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And then there where Two...
After a long season of matches with a great deal of rescheduling due to our regions wet spring. We are finally down to the Championship Match of the MVGA Interclub.  The Championship Match will be contested between last years champion club, Sycamore Creek CC (right) and Walnut Grove CC. 

Good Luck to both Clubs!
Novotny Tees off in the US Senior Amateur
Long time golf community caretaker and champion golfer, Dave Novotny, plays in the US Senior Amateur this upcoming week.  His first round Tee Time is today at 8:05  off of #10 at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C.  After this weekends 36 Hole Stroke Play Qualifying the field of 156 will be cut to the top 64 for Match Play. 

Good Luck Dave!

To Follow Along
There are many hard courses in the Miami Valley and "of course" it is relative to the talent we have.  However, we bet most golfers would agree, the hardest course is the one between your ears. 

To take steps in improving your mental game, join us on Sunday, October 27th at NCR CC as we welcome internationally renowned sports psychologist, author and professional speaker Dr. Bob Winters

For More Information or to Register

Part of #MoreFromGolf Training and Education Series 
Great Feats in Golf 
This week we feature Kevin Eversole who has been a long time member of Wildwood Golf Club.  Wildwood has five par threes and Kevin has aced every one of them during is time there.   

Know of other great feats in golf?  We love to brag and share great events about our Miami Valley Golfers so send those feats to info@mvgolf.org
WANT A PART TIME JOB in Golf? - Almost all courses are looking for fall help.  If you are interested, visit the course website to get contact information, and send them a note.
Ladies Classic Monday at Miami Valley 
The Annual DDWGA Classic will be held this Monday at Miami Valley Golf Club.  The event is a 1pm shotgun start.  There are two competitions of play.  The first, is a Four Person Better Ball with one net and one gross score constituting the team hole score.  The second, for those qualified Pin Winners, is a Low Net or Low Gross Award. 

Country Club of the North is the defending champion. (Pictured)

Hole Assignments, Local Rules and additional information is available here. 
Results from the Masters Event at WildWood

Thanks to those who played in our Masters Event at Wildwood Golf Club this past Monday.  We hope you had had a good experience with us. 

To view the Results and Photos

Our next event is at NCR CC (North Course) on Monday, September 23rd followed shortly after by the season ending Celebration at Dayton CC on October 7th.

We look forward to seeing many of you there! 
IntraState Matches Amend Team Composition
Begun in 1999, and now contested bi-annually, the Ohio Intrastate is a 18 hole stroke play competition between our five Ohio Golf Associations.  For the 2019 contest, teams now will be comprised of six players, two Mid Ams, two Seniors and two Lady Mid Ams. 

Teams from the Miami Valley are selected primarily from our cumulative player of the year point list.  This years event will be hosted by the Toledo District Golf Association at Lima Shawnee Country Club and be held on Friday, October 4th with the practice round and evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 3rd.

If you are close to the top in your respective category, save the date, as we only have one final opportunity for points to be awarded at the Sr & Mid Am Metropolitan at Springfield CC.

Point Listing
Thanks to our Interns
Each year we are lucky enough to have some great interns and we could not provide the services we do without their assistance. Now that some are heading back to school we wanted to thank all of them for their service and support of our game in the Miami Valley. 

If you, or anyone you know is interested in interning, Applications are now being accepted through the end of October.  

Additional Information or Apply
Hole Flags from the Metropolitan
You’re familiar with the Miami Valley Golf Association- now it’s time to get to know the Miami Valley Golf Foundation.  Our mission is to support a higher level of engagement with golf by advocating for our game within our community.  

In the coming weeks, we will be introducing you to the programs that our #MoreFromGolf campaign supports.

As any philanthropic organization raises funds to complete their mission, we have a very limited number of items from our from the 100thAnniversary Metropolitan Championship in which you can purchase.  

Visit the Online Store

For more information on the Miami Valley Golf Foundation, visit MVGF.org

STAT OF THE WEEKshared by our friends @BoltsBoysGolf 
Nearly half of all golfers will never break 100, according to the National Golf Foundation.  Less than that will every 90, and only 5% will ever break 80.  Golf is not an easy game, so you shouldn't beat yourself up about it.  Period 
Recent and Upcoming EVENTS  
Monday, August 19 - Masters Event - Wildwood - Results 
Monday, August 26 - Ladies Fall Classic - Miami Valley - Info 
Tue & Wed, Sept 3 & 4 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Springfield - Info 
Monday, Sept 23 - Masters 4 - NCR CC, North Course - Info 
Thursday, Sept 26 - MVTI - Sycamore Creek - Info
Monday, Oct 7 - Celebration - Dayton CC -  Info
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2019 Rules of Golf Changes in Video
Take Sample Rules Quizzes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
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