News from Around the Miami Valley
February 10, 2018 Edition 
Spring BB Presented by Midwest Security Services
The 2018 Golf Season Kicks off with the Annual Spring Better Ball this year held on Monday, April 30th at Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown, OH.  The event will include a lunch prior to the 1pm shotgun and will have four divisions of play.  Open (Scratch), Handicap, Senior Open, and Senior Handicap.  

Registration is scheduled to open by March 15th and thanks again to Terry Rogers and Midwest Security Services for being our title sponsor for the event.
Youth on Course
Youth on Course is a program that supplements rounds of golf for area youths (Up to 18) so that they pay a maximum of $5 per round when they visit a participating facility, during times the facilities determine.  This national initiative out of Northern California has grown to include a big part of the United States and juniors who join have access anywhere the program exist.

The national Youth on Course program will fund our area in 2018, but come 2019, Miami Valley Golf has pledged to support the expense of the program ourselves.  

This is where our business, philanthropic and golf community as a whole comes in.  Over the coming months we will be adding more facilities, enrolling more juniors and starting a campaign to develop funding that will be used to match the liability associated with this program.

Your Miami Valley Golf believes in the societal value our great sport brings to current and future generations and are strongly committed to ensuring our youth spend time outdoors with their families, and what a better way than on a golf course.

To review more on the Youth on Course Program
MVGA Has a New President
On January 1st, Doug Miller of Oakwood, became just the seventh president of Miami Valley Golf.  Doug, who spent his career at Intel has been involved with Miami Valley Golf since his retirement.  During his service to our game Doug has worked primarily within our Handicapping Committee serving as our Course Rating Chair and leading a team of over 25 volunteers through the process of rating our courses.  Doug replaces Charlie Rinehart as president.  Completing our Executive Committee in 2018 is Dan Sutherly of Troy as Vice President, Bob Rice of Springboro as Treasurer and John Sherman of Kettering as our Secretary.  It is anticipated that Cynthia Pratt, Daryl Nels and Rob Karnes, PGA will be added to our board at our first Trustee meeting later this spring

To view those who serve.

Formed in 1994, and Incorporated in 1996 as a 501(c)4 - Not for Profit Corporation, Miami Valley Golf's missions promote our game to all.
Wonder what the USGA Testing Center Does? 
You will be amazed at everything that goes on behind the scenes to test the equipment that you play with. Here is a great video that explains most of the processes in just a few minutes.

View the Video Here 
Wittenberg prepares to defend National DIII Title
Wittenberg starts their defense of their National DIII title this spring with a new coach, Michael Leotta as Jeff Roope moved north to lead the Toledo Golf Program. 

Coming off multiple wins and other strong finishes, the tigers ended the fall ranked 17th in the DIII Coaches Poll and 20th in the Golf Stat Standings.  The tigers are sure be a factor this spring.  

They begin their spring season on March 5th when they head to play in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate.

Visit the teams website      Tiger UP

Registration for 2019 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is open! This free golf development initiative grows the game by helping younger generations focus on the three fundamental skills employed in golf!

Of the 287 local qualifying sites around the country, Miami Valley member courses (Heatherwoode and Kittyhawk) will host in our territory.

Register Online Now

As a member of Miami Valley Golf you now have access to the lowest hotel prices with only one site to check.  Which is good, because most of us check five on average.  You will save time and money and if you are interested in not only hotels, but travel, tickets to events and other items, you really should review this member benefit. 

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