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FTSG Area Golf News for Time Change Weekend
Jordan Gilkison Wins the Boys DI STATE championship
Jordan_Gilkinson_with_OHSAA_PlaqueJordan Gilkison finished off his High School Career in high style by capturing the Boys DI state championship this past weekend on the Scarlet Course at OSU Golf Club.  (Read DDN Article)   His rounds of 72 & 71 gave him a 3 shot win over the second place competitor from Cleveland St Ignatius, Topher Reed. 

His form under pressure was exceptional, demonstrating a golf maturity not seen by many high school seniors with a great up and down on #15 for par and birdies on #16 and the home hole #18 to provide his margin of victory. 

Jordan will continue his golf career at Kent State next season. 

In the team championship, the girls from Mason finished 2nd and the Centerville girls finished 3rd,  while the boys from Mason finished 5th.  

Congratulations to all our High School golfers and thanks to all the volunteers and the families who are such a vital piece of our Junior Game.

To view the Boys DI Scores and to view the Girls DI Scores
Masters Contest Open 
Masters_FlagBack for a Special November Edition the 17th Edition of the Masters Contest, annually sponsored by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville will have a little change in format but all the prizes as before.

1st Place will receive, 6 Dozen Personalized Golf Balls, plus MVGA Headwear and Umbrella

2nd Place will receive, 3 Dozen Personalized Golf Balls, plus MVGA Headwear and Umbrella

3rd Place will receive, a Dozen Personalized Golf Balls, plus MVGA Headwear and Umbrella.

The format of selections have you making one selection from each group. The best final score in each match-up wins. Ties within a group will both win points (eg if Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm both finish at -5, low for their group, then either selection would be awarded its corresponding points). 

Selections must be submitted by 6AM ET, Thursday November 12!
Limit one entry per person. ENTER HERE.
NEW! USGA Rules INTRODUCTORY Course - REGistration Begins NOV. 10th
Short_Course_IconBeginning on November 10th at 9am the USGA will begin taking registrations for their new introductory education sessions to be conducted after the first of the year. 

The course will feature Approximately 4 hours of on-demand Rules presentations, Two 1-hour  webinars to ask Rules questions, Access to a dedicated email address with 24-hour (or faster) responses to Rules questions during your active program week

Access to "Night School," which will be a series of live weekly webinars covering introductory-level Rules topics. Taught by USGA Rules Staff, the sessions will run from approximately January through March and will be open to anyone registered for an introductory workshop. (Details and schedule will be announced shortly.)

Reimbursement of Registration and/or Testing fees will be available upon involvement with MVGA/USGA Association Activities.

Demand is expected to be high, so mark the date on your calendar and get registered on November 10th!

For Additional Information

Continuing the Conversation 
Horton_Smith_and_Joe_LouisThe PGA of America renamed the Horton Smith award for PGA Members who make outstanding contributions to education this past July. 

They took this step upon a through review of the actions taken or not taken to allow Black Players in PGA Tour Events.  "The Caucasian Only Membership Clause"

To read more
For your Golf Wellness - Pelvic Tilt Assessment from Dr. Nick Curry
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 their Website   
Masters 1st Event at Walnut Grove on May 10, 2020
MVGA_Spring_BB_5x4The 2021 Masters Season will get underway at Walnut Grove Country Club on Monday, May 10th. 

This individual low net and low gross event, divided into age divisions, based on the registrations, is open to all males over the age of 50 who have a Membership in the Organization.  

Registration will open after the 1st of the year.


By Ward Clayton on 

1930s_PGA_Championship_at_August_NationalUntil this year’s oddity of a fall Masters Tournament, the only competition held at the Augusta National Golf Club in the latter half of the year was decades ago, involving senior men and the eventual formation of the Senior PGA Tour.

The two-year stay of the PGA Seniors’ Championship, in November 1937 and December 1938, played a key role in the Club’s tradition of honoring distinguished veteran players — which is still evident at Augusta National today. Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod, both native-born Scots, won their respective PGA Seniors’ titles those first two years of the championship. The pair later served together as the initial Honorary Starters at the Masters for 11 Tournaments beginning in 1963.

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About the Banner:  Jordan Gilkinson Holing His Birdie Putt on #18 Green winning the OHSAA, DI, Boy's High School Golf Championship

One of our core beliefs at Miami Valley Golf is believing that every child deserves access to the life changing opportunities that our game can provide regardless of socioeconomic status.  

With that in mind, in 2018, we teamed up with Youth on Course to bring this national program to our Miami Valley area.  

Youth on Course members can play at participating courses for $5 or less during allotted times, after paying a small membership fee. 

Our foundation (Miami Valley Golf Foundation) supports this program locally by supplementing the difference in green fees to the participating facility.  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will need additional assistance as some of our opportunity for fund raising will not be available.  If possible, we encourage you to support this program.  

An easy online contribution can be made here. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
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