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 April 25th. There is a little twist this year as we will be using both golf courses. The net divisions will be playing the North C...
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...
07/10/21
Metropolitan Information2021 Dayton Metropolitan Championship @ Yankee Trace GC The Dayton Amateur, now commonly referred to as the Metropolitan, began in 1919 when it was first contested at Dayton Country Club. Through the years many different people have run the championship, but beginning in 1996 the Miam...
07/09/21
Reverse Spin AngleA Reverse Spine Angle is any excessive upper body backward bend or excessive left lateral (for right handed golfers) upper body bend during the backswing. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to start the downswing in the proper sequence,...For More...
07/07/21
US Women's Am Qualifier RecapUS Women's Amateur Qualifier @ Walnut Grove CC - 79 Women competed for 6 qualifying positions in the 121st, US Women's Amateur Championship this past Thursday at Walnut Grove CC. Despite threatening conditions play was completed on schedule without any interruptions. Congratulat...
07/03/21
100th Ohio Open RecapUniontown’s Jake McBride rolled in a 15-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Lower and win the rain shortened 100 th Ohio Open this past Thursday on the South Course of Westfield Country Club. Both Players finished at -11. Taking home the Low Amateur Trophy...
07/03/21
FTSG Local Golf News for July 3rdIn this Edition, Happy 4th of July from the MVGA, Women's and Men's US Amateur Qualifier Information. Deadline for the Metropolitan Approaching, GHIN Mobile App Adding GPS, Ohio Women's Am Recap, Ohio Open Recap and much more!
07/02/21
Ohio Women's Am at Walnut Grove CCAli Green of Norwood won the 98th Playing of the Ohio Women's Amateur this past week at Walnut Grove CC. From our Area, Britt Platt was the Runner Up in the Mid Am Championship and Cynthia Pratt, won the 1st Flight of the Mid Am Division... For More
07/01/21
GPS coming to GHIN MobileA GHIN Mobile App update is expected to be released in Mid July with Course Maps that allow the user to get touch-point GPS distances to anywhere on the course and distance to the center of the green for thousands of courses worldwide.
06/25/21
FTSG Local Golf News for June 26In this Edition, Deadline for the Metropolitan Championship Approaching, Masters visited Piqua CC this past Monday, US Women's and Men's Qualifiers Approaching, MVGC Four Ball Championship taking entries and so much more!
06/25/21
Ohio Senior Am RecapOhio Senior Am Recap The 24th State Senior Amateur Championship took place last Wednesday and Thursday at Miami Valley Golf Club. Past Champions from our area who competed include three time champion, Skip Snow (1998, 2001 & 2009) and Gordon Willins, who won in 2007. Also, others wh...
06/21/21
Masters Event 2 RecapCatch up on all the Action from the 2nd Masters Event of the year that was held on Monday, June 21st at Piqua CC. Thanks to the Members and Staff at Piqua for their hospitality and to all those who played.
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06/19/21
FTSG Local Golf News for June 19In this edition, Kevin Hall is featured in our Inaugural Mentorship Video, Masters Event visits Piqua CC this Monday, GMFMG visit Clearview Golf Club in Canton, OH, Wrap Up for the DDWGA Twin Best Ball, State Senior at Miami Valley Golf Club and Much Much More!
06/18/21
MVGA Mentorship SeriesOn this Father's Day Weekend, we share our Inaugural MVGA Mentorship post, Kevin Hall, Deaf Professional Golfer, Big Ten Champion shares his appreciation for his Dad.
06/18/21
GMFMG Visits Clearview Golf ClubGolf My Future My Game along with the 2k Foundation put together an incredible day at Clearview Golf Club. Clearview Golf Club was created by William "Bill" Powell when he faced racial discrimination at golf courses after he returned from World War II. It was then when he decided...
06/17/21
DDWGA Twin BB RecapA great day was had by all at CCN when the DDWGA hosted their annual Twin Best Ball. Winners where determined in three flights and Closest tot he Hole awards where also given. For More...
06/17/21
UD Women's Golf Coach OpeningInterested in coaching high-level amateur golf? Know anyone who is? The University of Dayton is searching for a new coach of their Women's Golf Team. To learn more...
