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FTSG for the Final Week in January
Weekly Auctions to support Youth Golf
Banner_for_AuctionThis week we continue our weekly auctions to raise dollars to support our Foundation's Youth on Course Program

The item for this week is a Round of Four (4) with Carts at Maketewah Golf Club.  Certain times may be unavailable based on the courses schedule, however, if you ever wanted to play this wonderful Tom Bendelow/Donald Ross designed course this is an excellent opportunity while NCRsupporting our next generation of golfers.

The Auction is now open and closes next Saturday Night at Midnight or until the reserve bid is met. 

To Visit the Bidding Page
getting ready for the season

Hip_Hinge_FinishThe hip hinge is one of the most fundamental movements for normal activities of daily living but also extremely important for the golf swing.  The hip hinge involves a controlled bending at the hips by pushing the butt backwards and keeping the spine straight, followed by extension of the hips (thrusting the butt forward) to come back upright.  The most common exercise that involves the hip hinge is the deadlift.  Done correctly, the hip hinge is very physically demanding.  It involves mobility, flexibility, and strength throughout the entire body.  If I was told that I could only do one exercise for the rest of my life it would be the deadlift/hip hinge.

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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
First tee looking for coaches for 2020
06_First_Tee0373_SB_600pxThe First Tee of Greater Miami Valley is looking for coaches for their locations in Butler, Montgomery and Warren Counties.  The positions are part time June to Early August and an excellent way to play it forward for our next generation.

Act Today !

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Hogan Interview (Back By Popular Demand)

TogetherBack in October, we had a chance to visit with the archivist at the USGA and was able to get a copy of a Si Burek's Interview with Ben Hogan when he came through the area to spend some time with the folks at MacGregor (The Equipment Company He Played for Prior to starting his own company).  The interview is from 1951.  The file is in a Dropbox Share. 

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DDWGA College Scholarship Applications 
Web-Pic-of-HannahIt's that time of year again when area Junior Girls can apply for Collegiate Assistance from the DDWGA Girls Scholarship Fund.

To Download and Applications
Why Our Game is Great!
as-valero2While this contributor is reflecting on the recently completed PGA Merchandise Show and wondering what to share, and boy is there is a lot to share.  I thought I would introduce you to a national champion most of you have never heard of,  Patti Valero.  Patti's story is very inspirational and she is so genuine it's hard not be a a huge fan.  She's a retired firefighter, golf coach to those with disabilities and the #1 ranked female with disabilities in the US among many of her other titles.

Article from the USGA website
THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM 

Want are the Fundamentals of the New World Handicap System?  Watch the Video Presentation below to find out!

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Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos
Simplified Change Summaries
View Recorded World Handicap Seminar 

Partner in the Spotlight 
Williamson_Wealth_Partner_SlideWe would like to welcome Williamson Wealth Management to our Partner Community.  The team at Williamson Wealth has been active in a our community for a many years.  Recently, we formed a partnership that will be a win for the golf community as they will be the presenting partner for our season ending Celebration and a win for the Williamson Wealth Management of Raymond James as they will be more closely connected to our local golf community.

Thanks to Harry and all the Members of the WWM for their support!

WHS Change Summaries 
Subject #8: Maximum Handicap Index
 
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OLD WAY:  The maximum Handicap Index is 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women.
NEW WAY: The maximum Handicap Index for all golfers will be 54.0.
WHY: Many players without a Handicap Index believe they are “not good enough.” With a higher maximum Handicap Index, the WHS strives to make the game more welcoming to new players, while keeping the interest of aging players where their ability diminishes over time.

Too See all the Changes Summaries 
UPCOMING EVENTS  
2020 Non Playing Events
Thu, Feb 13 - Private Club Staff Meeting - Sugar Valley - Sugar Valley
Sat, Mar 7 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - 10am 
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
Wed, Apr 8 - MVGA Trustee Meeting
Wed, Apr 15 - Master Club Rep Meeting 
Wed, July 1st - Nominations Due for Dayton Hall of Fame  
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon, May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC 
Mon, May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC 
Mon, May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC 
Tue, May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course 
Mon, June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC 
Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN 
Mon, June 22 - Masters Event - Piqua CC 
Thu, July 8 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC 
Mon, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC  
Thurs, July 23 - Sun, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC
Mon, Aug 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine CC 
Mon, Aug 17th - Masters Event - CC of the North 
Mon, Aug 31st - DDWGA Classic - Piqua CC 
See all the 2020 Calendars 
Order a MVGA Wall Calendar for 2020 
LINKS TO COLLEGE GOLF TEAMS (Just a Few Weeks Away)
Cedarville Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10
U of Cincinnati Women's Program - Feb 17-18
Dayton Ladies Program - Mar 1-3
Dayton Men's Program - Feb 10-11
Urbana Women's Program  
Urbana Men's Program  
Wittenberg Women's Program - Mar 9 & 10   
Wittenberg Men's Program - Mar 9 & 10 
Wright State Men's Program - Feb 13-15
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal Dec_19_OGJ_Cover_small_225
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 
PODCAST - FOR YOUR DRIVE TIME

Golfers Journal 
TalkinGolf 
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness
Chasing Scratch
Coach Glass - 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 
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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