forecast is improving for golf weather as we head into the week of our Active Season for Score Posting Which Begins on Tuesday, March 15th. As a reminder once your course gets back on the regular tees and greens, your scores should be posted all...
03/11/22
Core AerationCore Aeration - As the 2022 golf season approaches, many golfers are likely getting the itch to play the first round of the year. Similarly, golf course superintendents are getting the itch to perform some important agronomic practices. Most notably, cultural management practices like ae...
03/11/22
FTSG Local Golf News for March 12In this Edition, After Score Posting Season Starts on March 15th, Join other Golfers and donate through UNICEF to help the children of Ukraine, Reasons behind Core Aeration, Ryan Brehm wins the Puerto Rico Open, Weekly Rules Question, Wilberforce Golf Team to receive proceeds from Juneteenth Event in connection with the Memorial and Much More!
03/11/22
Golf Genius and Hole LocationsHole Location Sheets Often used in competitive rounds as a great way to enhance theevent. Traditionally these printed sheets have used circles and lines toindicate the locations of the holes on each green, giving the players moreinformation than a range finder would. But as technology h...
03/11/22
Low Back PainLow back pain is the most common injury we see in golfers. - It is estimated that more than half of you reading this article will experience low back pain that will affect your performance at some point this season. And at least 50% of you have missed 3-6 weeks of participation in the...
03/11/22
SCC US Open Contestant Wins PRORyan Brehm Wins Puerto Rico Open - Miami Valley Golf is fortunate to host a US Open Final Stage every year at Springfield Country Club. This year is no different as we are again hosting one on Monday June 6 th . Incidentally, we will be needing plenty of walking scores and other volunte...
03/11/22
Sowards-Taylor Enter Ohio HallTwo Enter Ohio Golf Hall of Fame On Friday, March 11th, the Ohio Golf Association announced the class of2022 to be inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame. The Ohio Golf Hall of Fame strives to recognizeoutstanding achievements of Ohioans who play or support the game ofgolf. The H...
03/09/22
New Data Services ManagerWelcome to our Data Services Manager Chidiebere Aninweze, joined Miami Valley Golf in February 2022. She has been an active member of the non-profit/volunteer world since high school where she volunteered in her local hospital. In college she was a volunteer coordinator for middle school S...
03/09/22
Raider's Spring Break SuccessWright State Completes Successful Spring Break Trip - Over the past week, Wright State's successful season continues to improve as they go 2-for-2 on wins during their spring break. They began their break in Orlando, where they won the Orlando Invitational by 21 strokes and fired a...
03/05/22
Add Live Scoring to your EventsFor that Special Touch - Are youlooking for ways to elevate the player experience for your events and leagues?If so, one of the most popular and easiest ways to add additional excitement isto incorporate live scoring into the fold. Imagine the atmosphere of theplayers and spectators as t...
03/02/22
Wright State adds to Trophy CollectionWright State Wins Orlando Invitational - On Tuesday March 1st, The Wright State Raiders add yet another trophy to their already impressive 2021/2022 season. Coming off their worst finish of the year last week with a 5th place finish at the Savannah Intercollegiate, the Raiders bounce...
02/25/22
Volunteer Coordinator AddedHeather Strickland Joins Team - The Miami Valley Golf Community has many wonderful volunteers, and they are at the very core of what makes our game so great. Through the years many of our facilities have been supported by volunteers, your golf association is no different. We have many...
02/23/22
Local College Teams Begin Spring SeasonCollegiate Spring Season Underway - Both the Wright State Raiders and Dayton Flyers men's teams were back in action this week competing in their first stroke-play tournaments of the spring. The Raiders competed in The Savannah Intercollegiate in Savannah, GA this past Saturday and Su...
02/18/22
Fitness Program MistakeDo the Opposite to Increase Speed - One of the most common mistakes I see golfers make with their fitness programs is trying to be too “golf specific” and replicate the golf swing with their exercises. Most of the exercises to increase power and speed have nothing to do wit...
02/18/22
FTSG Local Golf News for February 19In this Edition of FTSG, Why it Matters, Clubhouse Fires in the Miami Valley, Harry Murray Passes, Trivia Question, DDWGA Shamble on May 16th, Mistakes in your Fitness Program, Rules Questions and so Much More!
02/18/22
The Hub from Golf GeniusThe Hub from Golf Genius One of the most challenging aspects for golf facilities is the ability to effectively communicate with your membership across multiple platforms. Recognizing this, Golf Genius has recently released a new feature call Golf Hub, which can be used in your email and...
