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Register for the Mid-AM / Senior Metropolitan

Promo_for_Twitter_-_ChampionsThanks to Wildwood Golf Club for agreeing to host our Mid-Am and Senior Metropolitan Championship.

We certainly look forward to a full return of our tournament season in 2021.

The Championship will be Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th & 10th

To register or for more information 

Continuing the Conversation 
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“Dot Kirby”
Dot_KirbyOften we go about enjoying golf, keeping up on current tournaments and equipment changes, measuring the length of our drives or considering purchasing a new putter to replace the current one which has failed us once too often, and we tend to forget some of the great players of the past. Attached as a PDF file is a piece on Dot Kirby, a wonderful player from Atlanta who was a state champion six times, won the National Amateur, and played on four Curtis Cup teams. I think you’ll find her story interesting. 

If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (, if you’re not a member already. You’ll find a lot of likeminded golfers.
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The 120th US Women's Amateur 
Womens_AM_PromoThe Women's National Amateur Championship got underway this past Monday at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD.  As you may recall all qualifying for the championship field was suspended due to the COVID Pandemic.  The USGA did, however, created a number of methods to be eligible to fill the 132 player championship field. 

The only player from Ohio was a local, Marissa Wenzler from Centerville who was selected for the championship and made it through stroke play qualifying with rounds of 75-69 to finish in a tie for 8th and received the 12th seed going into the Match Play Portion of the Championship.

Unfortunately, she lost in her 1st round Match but not before taking her opponent to extra holes losing to a birdie on the 19th hole.  Great Playing Marissa!

To visit the Championship Site

The Men's National Amateur gets underway next week and Austin Greaser from Vandalia is in the field - US Am Site

Nice Playing Ben Herman !
Golfer'e Elbow vs Tennis Elbow

Goflers_ElbowWhen these elbow injuries were being named Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow there really wasn’t a whole lot of thought put into it.  Golfers actually get Tennis Elbow 5-6x more than Golfer’s Elbow.  So what’s the difference?  Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) involves an injury to the extensor muscles (backside of your forearm and outside of the elbow) and Golfer’s Elbow involves an injury to the flexor muscles (palm side of your forearm and inside of elbow).  For a long time these injuries were considered to be “tendinitis” type injuries, or just inflammation of the tendon.  However, the current research shows that most of these injuries are actually caused by degeneration of the tendon.  This tendinopathy is generally brought on by repetitive movement (swing a golf club) causing micro-tears, ultimately leading to a failed healing response and degeneration.

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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  
Extended: Virtual Rules School Introductory Offer for $25 

Rules_OfficialThe USGA has extended its offer to attend a virtual version of the Rules of Golf Workshop through August 31, 2020! For just $25, this virtual workshop includes 20 hours of easy-listening videos, animations and comprehensive written explanations, designed to make the Rules of Golf clear.

The virtual workshop is intended for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Rules of Golf - from avid golfers to rules enthusiasts. Just click on the button below to get started! 

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Event Calendar 
Upcoming Events

Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info

Bourbon_RaffleThe Miami Valley First Tee Chapter is attempting to continue operations throughout the summer, autumn and winter without the aid of necessary revenue coming from June & July lesson programs. This hardship coupled with the closing of City of Dayton golf facilities has prompted our fund raising team to find new means of funding sponsorships. The Bourbon Raffle is our latest Post Covid-19 effort to save our 2020 programs.

Please link in to the raffle website and help their efforts. 

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 which is also $5. 

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! 
Attend an Online Certification Class


The Online Certification consists of four educational video segments, with each segment made available after the previous one has been viewed. 

After all segments have been completed an Open Book, 20 question quiz will take place with 16 or more correct answers needed to attain Certification. 

You can take this quiz as many times as you like to achieve certification.   To Take Start the Process

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Please keep in mind that everyone is coming to terms with our new normal and it is ever evolving, so please be patient with operators, their staffs and each other so that we can all continue to enjoy this great game as we enter our new season!  
Score Posting Questions
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Q: If I don't hole out in the "Traditional Sense" do I still post my score ? 
Ball_in_HoleA: Yes,While in all of these instances, the ball is not holed per the Rules of Golf (Rule 3.3c), a round played under these conditions will result in an acceptable score for handicap purposes using the most likely score guidelines (see Rule 3.3 of the Rules of Handicapping).   
Q: How can I post my score if the clubhouse is closed ?
GHIN_App_IconA: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile Appor post through our siteor  This is also a good recommendation moving forward and we will likely begin phasing out our Scoring Kiosks wherever possible to avoid future contaminations. 
Q: I can't post a score as it says I'm inactive and I can't go into the Golf Shop to renew.
A: You can renew at almost all of our Public Access Facilities by following this link and selecting where you play the most golf 
when to NOT post your scores 
March 15th signaled the start of the New Score Posting Season in the Miami Valley.  Here are a few things to remember when it comes to NOTposting your score.  All other times you should!

When_to_PostSo, don't post your score....
  • When your score can’t be verified by another person
  • While being coached on the course
  • When you play using non-conforming clubs, non-conforming balls, or non-conforming tees;
  • When you don't play the required number of holes, Less than 6 for 9, less than 14 for 18.  For the holes you haven’t played, you post net par for the hole.
  • And when you are not playing your own ball — scrambles, shambles or foursomes (alternate shot).

And remember...A key tenet of the World Handicap System is that it is based on the fact that a you will try to make the best score at every hole in every round. 

So you post just about everything and that includes scores when you play Preferred Lies or adapting to modified Holes due to the Coronavirus !

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July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
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