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FTSG for the 1st Weekend in February
Drive Chip & Putt Registration Now Open 

Drive_Chip_and_PuttDrive, Chip and Putt is a fun and free youth golf development initiative for junior golfers of all skill and ability levels, aimed at sparking a lifelong interest in the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. The initiative welcomes boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying events in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills – driving, chipping and putting. 

Pictured Above are Brady and Kristina from our area, who will be competing in the National Finals at ANGC on April 5th

For More Information 
To Watch Last Years Finals from Augusta National
YOUTH ON COURSE AUCTION ITEM  -  Springfield CC
Auction Item for Youth on CourseThis week we continue our weekly auctions to raise dollars to support our Foundation's Youth on Course Program

The item for this week is a Round of Four (4) with Carts at Springfield Country Club.  The winning group will be able to play SCC anytime after 1pm Tuesday-Sunday. 

If you ever wanted to play this wonderful Donald Ross designed course this is an excellent opportunity while NCRsupporting our next generation of golfers.

The Auction is now open and closes next Saturday Night at Midnight.  Last Weeks Auction Closes at Mid Night tonight!

To Visit the Bidding Page
getting ready for the season

Over Head Squat

Deep_SquatOne of the most informative screens we take golfers through is the Overhead Deep Squat test.  To perform a functional Overhead deep squat, you need to have a combination of mobility and stability from head to toe.  You need to have adequate mobility at the ankles, knees, hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders as well as a strong posterior chain to hold the position. 

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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
First tee looking for coaches for 2020
06_First_Tee0373_SB_600pxThe First Tee of Greater Miami Valley is looking for coaches for their locations in Butler, Montgomery and Warren Counties.  The positions are part time June to Early August and an excellent way to play it forward for our next generation.

Act Today !

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metropolitan photos from 1996

TogetherFrom the recesses of our storage area we found photos from the 1st Metropolitan Championship way back before the turn of the century in 1996. 

You will recognize many faces as many  remain very competitive.

Photos include all the groups who qualified to play in the last round and the top three finishers as well.

To View

DDWGA College Scholarship Applications 
Web-Pic-of-HannahIt's that time of year again when area Junior Girls can apply for Collegiate Assistance from the DDWGA Girls Scholarship Fund.

To Download and Applications
new Head golf professional at dayton cc
Reed Black, PGAReed Black, PGA officially began his Duties at Dayton CC just after the first of the year.  Reed is originally from Michigan, but don't hold that against him as he left to attend and received a BBA from Arizona State University.  Reed has worked at Pinnacle Peek, in Scottsdale, Spring Meadows in Linden, MI before his last role before coming to Dayton at Paradise Valley CC just outside of Phoenix.

Welcome Reed and Best of Luck!
THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM 

Want are the Fundamentals of the New World Handicap System?  Watch the Video Presentation below to find out!

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Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos
Simplified Change Summaries
View Recorded World Handicap Seminar 

World Handicap Seminar
WHS_AGA_MiamiValleyWe will be offering a Free World Handicap Seminar at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Saturday, March 14th at Sugar Valley Golf Club.  This Seminar will start at 10am and wrap up before noon with an optional lunch for an additional fee available upon the seminars conclusion. 

Register Here
WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #9: Importance and Determination of Par
 
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OLD WAY:  Par has little significance because a Course Handicap represents the number of strokes a player receives in order to play down to the Course Rating of the tees being played – not Par.
NEW WAY: Par will have an important role within the World Handicap System, requiring Par values to be more precise. The local Authorized Golf Association will determine Par based on yardage and effective playing length guidelines – while also considering how the hole was designed to be played.
WHY: The Course Handicap calculation will include a Course Rating minus Par adjustment, which will enable a Course Handicap to represent the number of strokes a player receives to play down to the Par of the tees being played.

Additionally, the maximum hole score for handicap purposes will be a “Net Double Bogey,” equal to Par + 2 + any handicap strokes the player receives. Also, when a player does not play a hole, “Net Par” must be recorded as their score for the hole. Net Par is equal to Par + any handicap strokes the player receives.

Both procedures benefit from more accurate Par values. 

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
UPCOMING EVENTS  
2020 Non Playing Events
Thu, Feb 13 - Private Club Staff Meeting - Sugar Valley - Sugar Valley
Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am - Register
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
Wed, Apr 8 - MVGA Trustee Meeting
Wed, Apr 15 - Master Club Rep Meeting 
Wed, July 1st - Nominations Due for Dayton Hall of Fame  
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 
Mon, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC  
Thurs, July 23 - Sun, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC
Mon, Aug 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine CC 
Mon, Aug 17th - Masters Event - CC of the North 
Mon, Aug 31st - DDWGA Classic - Piqua CC 
See all the 2020 Calendars 
Order a MVGA Wall Calendar for 2020 
LINKS TO COLLEGE GOLF TEAMS (Just a Few Weeks Away)
Cedarville Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10
U of Cincinnati Women's Program - Feb 17-18
Dayton Ladies Program - Mar 1-3
Dayton Men's Program - Feb 10-11
Urbana Women's Program  
Urbana Men's Program  
Wittenberg Women's Program - Mar 9 & 10   
Wittenberg Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10 
Wright State Men's Program - Feb 13-15
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

Golfers Journal 
TalkinGolf 
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
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