FTSG for the week of the Metropolitan
Back Where it All Began 

In the Spring of 1919, a group of area golfers met to draw up the conditions for an Amateur Championship.  Each of the four area clubs at that time, Community, Dayton, MacGregor & Miami Valley would qualify 16 players to send to Dayton CC for an 18 Hole Stroke Play Qualifier to determine the 32 player Match Play field.  

After all the rounds and matches Vin Hilton won the inaugural Championship Match when he defeated Walter Lamfersick 8 & 7 in the 36 Hole Final played on September 9, 1919.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary we are returning to where it all began when Dayton CC host what has commonly become know as the Metropolitan Championship.  

Play begins this Thursday at 7:30am and will conclude, weather dependent on Sunday Afternoon.  

Both the Defending Champions are in the Field (Nick Paxson & Alyssa Burritt) 

To review the 2019 Championship 1st Round Tee Times

To Review the Article from the Dayton Daily News from 9/10/1919

To Review all the scores from the 1919 Championship

Take Part in the Metropolitan Contest 

Now in it's eighth year, the contest works by choosing one player from each of the selection groups. The groups are determined by alphabetical order. 

At the conclusion of the Metropolitan, your selected players final positions will be totaled.  If your selections collectively finish the lowest you will win six (6) dozen personalized Pro-V1's (or any ball of your choosing).   

Contestants who are DQ'ed, Withdraw, No Card or No Show will be assigned the next finish number after the 36th or 72nd hole depending on whether they make the cut or not.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BY 11:59PM ON WEDNESDAY (July 24th)

Best of Luck to all those who make selections and all those playing in the 100th Anniversary of our Amateur Championship! 

Make your Selections HERE

US Amateur Qualifier at Moraine
78 Players will tee off on Monday at Moraine CC to try and be one of the two qualifiers to play in the 119th US Amateur.  This years national championship will be held over the Courses 2 & 4 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, August 12-18.   

Tee Times Begin at 7am off of both tees and the afternoon rounds start at 12:30pm in this 36 Hole Qualifier.  For More Information
Help us celebrate & continue the mission of The First Tee!
The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley works hard year round to educate and enrich the lives of our local youth through the game of golf.  Help them continue the Mission by attending the Party with a Purpose event to be held at Sycamore Creek CC on Tuesday July 30th from 6 to 8pm

If interested please email Bob Rice at Nicetempo@icloud.com

mASTERS eVENT ON moNDAY AT uRBANA

Thanks to those who played in our Masters Event at Urbana Country Club this past Monday.  We hope you had a great time.   


You can review the Results Here

and all the Photos Here

 

Our next event is on Monday, August 19th at Wildwood Golf Course

A Nice Run at the US Junior Amateur
Congratulations to Austin Greaser for reaching the Quarterfinals in this weeks US Junior Amateur held just up I-75 at the Inverness Club in Toledo, OH.

Austin Qualified to the US Jr. out of the Columbus Qualifying site (One of 56 Locations) He then had scores of 71 and 73 to finish T16 to reach Match Play.  He went on to win three matches before losing in the Quarterfinals (Rd of 8) yesterday morning.

To Review the US Junior
PLAY IN THE HICKORY SHAFT EVENT AT MIAMI VALLEY  

Miami Valley Golf Club will again welcome Hickory Shaft Golfers to help celebrate MVGC’s 100th Anniversary on Friday,  August 16th, and Saturday, August 17th.  Ladies and Men of all abilities are welcome, but play must be with Hickory Shafted Clubs.  If you don't have clubs they will be available.   

If you are interested in being involved or just want more information, contact Neil Hazel at 937-545-5755 or neilhazel@aol.com 

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Mon-Thr, July 22-25 - Ohio Women's Am & - Piqua CC - Info
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