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From the Short Grass for the Second Weekend in November 
Course Raters Recognized

The very fabric of our game is supported through Volunteerism. 

Each Fall, we pause to recognize two of our very best from the Course Rating Committee.  

This year it is Debbie Fredericks and Al Schoolcraft for their faithful execution of their Course Rating Duties.  

The Course Rating System, which includes the development of the Ratings and Slope for each golf course is the very foundation of our Net Game and we thank Al, Debbie and all those involved with the maintaining this intricate system.

SEMINAR TO Prepare for the World Handicap System

For a few weeks we have been releasing items to help you and your club prepare for the World Handicap System which goes into effect after the first of the year.  

There is no doubt in our mind that while we have a few months to prepare... if your club is not prepared, it will come in like a Lion as we get into the meat of the season.

To help everyone prepare we will have an Education Seminar on Saturday, December 7th at Dayton Country Club.  The Session will start at 10am and conclude by 2pm.  Lunch will be included in the $30 registration fee.

To Register

Our Annual Club Meeting for Golf Staff's is on Tuesday, November 19th at Dayton CC.  The meeting will begin at 10am and conclude in the early afternoon.  Those in attendance will receive appropriate educational credits and Lunch will be provided. 

In this meeting we will review the season and provide an overview of the path ahead.  

Items to Bring - Current Scorecard 
Suggested Items to Bring - Laptop or Tablet

Beginning in 2020 a brand-new set of Rules for Handicapping will be introduced globally.

Safeguards in the New System

The new system will limit extreme upward movement of a Handicap Index, automatically and immediately reduce a Handicap Index when an exceptional score of at least 7 strokes better is posted, and account for abnormal course or weather conditions to ensure that scores reflect when a course plays significantly different than its established Course Rating and Slope Rating.

These safeguards help maintain accuracy of a Handicap Index, greater integrity within the system and promote fun and fair play for golfers of all abilities.

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
Historical Reflections - 1924 APL at Community 

From the American Golfer (1924)

The 1924 Amateur Championship for Public Link Golfers, held at Dayton, Ohio, was won by Joe Coble of Philadelphia, who three years ago resolved to gain the honor, and no golfer ever worked harder to overcome difficulties than he did.  At the end of the qualifying round he was far down the list with a score of 163. Earl McAleer of Washington, an excellent player, won the medal with 150, playing a record-breaking round of 70 on the first day. McAleer's good work was of great assistance to the Washington team, which won the Warren G. Harding intercity trophy....

To See all the Clippings from the USGA Archives

DDWGA Shamble Event May 18th at Urbana CC
Mark your calendar as we start the DDWGA Golf Season at Urbana Country Club on Monday, May 18th next season.

This Event is a Four Person Shamble with the best drive being used of the four players before individuals play their own ball from the chosen position into the hole. 

More details will be released when registration opens next Spring. 
Why are we still in The Active Handicap Season?
There are three primary reasons we are still in our "Active Season" for score posting. 

First, our weather patterns have extended better playing conditions later into the fall…(Not Currently, that's for sure!) 

Second, just because the calendar says we are open for score posting, does not mean that individual facilities are not free to follow their agronomic practices.  As soon as a courses' rated conditions change with shorter lengths for temporary tees or greens or any other factor, the Course Rating is not accurate and the scores cannot be posted.

Third, in preparing for the the World Handicap System that was slated to start in 2018, which was pushed back to 1/1/2020 there is a Playing Conditions Calculation built in the system to adjust a persons score differential for that day 
More on Calculation 

Annual Overview 
Each year we create a annual overview of our golf associations activities and resources.  The intention it to give our membership an overview of the resources we allocate to support our great game in the Miami Valley.  Should you any questions please email

To View the Overview
NCR Fire 
Unless you live under a rock, in a bunker, you did not miss the fire on all the News Outlets this past Monday Evening.

Here are a few pictures of the damage. 

At last report, they did not know when the clubhouse would reopen as they did not have power and a number of other structural items needed to be reviewed...

I'm sure knowing the Staff and Members they will bounce back stronger than ever!

Best of Luck in Putting it Back together!
Wed., Nov. 13 - MVGF Meeting - Now Dayton CC - RSVP
Tue., Nov. 19 - Club Meeting - Dayton CC
Sat., Dec. 7 - World Handicap System Seminar - Dayton - Register
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 
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Dayton Men's Program
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Ohio Golf Journal  
The Fried Egg 
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Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness
Chasing Scratch
Coach Glass - Golf Fitness

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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
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 
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