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 FTSG for a cold 3rd Weekend in February
WORLD HANDICAP SEMINAR
WHS_AGA_MiamiValleyWe will be offering a Complimentary World Handicap Seminar at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Saturday, March 14th.  This Seminar will start at 10am and wrap up before noon with an optional lunch for an additional fee upon the seminars conclusion.  

Register Here
YOUTH ON COURSE AUCTION ITEM  -  WALNUT GROVE 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 Walnut Grove CC.  There will be some time restrictions on course availability based the course schedule. 

If you ever wanted to play this East Dayton Gem 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 for SCCC Closes at Mid Night tonight! 

To Visit the Bidding Page
Author of Freddie and Me to Speak
Freddie_and_Me_Book_ImageEver wonder what it would be like to grow up at Augusta National Golf Club and be mentored from a very early age by the Legendary Freddie Bennett their caddie master?

Well our guest speaker did...and he wrote a wonderful book about the experience "Freddie and Me" and he his coming to share his years with Freddie at Moraine CC on Sunday, April 5th from 2-4pm, the weekend before the Masters!

This event is open to anyone and their will be no registration fee to attend but you must register.  To Register

For a much richer experience we encourage you to purchase a copy of your own "Freddie & Me" from Tripp's webpage.  
The History of the Golf Ball, Repeated
An opinion from a Golf Jerk 

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  The quote is most likely from  writer and philosopher George Santayana and can be easily applied to our games history with the Golf Ball!

The golf ball started with a rock, then moved to the Feathery, which had an over a 300 year run.  By the mid-1800's the Gutta Percha ball came along driving the price of the golf ball way down, opening up our sport to the masses.  Then shortly after the turn of the last century, thanks to good old American ingenuity, Coburn Haskell, received a patent for his “Haskell” ball which some of us grew up playing.   The wound Haskell ball was followed by the Solid Core ball, developed in the early 1960’s but not widely adopted until the ProV1’s came along as we entered the 21st Century... 

All of these golf balls brought significant changes in length!

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Now, add the accelerated pace our scientific communities have added to our ability to better condition our bodies and design our equipment and you see why the USGA & R&A just spent the last few years studying the yardage effect.

But I ask....Is the solution not easy?  Is it so hard in this day and age to have the ball be part of the "Conditions of Competition"?  Ultimately, we are just talking about a very small percentage of elite players.  Sure they add to the visibility of the a manufacturer but why does that need to change.

Come on, let's not over think this, one of the fundamentals of the game is the ability to adapt, which we already do for wind, temperature, moisture, elevation, etc...

I commend everyone for "yet again" starting the conversation, developing the supporting reports to better determine the factors of consideration.  In this writers mind, all we really need, is Turn-a-ment to take the lead and say this is what we are going to do.  Paving the way for others to follow and manufacturers an out so they don't become known as the company that makes a "short ball" but a "championship ball".  Now that's real leadership!
2020 Rounds Challenge 
Play_More_in_2020Back by popular demand for the second season...The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season than you did in 2019.   

The Grand Prize will be a $750 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing.  

The drawing will be held in early December.  Chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2019 total.   

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2019.  

To register or for more details 

DON TOBEREN PASSES
Don_at_90Don Toberen, long time steward of our game passed this Wednesday.  Anytime Don's name came up in conversation, everyone just smiled as he was truly one of the good ones.  He worked tirelessly on behalf of his club, NCR CC and spent many years serving as the President of the Miami Valley Masters still remaining active almost to the end.   Don had just had his 94th Birthday.

Rest in Peace Don, The 1st Tee is Calling You!
getting ready for the season
THE VISUAL SYSTEM: PART 1 - A PUTTING GAME-CHANGER 

EyeThe development and use of your visual system has an impact on every aspect of your golf game.  How you can read a putt, how you align your body, how you maintain your balance, and how well you see the target and visualize your shot are all dependent on your vision or are influenced by vision.  Today’s golfer relies heavily on the use of rangefinders or GPS, unless you are playing highly competitive golf and can’t use one.  However, around the green is one place on the course where your vision can have a major impact.  We could write an entire book on all the aspects of vision and golf, but let’s focus on eye dominance today.

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Symatra Tour back at TPC at Riversbend 
The are Save_the_Date_-_Prasco_2020plenty of opportunities to get involved with the next generation of LPGA Stars when the Symatra Tour visits TPC Rivers Bend, June 22-28

Information for 
Playing in the Pro-Am
Being a Volunteer
or Being A Sponsor

Don't miss your chance to be involved!
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 !

Download the Details
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

WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #10: Course Handicap Calculation and Application
 
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OLD WAY:  Course Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope Rating ÷ 113)
NEW WAY: Course Handicap = Handicap Index × (Slope Rating ÷ 113) + (Course Rating – Par)
WHY: Beginning in 2020, Course Handicap values will change more from tee to tee, as they will represent the number of strokes needed to play to Par.

This new calculation will allow players to compete from different tees without any adjustment – unless a difference in Par exists.

Players will be able to determine their Target Scores (the score they’ll shoot if they play to their handicap) by simply adding their Course Handicap + Par.

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
COLLEGE GOLF BACK IN ACTION 
Dayton_SmallDADE CITY, Fla. - The University of Dayton men's golf team finished in fourth place at the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play Event hosted by Ball State. DePaul defeated Dayton 4.5-1.5 Tuesday in the third-place match. The two-day event was held on the South Course of Lake Jovita Country Club at par 72 and 1,752 yards. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS  
2020 Non Playing Events
Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am - Register
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
Sun, Apr 5 - Tripp Bowden - Fredie and Me - Moraine CC - 2-4pm - Register 
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 - Sugar Valley GC
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 
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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