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From the Shortgrass for the Last Weekend in August
Ohio Mid-Am to Take PLace at Springfield CC

MidAm_2020The Ohio Mid-Am gets underway this Monday and runs until Wednesday at Springfield Country Club.  This 54 Hole Event was first contested in 1986 and has been won three times by players from our area, Dan DeVore in 2005, Jeff Scohy in 2015 and Matt Buse in 2017.  

The championship has been played at Springfield CC one other time, in 1994, and was won by Randy Reifers from CC of Muirfield.


Good Luck to all those from the Miami Valley in the Field!

To see starting times or follow along!

Continuing the Conversation 
Pete Brown honored: true sports pioneer 
Mrs_BrownAs she remembers it, he was about to tee off on the first playoff hole of the 1962 Michigan Open at Farmington Country Club outside Detroit.

It was the first year Blacks were allowed in the field and her husband, Pete Brown — the long-hitting, African American golfer who was the son of Mississippi share croppers, who had overcome poverty, polio and the Jim Crow restrictions of the South and who two decades later would become a beloved fixture at Madden Golf Course in Dayton — had all eyes on him that day.

“Pete stepped up to hit his ball and there was a whole group of guys across the fence at a pick-up truck,” Margaret Brown recalled.

To Read the Complete Story from Tom Archdeacon and our friends at the DDN
REGISTER FOR THE MVGA MID-AM / SENIOR METROPOLITAN 
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Thanks to Wildwood Golf Club for agreeing to host our Mid-Am and Senior Metropolitan Championship.

The Championship will be Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th & 10th

To register or for more information  
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!  

To get started
DEVELOPING POWER

Goflers_ElbowTo develop power we first need to understand where power is needed. With any power source, you need to develop strength and speed in all areas. The four power sources that influence the golf game the most are:

  1. Vertical Thrust Power
  2. Trunk Rotary Power
  3. Arm-Chopping Power
  4. Elbow-Wrist Release Power
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 - Thanks to Viv Bibler for sending in the adventures of a young Fox during one of her rounds a few weeks ago... To see the Video
Event Calendar 
Upcoming Event

Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info

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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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
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 
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 !

EVENTS
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal   (New)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
Coronavirus Resource Center 
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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