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FTSG Local Golf News for July 3rd
US Women's Amateur Qualifier Information

US_Am_Q_PromoOn Thursday, July 8th at Walnut Grove CC, 78 golfers will compete for six positions in the US Women's Amateur Championship to be held at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY, August 2-8.

Four of the eight qualifiers from 2019 are competing in the field again this year. These players include: Lauren Hartlage from Elizabethtown, KY, Haylin Harris from Carmel, IN, Alexandra Swayne from Maineville, OH, and Kary Hollenbaugh from New Albany, OH.

The format is 18-holes of stroke play with sudden-death playoffs to determine the qualifying and alternate positions if needed.  Tee Times run from 8am until 12:10pm.

For More Information and Past Results...

US Men's Am Qualifier Information

US_Am_Q_PromoMonday, July 12th sees 84 golfers competing for three positions in the starting field of the US Men's Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club to be contested August 9-15.

The Nipper Campbell designed Moraine CC will again be a strong challenge to those in the field and will play at just over 7000 yards.

There are many players of note attempting to finish in the top three.  Past MVGA Metropolitan Champions, Josh Gilkison, Jeff Scohy and Ron Eubel are in the field as well as Defending MVGA Mid Am Champion, Matt Dippold.  Last Year's OHSAA State Champion, Jordan Gilkison, UD standout Kyle Schmidt, Wright State's Davis Root, Bryce Haney and Cole Corder, are just a few of the many talented players competing from across the region. 

The format of play is 36-holes of stroke play and if necessary a playoff at the conclusion of play to determine the final qualifying and/or alternate positions.

For More Information, Past Results and Photos...

deadline for Metropolitan is approaching
MetroThe Dayton Amateur, now commonly referred to as the Metropolitan, began in 1919 when it was first contested at Dayton Country Club.  Through the years many different organizations have run the championship, but beginning in 1996 the Miami Valley Golf Association took over Stewardship of the Championship. 

In the first year of MVGA's Stewardship, the First Round was held at Yankee Trace Golf Club.  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MVGA's Involvement and thanks to Yankee Trace, this years Metropolitan will return to Yankee Trace where all four rounds of the Championship will be held on the Heritage and Legend courses (The Original 18), July 22 through 25th.

Thanks to the Ohio Golf Association, and beginning with this years Champion, an exemption into the following year's Ohio Amateur, will be awarded to our Champion, provided he retains his Amateur Status and other entry requirements.

The Deadline to Register is July 16th!

For More Detail or to Register
Trivia Question:  Who donated the Trophy pictured above and awarded each year to the Metropolitan Champion?  (Answer at the Bottom)
GHIN Mobile App Adding GPS
A GHIN Mobile App update is expected to be released in Mid July with Course Maps that allow the user to get touch-point GPS distances to anywhere on the course and distance to the center of the green for thousands of courses worldwide.

For Overview


Ali Green of Norwood won the 98th Playing of the Ohio Women's Amateur this past week at Walnut Grove CC. From our Area, Britt Platt was the Runner Up in the Mid Am Championship and Cynthia Pratt, won the 1st Flight of the Mid Am Division... 

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Ohio Open Recap

Uniontown’s Jake McBride rolled in a 15-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Lower and win the rain shortened 100th Ohio Open this past Thursday on the South Course of Westfield Country Club.  Both Players finished at -11.

Taking home the Low Amateur Trophy WSU's Bryce Haney who finished in a tie for third at -7.

Coming in 4th place was Eaton's own Cameron Willis and in 5th place was Two Time Metropolitan Champion Austin Schoonmaker.  Both players have recently just turned professional after competing their college careers at Wright State.

For More

Follow Along on Madden Next

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If you live or work in the City of Dayton, the City has started a survey to determine what to do with the ARPA funds they are receiving from the Federal Government.   If you are so inclined to complete this survey (Linked Here) please mention reopening Madden.

And Don't Forget to  Keep in the Loop by following MaddenNext online and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

who ARE THESE GolferS ?
From our Women's Amateur Host Club Walnut Grove CC
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About the Banner - A photo from the 2005 US Senior Open held at NCR CC with the USGA Banner Under the U.S. Flag.  Happy 4th of July!
2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Results5/17 - Shamble - Urbana - Results
6/1 - Ohio Am Q - Results6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North - Info
6/7 - US Open Final - Results8/3 - 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 5/24 - Walnut Grove - Results
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine  6/21 - Piqua - Results
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  

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Ohio Golf Journal for June

Items in this edition...

  • Solheim Cup in Toledo
  • A Tribute to Arthur Hills
  • New Book on Jack Nicklaus
  • 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
The Back of the Range Golf Podcast 
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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Trivia Question:  Who donated the Trophy pictured above and awarded each year to the Metropolitan Champion?  

Answer:  The Dayton Daily and Sunday News.  For More on the Trophy

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