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FTSG for the 2nd Weekend in December
JEFF SCOHY -  MID-AMATEUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Scohy_SmallJeff Scohy is the MVGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year for 2020.  He won the point race by his strong play in the Ohio Amateur, Ohio Mid Amateur and MVGA Mid Amateur.  Jeff outdistanced the second place finisher, Pete Samborsky by 60 points and 2020 MVGA Mid Amateur Champion Matt Dippold by 70 points.

Jeff's first Mid Amateur Player of the Year Awards goes along with his record six Player of the Year Honors dating back to 2008.

Congratulations Jeff!
Mark Your Calendars
Education_LogoYour Golf Association will feature bi-weekly Zoom Education Sessions on Wednesday's (Golf Genius) and on Saturday's (World Handicap System and Rules of Golf) this off season.

The sessions will run January through March with the first session being held January 13th when Adam Baj from Golf Genius presents at 10am on setting up Bracket Events.

The next session will be on Saturday, January 16th when Steve Jurick will present on preparing a courses standard rules of play.

Pre Registration is preferred and will begin next week.
WATCH SCHEDULE FOR THE US Open WOmen's 
uswo-championship-exemptionsThe 75th US Women's Open is being contested at The Champions Club in Houston, Texas

Saturday

11am-1pm - Golf Channel
1pm-2:30pm - Peacock
2:30-6pm - NBC
Sunday
11am-2pm - Golf Channel
2pm-5pm - NBC

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To use the GHIN APP AND GHIN.COM

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Your email address will be required beginning in 2021 

To improve data security and privacy, we will be updating how golfers access the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com in 2021. At that time, you will be asked to create a login by verifying your email address and setting a password before accessing the products. To avoid any disruptions, please ensure you have a valid, unique email address in your GHIN profile. Please contact your Club or follow this link to neither confirm or change the email address we have for you in the GHIN Database.  

For Data Security Reasons, the email that this FTSG email was sent to is not directly linked to your GHIN Profile.

Hip Hinge Advanced Progressions

Single_ArmThe hip hinge is one of the most fundamental movements for normal activities of daily living but also extremely important for the golf swing.  The hip hinge involves a controlled bending at the hips by pushing the butt backwards and keeping the spine straight, followed by extension of the hips (thrusting the butt forward) to come back upright.  The most common exercise that involves the hip hinge is the deadlift.  Done correctly, the hip hinge is very physically demanding.  It involves mobility, flexibility, and strength throughout the entire body.

To Read More 
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
JACKIE BURKE Jr. 
Oldest Living Major Champion
Jackie_Burke_interviewAt 97, you would expect someone to be moving slower, and while that may be the case a bit, Jackie Burke Jr., the 1956 Masters & PGA Champion, still goes to the Club every day and this week the Club he founded along with Jimmy Demaret, "The Champions Club in Houston, TX is playing host to the 75th Women's Open.  



To Read More on his legacy.

Global Golf Post Article
Wiki Page
Golf.com Article
Golf Week Article 

If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (golfheritage.org), if you’re not a member already.
Who's are these Golfers? 
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Back for a 3rd Week, we again reached back into our local photo archives to 1999. 

For this contest you must correctly identify both golfers in this photo. 

If you think you know, send us an email at info@mvgolf.org and we will send the first 5 people an MVGA Hat or Visor of the person's choosing.

E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf JournalFeb_20_OGJ_Cover_225
Items in December Edition
Golfer Christmas Gifts
Top Ohio Golf Stories from 2020
College Scholarships and Tips for Young Golfers

The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 
PODCAST - FOR YOUR DRIVE TIME

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David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
TalkinGolf   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- 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 
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 Rules of Golf App - Android 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
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To become a Partner for 2021 please email steve@mvgolf.org   


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