celebrating the 100th anniversary

As we all know the world was a much different place in 1919.  From a golf standpoint there was only four courses in the Greater Dayton Area.  Community Country Club had been open for just one year, although their was some play on the property prior to the opening.  MacGregor Golf Course had been open only a couple of years and it was only nine holes.  Many will remember it as the old DP&L course that closed a few decades ago.  Miami Valley Golf Club was just getting opened and Dayton Country Club had been at it's current location a little over a decade.  But there was enough of a golf scene to begin an Amateur Championship. 

This year we celebrate its 100th Anniversary when it will be contested where it all began, at Dayton Country Club in late July.

Over the coming months we will share with you articles that we have recovered thanks in no small part to Nick Ungard's contribution.  The photo within this brief is that of the front page of the Sports Section from the Sunday, Sept. 7, 1919 Dayton Sunday News. 

To download the PDF of the complete announcement
2019 MVGA-GHIN Membership 
For all of you out there who are members of our Association, THANK YOU!  We could not do what we do without you!

The new golf season starts March 15th, so for those who pay annually either online or at their course to ensure no service disruption, and if you have not already done so, please visit our Membership Renewal Page to ensure everything is in good order. 

Membership Portal

Not all of you need to worry about this as your club may manage this process for you.  
take the 2019 season challenge
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.  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 
College Golf Review

Kiawah Island, S.C. – The University of Dayton women's golf team started their spring season this past week in the Kiawah Island Spring Classic. The team shot an overall score of 966 (+102) over the course of the three days. The Flyers were led by Ellie Cronin. She fired an overall 229 (+13) over the three rounds of the tournament. 

Coastal Carolina and North Florida shared co-champion honors of the tournament. They each finished with a combined team score of 865 (+1). 

Individual Lady Flyer Scores
t107 Ellie Cronin  79+74+76 = 229 (+13)
t156 Alexandra Bozich 81+74+81 = 236 (+20)
t210 Alissa Danielson  82+82+84 = 248 (+32)
t222   Abby Bitto  80+80+91 = 251 (+35)
t222 Sarah Frazier  85+83+83 = 251 (+35)
t234 Alexa Amato 91+87+78 = 256 (+40)

The Ladies next play March 13-15th in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate

Hilton Head, S.C. - The University of Dayton men's golf team finished up play at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate this past Tuesday. The Flyers had a decent day out on the course. The highlight of the day was Jake Gilkison shooting a 33 (-3) on the front nine.

Individual Men Flyer Scores
T31  Domenic Maricocchi   77+73+74 = 224 (+8)
T62  Ryan Clements  85+73+75 = 233 (+17)
T65  Connor Quigley   78+78+78 = 234 (+18)
T68  Hayden Zimmerer  73+82+80 = 235 (+19)
T68  Jake Gilkison   82+78+75 = 235 (+19)

Next they will head down to the Pinehurst Intercollegiate this next weekend

The Wittenberg Women's start their season this  weekend when they travel to Lake View Golf Club to play in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate,

View their Scores

The Men start their season Monday when they also compete in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate but they will play on the Mountain & Lake View Courses

The Wright State Raiders will be back in action at the Lonnie Barton Invitational in Daytona, FL this Monday
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:

NEXT Saturday, Mar. 9th - NCR CC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, March 23th - Piqua - 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.
Twitter Survey Question RESULTS  
With the World Golf Championship being played at 7800 ft in elevation and all the talk about adapting to longer yardages due to thin air, would it be wrong for elite level players to play with a ball that impacts ball flight the other way? 

59% of those taking the poll did not think it would be wrong if elite players played with a shorter ball. 

The real question? who will manufacture it, as they likely don't want to be know as that company that makes that short ball..
This Weeks Twitter Pole Question 
Who will win the Arnold Palmer invitational next weekend?  Tiger Woods or the Rest of the Field.  

Cast your vote Here
On April 2nd, Troy Country Club will host a free training on the Tournament Management Software powered by Golf Genius.  This web based golf event management software is available to all Courses and League Managers in the Miami Valley.  The session will begin at 10am and will conclude at 2pm.  Lunch will be included.  PGA Professionals will receive MSR Credit for attending.   

Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets and the education session will end with a Question and Answers Period. 

To register or for questions please email


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
Tuesday, April 2 - Tournament & League Software Training- Troy - 10am 
Wednesday, April 3 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting - CCN 5:30pm - RSVP
Saturday, April 6 - Rules Education - Windy Knoll - 10am (CANCELLED)
If you had planned on attending please send us an email and we can direct you to other opportunities in the Springfield Area.
View the Complete Tournament Schedule or to Register
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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