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From the Short Grass for the 1st Weekend of 2020
WHS-GHIN APP 
GHIN_App_1st_PageFor those of you somewhere warm, if you see something a little different when you post a score on the GHIN App beginning Monday, it won't be your mind playing tricks on you.  The GHIN App is just one of the new features that roles out across the GHIN-WHS Network.  The app should automatically refresh, but if not you can always download here.  

Next Week we will show you the new GHIN Kiosk for when you post at your club this Active Season, which begins on March 15th.
REGISTER FOR THE Golf Wellness Workshop Next Saturday
For_ShortgrassJoin us for this  Free workshop next 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.


Register Here

oUR aREAS Last Ace of the Decade  

Rehling_at_UCCAll indications are the last Hole in One of the decade was made by Ron Rehling on December 27th as he aced the 143 yard, 3rd Hole at Meadowbrook @ Clayton GC.  Ron has been playing the game for 55 years and this was his first one.  

Let's hope his next one does not take so long!

The second to last ace came on the Day after Christmas when Jeff Kujawa, aced the 5th Hole on the Vintage Course at Yankee Trace.

We have definitely had some nice weather around the Holidays this year!

Pictured Ron Rehling Teeing of at a Masters Event this past season!
COLUMBUS GOLF COLLECTIBLES SHOW

This upcoming Friday and Saturday - Jan. 10-11, 2020

GHS_PhotoAn 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.  

The Event will be held at the Embassy Suites Hilton in Dublin.  (Directions)

For More Information 
Out of Town Golfers 
Harder_Hall_LogoThis week we have a few ladies playing in the Harder Hall Invitational in Sebring, FL, the event gets over on Sunday.  You can view all scores here 

Good Luck Ladies!

GolferLong time resident and friend of  Miami Valley Golf, Ray Louis, the accountant, not the football player.  Retired a few years ago to the Hilton Head to be able to play more golf.  And play more golf he has as Ray posted 582 rounds.  That's an average of a little over 27 holes per day.

Wonder if he will play more in 2020?
Share your photos of Winter Golf Activities by sending to info@mvgolf.org 
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 

So how is the New World Handicap Calculated, watch the Video Presentation below to find out!

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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-IconJust who is Ohio Valley Golf Cars? 

They are the folks who provide our electric rental carts for our Association Events when we need more carts than the host club can provide.

If you are in the market for a after market Golf Cart or just need to rent carts for an event they are the folks to call!  Thanks for the service you provide our Golf Community!

Visit them on Facebook

WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #5: Exceptional Score Reduction
 
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OLD WAY:  When a player submits two or more Tournament Scores (T-scores) within a 12-month period that are at least 3.0 strokes better than their Handicap Index, they are eligible for an automatic Handicap Index reduction.
NEW WAY: When a player submits a score that produces a Score Differential of 7.0 strokes or more below their Handicap Index, they will be subject to an Exceptional Score Reduction.

If the Score Differential is 7.0 to 9.9 strokes better, a -1.0 reduction will take place. If the Score Differential is 10.0+ strokes better, a -2.0 adjustment will take place.
WHY: By considering all scores, a player’s Handicap Index will be more responsive to exceptional performances in competitive and recreational play. The adjustment is straight-forward and applied automatically.

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
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Presented By Mercedes Benz of Centerville 
US Men's Am Q @ Moraine CCThe 2020 Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship will again be hosted by Moraine Country Club on Monday, August 10

This Low Net and Low Gross Event is one of the highlights of the summer and benefits the Norma J Ross Memorial Foundation.

To review the 2019 Championship

Registration will begin in the Spring!
Silent Film from 1969 PGA CHampionship at NCR CC
Video_1Following up on last weeks first film, here is the course tour of NCR's South Course.  The film was made just prior to the 1969 PGA Championship.  We recognize El Collins PGA, from Springfield's Reid Park and host Professional, Jim Rudolph PGA from NCR but are having a hard time identifying anyone else...If you know anyone in the film please email us.

To View the Course Tour from 1969.
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
Mon, August 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine 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

TalkinGolf (New Recommendation for Golf History Buffs)
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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