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FTSG - Golf News for March 27th
Why Aerify?
Just as we start the golf season it always seems like we encounter Aerified Greens!  While it can be frustrating for all of us, it does lead to a much better playing surface throughout the season. 

Because most golf course surfaces are maintained at a lower level of cut, particularly the greens, they have to be cared for like a elite athlete cares for their body.  To learn more about it we suggest you... Watch this short video.
Trivia - With the eyes of the Golf World focused on the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship this week, can you name the last Professional Major that was played using a Match Play Format ? (Answer at Bottom)
Partnership with Golfweek Begins 
golfweek-logoBeginning this last Thursday and running through the Season we will send a Special Monthly Newsletter in Partnership with Golfweek.  Golfweek is only providing the content and we are not providing them with our email Roster.  To read the Newletter
IS YOUR mvga/ghin membership inactive?

To correspond with the ending of the off season and the beginning of the new golf season our MVGA/GHIN Membership 2020 season closed on Sunday, March 14 and the 2021 season began on Monday, March 15.

Just what does that mean?

If you play at a public facility or are a member of a non real estate club like "eClub" and have not already renewed for the upcoming season your account was placed into an "Inactive Status".

To change this status all you need to do is renew at the facility either online or in person.  

If you are a member at a Private Facility the staff manages this for you, therefore, no action is needed.


Community to Redo Bunkers

Community_Bunker_RedoChris Wilczynski, ASGCA has been selected to design and oversee the renovation of the bunkers on the Hills and Dales Courses at Dayton's Community Golf Club.  

“The bunkers have deteriorated over the years and have come to hold a lot of water,” noted Course Superintendent Bob Bajek. “We selected C.W. Golf Architecture for this project because Chris has an excellent resume with improving golf facilities, is very experienced and fits well with our team and the improvements that are needed,” Bajek continued.

To read the complete news article

Our Golf Community Loses Brad Cullman
Brad_Cullman_PhotoOur golf community lost a good one with the passing of Brad Cullman this past Friday, March 19th. 

Brad had been a Past President and later stepped into the role of General Manager when Greene Country Club needed some much needed leadership. 

He also had a brief stint with the MVGA before returning back to his marketing roots when he founded the C-3 Group.
Bucky's Bunker - Changes over the Off Season 
In this weeks Edition, Bucky and Steve discuss the upcoming Golf Season including Staff Changes and other items of interest!

Listen Here
Increase Your Clubhead Speed this Spring!

superspeed_promo_flyer_2021The SuperSpeed Swing Speed Program combines the leader in overspeed training, SuperSpeed Golf, and specific protocols and training aids to help increase swing speed. See an increase in club head speed in as little as 10 minutes a day / 3x a week!

What you get:
• SuperSpeed Golf Clubs ($199 value)
• Dynamic Workouts ($229 value) - 6 weeks of training protocols. No additional equipment is needed.
• Bonus Materials ($129 value) - Fitness and nutrition materials specifically for the golfer.

Program will start on April 26th and continue for 6 weeks. We will be having training sessions every Monday at 6:30 to go over SuperSpeed Training protocols and a quick workout.  These training sessions are optional but you will see greater benefit from the program if you attend every one.  Don't worry if you cannot attend these sessions, you will receive all the materials to do the program on your own.  You will train with the SuperSpeed clubs 3 times per week and can be done in as little as 10 minutes! Additional workouts can be done at home (included with program) to enhance outcomes.

Clubs must be ordered by April 7th to receive discount.  $349 after 4/7/21.

Contact Nick Curry at with any questions.

To Review or Register

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
Enter the More Golf Challenge for 2021

Now back for it's third year, the 2021 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2020 began this past Monday and will end at the end of our Active Season, November 30th.

The Grand Prize will be a $500 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing. Certificates will also be awarded to the next four drawn winners.


Rules Question:  This time of year we tend to get many embedded balls due to the Spring wet conditions, so how do you proceed when this happens to you?   (Answer at Bottom)

Follow Along on Madden Next

Madden_Next_final_fileStill in it's very early stages, a group of area Golfers are exploring ways to reestablish the Game at the Madden Golf Property.

