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FTSG Local Golf News for June 11
Make Your Selections for the US Open Contest 
US_Open_Contest_3x2The 122 US Open will be held next week beginning on Thursday and to be part of the action don’t forget to take part in our US Open Contest. The Top 3 finishers will receive Personalized Golf Balls.

Deadline for registration is 3am on Thursday, June 16.

To Make Your Selections
Masters Event Monday

2022-06-13_Masters_3x2Monday,  sees the second Masters Event of the season when the over 50 set travel to another club celebrating a century of serving our game, Urbana CC.  

Founded 100 years ago as a nine-hole course by Pete Dye’s Dad, Paul “Pink” Dye.  A second nine was added a few decades ago by P.B. Dye, Pete’s son.

For all the Information for Monday's Event

Reflections from Monday's US Open Final at Springfield CC

Co_MedalistThis year's U.S. Open final at Springfield Country Club was perhaps our strongest field ever, the USGA certainly thought so, as we had eight qualifying positions, the most ever.  After 36 holes, filled with all sorts of weather and a slight delay for a medical emergency, it took 4 under par to qualify for this weeks 122nd US Open, at Brookline CC in MA. 

Back for his 11thappearance was Brian Stuard from Michigan, who had another successful visit over the Donald Ross Links as he qualified for the seventh time.  This year he added co medalist for lowest score to his impressive history at this qualifier when he tied with South African, MJ Daffue at 7 under par. 

Five Players who finished at Three Under Par were left to play for the first and second alternate position which took five extra holes to decide.  Nick Hardy’s birdie on the 14thhole captured him the first alternate position and finishing in the second alternate position was Cincinnati native, and three-time PGA Tour Champion, Jim Herman.

Once again, Springfield Country Club, the City of Springfield, and all the volunteers did a marvelous job hosting the Final Qualifier that saw an estimated 2,000 spectators throughout the day.

To See All the Final Scores

To Review the Course Stats

To See Photos from the Day

…And as if that was not enough of a week for Springfield CC, a tornado on Wednesday Evening did extensive damage to the course, but after two very busy days of clean up that saw many members, staff, visiting golf course crews and six tree companies, it appears the course will be open for play today, all be it with a few less trees.

To See Photos and a Video of the Damage

VERTICAL THRUST

Vertical_ThrustHave you ever noticed that many kids have a large jump during their downswing?  The reason is because the jump (vertical thrust) is one of the first power sources developed in kids.  The vertical jump is also a technique used by some of the most powerful golfers in the world.  This has become very apparent in recent years as you see so many golfers leaving the ground during their downswing.  Despite vertical thrust power being arguably the greatest source of power it is one that is often neglected by golfers.  Learning how to use the ground and adding more vertical thrust can add tremendous power to your golf swing. 

For Complete Story

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.  
Another Course Makes a Comeback

Graywolf_GC_PromoOn the weekend of our three-year anniversary of the tornadoes that greatly affected our community, we wanted to share an update on one of our golf facilities that was most affected, Moss Creek Golf Course now Graywolf Golf Club. 

The fully renovated course is now open with a fresh look and new name! The club offers daily fee play, annual memberships, outings and leagues. 

For More of their Story and Updates
DIANA SCHWAB, GET A GIRL GOLFING CLINIC
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This Free Clinic will be held on Monday, July 11th at Community Golf Course beginning at 10am and is open to any girl ages 7 -18.  This annual clinic is named after Diana Schwab who hosted this clinic every year until her untimely passing in 2013.  

To Register 
Tickets Now on Sale
Trophy_in_front_of_BackdropTickets for the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship are now available for purchase. Single Tickets are $30, Two Packs are $50 and good any one day. Juniors are Free with Ticketed Adult - Don't miss your chance to walk with the Legends of the Women's Game! 

For Additional Information or to Purchase
Register for the Twin Best Ball on June 20th 
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Teams of four area lady golfers are welcome to join in the fun as the DDWGA host it’s annual Twin Best Ball. 

This year to be held at Sugar Valley GC on Monday, June 20th.  The event is a 1pm shotgun start, with food after play. 

To Register!
For our Gamers
2k21_ImageWhile Madden Golf Course is currently not open, that does not mean that you can't play it.  We recently had the course designed using the LiDAR scan so you can play all 18 holes on the 2k21 PGA Tour. 

2k21 PGA Tour Events using the Madden Course will start as we move into the off season but until then you are welcome to play it all you want! 

This past week we added a new Design "Madden Next" using the conceptual design from the Hurzdan Design Groupout of Columbus.
Welcome back for year two

HeadshotSamantha is from Englewood and attended Northmont HS where she graduated last Spring.  This fall, she will be a sophomore at Kentucky Wesleyan College where she is studying Fitness and Sports Management with a goal of working in the golf business. 

She started playing as a freshman in high school, thanks to the influence of her dad and grandfather. She now plays for the Lady Panthers golf team and plans to enjoy the game the rest of her life.  

Sam is in the second season as an intern and last year was awarded one of the two college scholarships from the DDWGA

Welcome Back Samantha 

Drive Chip and Putt Registration Open

Drive_Chaip_and_Putt_OpenLocal qualifying begins in May. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around skill development in driving, chipping and putting. Local Qualifying Sites are Tri-City Golf Ranch, Heatherwoode, Southwest Golf Ranch, The Golf Club at Dublin and Blacklick Woods Golf Course

For More Info or to Register

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