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Volunteer Opportunities 

WorkdayAs many of you may remember our USGA Qualifiers have been cancelled and our MVGA Championships have decided to not have volunteers for this season.  However, it has come to our attention that with the change in the PGA Tour Schedule and back to back PGA Tour Events at Muirfield Village, the first event which is next week, is still looking for volunteers to work on their Scoring and Data Committee (ShotLink) for more details please visit

And the Ohio Amateur is looking for
 Walking Scorers for the Ohio Amateur Final Round on Friday, July 17th at Columbus Country Club.  If you are interested please call 614-698-0014 or email 

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Worth the Watch
A Week to Remember 
Twin_BaseIf you start the week, last Sunday, June 28th by firing a 58 at Twin Base which included two eagles and 10 birdies with a streak of 10 holes (Holes 2-11) played at 12 under.  (To View his Scorecard).  And end your Mid Week by being the Low Amateur in the Ohio Open only missing the top spot by two shots, firing 11 under for three rounds, I think you are going to remember it for a while!.

Congratulations to the Wright State Golfer, Bryce Haney for a week for all of us to remember!  See you at our Metropolitan at Piqua CC, July 23-26
Metropolitan Registrations Now Open
2020-07-23_-_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostThe Metropolitan Championship, began in 1919 and celebrated it's 100 Anniversary last year but due to WWII and one other interruption is actually being contested for the 98th time. 

Join many of our area's top amateurs as they compete to have their name added to the "Loving Cup" donated all those years ago by then Governor Cox.   

The Metropolitan is a 72 Hole Stoke Play event with a cut to the low 32 and ties for weekend play.  This year the event is being held for the 3rd Time at Piqua CC.  When it was last held at Piqua the Champion was Zach Yinger with a 4 round Total of 281 or 7 under par.  View the scores from Zach's Win.

To register or for more information

2020-07-23_-_Womens_Metropolitan_-_Piqua_CC_-_Twitter_PostThe Women's Amateur also has a wonderful history as it began nearly Ninety Years ago when Mrs. George A. Smith def. Rose Rubenstein, 10 and 8 at then Greenmont CC now called Walnut Grove in 1933. 

Run as a Match Play Championship until 2017.  Since switching to 54 holes of Stroke Play the Champion has been Alyssa Burritt

To register or for more information
BUCKY'S BUNKER -  Bogey Busters
Bob_ZimmermanIn this edition, Bucky Albers interviews Bob Zimmerman a noted golf professional from a noted golf family as he moves back home to finish his career where it all started at Community Golf Course all those many years ago.

Listen Here to Listen In

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shoulder_circles_1Last week we went over one of the mobility screens for the shoulder.  The ability to obtain adequate external rotation, and maintain it, is crucial for staying in posture during your backswing.  We want to be able to externally rotate past your spine angle.  If you are unable to reach that position in either posture you may have a mobility problem with your shoulder.  If you are able to rotate past your spine angle in the upright position but lose range of motion when in your golf posture you may have a stability issue around your shoulder blade (scapulothoracic region).

This screen is great at identifying that there is a limitation but it doesn’t tell us WHY you have that limitation.  Further assessment is needed to determine the best correctives but here are a couple of exercises that can generally help improve mobility or stability.

For More Detail
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  
Event Calendar 
Events that are going to happen for sure

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

Events that will may happen IF the Ohio Department of Health Allows Shotguns

August 17 – Masters Event – CCNllnhga-calendar-events-1024x512
August 31 – DDWGA Fall Classic – Piqua CC
September 21 – Masters Event – Miami Valley
September 24 – MVTI – CCN

All events scheduled prior to these listed will not be played and the Year End Celebration will not be played as well.

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. 

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! 
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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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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
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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  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 !

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
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