Thanks for Making it a Great Year!December 29, 2018 

2018 was a great year for golf in the Miami Valley where the grass roots of our game are promoted and preserved.  

We crowned winners in our Stroke Play Championships, Qualified Players to National Championships and provided playing opportunities to all skill levels though our Ladies (DDWGA), Men (MVGA) and Senior Men (Masters) events.

Miami Valley Golf also provided core functions for our golfers through our oversight of Course Ratings and Handicap Systems, as well as supporting many other core functions our golf community uses to manage our game.

We give back to new and future golfers through programs we support and manage, but all of these accomplishments are not possible without you, our area golfer, and all of our volunteers who support these events and programs.

They say it takes a village, and thanks to all of you, we have a pretty special one, one that is poised to continue our momentum, not just in our upcoming 25th Anniversary year but for many years to come.

All the Best in 2019 and please enjoy our Year in Review Video

Doug Miller
President Miami Valley Golf
Modernized Rules Go Into Effect 
If you are lucky enough to be somewhere warm and get to play before our season starts, remember that the Modernized Rules will be in effect.  We will continue providing weekly rule changes in these emails and offer seminars into the new year.  But if we could give you the TOP THREE things to remember for your rounds in the new year they would be...
          1. Putt with the FLAGSTICK IN the hole, if you feel like it.
          2. Drop the Ball From KNEE HEIGHT, not Shoulder Height.  If out of habit you drop the old way, just pick your ball up and drop it again, the correct way with no penalty.
          3. You can now remove LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS (any unattached natural object) in Bunkers and in what are now called Penalty Areas (Old Water Hazards)

There are many other Changes and if you want to watch a Quick Rules Change Overview from Expert Golf they sum them up very nicely and efficiently. 

Watch their Video Here

Voting for the Hardest Par 4 ends on january 4th
In total we had 825 Votes for the hardest Par 5 in the Miami Valley.  Coming in 4th Place with 106 votes was Sugar Valley's #11, in 3rd place with 126 votes was Beavercreek's #11, in 2nd place with 149 votes was Sycamore Creek's #13 and voted the Hardest Par 5 in the Miami Valley was NCR's #5 on the South Course with 214 votes. 

Now onto the Par 4's. Please Make your Selections by Friday, January 4th.  

To make your selection on the Hardest Par 4's
Upcoming Rules workshops

With major changes to the Rules of Golf going into effect in 2019, your Miami Valley Golf will offer an expanded schedule of complimentary workshops.  They will take place this off season across our area.  

The Next Sessions are:

Saturday, Jan. 19th - Dayton CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, Mar. 9th - NCR CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, March 23th - Piqua - 10am - Noon
Saturday, April 6th - Windy Knoll - 10am - Noon

These sessions are free of charge and open to any Miami Valley Golfer.


In the meantime if you would like a copy of the Players Edition of the new Rules of Golf please provide your information through this link and we will be happy to mail to you a complimentary copy.  

For those of you with smart devices you can also download, free of charge, the 2019 Rules of Golf App at either your iTunes or Play store.
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
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Saturday, Jan. 19 - Rules Education - Dayton CC - 10am-Noon 
Saturday, Mar. 9 - Rules Education - NCR CC - 10am - Noon 
Saturday, March 23 - Rules Education - Piqua - 10am - Noon 
Wednesday, April 3 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting 
Wednesday, April 10 - Masters Club Rep Meeting 
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am - Noon  
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
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