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FTSG for the 1st Saturday in December
Last Revision for USGA Handicap System
Happy_New_YearThe Last Revision of the USGA Handicap System will be next Sunday, December 15th.  If this email finds you in a warmer climate, continue to post scores as you always do.  Everyone's complete score record will be transferred seemlessly into the new World Handicap System.   

After we turn to the New Year, score posting will not be available until approximately January 6th, but as soon as the refreshed system is back online, please post your scores from the 1st through the 5th. 

As far as your MVGA-GHIN membership everything will transfer to the new system.

Rolling out after the 1st of the year will be a refreshed Score Entry Kiosk, App and Website and the default score entry method will be hole by hole, which you can easily change.  We will encourage you to post hole by hole so that the hole data can be leveraged to better support our game and so the new Max Score Feature can be correctly applied.

MORE GOLF IN 2019 CHALLENGE

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The winner of a $750 Gift Certificate belongs is Kim High.  Kim played 17 more rounds of golf in 2019 than he did in 2018.

This years contest had 55 golfers post 16 or more rounds and they received 8 chances to win.  21 posted 11-15 more rounds, receiving 4 chances,  31 posted 6-10 more rounds, receiving two chances and 36 golfers posted between 1-5 more rounds receiving a single chance.

All told we had 207 people register for the contest and 143 qualified to for chances to win.  

We look forward to more of you being involved in 2020!

Congratulations Kim!  (Picture, Kristen doing drawing in office)
THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM

Not Sure How Exceptional Scores will be calculated into the World Handicap System...Click on the image below and watch a video.

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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

Partner in the Spotlight 
Affinity-Travel-IconThe amount of support Dayton Freight has provided to our community can only be topped by just a few.   Thanks to the civic mindedness of their Founders, Tom and Mike Cronin and their team at Dayton Freight you can count our golf community among there supported organizations.  Clearly we would like you to consider their company if you are in the market for logistics.

To visit their Website

Thanks Dayton Freight for supporting our game in the Miami Valley!

Historical Reflection 
In reflecting onGreatest_Game_Ever_Played events in our Games History many believe that the 1913 US Open won by Francis Ouimet brought golf into America's mainstream consciousness. Ouimet's, David over two Goliaths playoff victory over Ted Ray and Harry Vardon (The First Tiger Woods) left an indelible mark on our game and created almost a century of expansion.

If you are looking for some reading over the winter months we highly recommend the book, the Greatest Game Ever Played.  Just watching the movie does not do enough, the book gives so much more detail on the golf landscape of the time and what it was like to live and earn a living in the game shortly after the turn of the last century.

With that though in mind we recreated the purse from the 1913 US Open and compared it to the 2019 US Open.
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Notes: 
  • Amateurs still receive no compensation - Victor Hovland was low Amateur in 2019.
  • Purse only paid top ten in 1913, All of the starting field received funds from USGA in 2019.
  • In comparing it to highest paid player in baseball.  In 1913 Fred Clark made $15,000 and in 2019 Mike Trout made $39,000,000. 
Masters at Piqua CC
US Open Final @ SCCThe Second Masters Event of the 2020 Season will be played on Monday, June 22 at Piqua Country Club and will be a 1pm shotgun.

This Donald Ross designed course, opened in 1896 and is just a short drive north of Dayton.  

To review this seasons Second Event 


Additional Information will be released next Spring!
Annual Overview 
Each year we create a annual overview of our golf associations activities and resources.  The intention it to give our membership an overview of the resources we allocate to support our great game in the Miami Valley.  Should you any questions please email steve@mvgolf.org

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About the Top Banner:  Mike Duffin, waving goodbye, to the World Handicap System when he was playing in a Masters Event at Dayton CC this past season.
UPCOMING EVENTS  
Today - World Handicap Seminar - Dayton 
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 
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 
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 
PODCAST - FOR YOUR DRIVE TIME

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
Thanks to our PARTNERS
To become a Partner for 2020 please email steve@mvgolf.org   
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