06/11/21
FTSG Local Golf News for June 12In this Edition, Register for the MVGA US Open Contest, LPGA*USGA Jr Girls Programming begins shortly, DDWGA Twin BB Info, Jen Lohmeyer into the Hall of Fame, US Open Final Recap, Goecke wins the NEOA, and so much more!
06/10/21
Hit The Golf Ball FurtherI think just about everyone wants to hit the ball farther. We have covered a lot of topics on how to increase power and speed in your golf swing. But we haven’t really gotten into the “why”. Once you understand the why I believe it is much easier to apply those principles into your training.
06/10/21
Jen Lohmeyer inducted into Hall of FameLohmeyer inducted into OHSGCA Hall of Fame With 3 state titles in 12 years to her credit, Oakwood High School boys’ varsity golf coach Jen Lohmeyer is being recognized for excellence in coaching and inducted into the Ohio High School Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Lo...
06/10/21
Jr Girls ClinicsThe DDWGA this summer will be hosting, two, Diana Schwab, 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. For More...
06/09/21
Tyler Goecke Wins NEOATyler Goecke on Monday, June 7th won the Northeast Ohio Amateur conducted by the Northern Ohio Golf Association. The 54 Hole Event was conducted at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, OH. To view more...
06/09/21
US Open Final Q RecapSahith Theegala, our final qualifier, who played in the Memorial and made the cut, left Columbus at 4am to come to SCC, a course he had never seen, was +3 through nine holes and rallied to play his last 27 holes at -6 to get into a three-for-one playoff for the last spot for the Open....
06/09/21
Volunteer OpportunitiesAre you interested in taking your knowledge of the game to a new level? If so, here is a description of the remaining volunteer opportunities for the 2021 season. We greatly appreciate all of the help!
06/03/21
FTSG Local Golf News for June 5In this Edition, US Open Final is set for Monday at Springfield CC, Wilberforce Golf Program Growing, Golf My Future, My Game, starts today, 27 Qualify for the Ohio Amateur, US Open Qualifying Facts, Junior Golf Programming and so much more!
06/02/21
Wilberforce Golf Program GrowingWilberforce Golf Program Growing Under Coach Will Ware’s Leadership By Sean Melia Will Ware has spent the last 11 months rebuilding the men’s and women’s golf programs at Wilberforce University. Since his hiring in July 2020, Wade has worked tirelessly to fi...
05/29/21
FTSG Local Golf News for May 29In this Edition, Ohio Amateur Qualifier is this Tuesday at NCR, Masters Season started at Walnut Grove, Miami Valley Golf Club offers Scratch Events this Summer, US Open Final at Springfield CC Field Announced, Register for Junior Golf Lessons and Events and So Much More!
05/26/21
Ohio Am Qualifier InformationThe path to the 2021 Ohio Amateur, which will be held July 26-30, at Avalon Golf and Country Club in Warren, Ohio goes through NCR CC's North Course on Tuesday, June 1st. The NCR Qualifier is one of six qualifiers held throughout the state. There will be 113 golfers co...
05/25/21
Masters Start the Season at Walnut GroveAfter a year off due to COVID and a two week delay because of rain the First Masters Event finally was played at Walnut Grove Country Club on Monday, May 24th. To See All the Scores and Photos....
05/22/21
FTSG Local Golf News for May 22In this Edition, Masters Finally start their season after a two week delay, Last Call for walking Scorers for the US Open Sectional, DDWGA Awards their 2021 Scholarships, It's getting warmer, are you Hydrating?, Summer Youth Programming, Gene Samborsky passes, College Corner and so much more!
05/22/21
Miami Valley GC - Championship SeriesIn a move to add additional playing opportunities at one or our area gems, Miami Valley Golf Club will be hosting a series of Scratch Events this summer all open to the public.

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05/21/21
DDWGA Scholars for 2021DDWGA Scholarship Awards for 2021 By Sean Melia On May 17, Sam DeSpain and Jayla Pothast wereawarded scholarships by the Dayton District Women’s Golf Association (DDWGA)for their success in the classroom, involvement in the game of golf, anddedication to volunteerism. Thi...
05/21/21
Gene Samborsky PassesWestern Hills CC's Golf Professional Emeritus, Gene Samborsky, passed away on May 15th after a short illness. Gene was 77 years old and leaves us after supporting our game and developing many talented golfers for over 50 years, among them his son, Peter & Grandson, Hayden. Congrats Gene on a Life Well Played! - To review his obituary...