02/12/22
Harry Murry PassesHarry Edward Murray, Jr., “Tim” to his referee friends, passed on Sunday, February 6, 2022 after a brief illness. In his 94+ years it is hard to imagine anyone who lived life more fully. Harry loved life, he loved people, and people loved him. A natural extrovert/salesmen, his e...
02/11/22
DDWGA Scholarship Deadline 4/15Awarded since 1992 to over 60 Junior Girls the DDWGA has a long legacy of playing it forward for our Junior Girls. Scholarships are typically in the thousand dollar range and require a minimum number of documents to apply. This Years Deadline is April 15th!
02/11/22
Quick Event Set Up- Key to Save Time 70% of the Time Throughout the year golf facilities will often conduct asingle round, single course, basic event that doesn’t require a lot of detailwhen it comes to hosting. For instance, on Wednesday night a group of playersget together for a weekly skins game...
02/10/22
A Kind Person- Why it Matters - FTSG Editor Note: This is a reprint of 2015 article from pgatour.com that gives an insight into who Billy Casper was. When, after 46 years at the Masters Course, you finally meet the man to whom you owe all the happiness and joy you feel blessed to have enjoyed for...
02/09/22
Flyers Kick-Off Spring SeasonDayton Men's Golf Begins Spring Season With Match-Play The University of Dayton men's golf team finished in fourth place at the 2022 Earl Yestingsmeier MAC Match Play Championship Tuesday, a two-day event hosted by Ball State at Lake Jovita Country Club in Dad e City, FL. The three-round...
02/04/22
FTSG Local Golf News for February 5Will our Winter Storm Impact our Area Course's Turf in the Spring, Pop Up Golf Genius Seminar at Troy on Thursday, Feb 10th, How do you rank against all golfers in the US when comparing your Handicap Index, College Golf Update, and Much More!
02/04/22
Pop Up Golf Genius SeminarOur friends from Golf Genius are now able to visit our area and they will be in town on Thursday, February 10th.

Everyone from around the state is welcome, and we will provide a free lunch!
02/04/22
What will this Weather Do?- To Our Course Turf this Spring - It's too early to tell if our recent ice storm followed by multiple inches of snow will hurt our courses’ conditions as we move closer to the golf season. Ice coverage on top of any living organism, including grass, can do damage. Creeping Bentg...
01/28/22
FTSG Local Golf News for January 29Pete Brown won this weekend's PGA Tour Event 52 years ago leaping 29 players on the weekend., Trivial Questions, WHS Did you know, A Community Treasure, two ladies playing golf as into their 90's, Drive Chip and Putt Registration is Open Now, Local Collegiate Teams get ready to start their Spring Season, Golf Genius Tips and Much More!
01/28/22
Local Collegiate Teams Back in ActionLocal Collegiate Teams Look to begin the Spring Season Coming off of an outstanding performance in the fall, the Wright State Raiders finished 2nd place, 1st place, 1st place, 1st place, and 1st place respectively in their 5 tournaments rounding out the 2021 season. Additionally, the tea...
01/28/22
How to Manage Your League thru Golf Genius- GOLF GENIUS MAKES IT EASY - Golf Leagues and weekly groups are a popular part of the golf environment as they provide a great way to combine the social and competitive aspects of the game. There are many different variations of leagues, but the most common leagues we see will typical...
01/28/22
52 Years Ago Pete Brown Wins at TorreyFrom our Friends at Tour Backspin

Pete Brown makes up Seven Strokes in Final Round, Leaping past 29 players in the last two rounds to win the Andy Williams San Diego Open in the same event that is being played this weekend at Torrey Pines
01/28/22
Barb & Ginny- A Community Golf Treasure - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer - The Community Golf Course in Dayton, Ohio is home to two golfers who have been playing golf for more than a combined 100 years. Barb Redenbo, 89, and Ginny Gearhart, 95, have played golf all over the world and made my...
01/28/22
Drive Chip & Putt Registration 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...
01/21/22
Cloning your Events- Golf Genius Makes It Easy - No matter the type of facility you are located at, be it public or private, you will often find that you are hosting the same event year after year for your loyal clients. Often these events will be played utilizing the same format as the previous year, allow...
01/21/22
FTSG Local Golf News for January 22In this Edition of the FTSG, Troy to host the 1st Event of the 2022 Masters Season on May 9th, Mike Gafkjen retiring from Beavercreek, Cloning Events in Golf Genius saves time, NCR to host Event on April 25th, Rules and Handicap Info and Much More!
