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FTSG for the 4th Weekend in January
Yes, College Golf Fans
There will be a College Golf Season.  To find out how their Spring Season is shaping up Bucky Albers will be talking with the Coaches for the UD, WSU and Wittenberg golf teams.  We plan on releasing all of them this coming week when we start the 2021 podcast season of Bucky's Bunker. 


Attend a USGA Rules Workshop Online

With the start of 2021, our virtual PGA/USGA and Introductory Rules of Golf Workshop season has officially kicked off! These virtual workshops include access to on-demand recorded Rules presentations, live webinars with your instructors, a dedicated email address with 24-hour responses to your questions, access to “Night School,” and more. 

Week one is over but there are still spots available in both types of workshops – grab yours     

Golf Trivia - The week’s PGA Tour event, The America Express, most commonly referred to as the old Bob Hope Desert Classic began in 1960.  Who won the first one?
Did You Set Up Your GHIN Profile?


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
are you logged into the Mobile App
GHIN_AppBeginning this past Tuesday, 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. 

For Data Security Reasons, the email that this FTSG email was sent to is not directly linked to your GHIN Profile 
Continuing the Conversation 


Shared with Permission From our Friend, Mike Purkey with the Morning Read 
The recently retired Philip Rivers, who played quarterback for the Chargers and Colts in his 17-year career, was one of the NFL’s most prolific trash talkers. Yet, not once did he use a swear word or anything else offensive when yapping at opposing players. There were many uses of “dadgumit,” “goodness gracious” and “horse mess” in his vocabulary. Not because he’s some kind of righteous person but because that’s just who he is.

Read On
Next Golf Genius Education


TO REGISTER                                                  PGA MSR Credits for Attendance 
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)

Many of you may have become familiar with Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) this past year or so.  Although the technique has been around for years and utilized by us on the healthcare side, it has become very popular in the golf world due to the success of Bryson DeChambeau.  Bryson is a huge advocate for MAT because it has helped him not only stay healthy but also improve his power and performance.  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 
who's This Golfer?
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From Last Weeks Who's the Golfer..

Marty Dale

To see all the photos from that year  

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!
About the Banner - Lady Golfers who qualified for our last USGA Women's Amateur Qualifier at Walnut Grove in 2019.  This year it will be contested on July 8th.  Thanks to Walnut Grove and all their members for being great host.     To See the Full Photo
This Weeks Funny Video
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.


Feb_20_OGJ_Cover_225Ohio Golf Journal for January
Items in this edition Edition

  • Thanks to Michael Whan
  • Potential Top Golf Stories for Ohio Golf in 2021
  • The Solheim Cup Needs Volunteers
  • Out of State Golf Expeditions
  • and Much More
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

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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 - Arnold Palmer won the first of his five titles in 1960.  Incidentally, his last win on the PGA Tour came there in 1973 when he was 43 years old. Finishing in a tie for second place in 1973 was Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller.  You can watch this years event this weekend from 3-7pm on the Golf Channel.

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