05/21/21
Hydration on the CourseHydration on the Course It's finally starting to get warmer and we are seeing the temperatures jump up pretty quickly. These high temperatures can sneak up on us and it’s important to keep up on hydration- especially when playing a round of golf. In order for our bodies to function...
05/18/21
DDWGA Shamble ResultsThe 1st Event of the DDWGA Season was held on Monday, May 17 at Urbana Country Club. Despite the forecast and gloomy sky's the event was able to be completed after a 1 hour delay at the start. To View All Results and Photos
05/15/21
FTSG Local Golf News for May 15In this Edition, we are still in need of walking scorers for the US Open Final at Springfield CC, First Event of the DDWGA Season is Monday, Youth on Course expands to Miami Shores, A Bio on Ock Willoweit from our area's past, register for Junior Lessons and much more!
05/09/21
Masters Postponed until May 24thDue to the excessive amount of rain that has fallen and the lack of Cart Paths at Walnut Grove the 1st Masters Event of the Year has been postponed until May 24th - Please email dmiller@mvgolf.org or any groupings adjustments.
05/08/21
FTSG Local Golf News for May 8In this edition, Masters Events Start Monday, Review the results from the Spring Better Ball presented by Midwest Security Services, Yankee Trace to host Golf My Future, My Game, LPGA*USGA Jr Girls Clinics and Much More!
05/06/21
Golf is more than a Golf BallGOLF IS MORE THAN A GOLF BALL (PDF of Programming) Yankee Trace to host Golf. My future. My Game. By Dominic Dastoli, Contributing Writer to Miami Valley Golf Foundation Dayton native Craig Kirby is nothing if not well-connected. During his 40 years as a Democr...
05/04/21
Spring BB WinnersThanks to All Those Who Played in the Spring Better Ball, Troy Country Club for Hosting and Midwest Security Services for Presenting. All the results and photos can be viewed here...
05/01/21
Centerville Native Reaches QuarterfinalsGreat job by Centerville Native Marissa Wenzler and Jensen Castle who made a great run to get to the quarterfinals of the @USGA Amateur Four Ball Tournament this past week.
To See How They Did.....
05/01/21
FTSG Local Golf News for May 1In this Edition, The Spring Better Ball starts our 2021 Tournament Season, Community to Offer Junior Programming, Wenzler Advances to USGA Four Ball Quarter Finals, Volunteer for US Open Sectional at Springfield CC and so much more!
04/30/21
Community to Offer Junior ProgrammingOpen to Juniors Age 8 to 15, Community's Junior Golf Lessons is a be a great way to introduce the Junior in your life to the game of golf. For More Information...
04/30/21
Is Your Neck Killing your Game?Many golfers have limited range of motion with their golf swing. Limitations during the back swing can be particularly problematic. There can be numerous factors for these limitations...
04/30/21
Spring Better Ball Starts the SeasonOur 2021 Tournament Season kicks off this Monday at Troy Country Club with the playing of our Annual Spring Better Ball presented by our friends at Midwest Security Services...For More
04/24/21
FTSG Local Golf News for April 24In this Edition, What is the Soft and Hard Cap in the World Handicap System. Metropolitan Championship Registration Opens, Volunteer for the US Open Sectional, PGA Championship Contest coming soon, Do you know how to Practice? and Much More!
04/23/21
Hard vs Soft Hdcp. CapsWe get many questions in the office about Hard and Soft Caps to Handicap Indexes. Linked is a short video to give you a quick overview. If you have questions you can start a conversation by emailing at info@mvgolf.org
04/23/21
How do you Practice?Do you know how to Practice? Let’s face it, hitting golf balls on the range just isn’t as fun as playing a round with your buddies. But let’s say you go out to the range every once and awhile to work on your game...
04/22/21
Wright State WinsThe Wright State golf team won its second team tournament title of the season on Monday afternoon, finishing at 21-over as a group on the way to a 13-shot win at the Wright State Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Club.
04/17/21
FTSG Local Golf News for April 17Volunteer for the US Open Sectional, Masters Contest Won by Bill York, PGA Fantasy Contest opening soon, Teaching and Old Dog a New Trick, Congratulations to Rob Karnes for being named the SOPGA Golf Professional of the Year and Much More!