01/14/22
FTSG Local Golf News for January 15NCR to host first event of the year the Spring Better Ball, WHS question, Natve son to lead the WGA, now is the time to clean up your data, upcoming seminars by Dr. Nick Curry, Nearest Point of Relief explained, Internships Available, Random golf notes by John Fischer and much much more!
01/14/22
NCR to Host First Event of 22NCR TO HOST 1ST EVENT The 2022 season gets underway earlier then our traditional first Monday in May, when NCR host our Spring Better Ball on Monday, May 2nd. There is a little twist this year as we will be using both golf courses. The net divisions will be playing the North Cou...
01/08/22
FTSG Local Golf News for January 8In this Edition: find our who posted the most rounds during our active season in 2021, A Christmas Gift not to be forgotten, Season Prep is Critical to Tournament Ops, Internships are available, name the Golfer and Much More!
01/07/22
Dayton native to lead WGA- Joe Desch is the 69th Chairman - Joe grew up in our area and fell in love with the sport and its life changing opportunities as a caddie at Dayton Country Club. He earned the Evans Scholarship to Miami University in 1980 and has been a life long friend to our game for many year...
01/01/22
Happy New Year!The New Year is upon us ! May you play well and be a difference makers for others !

Thanks to Marian Brainerd, Emily Dolson, Amanda Haslit & Debbie Stricker for the Toast from the Fall Classis in 2021
12/29/21
Golf Genius Prep for 2022- Season prep is a critical to tournament operations - Whether you are preparing for your first season using Golf Genius or transitioning from a prior season to a new season, there are important steps and practices that will help you run your season more smoothly, and help you transition to...
12/29/21
How About that Christmas Gift!- Austin Greaser to Play in Masters - Shortly before Christmas local golfer, Austin Greaser received an expected piece of mail that contained his invitation to the 84th Masters. He received this invitation due to his runner up finish in this year’s US Amateur back in August at Oak...
12/29/21
Rounds Posted Leaders from 2021Bitzer and Willins Repeat Most Rounds Posted Title As we look back on our Active Score posting Season, we saw similarrounds posted, overall, as we did during the first year of this decade. Leading the way again was Penny Bitzer with 175rounds posted and Gordon Willins posting an even 20...
12/22/21
Season's GreetingsMay the joy of the Holiday Season be with you and yours all the year through!

Thanks for being a part of our Golf Community !
12/17/21
FTSG Local Golf News for December 18Holly Lane wins the Play More Golf Challenge for 2021, Understanding the Handicap Analysis when running your Golf Event through Golf Genius, The Pelvic Tilt Test is a great test for Overall Mobility, Hard & Soft Caps Explained and Much More!
12/17/21
Hey!- Why am I a 12? - "But I'm a 13!!". As a Tournament Director how do you respond to these types of questions, particularly 5 minutes before the shotgun start ? Fortunately, Golf Genius has thought of this and has built the Handicap Analysis page to answer these sorts of questions. Th...
12/17/21
Holly Lane Wins- The Play More Golf Challenge - Our winner of the the Play More Golf Challenge winner this year is Holly Lane. Holly played 10 more rounds of golf in 2021 than she did in 2020. The 2021 contest had 19 golfers, post 16 or more rounds better than the year before, and they received 8 chan...
12/17/21
Pelvic Tilt Test- A Great Test Overall - The Pelvic Tilt Test is a great test for overall mobility of the hips and the lumbar spine and a player's ability to control the position of the pelvic posture. The ability to move and control the position of the pelvis is critical for optimal power transfer fro...
12/11/21
FTSG Local Golf News for December 11In this edition, Stephen Winwood is the most improved player for 2021, Did we just have our last Hole in One for 2021? Did you know how to import data into Golf Genius, Jasper Hills in the News, Part Time Volunteer Coordinator Position as well as Internship Available for 2022 and Much More!
12/10/21
Winwood Most Improved in 2021- Using the USGA Method for Most Improved Stephen Winwood, is the most improved player for the 2021 Season. Starting the season with a 13.1 index on March 15th, Stephen played 65 rounds over his Home Course of Springfield Country Club and ended the season with a Handicap Index of 3.9. H...
12/09/21
Did You Know- Did You know - For many golf clubs hosting charitable golf events is both a way of adding revenue to the facilities bottom line and giving back to the community that supports them. Regardless of the size of the field, these outings require considerable time from the golf staff in pre...
