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FTSG Local Golf News for April 24th
Soft and Hard Caps in the Handicap System 

Hard_Cap_vs_Soft_Cap_and_WHSWe get many questions in the office about Hard and Soft Caps to Handicap Indexes.  Below is a quick overview and short video link to help explain.

A Soft Cap and Hard Cap will be implemented to limit the extreme upward movement of a player’s Handicap Index within a 12-month period.

The Soft Cap will suppress upward movement by 50% after a 3.0 stroke increase over the Low Handicap Index has been reached.

The Hard Cap will restrict upward movement to 5.0 strokes over the Low Handicap Index. 

To Watch the Video

Metropolitan Championship Open 
Metro_600x400Registration for the Men's and Women's Amateur Championship is now open and accepting applications by following this Link.  The Men's Championship, first conducted in 1919 will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the MVGA's stewardship and returns to where it all started in 1996 when Yankee Trace GC host the Championship, July 22-25.  

The Women's Championship, started in 1933 at Greenmont (Now Walnut Grove CC) will be a 54 hole contest with play being contested July 22 through the 24th.

For Additional Information or to Register
Volunteer for the US Open Sectional 
Volunteer_ImageWith the Championship Season close at hand we have opened the Volunteer enrollment pages and you can get there by following this link.

The first one for the season will be the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC on Monday, June 7th

Who knows you could be a walking scorer for the next Cory Connors as he sets a course record!  (Cory finished 8th in this years Masters and in 2017 set the course record in the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC)

Review or Register Here
Connors_BallTo Follow Up:

Mark G. who was the Volunteer Walking Scorer that day in 2017 when Cory Connors set the course record at Springfield Country Club sent along a photo of the autographed ball from that round. 
PGA Championship Contest Opening Soon
PGA_Contest_Web2Your Miami Valley Golf along with TDJ Golf are pleased to announce the Inaugural MVGA PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Contest.  This contest will feature your best scores from the rounds you play during the PGA Championship and those of the players you choose competing in the Championship Proper.  

The entry fee will be $27, and you will have an option to enter either the net or gross competition.   A purse will be awarded based on your finish.  More details will be announced shortly.
Do You KNow How to Practice ?

Practice_SmallLet’s face it, hitting golf balls on the range just isn’t as fun as playing a round with your buddies.  But let’s say you go out to the range every once and awhile to work on your game.  Did you know that how you practice (how most people I see on the range practicing) could be actually hurting your game?  Or at the very least not helping.

Blocked vs Random - Let’s talk about the different styles of practice first.  There are 2 main styles of practice, Blocked and Random.  Blocked practice is when you go out and hit the same club and the same shot over and over again.  You hit 10 seven irons, 10 eight irons, etc.  Random practice is just what it sounds like.  Every shot is a different shot.  Which style do you think is better for learning?  Most people would say Blocked but the research strongly supports that Random practice is...

To Finish the Article

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 
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.


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.

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.

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

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The Raiders won their invitational this past week at Heatherwoode and head into their Horizon League Championship which starts tomorrow in West Lafayette, IN at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Facility.


The Men Flyers finished in 8th position in the Penn State Rutherford Intercollegiate this past week and currently are playing in the Ohio State Kepler Intercollegiate before they head to Orlando and the Reunion Resort and Golf Club for their Atlantic 10 Championship this upcoming weekend

The Lady Flyers are playing in their Conference Championship in Orlando on the Magnolia Course at Disney and currently are in 5th place heading into the second round today with the final round tomorrow

WittenbergThe Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's both are playing in their NCAC Conference Championships at Denison Golf Club this and next weekend,

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 - Wright State Men's Golf Team winning the photo from Monday at Heatherwoode.
2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Info (Full)5/17 - 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  (Full)
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

Ohio Golf Journal for April

Items in this edition...

  • The Best Ohio Golfer you Never Heard of 
  • Ohio College Spring Season
  • Ohio Loses Two Golfing Legends
  • and Much More

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

Podcast_IconBucky's BunkerClear_Logo
David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
Facebook Account -  
Instagram - 
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


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