To Keep in the Loop you can follow MaddenNext online and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Noah Ervin the New Turf Superintendent at Troy CC

Ervin-NoahNative Daytonian, Noah Ervin has been appointed the new Golf Course Superintendent at Troy Country Club replacing Chuck Hart who had been there for decades.

Before coming to Troy, Noah spent time as an Assistant Superintendent at Moraine, Louisville CC, Berry Hills in WV, Kirkland in Northern Ohio before beginning his career as a 14 year old for Sam Stroup at Walnut Grove Country Club.

He is a Graduate of Carroll High School and OSU's ATI in Wooster, OH.  In his spare time Noah enjoys playing the game and woodworking!

Congrats on the Appointment Noah!

Registration Now Open 

Calling all Junior Golfers don't forget to get registered for this years edition of Drive Chip and Putt.  There are local qualifiers all within an easy drive.  In our area there is one at Miami Shores on May 1st & Heatherwoode on July 15th.

For More Information or to Register

TO REGISTER   -   PGA MSR Credits for Attendance 
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College Corner

WittenbergThe Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's started their season off right with both teams winning their Matches this past weekend.  The men beat Wabash and the Ladies beat Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster.  Both Teams take on Denison in a home and home Match this weekend.


The Lady Flyers golf team head to Richmond, Kentucky on Monday and Tuesday to play in the Eastern Kentucky Colonel Classic.

The UD men's golf team is off until they host their Flyer Intercollegiate at NCR on April 12 & 13. 

Wright_State_SmallThe Raiders head to Highland Heights, KY to play in the NKU classic on Monday and Tuesday.

Best of Luck to All!


New this year, all golfers interacting with the GHIN Mobile App will be prompted to update to the newest version.

Any golfer not logged in with a Digital Profile will be signed out at that time.

Additionally, profile management will be made available to logged-in golfers on and the updated GHIN Mobile App, enabling them to edit their email address, mailing address, and phone number. 

Can't create a profile?  You must have a email in the GHIN System to set one up!
To add or change your email address

About the Banner - Girls in the DDWGA Get a Girl Golfing Program in 2019.  We are looking to refocus and expand this program in 2021!
2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Info or Register5/17 - Shamble - Urbana
6/1 - Ohio Am Q - NCR North 6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North 
6/7 - US Open Final - Springfield 8/3 - Tri City - NCR
7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove  8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua  
7/12 - US M Am - MoraineMASTERS 
7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace 5/10 - Walnut Grove 
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine  6/21 - Piqua 
8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine 8/16 - Sugar Valley 
9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy 9/13 - CC of the North
9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North WOSGA (WOMEN)
10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC 5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell
10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine 6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance 
6/28-7/1 - Am & Mid Am - Walnut Grove 
Ohio Golf Association7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion 
6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami ValleyOWGA
7/26-30 - Ohio Am - Avalon Lakes  9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 
9/13-14 - Ohio Two Man - Worthington   
To Enter a USGA Championship

 Registration Information will be hyperlinked when available.


Ohio Golf Journal for March

Items in this edition...

  • Buckeyes New Freshman Golfers are Contributing
  • Ohioan Bob Lewis to Receive USGA's Highest Award
  • Masters and ANWA set for April
  • and Much More

The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

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David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
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Hardest Hole Rankings for the Miami Valley as voted on by you! 
Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System? 
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos 
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 Rules of Golf App - Android 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
To become a Partner for 2021 please email   

Trivia Question - With the eyes of the Golf World focused on the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship this week, can you name the last Professional Major that was played using a Match Play Format ? 

Answer - The last time was 1957 when Lionel Herbert defeated Dow Finsterwald at Miami Valley Golf Club right here in the Miami Valley

Rules QuestionThis time of year we tend to get many embedded balls due to the Spring wet conditions, so how do you proceed when this happens to you? 

Answer:  If your ball is embedded in the Fairway or Rough (General Area by Definition) You may take free relief and drop a ball within One Club Length of the spot right behind where the ball embedded no closer to the hole.  You may also clean the ball prior to dropping. 
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