04/17/21
Rob Karnes, PGA Awarded Highest HonorCongratulations to NCR's Director of Golf, Rob Karnes, who was awarded the highest honor given to a PGA Professional as he was awarded the Golf Professional of the Year form the Southern Ohio PGA Section.
04/16/21
PGA Fantasy Contest ContestYour Miami Valley Golf along with TDJ Golf are pleased to announce the Inaugural MVGA PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Contest.  This contest will feature your best scores from the rounds you play during the PGA Championship and those of the players you choose competing in the Championship Proper.   More Details will be released shortly!
04/16/21
Teaching an Old Dog a New TrickBy Dr. Nick Curry
Have you ever stood over a golf ball with full confidence only to hit a terrible shot and just wonder how in the world you just did that? Have you ever wondered why you need to keep working on the same swing drills over and over...
04/16/21
UD Men's Team Wins Flyer IntercollegiateKETTERING, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's golf team claimed top honors at the 2021 Dayton Flyer Intercollegiate, finishing four strokes in front of second-place finisher Bowling Green. Flyer sophomore Kyle Schmidt led the charge to the title with his first-place finish in the individual standings...
04/13/21
Volunteer Opportunities With the Championship Season close at hand we we have opened the Volunteer enrollment pages and you can get there by following this link. The first one for the season will be the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC on Monday, June 7th - Don't Miss Your Chance !
04/12/21
Bill York wins the Masters ContestBILL YORK wins THE 18TH MASTERS CONTEST Congratulations to Hideki Matsuyama in winning the 2021 Masters and Bill York for winning the 18th Annual MVGA Masters Contest presented by our Friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville . Bill's score of 17 was enough to win the 2021 MVGA...
04/10/21
Course Rating Season Starts Course Rating Season Starts Each year, your Miami Valley Golf Association supports the very core of our game by maintaining and issuing course ratings. Why is this important? Because other than low gross competitions, which make up just a small fraction of daily play, our game is base...
04/10/21
DDWGA Activities for 2021DDWGA ACTIVITIES FOR 2021 Hello Fellow Lady Golfers! As we carefully peak our heads around the corner of the pandemic, we are planning on a full schedule of DDWGA events for the 2021 golf season! ( To Register for the Spring Shamble ) For those not familiar with the Dayton Women&rs...
04/10/21
FTSG Local Golf News for April 10thIn this Edition - We start the Course Rating Season on Monday, Through YOC, Play, Laugh and Repeat, DDWGA Scholarship Deadline is Thursday, Is your Membership Active, Dr. Powell joins Lee Elder at ANGC, Special Scores so far in 2021, Phil Stiver new Superintendent at Moraine and Much More!
04/10/21
Renee Powell Joins Lee ElderRenee Powell Joins Lee Elder - It is an great to see fellow Ohioan and Northern Ohio PGA member, Renee Powell, representing Black PGA Professionals at the Master’s Kick-Off that honored the First African American to play in The Masters, Lee Elder. Lee Elder joined Jack Nicklaus a...
04/10/21
Special Scores through April 9thSpecial Scores through April 9th Your MVGA will recognize special scores regularly and list all of them on our site here. These are the past Holes in One and Double Eagles since we start playing this season! The Golf Club at Yankee Trace Hole in One 04/06/2021 Gene Cook Hole: Heri...
04/10/21
Through YOC - Play. Laugh. RepeatThrough YOC: Play. Laugh. Repeat Miami Valley Trio Balance Camaraderie, Competition By Dominic Dastoli, Contributing Writer to Miami Valley Golf Foundation Aaron Tobe’s teenage mind can only hold so much information. “I don’t know my mom and dad&r...
04/02/21
Dave Miller Join MVGA TeamDave Miller is joining the MVGA Team as the Assistant Director. Dave comes to the MVGA from Clovernook CC down in Cincinnati where he has spend the last 9 years. Dave is a Native Daytonion and began his career in the Golf Industry in 2000 at Kittyhawk. To Read More...
04/02/21
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!
04/02/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for April 3rdIn this edition, Make your selections for the MVGA Masters Contest Presented by Mercedes Benz of Centerville, DDWGA Scholarship Deadline is April 15th, Masters Event 1 registration now open, Dave Miller joins the MVGA Team, Collegiate Corner and More! To Read...
