FTSG for the Last Weekend in June
Metropolitan Registrations Now Open
2020-07-23_-_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostThe Metropolitan Championship, began in 1919 and celebrated it's 100 Anniversary last year but due to WWII and one other interruption is actually being contested for the 98th time. 

Join many of our area's top amateurs as they compete to have their name added to the "Loving Cup" donated all those years ago by then Governor Cox.   

The Metropolitan is a 72 Hole Stoke Play event with a cut to the low 32 and ties for weekend play.  This year the event is being held for the 3rd Time at Piqua CC.  When it was last held at Piqua the Champion was Zach Yinger with a 4 round Total of 281 or 7 under par.  View the scores from Zach's Win.

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2020-07-23_-_Womens_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostThe Women's Amateur also has a wonderful history as it began nearly Ninety Years ago when Mrs. George A. Smith def. Rose Rubenstein, 10 and 8 at then Greenmont CC now called Walnut Grove in 1933. 

Run as a Match Play Championship until 2017.  Since switching to 54 holes of Stroke Play the Champion has been Alyssa Burritt

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2020-06-22_-_Ohio_Am_Q_-_FTSGMike New from Sidney, topped all 95 competitors with a round of 66 over the par 70 north course to take home the Medalist Honors this past Monday.   His round included six birdies and two bogies for the IT Specialist who plays most of his golf at Shelby Oaks.

Playing off for the final two qualifying positions where 7 golfers who came came in with scores of 73 (+3). The playoff was contested on Hole #10 and #18.  The 20th Person in, was Coury Rogers when he Birdied #10 on the first playoff hole and the second player was Scott Mann who birdied #10 on the second time through.

In edition to Mike New, qualifying from our Miami Valley Area where - Eric Cherubini (69), Cameron Willis (69), Dhaivat Pandya (69), Austin Beyers (71), Jacob Mortell (72) and Andy Mayhew (72).  These gentlemen will join those exempt from our area, Kyle Schmidt, Tyler Goecke, Pete Samborsky, Luke Wells, Caleb Westfall and Jeff Scohy when the 114th Ohio Amateur Championship is contested at Columbus Country Club, July 13-17.

To Review the Scores
BUCKY'S BUNKER -  Bogey Busters
In this edition, Bucky Albers reflects on the Bogies Busters Event that ran for over three decades and annually brought many of the day’s top celebrities and athletes to our area.
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Event Calendar 
Events that are going to happen for sure

July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info

Events that will likely happen IF the Ohio Department of Health Allows Shotguns

August 17 – Masters Event – CCNllnhga-calendar-events-1024x512
August 31 – DDWGA Fall Classic – Piqua CC
September 21 – Masters Event – Miami Valley
September 24 – MVTI – CCN

All events scheduled prior to these listed will not be played and the Year End Celebration will not be played as well.

Bourbon_RaffleThe Miami Valley First Tee Chapter is attempting to continue operations throughout the summer, autumn and winter without the aid of necessary revenue coming from June & July lesson programs. This hardship coupled with the closing of City of Dayton golf facilities has prompted our fund raising team to find new means of funding sponsorships. The Bourbon Raffle is our latest Post Covid-19 effort to save our 2020 programs.

Please link in to the raffle website and help their efforts. 

One of our core beliefs at Miami Valley Golf is believing that every child deserves access to the life changing opportunities that our game can provide regardless of socioeconomic status.  

With that in mind, in 2018, we teamed up with Youth on Course to bring this national program to our Miami Valley area.  

Youth on Course members can play at participating courses for $5 or less during allotted times, after paying a small membership fee which is also $5. 

Our foundation (Miami Valley Golf Foundation) supports this program locally by supplementing the difference in green fees to the participating facility.  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will need additional assistance as some of our opportunity for fund raising will not be available.  If possible, we encourage you to support this program.  

An easy online contribution can be made here. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
Golf Fitness - Hydration


As the temperature increases, it’s important to keep up on hydration- especially when playing a round of golf. In order for our bodies to function, we have to replenish its water stores. After all, the body is made up of 70% water! By staying hydrated, you will be able to make better decisions on the course, decrease stress levels, and recover better between rounds.

Dehydration on the course can happen more quickly than you may believe. It only takes 1-2% loss of body weight to start seeing the effects of dehydration. Think about how much energy you’re exerting by carrying your clubs in the baking sun for a few miles, sweat dripping down your back, swinging your clubs over and over again for 3-4 hours. You get the point. It’s very easy to become dehydrated on the course .  

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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 
Attend an Online Certification Class


The Online Certification consists of four educational video segments, with each segment made available after the previous one has been viewed. 

After all segments have been completed an Open Book, 20 question quiz will take place with 16 or more correct answers needed to attain Certification. 

You can take this quiz as many times as you like to achieve certification.   To Take Start the Process

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Score Posting Questions
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Q: If I don't hole out in the "Traditional Sense" do I still post my score ? 
Ball_in_HoleA: Yes,While in all of these instances, the ball is not holed per the Rules of Golf (Rule 3.3c), a round played under these conditions will result in an acceptable score for handicap purposes using the most likely score guidelines (see Rule 3.3 of the Rules of Handicapping).   
Q: How can I post my score if the clubhouse is closed ?
GHIN_App_IconA: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile Appor post through our siteor  This is also a good recommendation moving forward and we will likely begin phasing out our Scoring Kiosks wherever possible to avoid future contaminations. 
Q: I can't post a score as it says I'm inactive and I can't go into the Golf Shop to renew.
A: You can renew at almost all of our Public Access Facilities by following this link and selecting where you play the most golf 
when to NOT post your scores 
March 15th signaled the start of the New Score Posting Season in the Miami Valley.  Here are a few things to remember when it comes to NOTposting your score.  All other times you should!

When_to_PostSo, don't post your score....
  • When your score can’t be verified by another person
  • While being coached on the course
  • When you play using non-conforming clubs, non-conforming balls, or non-conforming tees;
  • When you don't play the required number of holes, Less than 6 for 9, less than 14 for 18.  For the holes you haven’t played, you post net par for the hole.
  • And when you are not playing your own ball — scrambles, shambles or foursomes (alternate shot).

And remember...A key tenet of the World Handicap System is that it is based on the fact that a you will try to make the best score at every hole in every round. 

So you post just about everything and that includes scores when you play Preferred Lies or adapting to modified Holes due to the Coronavirus !

June 25 - Everyone Association Play Date - Piqua CC
July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
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