12/03/21
FTSG Local Golf News for December 4In this Edition, USGA Adds 15th National Championship. Part Time Volunteer Coordinator Available, Internships Available for 2022, Assigning a League Manager eases the Burden, Don't forget to register for a Winter Rules of Golf Education Seminar, Gene Marchi from the Archives and much more!
12/03/21
Internship Opportunities for 2022Internship Opportunities for 2022 Season - Dayton, OH - Your Miami Valley Golf Association each golf season offers golf administration internships. These paid internships can run from three to twelve months depending upon a candidate's availability, with flexible schedules based on...
12/03/21
USGA Announces 15th ChampionshipThe USGA announced the creation of the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship. It will showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities and serve as the USGA’s 15th national championship, joining such iconic events as the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur.
12/03/21
Volunteer Coordinator Position- Part Time and Available Early Spring of 2022 - Weare looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers. Youwill be responsible for allocating responsibilities and retaining the bestpeople. It takes a competent leader to succeed in this profession. Youshould know how to...
12/01/21
League Admin Delegation- Eases the Burden - Regardless of whether you’re a public or private club managing your weekly leagues throughout the season is a time-consuming task for your golf staff. Golf Genius recognizes this and has given us a way to help alleviate some of the stress associated with managi...
11/26/21
Ed Young Joins Our Team- Ed Young Joins Miami Valley Golf Team - Our Philanthropic Vision is to Improve health and wellness while building sustainable inclusive communities through golf. To accomplish that mission will take our community working more closely to maximize our games impact. To help these connec...
11/20/21
FTSG Local Golf News for November 20In this Edition - Thank You for being a part of the Miami Valley Golf Community, Listen to Mike Whan as he discusses Golf Course Maintenance and the future of the game. Don't forget to sign up for a Winter Rules Workshop, The Visual System, from the Archives and Much More!
11/19/21
Visual System Part 2 - Visualization- Visualization is a powerful tool - Both positively and negatively. Can you visualize the putt dropping in the cup, or missing? Can you visualize your shot shape? Can you visualize your alignment? How accurate is your visualization? For More...
11/12/21
USGA Rules of Golf Workshops- Registration Opens Wednesday - 2022 Rules of Golf Workshops will open, this week, at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17. While registrants have numerous virtual and in-person options to choose from, please note in-person workshops seats are limited due to fewer in-person offerings and CO...
11/12/21
Area Facility Update- Much Happening in our Area! As most everyone knows,the COVID bump to our game has many of us comparing the 2020 & 21 increase tothe last surge beginning in the 80's and running to the early 2000's. Golf has always had peaksand valley's and in our area we can point to four era's...Th...
11/12/21
David Fox - Volunteer of the Year- Giving his Time for the Game is What He Does! By Contributing Writer, Sean Melia Golfers in the Miami Valley have probably had David Fox as part of their golfing life in one way or another. The MVGA named David Fox the 2021 Volunteer of the Year for his extensive work in nume...
11/12/21
FTSG Local Golf News for November 13In this Edition, David Fox is our volunteer of the Year, Rules of Golf Education Registration begins Wednesday, Now is the time for Course Projects, The Visual System, Part 1 - From the Archives - Janet Beardsley, Coach Announcements and Much More!
11/12/21
The Visual System: Part 1- A Putting Game-Changer The development and use of your visual system has an impact on every aspect of your golf game. How you can read a putt, how you align your body, how you maintain your balance, and how well you see the target and visualize your shot are all dependent on you...
11/06/21
Austin Greaser Player of the YearAustin Greaser, 2021 Player of the Year - What can be said about our Player of the Year that we all don’t know about, he's a rising star in our game and his future certainly has unlimited potential. He skipped defending his Ohio Amateur Championship this summer as he was invited t...
11/06/21
From the ArchivesThe Bogie Busters Reprint of Original Article from Brendan Zdunek The Bogie Busters of Dayton, Ohio was an annual celebrity golf tournament that ran from 1967 to 1991.[1] Started by Dayton-area businessman Cy Laughter, the event brought together many celebrities and business and po...
11/06/21
FTSG Local Golf News for November 6In this Edition, Greaser is Player of the Year, Listen to Fore the Good of the Game, Frost Delays are worth it, The Three R's Treatment and Exercise, Stroke Index Allocation, From the Archives - Bogey Busters and Much More!