04/02/21
Masters Event at Walnut Grove Now OpenThe first event of the 2021 Masters Season is now open and accepting online registrations for the Monday, May 10th Event at Walnut Grove.

For more information or to register.
04/02/21
The Value of Sleep in RecoveryGolfers ask us all the time, ‘what are the best tools for recovery?’ Everyone wants to know all the new and greatest gadgets and tools to help with recovery. This list can get lengthy and expensive as there is no shortage of different “recovery” tools on the market.
04/01/21
18th MVGA Master ContestMake your selections for our 18th Annual Masters Contested presented by our Friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville.

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03/26/21
FTSG - Golf News for March 27thIn this edition - Why do golf courses aerify?, Partnership with GolfWeek Begins, are you active in the GHIN system?, Community to redo their Bunkers, Brad Cullman passes, Bucky's Bunker discusses new season and much more!
03/23/21
Community to Renovate BunkersSaline, Michigan golf course architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA has been selected to design and oversee the renovation of the bunkers on the Hills and Dales Courses at Dayton's Community Golf Club. Nestled in the rolling hills south of the city, Community Golf Club, Dayton's first municipa...
03/20/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for March 20thIn this Edition, The ridiculous rise of of Youth on Course in 2020, Trivia and Rules, Is your membership Active, Travis Mumma takes over at Troy CC, Increase your Clubhead Speed, Grunder Landscaping becomes a Partner, Madden Next starts moving things forward and much more!
03/13/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for March 13thIn this Edition of the Shortgrass - Don't forget to turn that clock ahead, we need more time for golf, Trivia Questions, Posting Season Starts on Monday, Spring BB Opens. The X-Factor, Madden Next Discussion, Mockabee Joins the MVGA Staff, Drive Chip and Putt Open, Next Golf Genius Training, College Corner and Much More!
03/13/21
The Ridiculous Rise of Youth on Course in 2020The “ridiculous” rise of Youth on Course in 2020 By Dominic Dastoli, Contributing Writer to Miami Valley Golf Foundation In 2020, the Miami Valley Youth on Course program experienced an unlikely outcome: record growth. Last spring, when COVID-19 temporarily s...
03/03/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for March 6thIn this Edition of FTSG - Spring BB presented by Midwest Security, Registration Opens, Random Golf Notes from John Fisher, Golf Trivia, Rules Question, Enter the more golf challenge, USGA released the Deacon Tool and so much more
02/26/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for February 27thIn this Edition of the FTSG, USGA to modernize Amateur Status, Weekly Trivia, My Last Round of Golf, First Black USGA Champ Passes, Rules Question, Golfer MPG, Next Golf Genius Education on 3/10, College Corner and much more!
02/20/21
Wendy Mockabee Joins TeamWendy Mockabee joined the Miami Valley Golf Association in February. Prior to joining MVGA, Wendy spent 18 years in the field of education and most recently she was with the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley. To Read More...
02/19/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for February 20thIn this Edition, get an season preview on the Wittenberg Golf Team, Mapping Golf Courses, Past and Present, Enter the More Golf Challenge, Continuing the Conversation, Golf Genius Training, What is going on with Tiger's Back, Who's the Golfer and So Much More!
02/12/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for February 13thIn this edition, UD Flyers Preview, More Golf Challenge for 2021 open, Continuing the Conversation, Golf Genius Training Feb 24, Mobility Webinar for your review, Who are the golfers and much more!
02/05/21
FTSG - Local Golf News for February 6thIn this edition, Bucky interview's WSU Golf Coach, Brian Arlinghaus, Looking at the Turf used for the Super Bowl, Walter Speedy's contribution to our game, Stracka Line starts partnership with MVGA, upcoming Golf Genius Education, Mobility Seminar from Dr. Curry, the MVGA is looking for an Office Administrator and much, much more!
01/29/21
FTSG for the Last Weekend in JanuaryIn this Edition, Watch a short video on the playing handicap, are you logged in to the GHIN Mobile App?, This weeks Golf Trivia Question, Thanks to Williamson Wealth Management for renewing their partnership and much, much more!
01/22/21
FTSG for the 4th Weekend in JanuaryArea Golf News for the 4th Weekend of January includes a bit on College Golf, Attending a Rules Workshop, Golf Trivia, GHIN Profile and App Info, Editorial from our Mike Purkey, Next Golf Genius Education, Muscle Activation Techniques, Who's the Golfer and so much more!
