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FTSG for the Longest Daylight Weekend of the Year!
OHIO AM QUALIFIER MONDAY ON THE NORTH COURSE AT NCR 
114th_Ohio_Am_Large95 competitors will be playing the North Course at NCR CC for 21 Qualifying Positions in the Ohio Amateur to be held at Columbus Country Club, July 13-17.  

This is the sixth and final qualifying for the 114th Ohio Amateur which saw a record number of entries this year. 

Due to COVID Considerations we are not encouraging any spectators however you can follow the scores online by following this link or visit qscores.org

For More Details on the Qualifier
ENCOURAGING RACIAL DISCUSSIONS 
Implicit_BiasA quarter-century ago, social psychologist Anthony Greenwald of the University of Washington developed a test that exposed an uncomfortable aspect of the human mind: People have deep-seated biases of which they are completely unaware. And these hidden attitudes — known as implicit bias — influence the way we act toward each other, often with unintended discriminatory consequences. 

To Discover More
ASSOCIATION PLAY DAY FOR ALL MEMBERS  
2020-06-25_-_Association_Play_Day_-_Piqua_CCUnfortunately, We are still on hold for our Traditional Shotgun Events, but want to provide a playing opportunity for those interested.   

A Play Day will be hosted by our Friends at Piqua Country Club this Thursday, June 25th.  Tee Times will begin at 8:30am and run until noon.  You will be able to select your tee time at the end of the registration process.  

This is a great opportunity to take a group up to PCC or even get in a practice round for the Metropolitan Championship in late July

To Register or for More Details
CONGRATULATIONS  
Cameron_Willis_Course_RecordCongratulations go out to Cameron Willis the recent Wittenberg graduate for establishing a new course record at Moraine Country Club a few weeks ago.  His 61, included 9 Birdies and an Eagle which came on the driveable #7 par four.  

Rumor has it, his putt on 17 for Eagle was COVID'ed as it hit the flagstick and would have likely gone in if he was able to have taken the Flagstick out.
BUCKY'S BUNKER -  Ryan Wenzler and Austin Sipe
What's does it take to make it as a Professional Golfer?  Listen in as we have a conversation with recent WSU Golfers Ryan Wenzler and Austin Sipe who are trying to play for a living and the struggles they are facing due to the COVID pandemic.

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Listen Here or on any Podcast You Prefer.  Just search Bucky's Bunker
Update on Event Calendar 
Events that are going to happen for sure

June 22 - Ohio Am Qualifier at NCR CC (North Course) - See Starting Assignments
July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info

Events that will likely happen IF the Ohio Department of Health Allows Shotguns

August 17 – Masters Event – CCNllnhga-calendar-events-1024x512
August 31 – DDWGA Fall Classic – Piqua CC
September 21 – Masters Event – Miami Valley
September 24 – MVTI – CCN

All events scheduled prior to these listed will not be played and the Year End Celebration will not be played as well.

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM SURPRISES? 

Scratching_HeadAnother change that the World Handicap System brought us has to do with developing the Playing Handicap (IE when you apply percentages to Handicaps) which may throw some for a loop.

Basically, if you round from the Whole Number of the Course Handicap occasionally the result will be different because it is recommended that the Percentage is Applied to the Pre-Rounded Course Handicap figure and Tournament Software will follow that recommendation.  Occasionally resulting in a Different Playing Handicap !Playing_Handicap_Example 
Support Documentation in Word / .PDF / Excel Template to Calculate
HELP THE MIAMI VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE FIRST TEE 
Bourbon_RaffleThe Miami Valley First Tee Chapter is attempting to continue operations throughout the summer, autumn and winter without the aid of necessary revenue coming from June & July lesson programs. This hardship coupled with the closing of City of Dayton golf facilities has prompted our fund raising team to find new means of funding sponsorships. The Bourbon Raffle is our latest Post Covid-19 effort to save our 2020 programs.

Please link in to the raffle website and help their efforts. 
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! 
Golf Fitness - Hydration

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As the temperature increases, it’s important to keep up on hydration- especially when playing a round of golf. In order for our bodies to function, we have to replenish its water stores. After all, the body is made up of 70% water! By staying hydrated, you will be able to make better decisions on the course, decrease stress levels, and recover better between rounds.

Dehydration on the course can happen more quickly than you may believe. It only takes 1-2% loss of body weight to start seeing the effects of dehydration. Think about how much energy you’re exerting by carrying your clubs in the baking sun for a few miles, sweat dripping down your back, swinging your clubs over and over again for 3-4 hours. You get the point. It’s very easy to become dehydrated on the course .  

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

In case you need your Club #

   
 
 

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!

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
June 22 - NEW DATE - Ohio Amateur Qualifier still at NCR CC - Info
June 25 - Everyone Association Play Date - Piqua CC
July 23 - 26 - Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
July 23 - 25 - Women's Metropolitan Championship - Piqua CC - Register and Info
Sept 9 & 10 - Mid Am & Sr Metro - Wildwood GC - Register and Info
E-MAGAZINES - FOR YOUR GOLF FIX
Ohio Golf Journal (New Edition)Feb_20_OGJ_Cover_225
The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 
PODCAST - FOR YOUR DRIVE TIME

Bucky's BunkerPod_Cast_Logo
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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