11/06/21
The Three R's- A Guide to Treatment and Exercise - As we move into the off-season for golf we will be seeing more and more people wanting to start exercise programming. It can be very tempting to jump right into strength training exercises or doing the latest exercises you have seen on socia...
11/01/21
Jeff Scohy - Mid Am Player of the YearJeff Scohy - Mid Am Player of the Year - Jeff is no stranger to Player of the Year recognitions as this is his8th Player of the Year Award dating back to 2006, he is also repeating as ourMid Amateur Player of the Year. Jeff Earned this Award by winning the MVGA Mid Amateur Championship b...
10/23/21
FTSG Local Golf News for October 23In this Edition, Curt Cranmer, Sr Player of the Year, Rob Karnes, PGA, SOPGA Professional of the Year, Updates on the OHSAA State Golf Championships, Alters Boys Finish 2nd, Random Golf Footnotes from John Fischer and much more!
10/22/21
Curt Cranmer - Sr. Player of the YearSenior Player of the Year - Curt Cranmer Our Senior Player of the Year won this years Championship at Troy Country Club by one shot over David Clancy and Michael Greenwood with rounds of 71 & 72. His win gave him just enough points in our Sr Player of the Year race to win by 10 performanc...
10/16/21
FTSG Local Golf News for October 16In this edition, The Celebration brings our 2021 Golf Season to a Close, The Ohio Intrastate is won by the GCGA, High School and Collegiate Updates for all our Local Schools and Colleges, The seated trunk rotation test, guess the golfer, all the great podcast to follow and so much more!
10/08/21
A Long Weekend on Nantucket- A Long Weekend in Nantucket - By Contributing Writer Sean Melia Brandon Johnson and Jake North both arrived on Nantucket for the US MidAm hoping to play good golf and enjoy the experience. “Making matchplay would be a dream come true,” Jake said after qualifying. Once...
10/02/21
FTSG Local Golf News for October 2In this Edition, Play in the Season Ending Celebration on 10/11, Follow Along as our High School Golfers try and Reach the State Championships, The Scott Harman Memorial in on 10/11, Team Chosen for the Ohio Intrastate and so much more!
10/01/21
Join Us for the Season Ending CelebrationJoin us for our annual Season Ending Celebration, on Monday, October 11th at Dayton CC. This event brings together all our associations and provides an opportunity to play in a four (4) person net variable best ball. After play we will celebrate our past year's...
10/01/21
Toe TouchToe Touch We often associate the inability to touch our toes with tight hamstrings. While the Toe Touch Test is a great test for overall mobility in the spine and hamstrings, it can also help identify a hip problem versus a lower back/core limitation. We aren’t just look...
09/25/21
FTSG Local Golf News for September 24In this Edition, Sycamore Creek wins MVTI, Ladies from Piqua CC when DDWGA Fall Classic, Johnson and North head to US Mid Amateur, Season Ending Celebration is October 11th, Follow Along High School Golfers on the Road to the State Championship, WSU Wins Two Events this Past Week and Much More...
09/24/21
Follow Along the Road to StateFollow along as our Area High School Golfers start the Journal to qualify for the State Championship. The week of 9/27 has the Boys and Girls DII & DIII Sectionals and the the Week of 10/4 has the Sectionals for DI and District for DII's and DIII's For More...
09/24/21
Johnson & North in US Mid AmJake North and Brandon Johnson Playing in US Mid Am - On September 25, Brandon Johnson, from Beavercreek, and Jake North, from Vandalia, will tee it up in the 40th US MidAm Championship. This edition of the championship will be held on the exclusive island of Nantucket, just off the coast o...
09/24/21
Sycamore Creek Wins MVTIThe team from SCCC won the 27th playing of the Miami Valley Team Invitational on September 23rd at CCN. In the process of winning they also set a record for the Fourball Format by firing a team score of 95 (31+32+32) For More...
09/24/21
Take the Lat TestThe Lat Test - The Lat Test evaluates shoulder flexion which includes the flexibility of the latissimus dorsi muscle group, shoulder joint restrictions and scapular motion limitations. The lat muscle spans the entire back and inserts onto the arm. Tightness in the lat can lead to loss of...
09/23/21
Team Piqua Wins ClassicThe annual DDWGA Fall Classic was held at Piqua CC on Monday, September 20 and the host group comprised of Marla Flinn, Sandy FInkes, Trish Bradly and Marty Dale where victorious and will host the Classic Crystal until next years event. For More...
