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FTSG for the 3rd Weekend in August! 
JEFF HEY WINS THE MVGA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST  

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Jeff Hey edged Richard Wisecup via the 1st Tiebreaker (winning score). Both of them had 15 points. 

Morikawa final scores was -13 and Jeff guessed -10 while Richard guessed -17. So Morikawa's final putt, which barely missed, was the difference.

Jeff will be drop shipped 6 dozen personalized golf balls of his choosing.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and be on the lookout for our next contest for the US Open.

To download the complete breakdown of all the results in excel.

Thanks to Alex Huang for spearheading !  
Register for the mvga 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 

DEADLINE FOR OHIO MID-AM AT SPRINGFIELD CC IS AUGUST 17TH 
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Another Great Round
Luke Wells shot a 62 this past Thursday at Springfield Country Club.  The Butler University Golfer had a 10 birdie performance against no bogies over the classic Donald Ross Layout.   
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Great Round Luke!
The 120th US Amateur 
Mens_AM_Promo_2Austin Greaser competed in the 120th US Amateur this past week at Brandon Dunes.  While he did not make match play we are positive he will be back a few more times before his amateur career comes to a close.  


To visit the Championship Site

Lower Back Pain

Goflers_ElbowLow back pain is the most common injury we see in golfers.  It is estimated that more than half of you reading this article will have experienced low back pain that has affected your performance at some point this season. And at least 50% of you have missed 3-6 weeks of participation because of the pain.  That is a big deal!  The most common cause for low back pain in Tour Pros is overuse.  I doubt too many of you are hitting more balls than Touring Pros.  The most common cause of LBP in amateurs is mechanics.  So here’s the best part, low back pain is very preventable!

To Read On
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  
Ohio Golf Journal for August 
Aug_20_OGJ_Cover_225Learn about the three new inductees into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.

Golf in Ohio is thriving in spite of Covid-19. Even with the restrictions in place for social distancing, golf resorts are open and safe.

Plus you'll find our usual mix of golf news and information. 

Be sure to enter to win our latest contest. It's a fabulous get-away for 4, that includes two nights lodging, 18 holes of golf each at Thunder Bay Resort, Red Hawk and Black Lake, located in Michigan and more. Visit their website here for all the details and to register.

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! 

To get started
About the Banner - Competitors play the 17th hole of Bandon Trails in the 120th US Amateur at Bandon Dunes.
Event Calendar 
Upcoming Event

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

HELP THE MIAMI VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE FIRST TEE 
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. 
A NOTE ON OUR YOUTH ON COURSE PROGRAM 
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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

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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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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
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
Send Additional Questions to info@mvgolf.org 
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 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 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 !

EVENTS
June 25 - Everyone Association Play Date - Piqua CC
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
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal   (New)Feb_20_OGJ_Cover_225
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
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
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
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To become a Partner for 2020 please email steve@mvgolf.org   


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