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From the Short Grass for the 3rd Weekend in February
Wittenberg UNIVERSITY Golf Team Preview 
For the first time since last March, the collegiate Golf Season will actually get started.  To keep us informed and ready for the Collegiate Season, Bucky Albers has interviewed each area coach.  In this this episode, Bucky Interviews Colin Lazslo, the head golf coach of the Wittenberg Tigers.  

To visit the Tigers Website.

To Listen to the Podcast 
Trivia - There have been 6 back to back champions in the almost 100 year history of the LA Open that is being played this weekend at Riviera.        (Answer at the Bottom)
Mapping the Past, Present and Future of Golf Courses 
From our Friends at the USGA Greens Section 
All golf courses change over time. Whether that change is slow and subtle or fast and dramatic, it is inevitable. Tree growth, shifting mowing lines and continual bunker edging are good examples of processes that have gradual, but significant impacts on golf courses. Change can also happen quickly through renovation or redesign, land sales, or even the intrusion of roads and highways. Whatever the drivers of change are, the fact remains that golf courses begin changing from the day they open and continue to do so throughout their existence. 

Along with the evolution that every individual golf course experiences, we also see changes in how new golf courses are built. A golf course opening in 1925 would look different in many ways from a new course opening in 2021. Changes in golf course development are driven by fashions and preferences in design, changing expectations for what a golf facility should provide, and changes in how the game is played – including increased hitting distance. 

To better understand how golf courses have evolved, the USGA undertook an extensive study of golf course aerial photos as part of the Distance Insights Project. We looked at courses that opened from the 1920s to the present, mapping aerial images from various points in their history using digital mapping software. Through that research we sought to learn more about how individual courses change over time, how courses from different decades differ from one another, and how golf courses may evolve going forward.

To Read the Complete Article

Enter the More Golf Challenge for 2021
2021_Challenge_to_Play_More_GolfNow back for it's third year, the 2021 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2020 will begin on March 15th and end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th.

The Grand Prize will be a $500 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing. Certificates will also be awarded to the next four drawn winners.

Question? If a Ball Moves on the Putting Green what is the penalty and how should you proceed?  (Answer at Bottom)


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | It’s been 57 years, but the memory still warms James Black as he sits at a small table in the clubhouse at the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course on a chilly winter’s morning.

The year was 1964 and Black, just 22 years old at the time, shot 67 in the first round of the Los Angeles Open at Rancho Park, putting him among the first-round leaders, just three years after the Caucasian-only clause was removed from PGA Tour by-laws.

Black would finish in the top 10 that week, one of two top-10 finishes in five PGA Tour starts that year. He didn’t get rich – Black earned $2,425 in 1964 according to tour records – but he proved he could play at the highest level, something Black players had only recently been given the opportunity to do. 

To Read More of the Story from our Friends at Global Golf Post

Next Golf Genius Education - This Wednesday - 10am


TO REGISTER   -   PGA MSR Credits for Attendance 

Just what is going on with Tiger's Back? Watch this short video by Dr. Nick Curry, it explains what is going wrong and how Tiger is attempting to fix it!


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 
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If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (, If you’re not a member already. 

It also makes a great gift!

GHIN_AppNew this year, all golfers interacting with the GHIN Mobile App will be prompted to update to the newest version.

Any golfer not logged in with a Digital Profile will be signed out at that time.

Additionally, profile management will be made available to logged-in golfers on and the updated GHIN Mobile App, enabling them to edit their email address, mailing address, and phone number. 

Can't create a profile?  You must have a email in the GHIN System to set one up!
To add or change your email address

About the Banner - University of Dayton Golf Team!
2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy5/17 - 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 Association7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion 
6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami ValleyOWGA
7/26-30 - Ohio Am - Avalon Lakes  
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 

 Registration Information will be hyperlinked when available.


Ohio Golf Journal for February
Items in this edition...

  • Fans are returning to PGA Tour Events
  • Adjustments Caddies Made During COVID
  • Meet the Captains of the Solheim Cup
  • VGA to hold 8 Events in Ohio
  • and Much More
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

Bucky's BunkerPod_Cast_Logo
David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness

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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
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
To become a Partner for 2021 please email   

Trivia Answer - There have been 6 back to back champions in the almost 100 year history of the LA Open that is being played this weekend at Riviera.  

MacDonald Smith - 1927 & 28, Ben Hogan - 1947 & 48, Arnold Palmer - 1962 & 63, Corey Pavin - 1994 & 95, Mike Weir - 2003 & 2004 and Phil Mickelson 2008 & 09

Question -  If a Ball Moves on the Putting Green what is the penalty and how should you proceed?

Answer - There is none.  If your ball moves on the putting green you just put it back.
Watch a Short Video on this 2019 Major Rule Change.

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