09/18/21
Team Chosen to Represent MVGALori Schroeder, Matt Dippold, Brandon Judy, Curt Cranmer, Britt Platt and Pete Betzold (l-r) will represent your MVGA in the 2021 Ohio Intrastate Matches at Moraine CC on Wednesday, October 13th. For More...
09/17/21
FTSG Local Golf News for September 18In this Edition, Register for the Season Ending Celebration. Team Chosen for the Ohio Intrastate, Mike McCall Passes, DDWGA Fall Classic is Tuesday, Masters Event is Monday, MVTI is Thursday, College Corner and Much More!
09/11/21
Cranmer & Scohy WinWRAP UP OF SENIOR AND MID AM METROPOLITAN - In one of the tightest Senior Metropolitans on record, Curt Cranmer, thanks to his 2 under par back side, allowed him to capture the Senior Metropolitan title by one over David Clancy and Michael Greenwood. Over in the Mid Amateur Champ...
09/11/21
FTSG Local Golf News for September 11In this Edition - Wrap Up of the Sr and Mid Am Metro, Volunteers Needed for OHSAA Events, DDWGA and Masters Events Approaching. Annual Miami Valley Team Invitation is 9/23. Ohio Intrastate is October 13th and Much More!
09/03/21
FTSG Local Golf News for September 4thIn this Edition - Volunteer for High School Championships, Sr and Mid Am Metropolitan starts on Thursday, DDWGA Event Rescheduled to September 21, The Perfect Meal, MVTI is 9/23, MVGA to host Ohio Intrastate on October 13th and much more!
09/03/21
The Perfect MealTHE PERFECT MEAL - Example Recipe Sheets Each meal should consist of fresh, minimally processed foods. This includes protein, vegetables, smart carbohydrates and healthy fats. This is good information to know, but how do you turn these foods into a delicious meal? Flavors, seaso...
08/27/21
Field Trip Video to Clearview2K Foundations sponsored a field trip to Clearview, Ohio with Golf. My Future. My Game from the Miami Valley. Kids learned about the creation of golf courses, the agricultural maintenance and care of the course, and heard from notable speakers such as Dr. Renee Powell, Jasmin Cunningham, Mackenzie Mack and Tiana Jones, all PGA of America professionals.
08/27/21
FTSG Local Golf News for August 28Thanks to all our Course Volunteers, Last Event of the Season is Monday for the DDWGA, A Field Trip Video and a on Aeration, Gray Wolf Golf Club Opens, Deadline for the Mid Am and Sr. Metro is Friday, History Made in Missouri, Stop Wasting Time when you Exercise and Much More....
08/27/21
Golf VolunteersGolf Volunteers by Sean Melia, Contributor Imaginegolf without any volunteers. The professional events and amateur events we knowand love would come to a grinding halt. But more locally, volunteers matter toevery golfers’ experience. Without starters at the first tee, clusters...
08/27/21
Grey Wolf Golf Club OpensGray Wolf Golf Club, formally known as Moss Creek Golf Club has been gently openings over the last few week and is taking a limited number of players through the end of this season.

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08/27/21
History Made in MissouriSunset Hills, MO – Ellen Port made history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to win the Metropolitan Senior Amateur Championship. The two-day championship was played at Sunset Country Club. For More...
08/27/21
It's that time again - Aeration of GreensThe word aeration stimulates negative emotions for many golfers. It may come as a surprise, but golf course superintendents also dislike aeration. After all, the last person who wants to disrupt the smoothness of the putting greens they work so hard to maintain is the superintendent.
08/27/21
Stop Wasting Time ExercisingStop Wasting Time Exercising The number one reason I hear why people don’t incorporate fitness into their day is “time”. Now let’s get real, I believe that anyone can find that time if they really make it a priority. But I get it. Between work, kids, golf, etc....
08/20/21
The Perspective and Swagger of AGThe Perspective and Swagger of Austin Greaser By Sean Melia, MVGA Contributor Perspective and “swagger” are not often delivered in the same package. But when Austin Greaser talks about his loss in the finals of the US Amateur at Oakmont, he balances both. &ldqu...
08/20/21
FTSG Local Golf News for August 21In this edition, the Perspective and Swagger from Austin Greaser, The Last DDWGA Event of the Season is 8/30, Sr & Mid Am deadline is 9/3, Johnson and North Qualify for Mid Am, Loading your Core from Dr. Nick Curry, MVTI coming up and Much More
08/20/21
Loading the CoreLoading the Core The first few tests we take golfers through when performing a TPI golf physical screen are to look at how well you can control your “core”. We first look at your ability to tilt your pelvis forward and backward and then your ability to dissociate your upper b...
