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Mid Am & Sr Metropolitan STarts Tuesday

The Miami Valley Mid Amateur and Senior Metropolitan Championship gets underway on Tuesday.  This 36 Hole Stroke Play Championship will be contested over the Donald Ross designed Springfield Country Club.  First Rd Tee Times start at 8am,  

In the Senior Metropolitan Championship, Defending Champion, Pete Betzold will tee off in the final grouping at 1:10pm, he will be joined by three time champion, Dan DeVore and the 2013 Champion, Dave Larger.  Also in the Senior field are our 2006 Champion, Bob Eardly and our 2005 Champion, Doug Gage.  

Dave Novotny, who is leading the way in our 2019 Senior Player of the Year Points race and our 2018 Senior Player of the Year Ron Eubel are also in the field as well as the 2006 Ohio Senior Amateur Champion, Chuck Parsons. 

Over in the Mid Amateur Division, Pete Samborsky, our five-time Metropolitan Champion and last years Mid Amateur Champion is back to defend his title. Also in the Mid Amateur Field is 2014 Champion, Jeff Scohy. 

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DDWGA Fall Classic Postponed until 9/16
Thanks to the the all day rain this past Monday, the DDWGA Fall Classic has been rescheduled until Monday, September 16th, still at Miami Valley Golf Club, however the shotgun time is now 1:30pm. 

If you have a change in your group please submit the change here. 

We will also accept new registrations and those can be completed here.
There are many hard courses in the Miami Valley and "of course" it is relative to the talent we have.  However, we bet most golfers would agree, the hardest course is the one between your ears. 

To take steps in improving your mental game, join us on Sunday, October 27th at NCR CC as we welcome internationally renowned sports psychologist, author and professional speaker Dr. Bob Winters

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Part of #MoreFromGolf Training and Education Series 
Great Feats in Golf 
How can you make a birdie on a Par 5 and only hit the ball three time?

Here is how, lose a ball!

That's exactly what happened to Rob Bockrath in his Tuesday Night League at Twin Base, when he lost his tee ball in the Native Area to the right, reteeded it, then played his 5 wood into hole for a very unusual Birdie.

Rob is Pictured to the Left in Front of another gentlemen who has had many great feats in golf himself.

Do you have a Great Feat in Golf you would like to Share?  Just email !
WANT A PART TIME JOB in Golf ? - Almost all courses are looking for fall help.  If you are interested, visit the course website to get contact information, and send them a note.
Founded by David McSemek and his firm at the time Smith Barney in 1994 as a year end event in which Miami Valley Area Clubs would send eight of their best players to determine who had the best playing club for that Golf Season.  The "MVTI" is now over a quarter century old and hosting the coveted James C "Skip" Snow Silver Trophy donated by Deloitte & Touche is high on every clubs priority list.

Staged in a three shotgun format with four players from each club playing each side, the first shotgun is a Fourball Competition with 3 of the 4 Better Ball Scores used to determine the Team Score.  The second shotgun is a Foursome Competition in which partners alternate their shots and the best 3 of the 4 Team Scores are used in the alternate shot format as well.  The final 9 holes is a singles competition with 6 of the 8 scores being used to determine the team score.  

This years event will be contested at Sycamore Creek CC on Thursday, September 26th.

Please send an email to to confirm your spot for 2019.

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Support the First Tee and Play Heatherwoode 
Come out and support the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley and play Heatherwoode GC in doing so.  The Fund Raising Event will be held on Monday, September 30th and get underway with a 12:30 shotgun.  

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Begun in 1999 and now contested bi-annually, the Ohio Intrastate is a 18 hole stroke play competition between our five Ohio Golf Associations.  For the 2019 contest, teams now will be comprised of six players, two Mid Ams, two Seniors and two Lady Mid Ams.  

Teams from the Miami Valley are selected primarily from our cumulative player of the year point list.  This years event will be hosted by the Toledo District Golf Association at Lima Shawnee Country Club and be held on Friday, October 4th with the practice round and evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 3rd. 

If you are close to the top in your respective category, save the date, as we only have one final opportunity for points to be awarded at the Sr & Mid Am Metropolitan in a few weeks at Springfield CC. 

Point Listing
There where 50 players who averaged over 300 yards off the tee this season and 129 who averaged over 290 yards on the PGA Tour this Past Season.
Recent and Upcoming EVENTS  
Tue & Wed, Sept 3 & 4 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Springfield - Info 
Monday, Sept 16 - Ladies Fall Classic - Miami Valley - Info  
Monday, Sept 23 - Masters 4 - NCR CC, North Course - Info 
Thursday, Sept 26 - MVTI - Sycamore Creek - Info
Monday, Sept 30 - First Tee Golf Outing - Heatherwood - Info 
Friday, October 4 - Ohio Intra-State Matches - Lima Shawnee CC 
Monday, Oct 7 - Celebration - Dayton CC -  Info
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