01/15/21
FTSG for the 3rd Weekend in JanuaryFTSG for the 3rd Weekend in January - Sponsor a Youth Golfer for $40, This Weeks Trivial Question, Did you set up your GHIN Profile, Update to the Mobile App coming on Tuesday, Watch Muni a Documentary Film, Next Golf Genius Education, Anti Rotational Exercises and much More!
01/08/21
Austin Greaser, 2020 Player of the YearOur 2020 Player of the Year, is also our Ohio Amateur Champion and last years Junior Player of the Year. Austin Greaser outdistanced his nearest competitor by 290 points. Austin achieved his 600 points by winning the Ohio Amateur where he set an all time record low score of 18 under par for the championship. For his win he received 500 POY points and he also received 100 points for being invited to play in the US Amateur. (US Am Qualifying was suspended in 2020)
01/08/21
FTSG for the 2nd Weekend in JanuaryIn this Edition, Austin Greaser is our 2020 Player of the Year, MVGA/GHIN Profile to be available on Monday, Golf Genius Workshop on Wednesday, Yankee Trace Recognized, Metro Champ wins in FLA, Dr Curry on Pull Strength Exercises, Who's in the Photo and Much More!
01/08/21
Jeff Scohy, 2020 Mid Amateur Player of the YearJeff Scohy is the MVGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year for 2020. He won the point race by his strong play in the Ohio Amateur, Ohio Mid Amateur and MVGA Mid Amateur. Jeff outdistanced the second place finisher, Pete Samborsky by 60 points and 2020 MVGA Mid Amateur Champion Matt Dippold by 70 points.
01/08/21
Jordan Gilkison, 2020 Jr Player of the YearWhat an incredible season the #1 ranked junior in Ohio had. Not only did Jordan win the State Boy's DI State Championship in late October, but he also came in second in the Dye Junior Invitational at Crooked Stick and had two other top 5 finishes in AJGA events. The first was in the Sean Foley Performance Jr. Championship where he came in 4th and then the Under Armour Jordan Spieth Championship where he came in 5th.
01/08/21
Tim Sorrows, 2020 Sr Player of the YearTim's play in the MVGA Senior Metropolitan capped off a great Senior Season. Coming in second in the points race was Ed Steiber with Pete Betzold and Bill Sutterlin coming in a tied for third.
This is Tim's third Senior Player of the Year Award!
12/31/20
FTSG for the 1st Weekend in 2021In this first FTSG for the New Year, we announce those who played the most rounds in 2020, Don't forget to register for our Education coming up soon. Who patented the Golf Tee. Watch Dr. Curry's Webinar, Don't forget to get your email into the GHIN system and Much More!
12/26/20
FTSG for the last Saturday for 2020The Play More Golf Challenge for 2020 winner is Cindy Sitzman, Tim Sorrows is our 2020 Senior Player of the Year. Course Certificate Program brought in $2000 dollars for Youth on Course. Don'f forget about Nick Curry's Seminar this Monday Night and Much Much More!
12/18/20
FTSG for the Weekend before ChristmasIn this edition, Take Advantage of a Last Minute Gift Idea for Golfers, Attend a Seminar on Golf Wellness given by TPI Certified Dr. Nick Curry, attend a Golf Genius Training Session on January 13th, Area Courses on PGA Tour 2K21 gaming and much more!
12/11/20
FTSG for the 2nd Weekend in DecemberIn this Edition, Jeff Scohy is the MVGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. Winter Education Schedule Released, don't forget to watch the US Women's Open, does your GHIN account have your email in it? From Dr. Nick Curry - Hip Hinge Advanced Progressions and a little on Jackie Burke, host of this weeks US Women's Open
12/04/20
FTSG from the first weekend in DecemberIn this Edition of the From the Short Grass - Make your US Women's Open Selections, Jordan Gilkison our Junior Player of the Year, Is your email in your GHIN Profile? New Tiger Woods Documentary available, Single Leg Balance by Dr Curry and Much More!
11/27/20
FTSG for the last weekend to Post Scores for 2020Last weekend to post scores until March 15th of 2021, Email Addresses will be needed to use GHIN Mobile App and GHIN.com in 2021, In continuing the conversation, Joe Louis and his breaking the last professional sport color barrier when he played in the San Diego open in 1952, Do you know what scores you can and can't post, name that golfer and much more!