08/20/21
Mid Am and Senior MetroThe 2021 Mid Amateur and Senior Metro is taking place at Troy Country Club on September 9th and 10th. The format of this year's championship is 36-holes of stroke-play. For More
08/14/21
FTSG Local Golf News for August 14In this Edition, Austin Greaser in the Semi's at US Amateur, From Walnut Grove Qualifier to Champion, Masters Event at Sugar Valley on Monday, Over the Top by Dr. Nick Curry and So Much More!
08/13/21
Masters Event at Sugar ValleyThe 3rd Event of the Season is this Monday at Sugar Valley Golf Course and gets underway with a 1pm shotgun. As a reminder there is no lunch prior and Dinner is included after play with your entry. For More Info
08/13/21
Over the TopOver the Top - Over-the-Top is perhaps the most common swing characteristic among high handicap golfers. It usually occurs because of overuse or over-dominance of the upper body during the downswing. As a result, the club is thrown outside of the intended swing plane, with the club head...
08/13/21
Qualifier to ChampionJensen Castle wins the US Women's Amateur - With a round of -2, 70 at Walnut Grove CC on Thursday, July 8th, Jensen Castle, tied for the 4th of just 6 positions in the US Women's Amateur Qualifier, missing a three-person playoff by just a shot. She started her round on that hot steamy day...
08/06/21
Early ExtensionEarly Extension Early Extension occurs when the hips and spine of a golfer start to go into extension, or straighten up too early, on the downswing. This can be seen when the pelvis moves closer to the ball on the downswing. The lower body does not easily rotate through impact, inst...
08/06/21
FTSG Local Golf News for August 7In This Edition, Recap of the Annual Tri City, How Our US Women's Am Qualifiers are Doing, 2021 Mercedes-Benz Event, Dr. Nick Curry's 'Early Extension', Mid Am/Senior Metro News, Greaser Loses in Semis of Western, and Much More!
08/05/21
2021 Mercedes-Benz Event2021 Mercedes-Benz Event This year's Mercedes-Benz event will be taking place on Monday, August 9th at Moraine Country Club. The formats of play include a 4 Person Scramble and a Two Person Better Ball for those wishing a more competitive experience. The event includes Breakfast,...
08/04/21
Dayton Wins the Tri-City2021 Tri-City Matches The annual Women's Tri-City Matches took place on Tuesday, August 3rd on the South Course at NCR Country Club after a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the day it was a very tight race between all three teams. It was towards the end of the...
08/04/21
Greaser Loses in Semis at Western AmAustin Greaser Loses in Semi-Finals at Western Am Vandalia's Austin Greaser put together quite the week at this year's 119th Western Amateur at The Glen View Club in Golf, IL. The championship features a decorated field including 156 of the best amateurs from around the world. After...
08/04/21
US Women's Am Local Qualifiers Advance2021 US Women's Amateur The prestigious U.S. Women's Amateur began August 2nd at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. The field of 156 competitors included 6 ladies who qualified out of Walnut Grove CC on July 8th. These ladies are Lauren Hartlage, Malia Nam, Alexandra Swayne, Mariss...
07/30/21
FTSG Local Golf News for July 31In this Edition, The Annual Tri City is Tuesday, Haney Wins the Metropolitan, NCR to Host the US Senior Women's Open, Follow our Qualifiers in the US Women's Am, Max Watson wins the 115th Ohio Amateur, Metro & Open Contest Winners and Austin Greaser in the Western Am Semi Finals and Much More!
07/30/21
Watson Wins Ohio AmMAX WATSON WINS THE 115TH OHIO AMATEUR - Max Watson, from Ashland, won The 115th Ohio Amateur yesterday at Avalon Lakes Country Club in Warren. He did so by birding the first playoff hole over Dayton's own Dhaivat Pandya, when they both tied at -3 after 72 holes. Those from our a...
07/28/21
NCR to host 2022 US Senior Women's OpenNCR Country Club to Host 2022 US Senior Women's Open On July 28, 2021 the USGA announced NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio, as the host site of the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, to be contested Aug. 25-28, 2022. “As we kick off the 3rd U.S. Senior Women&rsq...
