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FTSG for the 2nd Week in February
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 (March 15 to November 30) 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 
Community Notes

Interested in a PGA Tour Weekly Pool?  Email Alex Huang alexjhuang@gmail.com for all the details.  

2020 Ohio South Optimist International Jr Qualifier - Yankee Trace - Monday, June 8th Details at https://www.optimist.org/golf/ or call Jerry Stahley at 937-604-9921
YOUTH ON COURSE AUCTION ITEM  -  Sycamore creek 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 Sycamore Creek CC.  There will be some time restrictions on course availability based the course schedule.

If you ever wanted to play this South 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 Closes at Mid Night tonight!

To Visit the Bidding Page
getting ready for the season

Nourishment on the Course

HotDogWho grabs a hot dog and beer on the turn?

Who feels sluggish by the end of the round?

Nutrition during the round is just as important as pre and post round nutrition, but is often overlooked. First and foremost, hydration!
   

Daily water intake should be half of your body weight in ounces and half of your daily intake should be consumed during the round. 

Electrolytes should be included but
 skip out on the sports drinks as they add unnecessary sugars.  Add a pinch of unrefined sea salt to your water but you shouldn’t be able to taste it!

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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 his their Website
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
DRIVE CHIP & PUTT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

Drive_Chip_and_PuttDrive, Chip and Putt is a fun and free youth golf development initiative for junior golfers of all skill and ability levels, aimed at sparking a lifelong interest in the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. The initiative welcomes boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying events in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills – driving, chipping and putting.  

Pictured Above are Brady and Kristina from our area, who will be competing in the National Finals at ANGC on April 5th 

For More Information 
To Watch Last Years Finals from Augusta National

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
THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM 

Want are the Fundamentals of the New World Handicap System?  Watch the Video Presentation below to find out!

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Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos
Simplified Change Summaries
View Recorded World Handicap Seminar 

World Handicap Seminar (DATE CHANGE to March 14th)
WHS_AGA_MiamiValleyWe will be offering a Free World Handicap Seminar at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Saturday, March 14th at Sugar Valley Golf Club.  This Seminar will start at 10am and wrap up before noon with an optional lunch for an additional fee available upon the seminars conclusion. 

Register Here
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 
UPCOMING EVENTS  
2020 Non Playing Events
Thu, Feb 13 - Private Club Staff Meeting - Sugar Valley - Sugar Valley
Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am - Register
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
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 Golf Club (Move)
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 (Just a Few Weeks Away)
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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