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FTSG for the Last Weekend in May
FIRST ASSOCIATION PLAY DAY FOR DDWGA

2020-06-15-Urbana-Association_Play_Day_2Your association believes that our world is starting to settle down enough to have our first "Playing Opportunity". 

Using our limited resources, we are attempting to address as many of the COVID19 requirements as possible in advance of your round.  We must adhere to both the Ohio Department of Health and the Local Health Districts protocols, that unfortunately, can vary. 

Before you register for this event, please know that each facility is different in their adherence to these procedures and the DDWGA, MVGA or any of our Allied Organizations cannot be held responsible for our host facilities adherence to these protocols.  Therefore, if you have any concerns please do not register. 

For More Information or to Register
COVID-19 AND THE GOLF SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES 

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And remember....What is allowed at one golf course may not be allowed at another due to local Health Department Interpretations!

To review the States requirements on all of us as golfers.
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! 
* AFTER SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
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When Hole's In One began occurring at the beginning of our COVID season we suggested placing an * next to these golf lifetime achievements, as it would make for a wonderfully story post pandemic.  Now comes word of our first Double Eagle as Tom Ellis from Huber Heights played a 225 yard shot into the 476 yard, par 5, 18th at Homestead GC this past on Saturday, May 23.  The ball hit the flagstick, dropped into the hole hitting the styrofoam pool float riser and jumped back out.  The 4 players who were just clearing the 18th green saw & verified the action on the green.  This was Tom's first double eagle!  

BUCKY'S BUNKER - PODCAST ON THE MARCHI Family 
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 Frank Marchi Bio
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 Gene Marchi Bio

In this edition, Bucky Albers reviews the Marchi Family Legacy in the Miami Valley, From Gene to John and the Brothers In between they have all been influential to our game. 

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Link to Bucky's Bunker Podcast
PARTNER IN THE SPOTLIGHT 
This week, we are featuring our Partnership with the Bob Ross Auto Group.  The Ross Group has been partners of our Association for over 10 years now and have been wonderful at supporting our great game in the Miami Valley. 
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We encourage you to visit any of their COVID safe dealerships (MercedesBuick/GMCPre Owned) for your next car, truck or fleet purchase or lease.
Is your MEMBERSHIP ACTIVE?
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Is 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!

WEEKEND GOLF
No TV Golf this Weekend here are Some Great Video's from the US Open
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Golf Fitness - PROTEIN SHOULD BE FIRST

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Protein should always be the first food on your plate, as the word protein stems from the Greek word proteos, or “of primary importance.” Why is it so important? 

Protein is made up of twenty-four amino acids, some of which your body isn’t able to produce on its own. The only way your body is able to get these amino acids, is by taking them in through the diet. Amino acids are responsible for many functions of the body such as repairing tissue, boosting energy, improving metabolism, and increasing muscle mass. Sounds pretty important for golfers, right? 

For More Detail

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 
Attend an Online Certification Class

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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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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
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).   
Q: How can I post my score if the clubhouse is closed ?
GHIN_App_IconA: Given the current concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, we are recommending that you use the USGA-GHIN Mobile Appor post through our siteor 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 NOTposting your score.  All other times you should!

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  • 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  
June 15 - DDWGA Association Play Date - Urbana CC
Association Play Dates will be added and Distributed as Dates, Fees and Restrictions are Confirmed.
June 22 - NEW DATE - Ohio Amateur Qualifier still at NCR CC - Info or Entry
July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Info- Hopefully will Open Shortly
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
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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   
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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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