07/27/21
Metro/The Open Contest WinnersMetropolitan/The Open Contest Results Congratulations to Dhaivat Pandya on winning the MVGA Metro Contest with the highest score of 21. Winner of The Open Championship Contest was John Moffatt. In the overall contest (Open Championship + MVGA Metro) the top 3 finishers were: 1st...
07/27/21
New GHIN Mobile GPSGHIN Launches New MOBILE GPS After months of tireless work, GHIN is excited to announce that GPS is now available in the GHIN Mobile App! This brings the community one step closer to the vision of providing GHIN golfers with a seamless experience and the tools they need to play and pos...
07/27/21
Our Qualifiers in the US Women's Am2021 US Women's Amateur Beginning on August 2nd, the 2021 U.S. Amateur will be played at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. The field of 156 competitors includes 6 ladies who qualified out of Walnut Grove CC on July 8th. These ladies are Lauren Hartlage, Malia Nam, Alexandra Swayne,...
07/26/21
Haney Wins MetroBryce Haney Wins 98th Metropolitan By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer Bryce Haney broke through at the Dayton Metropolitan at Yankee Trace Golf Course. After finishing third in 2018, second in 2019, and missing the event in 2020, Haney lapped the field, winning by seven shots this...
07/24/21
Wenzler Sweeps Western Women's AmMoments after she won the final match to capture the 121st Women’s Western Amateur Saturday, the emotions came rushing out of Dayton's Own Marissa Wenzler.

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07/23/21
FTSG Special Metropolitan EditionIn this Special Edition, Bryce Haney Leads Metro after 2 Rds., Marissa Wenzler Medals and is now in Finals of Women's Western Am, Update on Jordon Gilkison, Kevin Hall, MVTI Date Released, Tri City on August 3rd and Much More!
07/23/21
Wentzler Medalist in Western AmDayton's Own, Marissa Wenzler, liked Park Ridge Country Club the moment she saw the course.

“I immediately texted my coach and told him I felt comfortable out here,” she said.

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07/21/21
2021 Miami Valley Team Invitational2021 Miami Valley Team Invitational The annual Miami Valley Team Invitational was founded in 1994 by David McSemek and his firm Smith Barney as an event at the end of the season to determine who had the best playing club for that year. This year's invitational is taking place on Septe...
07/21/21
2021 Tri-City Matches2021 Tri-City Matches The annual Women's Tri-City Matches are taking place on Tuesday, August 3rd on the South Course at NCR Country Club after a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Course will provide a great challenge for these talented women. Since 1990, Columbu...
07/21/21
Kevin Hall Wins APGA EventKevin Hall, of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, rallies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under-par final round of 63 to win APGA Deere Run event by four strokes. This is Kevin's first win since 2018 APGA Tour Chicago. Click to Read More.
07/20/21
98th Metro Fast Facts98th Metropolitan Fast Facts Championship Venue - Golf Club at Yankee Trace (Heritage/Legend) Opened - 1995 Architect - Gene Bates Dates of Championship - July 22-25 Course/Slope Rating - 74.1 Yardage/Par - 7009-7140-yard Par 72 Format - 72 holes of Stroke Play with...
07/16/21
2021 Metropolitan ContestMake your selections for the 2021 Metropolitan Contest held annually by the MVGA. Select your favorite local amateurs to compete for a chance to win Personalized Golf Balls. FREE to enter!
07/16/21
FTSG Local Golf News for July 17thIn this Edition, Make your Selections for the Metro Contest, When to watch The Open Championship, Metropolitan Preview, US Amateur Qualifier Recap, Recent Course Records and so Much More!
07/15/21
2021 Metropolitan Preview2021 Metropolitan Championship Preview The Dayton Amateur, now commonly referred to as the Metropolitan, began in 1919. The 98th playing of the championship is taking place at Yankee Trace Golf Club (Heritage & Legend) on July 22-25. Yankee Trace will play as a par-72 and will play jus...
07/15/21
Recent Course RecordsRecent Course Records - Bryce Haney & Austin Greaser Within the last few weeks, Austin Greaser and Bryce Haney have both made history by breaking and tying the course records of Springfield Country Club and NCR Country Club (North) respectively. Bryce carded a 7-under 63 on the North...
07/13/21
US Men's Am Qualifier RecapUS Amateur Qualifier Recap On Monday, July 12th at Moraine CC, 84 golfers competed for three positions in the starting field of the US Men's Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club to be contested August 9-15, 2021. The Nipper Campbell designed, Moraine Country Club playe...
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