|WORLD HANDICAP SEMINAR|
|We will be offering a Complimentary World Handicap Seminar at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Saturday, March 14th. This Seminar will start at 10am and wrap up before noon with an optional lunch for an additional fee upon the seminars conclusion. |
|YOUTH ON COURSE AUCTION ITEM - Piqua CC|
|This week we continue our weekly auctions to raise dollars to support our Foundation's Youth on Course Program. |
The item for this week is a Round of Four (4) with Carts at Piqua CC. There will be some time restrictions based on course availability.
If you ever wanted to play this North Dayton Ross Gem this is an excellent opportunity while supporting our next generation of golfers.
The Auction is now open and closes next Saturday Night at Midnight. Last Weeks Auction for WGCC Closes at Mid Night tonight!
To Visit the Bidding Page
|Author of Freddie and Me to Speak|
|Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up at Augusta National Golf Club and be mentored from a very early age by the Legendary Freddie Bennett their caddie master? |
Well our guest speaker did...and he wrote a wonderful book about the experience "Freddie and Me" and he his coming to share his years with Freddie at Moraine CC on Sunday, April 5th from 2-4pm, the weekend before the Masters!
This event is open to anyone and there will be no registration fee to attend but you must register. To Register
For a much richer experience we encourage you to purchase a copy of your own "Freddie & Me" from Tripp's webpage.
|RANDOM GOLF FOOTNOTES from John Fischer|
|“Ouimet Redux” |
In 1913, a 20-year old former caddie named Francis Ouimet defeated Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff to win the U.S. Open title at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts setting the sports pages aflame – a kid defeated two of the best players in the world.
In the early part of the 20th century in the United States golf was a game for amateurs. Many amateur events had stronger fields than professional tournaments. The only professional who made his living from playing golf – that is not having to have a job as a club professional for steady income – was Walter Hagen. Hagen made most of his money on exhibition tours and later on endorsements. There was no PGA Tour as such and most good amateur players remained amateurs.
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|2020 Rounds Challenge |
|Back by popular demand for the second season...The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season than you did in 2019. |
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. Chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2019 total.
To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2019.
To register or for more details
This Months Ohio Golf Journal
The February issue features Boyne's 10 award-winning golf courses. Perfect for buddies, families and girls golf getaways. Learn all about the wonderful amenities and courses inside this edition.
They feature two Ohio legends, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Read our stories about each of these important golf icons.
Ed Travis offers his insights on six of the best drivers on the market today.
Heading south this winter? We've got travel articles that highlight a variety of golf travel destinations.
Plus you'll find our usual mix of golf news and information
|getting ready for the season|
|Grip strength and your overall strength|
Grip strength is one of the best overall tests for total body strength. Numerous studies demonstrate a high correlation with grip strength and swing speed and golfing proficiency. Greater grip strength allows you to handle the forces transferred through the hands and wrists during the golf swing, which means less chance of injury and better control of the clubface.
The average tour player can demonstrate over 50kg of pressure on the squeeze test, with the lead side being slightly stronger. If you ask the average tour player how much force they think they use when gripping a club most will say around 50%, and research supports that. Now, take the average golfer that comes into my office for an assessment. Most have a grip strength of around 30kg. So.....
|Dr. Nick Curry is a chiropractor that is also certified through the highly esteemed Titleist Performance Institute as a medical, fitness, and junior golf wellness professional. He is the owner of Integrative Health and Sports Performance in Bellbrook and serves at the Team Chiropractor to Wright State and Miami Universities. To Visit his their Website|
|SymEtra Tour back at TPC at Riversbend |
|The are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the next generation of LPGA Stars when the Symetra Tour visits TPC Rivers Bend, June 22-28 |
Playing in the Pro-Am
Being a Volunteer
or Being A Sponsor
Don't miss your chance to be involved!
