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Hardest Hole in the Valley?December 1, 2018 
The Miami Valley is lucky to have many great golf courses in our area, and many of those courses have some very hard holes.  We would like your opinion on what you believe are some of the hardest holes in our area.  We will take your submissions HERE until Friday, December 7th.  The following week we will put all the submissions to a vote and see what hole is voted the toughest in the Miami Valley.  

To submit your selections
2019 MVGA Tournament Schedule

Registration will begin in early 2019
Rule Change for 2019

Under Rule 11.1, for all accidental deflections, including when the ball hits the player or opponent or their equipment or caddies: 

There will be no penalty and the ball will be played as it lies (with limited exceptions).

To address any concern that a player might deliberately position equipment to act as a backstop and potentially deflect his or her ball, there will be a penalty if the ball hits equipment that was positioned for that purpose (Rule 11.2a).

Reason Behind Change

Many objects, persons and animals are present on a golf course during play; it is inevitable that a ball in motion will sometimes hit them before coming to rest, and a player is generally required to accept the outcome (whether good or bad).

Just as there is no penalty in stroke play if one player (or his or her equipment or caddie) accidentally deflects another player’s ball, there is no need for a penalty when a player (or the player’s equipment or caddie) accidentally deflects his or her own ball.

The outcome in such cases is random and unpredictable, and it results in a disadvantage for the player at least as often as it results in an advantage.

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Upcoming Rules workshops

With major changes to the Rules of Golf going into effect on January 1, 2019, your Miami Valley Golf will offer an expanded schedule of complimentary workshops.  They will take place this off season across our area.  

The Next Two Sessions are 

Saturday, Dec. 8th - Heatherwoode GC - 10am - Noon
Saturday, Jan. 19th - Dayton CC - 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 cost, the 2019 Rules of Golf App at either your iTunes or Play store.
A Great Christmas Gift for the Kids in Your Life 
Give them a Membership with Youth on Course.  For Junior Golfers through age 18, once they become a member the most they will pay to play is $5.  We are adding more courses every month and it's a great way to spend time with your kids or grandkids away from the distractions of everyday life.

Link to Join 
Ohio Golf Journal 
The Fried Egg 
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Global Golf Post
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Saturday, Dec. 8 - Rules Education - Heatherwoode - 10am-Noon 
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Rules Education - Dayton CC - 10am-Noon 
2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Android Operating System 
Download 2019 Rules of Golf App - Apple Operating System
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