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FTSG for the Last Weekend in April
Trivia Question - Who Finished Second in the 2000 US Open? Answer deeper in email
no-calendarThe Spring Better Ball, scheduled for Monday, May 4th at Sugar Valley GC and the first Miami Valley Masters Event scheduled for Monday, May 11 at Walnut Grove CC have been officially cancelled.  Additional adjustments will be announced next weekend. 

Thank You for your understanding and we look forward to being back together as soon as possible!
Play_More_in_2020 ChallengeBack by popular demand for the second season. 

The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during this years active season than you did in 2019.     

The Grand Prize will be a $750 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing.    

The drawing will be held in early December.  Chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2019 total.     

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2019.    

Deadline to register is this Thursday, April 30th

To register or for more details  
Trans_Young_JanetEpisode_2_LogoOur second podcast features Janet Beardsley, Dayton's first lady of golf.  Listen in as our long time Golf Writer, Bucky Albers reflects on her life and times.  

Link to Podcast

Read Bio
Long time area avid golfer, and really nice gentlemen, Masters/Dayton Senior Club Rep - Bill Moland (William W.) 88, died Bill_Moland_HeadshotMarch 19th at Hospice of Dayton after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Janet, son Matthew (Chrisy) and grandson Gage; daughters, Karen Sargus (Larry) and Cheryl Struble (Steve), granddaughters Stephanie and Christina and one great-grandchild. 

Bill was born in Akron, Ohio, son of Milton and Mary Moland. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University, was a member of the basketball team and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 

He obtained CPA and Law degrees from The Ohio State University and retired from Bank One as VP of the Trust Dept. Bill was, as many of us knew, an avid golfer and traveler and was particularly pleased when he was awarded a new car with a hole in one during the Gift of Life Golf Event a number of years ago.  
GHIN_Online_JoinIs your GHIN Membership currently inactive?  Meaning can you currently post scores?  Clearly there are plenty of reasons you may not be active.  However, if you indeed intend to renew and would like to avoid all social distancing concerns you may do so online.   

When you join online just choose the facility that you traditionally play or join eClub if you are not affiliated with a golf course and all the back end actions happen automatically.  

It's easy, safe and a great way to help support our game!

Thanks for your consideration!
GOLF COURSES after may 1st

The_New_Normal_title_cardUnfortunately, from most vantage points, it appears that nothing will change from a Social Distancing Standpoint when the current stay at home order expires on May 1st.  

Our Ohio Leadership has repeatedly stated that it will not be business as usual until the COVID-19 vaccine is available or at the very least some form of societal testing along with contact tracing is integrated.  

What this likely means is what courses are currently doing will continue forward.  Perhaps their operations can develop modifications as we all understand to a greater detail more about social distancing.


With no golf on television yet, and no way to travel to distant locations to play.  Our weekend golf fix comes from Pebble Beach.  The first video is when Sam Snead took on Jack Nicklaus in Shell's Wonderful World of Golf in 1963 and our second video is that of the 2000 US Open won by Tiger Woods.  It's interesting to see the changes on the course over the 37 years while at the same time the changes in turf conditions.  Enjoy

Pebble_1963 Pebble_2000
1963 Shells Wonderful World 2000 US Open 
Golf Fitness 
CurryOur associations Golf Wellness expert, Dr. Nick Curry was a couple of remote programs that you may be interested on exploring.  The first is a Virtual Assessment Special and the second is how to create More Speed in your Swing.

Don't miss out !
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 
Through our stay at Home Order, we urge you to STAY AT HOME, we also know that 
until we are through the current order, any extended time and the gradual reduction of restrictions we must be realistic...

So if you do go to the Golf Course we ask you to  

Promise To

  • Make Sure you have a Tee Time Before you Arrive!
  • Not touch or remove the Flagstick
  • Not drive to the Golf Course with anyone other than those you are isolating with!
  • Not share equipment, be diligent about making sure you have what you need in your pockets and in your bag before you tee off. (No Bumming a Mark, a Tee or throwing them their ball after it comes it rest.)
  • Don't Exchange Cash, there are plenty of Money Transfer Apps Out there.
  • Dan't Shake Hands
  • Get there just a few minutes before and leave directly after your round is over.
  • Be Kind and Patient with All !
Our Golf Courses are working hard to provide you a Safe Environment, please follow all requirements and don't loiter with your friends when you are done.  We are only as strong as our weakest link...Don't be that Link!

Attend an Online Certification Class

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


Visit our World Handicap Resources Pages

Visit and Find all our Typo's on Miami Valley Golf
Watch Some of Our Video's on our YouTube Channel
Nominate someone for the Dayton Golf Hall of Fame 

Last_Class_of_the_Hall_of_FameThe Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame began in 1978 when Vin Hilton, Bob Kepler, Bob Servis and Janet Shock Beardsley where the inaugural inductees.  In the almost 42 years since that first induction, there have been an additional 65 people added to it's roster.  

Nominations for the class of 2020 can be made either online or by downloading this PDF and sending it to the Dayton Golf Office.  Nominations are due by July 1.  

To view Past Inductees
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!  
Send Additional Questions to info@mvgolf.org 
Q: If I don't hole out in the "Traditional Sense" do I still post my score ? 
A: 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 ?
A: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile App or post through our site or ghin.com.  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 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 !

About the Banner: A lone golfer emerging from a tunnel, symbolic of our sport as we emerge from many of our constrains of our new normal.  Please still practice good social distance when playing!
Answer to our Trivia Question.  Who Finished Second in the 2000 US Open
It was a tie 15 shots behind Tiger Woods at +3
Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain and Ernie Els from South Africa
Spring Better Ball - Sugar Valley GC - Cancelled
Masters Event #1 - Walnut Grove CC - Cancelled
Additional Event Information and Adjustments will be announced made next week.
Ohio Golf JournalFeb_20_OGJ_Cover_225
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

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

Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
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
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