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FTSG for the Last Weekend of the Decade
Golf Wellness Workshop to Start 2020
For_ShortgrassJoin us for this Free workshop on Saturday, January 11th at Heatherwoode Golf Club from 10am to noon.  

This winter workshop aims to improve your most important piece of equipment, YOUR BODY!

Led by Nick Curry, DC, MS, ATC, CSCS, CGFI Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He will cover aspects of golf fitness to help you improve your game during the off-season.

What a great way to start the new year!


Register Here

Last Ace of the Decade ? 
Hole_in_OneWe almost never have local Hole in One's posted after the Middle of November, but with Mother Nature's Christmas Gift of Golf Weather, we had one when Steve Broach aced the #5th Hole on the Dales Course at Community the day after Christmas.

With the weather forecasted to be nice through Sunday, I wonder if Steve's ace will hold up as the last one of the decade?
Nominations Open for Dayton Area Hall of Fame
Last_Class_of_the_Hall_of_FameThe Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame began in 1978 when Vin Hilton, Bob Kepler, Bob Servis and Janet Shock Beardsley where the inaugural inductees.  In the almost 42 years since that first induction, there have been an additional 65 people added to it's roster.

Nominations for the class of 2020 can be made either online or by downloading this PDF and sending it to the Dayton Golf Office.  Nominations are due by July 1. 

To view Past Inductees
THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM 

Not sure what scores to post?   Click on the image below and watch a video.

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Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
To see what your Current Handicap Index would be 2020?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos
Simplified Change Summaries
View Recorded World Handicap Seminar 

Partner in the Spotlight 
Affinity-Travel-IconImperial has just come on board as one of our partners.  They will be providing all our headwear for events and volunteer programs. 

They have also created a store for anyone interesting in supporting Miami Valley Golf.

Visit the Online Store

Columbus Golf Collectibles Show
Co-Founded in 1970 by 2001 Dayton Hall of Fame Member, Bob Kuntz

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An annual must for collectors and those interested in our games history.  Attendees come from around the Midwest and throughout the country, annually drawing some of the most prized collectibles and scores of hickory golf clubs. 

The event is free to the public and appraisals are available for those who may have some special items from our games history.

For More Information

WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #4: Limit on Upward Movement of Handicap Index (Cap)
 
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OLD WAY:  There is no restriction on the upward movement of a Handicap Index built into the calculation. 
NEW WAY: A “Soft Cap” and “Hard Cap” will be included within the Handicap Index calculation. The Soft Cap will slow upward movement by 50% if a 3.0 stroke increase takes place within a year. The Hard Cap will prevent upward movement beyond 5.0 strokes.  
WHY: There’s no limit on the amount by which a player’s Handicap Index can decrease, but the Soft Cap and Hard Cap will ensure that a temporary loss of form doesn’t cause a player’s Handicap Index to increase to a level inconsistent with their demonstrated ability. 

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
Metropolitan championship
US Men's Am Q @ Moraine CCThe 2020 MVGA Metropolitan Championship will be held at Piqua CC, Thursday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 26th.  

The Men's Defending Champion is Austin Schoonmaker and the Ladies Defending Champion is Alyssa Burritt

To review the 2019 Championship

To registration for the Championship!    
Ladies Championship
Men's Championship
Silent Film from 1969 PGA CHampionship at NCR CC
Video_1Your Miami Valley Golf has had two films on very old outdated 8mm in the office for quite a few years.

Recently we found a company that was able to capture the video but not the audio.  

To view the first silent film.

Enjoy!
UPCOMING EVENTS  
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon., May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC 
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 8 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC 
Monday, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC  
Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC
See all the 2020 Calendars 
Order a MVGA Wall Calendar for 2020 
LINKS TO COLLEGE GOLF TEAMS 
Cedarville Men's Program
Dayton Ladies Program  
Dayton Men's Program
Urbana Women's Program  
Urbana Men's Program  
Wittenberg Women's Program  
Wittenberg Men's Program  
Wright State Men's Program 
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal Dec_19_OGJ_Cover_small_225
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
Chasing Scratch
Coach Glass - Golf Fitness

MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL
Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
GOLF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System? 
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos 
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
Download the GHIN Mobile Posting App 
Download the USGA Tournament App - Apple - Android  
Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
Thanks to our PARTNERS
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To become a Partner for 2020 please email steve@mvgolf.org   
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