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FTSG Local Golf News for June 5th
US Open Final Monday at Springfield CC 

One of the Eleven, Final Stages of the US Open Qualifier, will be held this Monday at Springfield Country Club where it has been held 11 of the last 13 years.  The Springfield location was initially added to host the overflow from the Columbus Sectional as it became too large for even the two Columbus courses to accommodate.  

The US Open is truly an open competition as any professional or amateur with a Handicap Index of 1.4 or better is eligible to enter.  This year there was nearly 10,000 registered and all but a very small percentage competed to advance out of the 108 Local Qualifiers contested around the country.  The low scorers at each site and those exempt advance to the Final Qualifying which will be held this Monday in Golfs Longest Day as the competitors will play 36 holes.  

US_Open_Qualifying_Levels_2021Among those expected to compete in this year’s Springfield US Open Final are Jim Herman who has three career wins on the PGA tour. Troy Merritt & Michael Thompson with two PGA Tour career wins, Dawson Armstrong, Ryan Brehm, Quade Cummins, Nick Hardy, Bo Hoag, Beau Hossler, Logan McAllister, Chip McDaniel, John Murphy, Aaron Pike, Robert SheltonRichy Werenski and back for his eighth visit is Brian Stuard who has successfully qualified for the US Open five times through our Springfield Location.

Strong Amateurs in the field include our two time Metropolitan Champion, Austin Schoonmaker a recent Wright State Grad along with his former WSU team mate Cameron Willis and Hayden Zimmerer, the returning, 5th year Senior at the University of Dayton.

Morning Tee Times Run between 7 and 9:05 and the Afternoon Tee Times begin at 12:30 and run through 2:35.  Playoffs for any of the qualifying or alternate positions will be held immediately after the final scorecard is turned in, generally around 7:15.

Scores can be followed for the Springfield Qualifier at and all the qualifiers can be followed on and the Golf Channel will feature coverage all day from all the Final Qualifying Sites.

Spectators are welcome and their is no cost to attend.

For More Information

Wilberforce Golf Program Growing
By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer for Miami Valley Golf
William_Ware_SizeWill Ware has spent the last 11 months rebuilding the men’s and women’s golf programs at Wilberforce University. Since his hiring in July 2020, Wade has worked tirelessly to fill out his men’s and women’s golf rosters, all while dealing with the complication of a pandemic. When Ware was hired last summer, most golfers interested in playing competitively in college had picked a school, so Wade had to be creative. He scoured the Dayton public schools for “athletes that were interested in going to college.” He found some and got to work.  

To Continue the Story
Golf My Future, My Game Starts Today

GMFMG_LogoGolf. My Future. My Game” will introduce it's program locally in the Dayton area at Yankee Trace, beginning this Morning and running every Saturday in June.  

The initial class begins at 8am and will feature a STEMa program, a variation of the traditional science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, with the added lower case ‘a’ emphasizing golf course agriculture and architecture.  

Today's class will center around environmental and scientific connections to golf, with USGA Executive Carter Rich leading a discussion about golf ball and golf club technology. 

To Learn More About the Program

27 Qualify for The 115th Ohio Amateur
2021-06-01_Ohio_Am_Q_-_NCR_CC_-_NorthThis past Monday saw 110 Players Tee Off on  NCR Country Clubs, North Course, in an effort to be on of the 27 Qualifiers to play in the Ohio Amateur Championship to be played at Avalon Golf & CC, July 26-30 in Warren, OH.

After all the scores were returned, 10 players where tied for the 26th Qualifying Position at 75.  The two players advancing out of the 10 for 2 spot playoff was Daniel Heister from Mason and Mark Cushman from Mechanicsburg.

Others in the top 27 from our area were: Luke Wells (69), Mitchell Lehigh (70), Mason Witt, William McDavid, Jordan Gilkison all at 72. 

To See all the Scores 

US Open Qualifying Facts

  • Logo_Overlay_for_3_SouthThe USGA established a system of regional qualifying in 1924.
  • Local qualifying was instituted in 1959, meaning that non-exempt players needed to go through a two-tier qualifying process to earn a spot in the championship.
  • In 2005, the first final qualifiers were held outside the United States, in England and Japan. International qualifying has continued since then with an additional qualifier now held in Canada since 2019.
  • Final qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held at 10 U.S. sites in 2021. One is set for Monday, May 24, in Texas, while nine are scheduled on Monday, June 7: two in Ohio and one each in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina and Washington. An international qualifier will be contested in Japan on May 24.
  • England and Canada will not host a site this year due to COVID-19. An exemption category has been added in which players can earn entry based on the three-event U.S. Open 2021 European Tour Qualifying Series (Betfred British Masters, Made in HimmerLand presented by FREJA and Porsche European Open, May 15-June 6). The top 10 aggregate point earners from those events, who were otherwise not exempt, will earn spots in the U.S. Open field.
  • Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and final play. Gene Littler (1961), Julius Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) won after advancing through final qualifying.

LPGA*USGA Junior Girls Programming
presented by the DDWGA Coming this Summer 
LPGA-USGAThe DDWGA this summer will be having Two Get a Girl Golfing Free Sessions on Monday, June 21 and Monday, June 28 at Community GC and then offer a four week session also at Community the following four weeks. 

To Register for the Free Session for ages 7-11 
To Register for the Free Session for ages 12-18
To Register for the four week Session.

Scholarship opportunities are available and space is limited, so act shortly to not be closed out!
Community to Offer Junior Programming


Open to Juniors Age 8 to 15, Community's Junior Golf Lessons will be a great way to introduce your Junior to a game of a lifetime. 

Open to both genders, these sessions will be held in two-week sessions Tuesday through Thursday beginning at 10am.

Lessons will be led by the staff at Community Golf Course and Registration will be  stewarded by the Miami Valley Golf Association.  

Scholarship opportunities are available and space is limited, so act shortly to not be closed out!

For more information or to register follow the links below.

For Juniors Ages 8 - 11
For Juniors Ages 11 - 15

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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From our last US Open Final at Springfield CC
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About the Banner - A Few from the Patio Overlooking the 18th Green at Springfield CC during our last US Open Final Stage Qualifier in 2019.
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 
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 5/24 - Walnut Grove - Results
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  

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