|Player of the Year|
|Our 2020 Player of the Year, is also our Ohio Amateur Champion and last years Junior Player of the Year. Austin Greaser outdistanced his nearest competitor by 290 points. Austin achieved his 600 points by winning the Ohio Amateur where he set an all time record low score of 18 under par for the championship. For his win he received 500 POY points and he also received 100 points for being invited to play in the US Amateur. (US Am Qualifying was suspended in 2020)|
Austin is back for his second collegiate season at North Carolina. Rounding out the top five in the POY race, in 2nd Place, Bryce Haney, tying for 3rd was Cole Corder and 2020 Metropolitan Champion, Austin Schoonmaker and in 5th place was Cameron Willis.
To download the final player of the year points listing
(Thanks To Dan Sutherly for all is efforts in maintaining the Player of the Year Standings)
|GHIN Members Will Receive Email Monday Morning|
|If you are a current active member in our MVGA-GHIN system you will receive an email from the USGA-GHIN Service directly from the USGA early Monday morning to create your new Digital Profile.|
Upon opening your GHIN Mobile app or visiting GHIN.com you will be asked to create a login by verifying your email address and setting a password before accessing the products.
Over the last month, in this weekly email, we have been asking you to ensure you have a valid, unique email address in your GHIN profile. If you have already done this, there is no need to contact your Club or follow this link to either 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 and you only need to submit this once, so if you already have rest easy!
|Golf Genius Education on Wednesday|
1/13 @10am Golf Genius Session on Setting Up Brackets for your Events
TO REGISTER PGA MSR Credits for Attendance
|Yankee Trace Recognized|
The Miami Valley Golf Association and the Youth on Course national organization recently recognized The Golf Club at Yankee Trace as a Top 10 “Youth on Course” Facility for 2020.
This award represents a commitment to youth development. This elite prize highlights a course that is dedicated to giving back to the community it serves.“Youth on Course” is a nationwide program designed to break down the biggest barrier to juniors playing golf: the cost. The organization provides access to more than 1,400 courses for its 100,000 members.
To Read Complete News Release
To learn more about this locally funded but nationally administered Program that provides golf to juniors for $5 or Less
|2019 & 2020 Metropolitan Champ Wins |
|Austin Schoonmaker, a senior at Wright State University and our defending and two time Metropolitan Champion, came from three shots back in the final round to overtake the 36-hole leader Cameron Bonner of the University of West Florida. Austin erased the lead early in the round and at one point got to five under for the round before finishing up with a 4-under 68. His winning score was at 3-under 213. |
If this would have been a team championship, Wright State would have won, as Tyler Goecke, Mikkel Mathiesen & Cole Corder all finished in the top 7.
To Read More and/or View Scores
Note: While the Spring Collegiate Season will be different, all indications are there will at least be one. We will do our best to report on our local players as the Collegiate Season kicks off.
|Pull Strength Exercises|
|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 |
|who's in this photo?|
|25 Years Ago, the MVGA conducted our first Metropolitan Championship, picking up the leadership of our area's amateur championship that began way back in 1919. |
As we prepare to celebrate our stewardship's Silver Anniversary we will return to The Golf Club at Yankee Trace where it all begun, July 22nd through 25th.
To look back on that First Metropolitan, try and name all the people in this photo from the 1st Group. If you think you have them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To see all the photos from that year
If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (golfheritage.org), If you’re not a member already.
It also makes a great gift!
|About the Banner - MVGA Past President, Dr. Phil Hughes our Second President, shakes hands prior to his teeing off in the 1st Metropolitan. The Handshake plays a significate role in the decorum of our game. This is why it is prominently featured in our Logo. We all look forward to resuming this tradition! - To See the Full Photo|
|2021 Tournament Schedule|
|5/3 - Spring BB - Troy||5/17 - Shamble - Urbana|
|6/1 - Ohio Am Q - NCR North ||6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North |
|6/7 - US Open Final - Springfield ||8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua |
|7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove ||MASTERS |
|7/12 - US M Am - Moraine ||5/10 - Walnut Grove |
|7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace ||6/21 - Piqua |
|8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine ||8/16 - Sugar Valley |
|8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine ||9/13 - CC of the North|
|9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy ||WOSGA (WOMEN)|
|9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North ||5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell|
|10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC ||6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance |
|10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine ||6/28-7/1 - Am & Mid Am - Walnut Grove |
|Ohio Golf Association||7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion |
|6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami Valley||OWGA|
|8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook||9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds |
|8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania ||LPGA AGA |
Registration Information will be hyperlinked when available.
|E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX |
|Ohio Golf Journal|
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|
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness
|MIAMI VALLEY GOLF SOCIAL|
|GOLF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES|
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