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Trivia Question - What does Condor in golf  terminology stand for?      Answer deeper in email
Is your MEMBERSHIP ACTIVE?
GHIN_Online_JoinIs your GHIN Membership currently inactive?  Meaning can you currently post scores?  Clearly there are plenty of reasons you may not be active.  However, if you indeed intend to renew and would like to avoid all social distancing concerns you may do so 
online.  

When you join online just choose the facility that you traditionally play or join eClub if you are not affiliated with a golf course and all the back end actions happen automatically.  

It's easy, safe and a great way to help support our game!

Thanks for your consideration!
GOLF COURSES after may 1st

The_New_Normal_title_cardUnfortunately, from most vantage points, it appears that nothing will change from a Social Distancing Standpoint when the current stay at home order expires on May 1st.  

Our Ohio Leadership has repeatedly stated that it will not be business as usual until the COVID-19 vaccine is available or at the very least some form of societal testing  along with contact tracing is integrated.  

What this likely means is what courses are currently doing will continue forward.  Perhaps their operations can develop modifications as we all understand to a greater detail more about social distancing.

In the spirit of the upcoming order modifications "we think" Golf leagues and competitions should be fine if social distancing is respected.  One item of note is that, those coming in from other states may still need to follow the 14-day self-isolation order which could modify your event eligibility requirements.

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As you can see from the chart that the Governor shared during yesterday's 2pm conference.  Our course operations will still be governed by our local Health Departments. 

I encourage each of you to stay healthy, that also keeps those around you healthy and helps all of us get to the other side all the quicker.  

Josh Gilkinson on Midwest Region Team
Josh_and_FamilyCongrats to our two time Metropolitan Champion, Josh Gilkinson, and his support team in being named to the 2020 Division I, Ping Midwest Region Team  

Pictured Josh and his support team, Dad, Josh, Brother and Mom from when Josh won the Metropolitan the second time in 2017 at Heatherwoode Golf Course 
Golf Fitness 
CurryOur associations Golf Wellness expert, Dr. Nick Curry was a couple of remote programs that you may be interested on exploring.  The first is a Virtual Assessment Special and the second is how to create More Speed in your Swing.

Don't miss out the 2020 Golf Season is right around the corner!
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 
1ST PODCAST OF BUCKY'S BUNKER

Bucky_AlbersPod_Cast_LogoThe purpose of this podcast is to record stories of our game’s rich history, interview interesting people and share information to help all of us enjoy this wonderful sport just a little bit more.

Our Podcast Station will be named after our first guest, one of our area’s finest gentlemen and our Legionary Golf Reporter…. Bucky Albers.

We Start the podcast asking Bucky how he got his nickname. 
THE GIANT KILLER 
Random Golf Footnotes from John Fischer,  noted Golf Historian

Little_PoisenPaul Runyan was one of golf’s greats in the 1930s on the nascent PGA Tour. He won nine tournaments in 1933, was paired with Bob Jones in the 1934 Masters, won the 1934 PGA Championship and was leading money winner in 1934. He was a dominant player throughout the decade, showing that a little guy weighing no more than 130 pounds  and short in stature could cast a long shadow over the field. The 1938 PGA Championship proved that. 

The story which recently appeared in Morning Read (morningread.com) is attached as a PDF file. It will make you want to practice your putting a bit more — no excuses.

In Match Play, it's anybody's game as Paul Runyan stuns Sam Snead

A GOLFERS PLEDGE
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Through our stay at Home Order, we urge you to STAY AT HOME, we also know that 
until we are through the current order, any extended time and the gradual reduction of restrictions we must be realistic...


So if you do go to the Golf Course we ask you to  




Promise To

  • Make Sure you have a Tee Time Before you Arrive!
  • Not touch or remove the Flagstick
  • Not drive to the Golf Course with anyone other than those you are isolating with!
  • Not share equipment, be diligent about making sure you have what you need in your pockets and in your bag before you tee off. (No Bumming a Mark, a Tee or throwing them their ball after it comes it rest.)
  • Don't Exchange Cash, there are plenty of Money Transfer Apps Out there.
  • Dan't Shake Hands
  • Get there just a few minutes before and leave directly after your round is over.
  • Be Kind and Patient with All !
Our Golf Courses are working hard to provide you a Safe Environment, please follow all requirements and don't loiter with your friends when you are done.  They just closed Hocking Hills State Park because they could not ensure Proper Social Distancing, our courses will only be able to remain open if we are all diligent.  We are only as strong as our weakest link...Don't be that Link!
CHOOSING TO STAY AT HOME?  WHAT YOU CAN DO GOLF RELATED!

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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 Certified

Visit our World Handicap Resources Pages

Visit and Find all our Typo's on Miami Valley Golf
Watch Some of Our Video's on our YouTube Channel
Nominate someone for the Dayton Golf Hall of Fame 

Last_Class_of_the_Hall_of_FameThe Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame began in 1978 when Vin Hilton, Bob Kepler, Bob Servis and Janet Shock Beardsley where the inaugural inductees.  In the almost 42 years since that first induction, there have been an additional 65 people added to it's roster.  

Nominations for the class of 2020 can be made either online or by downloading this PDF and sending it to the Dayton Golf Office.  Nominations are due by July 1.  

To view Past Inductees
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!  
Questions
Send Additional Questions to info@mvgolf.org 
Q: If I don't hole out in the "Traditional Sense" do I still post my score ? 
A: 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 ?
A: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile App or post through our site or ghin.com.  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 NOT posting 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 !

2020 Play More Golf Challenge
Play_More_in_2020 ChallengeBack by popular demand for the second season...The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season 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 
About the Banner: Signs Made by the City of Piqua's Sign Department and Displayed on the first and tenth tees at Echo Hills Golf Course in Piqua, OH.
Answer to our Trivia Question.  What is a Condor
Not a phrase you’re likely to come across very often or at all but a “condor” is the name for a score of 4 under par. Our source says there have only been four verified condor’s, all hole-in-one’s on par 5.
EVENTS  
Being adjusted and will be announced next weekend.
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf JournalFeb_20_OGJ_Cover_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
Coronavirus Resource Center 
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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