|First tee looking for coaches for 2020|
|The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley is looking for coaches for their locations in Butler, Montgomery and Warren Counties. The positions are part time June to Early August and an excellent way to play it forward for our next generation. |
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|DDWGA College Scholarship Applications |
|It's that time of year again when area Junior Girls can apply for Collegiate Assistance from the DDWGA Girls Scholarship Fund. |
To Download and Applications
|WHS Change Summaries |
|Subject #11: Net Double Bogey|
|OLD WAY: The maximum hole score for handicap purposes is based on a player’s Course Handicap and the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) table.|
|NEW WAY: The maximum hole score for each player will be limited to a Net Double Bogey, equal to Par + 2 + any handicap strokes received (based on the player’s Course Handicap).|
|WHY: By factoring in Par and Stroke Index values under the Net Double Bogey procedure, adjusted hole scores will be more precise and reflective of each player’s demonstrated ability.|
|Too See all the Changes Summaries |
|COLLEGE GOLF RECAP|
|Wright State Men's Golf|
Raider senior Austin Schoonmaker earned his first collegiate victory as the Wright State golf team finished second overall as a team at the season-opening The Invitational at Savannah Harbor.
Schoonmaker, who had the lead after two rounds, carded a final round 70 on Sunday morning to finish seven-under for the tournament at 209 overall, two shots ahead of Hugo Kedzlie of Delaware.
As a team, the Raiders were in fourth after two rounds on Saturday but turned in a team score of 282 on Sunday behind a pair of sub-70 rounds by Mikkel Mathiesen and Tyler Goecke. Mathiesen finished tied for ninth individually after his final round 69, while Goecke carded a 68 on Sunday to move all the way from a tie for 49th up to his tied for 13th finish. Bryce Haney (75 on Sunday, tied for 57th) and Cole Corder (80 on Sunday, 90th) rounded out the Raider lineup.
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UC Women's Golf
University of Cincinnati women's golf junior
Angela Lopez (Bogotá, Colombia) finished day one at the ECU Pirate Collegiate Classic at the Greenville Country with a two-round score of 145 to sit in fourth place on the player leaderboard. The Bearcats, as a team, are in seventh place with a total of 613.
In the first tournament of the fall season, Lopez was solid on the front nine of round one, but really progressed on the back at 1-under-par with three birdies. Wrapping up the opening round in a tie for sixth, the junior moved up the leaderboard in the second round with an even-par score, featuring three birdies, to end the day at fourth overall.
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Daniela Murcia Made an ace on the 1st Day of Play
|About Last Weeks Top Banner: Medina Country Club host to many majors through the years was the answer, the clubhouse was built in the early 1920's and the Shriners was and is the organizational group of the clubs founding. Congratulations to Mike Duffin for successfully naming the ceiling!|
|About Today's Top Banner: Just a Pretty Hole at Sunset from one of our Northern Clubs...Name Hole and Club and send to email@example.com|
|UPCOMING EVENTS |
|2020 Non Playing Events|
|Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am - Register|
|Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting |
|Sun, Apr 5 - Tripp Bowden - Fredie and Me - Moraine CC - 2-4pm - Register |
|Wed, Apr 8 - MVGA Trustee Meeting|
|Wed, Apr 15 - Master Club Rep Meeting |
|Wed, July 1st - Nominations Due for Dayton Hall of Fame |
|2020 Tournament Season |
|Mon, May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Sugar Valley GC|
|Mon, May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC |
|Mon, May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC |
|Tue, May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course |
|Mon, June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC |
|Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN |
|Mon, June 22 - Masters Event - Piqua CC |
|Thu, July 9 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC |
|Mon, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC |
|Thurs, July 23 - Sun, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC|
|Mon, Aug 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine CC |
|Mon, Aug 17th - Masters Event - CC of the North |
|Mon, Aug 31st - DDWGA Classic - Piqua CC |
|See all the 2020 Calendars |
|Order a MVGA Wall Calendar for 2020 |
|LINKS TO COLLEGE GOLF TEAMS |
|Cedarville Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10 |
U of Cincinnati Women's Program
Dayton Ladies Program - Mar 1-3
Dayton Men's Program
Urbana Women's Program
Urbana Men's Program
Wittenberg Women's Program - Mar 9 & 10
Wittenberg Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10
Wright State Men's Program
|E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX|
|Ohio Golf Journal (New)|
The Fried Egg
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive
|PODCAST - FOR YOUR DRIVE TIME|
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness
Coach Glass - Golf Fitness
|MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL|
|GOLF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES|
|Thanks to our PARTNERS|
|To become a Partner for 2020 please email firstname.lastname@example.org |