11/20/20
FTSG from the Weekend before ThanksgivingA reason to give thanks, and the winner in our National Youth on Course Auction is our Youth on Course Program, Kevin Hall's Opening for the Masters Narrated by Jim Nance, Hip Mobility and the Golf Swing by Dr Nick Curry and Random Golf Footnotes and links to all things golf!
11/13/20
FTSG for a Masters Weekend in NovemberTake part in the Youth on Course Online Auction - Sunday through Thursday this week, need to know the Masters Viewing Schedule?, ANGC continues to play it forward!, One of our own passes, Ohio AM Q at NCR on June 1 and so much more!
11/06/20
FTSG for an Indian Summer in NovemberMake your selections for our Annual Masters Contest, Register for USGA Rules Introductory Course, This Weeks Masters Viewing Schedule, Lee Elder is interviewed on his career and being the first African American golfer to play in the Masters, Congratulations to Mike Hartsock on retiring and so much more!
10/30/20
FTSG - Area Golf News for the Time Change WeekendJordan Gilkison wins the DI Boys Championship, Masters Contest Opens, USGA Rules Intro Course Registrations Begins on 11/10, Continuing the Conversation, Pelvic Tilt Assessment, First Masters Event is May 10th at Walnut Grove and Much More!
10/23/20
FTSG for the 4th Weekend in OctoberIn this Edition of From the Short Grass, the OHSAA State DI Championships conclude today, Troy CC to host the Spring Better Ball on May 3, 2021, in Bucky's Bunker, Bucky discusses the life and time of Bob Servis, on of the best players to ever come from our area, and much more!
10/16/20
FTSG for a frosty 3rd Weekend in October5 Things to know about frost and the delay's it causes this time if year. State DII and DIII championships finish up today. Now is a Great time to start a strength program, The Ohio Golf Journal for October is here and so much more.
10/10/20
FTSG for the 2nd Weekend in OctoberIn this addition of the Short Grass - Thank you to our Volunteers who make golf so special in the Valley, High School State Championships Start this week for DII and DIII, What to do when starting a Strength Program, continuing the conversation with Dr. Renee Powell and much more!
10/02/20
FTSG for the 1st Weekend in OctoberIn this Edition, High School's march to the State Started this past week. What not to do when you start an off season Golf Fitness Program, see how the USGA test the putting surfaces at the US Open, we continue the conversation and much more!
09/25/20
FTSG for the Last Week in SeptemberIn this weeks FTSG, thank your Golf Course Superintendent, Jim Weaver wins the MVGA US Open Contest, The road to the OHSAA Golf Championships start this week. Dr Curry talks about Pull Strength, I nice video from the USGA on Continuing the Conversation and John Fischer has some footnotes on Ralph Guldahl - Enjoy
09/18/20
FTSG for US Open WeekIn this weeks edition, the TV Schedule for the US Open, Random Golf Footnotes on the US Open, Still need some Walking Scorers for the High School Qualifiers, Elbow-Wrist release power, continuing the conversation, turf prep for the US Open and much more!
09/11/20
FTSG For September 12th, 2020In this FTSG Edition, take part in the US Open Contest. Volunteer for High School Sectional and Districts. Mid-Am and Senior Metropolitan Champions Crowned, Continuing the Conversation and Much, Much More!
09/04/20
FTSG for Labor Day WeekendIn this Labor Day Edition of FTSG, the MVGA will be administering three OHSAA Championships this fall, in continuing the conversation, Emmanuel Acho sits down with Roger Goodell, The MVGA Mid-Am & Sr Metro Starts on Wednesday and Much More...
08/28/20
FTSG for the Final Weekend in AugustIn this edition of FTSG, Deadline Thursday for Sr and Mid Am, Bill Williamson wins the Ohio Mid-Am, Virtual Rules School Offer for just $25, Developing Power in your Swing, Random Golf Footnotes from John Fischer and much more!
08/21/20
FTSG for the fourth weekend in August!In this Edition of FTSG, The Ohio Mid Am begins Monday at Springfield CC, A reprint from the DDN about Pete Brown, don't forget to register for the Mid-Am/Sr Metropolitan, Virtual Rules School Introductory Offer ends on August 31st and much more!
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