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Short Grass for the 1st Weekend in February
Register for the 2019 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season (March 15 to November 30) than you did in 2018.  

The Grand Prize will be a $750 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing. 

The drawing will be held in early December from all those who have registered for the challenge and posted more rounds of golf in 2019.  Those registered chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2018 total.  

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2018. 

To register or for more details
Springfield CC Names New Professional 

Jake Houston, PGA has been named the Head Golf Professional at the Springfield Country Club.  Jake is a graduate from Ashland University with a degree in Business Adminastration and comes to SCC from Beechmont Country Club on the East Side of Cleveland.  

He will begin his duties on February 9th.

Welcome to the Miami Valley Jake! 
On the Eve of the Super Bowl

Who has the best combined Football and Golf Record ?

There really can't be a case for anyone other than John Brodie.  He was the Quarterback for the San Francisco 49'ers from 1957 to 1973, wining the NFL's most valuable player in 1970.  

John played golf his whole life but after he turned 50, he had 230 starts on the Senior Tour now call the PGA Tour Champions and he won the 1991 Security Pacific Senior Classic in a playoff by birdieing the 1st Playoff Hole over George Archer and Chi-Chi Rodriquez.

To Read A Nice Piece on John Brodie from the USGA

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Drop the Ball From Knee HEIGHT (Only)  (Video)

New Rule: Players continue to drop a ball when taking relief, but the dropping procedure is changed in several ways as detailed in Rule 14.3

How a ball may be dropped is simplified; the only requirement is that the ball be let go from knee height so that it falls through the air and does not touch any part of the player’s body or equipment before it hits the ground.

Reasons for Change:

The new procedure lowers the height from which the ball is dropped to increase the chance that it stays within the relief area.

Requiring the player to drop a ball (as opposed to placing it) retains a desired randomness about where the ball ends up:

  • The player has no guarantee that the ball will come to rest on a desired spot or in a good lie.
  • This is especially the case when a ball is dropped in more difficult conditions such as thick rough or longer grass.

Allowing the player to drop a ball from knee height helps to limit the extent to which a ball will embed in sand in a bunker.

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Upcoming Rules workshops 

With major changes to the Rules of Golf now in effect, 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, Mar. 9th - NCR CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, March 23th - Piqua - 10am - Noon 
Saturday, April 6th - Spingfield - 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 linkand 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.
Distance Study Released by the USGA


More Details for all our Fellow Stat Geeks

Twitter Survey Question RESULTS  
What do you think of these New Nike Shoes 
The Jury is Definitely Split on this One....But everyone had a strong opinion.  Comments Ranged from Sweet to Not a Chance and I won't wear Nike's.   This ED will be rocking a pair when they are available and I'm sure you will see them at an event or two....


Is the 16th Hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Championship a Good or Bad thing for Golf ?

Vote on this Weeks Twitter Question

Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
Year In Review Video on YouTube 
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
MVGA Facebook Account -  
Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
Saturday, Mar. 9 - Rules Education - NCR CC - 10am
Saturday, March 23 - Rules Education - Piqua - 10am
Wednesday, April 3 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting 
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am 
Wednesday, April 10 - Masters Club Rep Meeting 
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Key Changes Poster in a PDF Form to Download and Print 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
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