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Golf Trivia: Who had the lowest total score in the 1969 PGA Championship at NCR CC with connections to our area!  - Answer at Bottom
FTSG for the Final Weekend in August
deadline thursday for FOR THE MVGA MID-AM / SENIOR METROPOLITAN 

All eyes will focus on the recently renovated Wildwood Golf Club when it host the MVGA Mid-Am and Senior Metropolitan, Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th. 

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There are four age divisions in this 36 Hole Competition.  The Mid Am and Senior's, 64 and under, will play the course around 6400 yards, Seniors between 65 & 74 will play from approximately 6100 yards and those age 75 and up will play at approximately 5800 yards.  To be eligible to win the Overall Senior Metropolitan Championship, Seniors must play from the 6400 yard set of tees.

To register or for more information  
BILL WILLIAMSON WINS OHIO MID-AM
Bill Williamson strung together impressive Williamson_Ohio_Mid_Am_Championrounds of  70-65-67 for a -14 under par performance in wining the Ohio Mid-Amateur Championship with a total score of 202 over the Donald Ross designed Springfield Country Club.  This is Bill's second crown having previously captured the title eleven years ago when the Championship was contested at Sylvania CC.

Those finishing in the top ten from our area, were Andy Birch from Springfield, who finished alone in 5th place, and Jeff Scohy who finished in a tie for 6th.

To See All the Scores
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!  

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DEVELOPING POWER IN YOUR SWING

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Have you ever noticed that many kids have a large jump during their downswing?  The reason is because the jump (vertical thrust) is one of the first power sources developed in kids.  The vertical jump is also a technique used by some of the most powerful golfers in the world.  Despite vertical thrust power being arguably the greatest source of power it is one that is often neglected by golfers.

We utilize some of the following methods to develop strength, speed, and power for vertical thrust:

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  
About the Banner- Tournament Officials, David Kraus and Larry Litscher discuss assignment locations during the 2019 Mid-Am and Senior Metropolitan 
RANDOM GOLF FOOTNOTES FROM JOHN FISCHER 
“Machine Gun Jack” McGurn and the Western Open  
McGurnGolf seems to give rise to many stories, some heroic, some humorous, others sad, some with happy endings, others not so happy, but the story of “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and golf is hard to categorize. Jack was an immigrant, prizefighter, bootlegger, hired gun, protégée of Al Capone, and golfer, a golfer good enough to consider turning pro and playing in the 1933 Western Open, at the time a “major,” second only to the U.S. Open in status and prestige...To Read the Article

If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (
golfheritage.org), if you’re not a member already.
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 - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1ST

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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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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).   
when to NOT post your scores 
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 !

EVENTS
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal 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
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
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
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To become a Partner for 2020 please email steve@mvgolf.org   
Trivia Answer: Pete Brown, with rounds of 77-72-70-71=290, he finished in a tie for 41st - For a Full List of Finishers
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