FTSG for the 1st Week in September
Betzold and Samborsky Defend

Both Pete Betzold and Peter Samborsky defended their titles from 2018 when Betzold won the Senior Metropolitan and Samborsky won the Mid Amateur at Springfield Country Club this past Wednesday.  

In the older divisions, two Springfield CC members, Chuck Parsons won the Ages 65-74 and Tom LaHaise won ages 75 and order.

Thanks to Springfield CC's members and staff for there hospitality this week and all our volunteers who assisted with the championship and all the players who teed it up. 

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Early Fall is the Season for Greens Aerification 
The earlier you get it done the quicker it heals and it's vital for your turfs health.   Yes, it's disruptive to your schedule, but so is going to the gym or doctor and as my old gym teacher used to yell when it was getting tough, no pain, no gain! 

Here is another interesting fact about aerification, while putting on an aerified green feels like golfs version of plinko, in actuality, if the aerification is completed properly with the holes filled, there is very look impact on the way your ball roles.

To view a video on the vital process and develop a greater understanding.

DDN Golf Column Done for the Season
We all enjoy the golf column Bucky Albers he has been writing for many decades.  However, with the Football Season upon us, the Dayton Daily News, as in the past few years has decided to suspend the column, hopefully with it's return next Spring. 

For those Bucky fans needing a fix until then, he will become a regular contributor to this email.

DDWGA Fall Classic Postponed until 9/16
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. The deadline for changes is this Tuesday. 

We will also accept new registrations until Tuesday.
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

For More Information or to Register

Part of #MoreFromGolf Training and Education Series 
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, the events purpose was to have a year end competition in which Miami Valley Area Clubs would send eight of their best players to determine who had the best playing club for that 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.  

For More Information
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 114 players who made over $1 Million Dollars last season on the PGA Tour.
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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