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Don't forget to Turn those Clocks Forward Tonight!
From the Shortgrass for our Spring Forward Weekend!
Score Posting Season Starts this Monday, March 15th 
Golfer_Scratching_HeadWhy Monday and not a week ago?  Well, even though the technology for posting scores continues to improve and the actual calculation takes playing conditions for the day into consideration.  We still can't pick the date based on the forecast.  So your association studies past weather records, reviews them with the other associations in our geographical area and decides on the posting season.

The last few years our active season has been March 15 to November 30 and this is the case in 2021 as well.

Don't forget to register for the Play More Golf Challenge

To see the score posting periods from around the nation
Trivia - What Native Miami Valleyian designed the course, this weeks Players Championship is being contested on?  The TPC at Sawgrass  (Answer at Bottom)
MVGA/GHIN Membership Period Ends Tomorrow
Time_to_RenewTo correspond with the ending of the off season and the beginning of new golf season our MVGA/GHIN Membership 2020 season closes tomorrow and the 2021 season begins on Monday. 

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 will automatically be placed in "Inactive Status".

To prevent this from occurring 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 so no action is needed.

spring better ball presented by midwest security
Field Size Limited and expected to fill quickly.
The Spring Better Ball returns to our schedule after a year off due to COVID.  This year the event will be held at the freshly renovated Troy Country Club.  There are four divisions of play,MVGA_Spring_BB_5x4 Handicap, Scratch, Senior Handicap and Senior Scratch. 

This is a can't miss opportunity to start the season off right in this Two Man Better Ball Event.  All contestants must have an active GHIN Handicap Membership to be eligible.

In the Handicap Divisions the playing handicap will 85% of the course handicap with a 8 shot maximum difference in team members.

Don't miss out!

For more info or to register!
The X-Factor

X_FactorOne of the first tests we take golfers through during the TPI assessment is the Torso Rotation Test.  This test looks at the golfer’s ability to rotate the upper body independently from the lower body, or dissociate.  This is an important skill for properly sequencing the backswing and generating a good separation or coil.  This is the “X-Factor”, creating the whip-like action in your swing and one of the key factors in power generation. 

For the test, start in a normal “five-iron posture” and then cross your arms across your chest.  Without moving your lower body, rotate your upper body back and forth.  The goal of the test is to rotate your shoulders/upper body to your backswing and to follow through without moving your lower body.  Perform the test slowly and in a controlled manner.  Many people think this is a very simple movement, but in fact it is actually a very complex movement to have the mobility and the coordination to separate the movements.  If we have difficulty with this test then we need to figure out if it's a mobility or a stability problem, which we do through additional assessments.  

To Read the Complete 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
Enter the More Golf Challenge for 2021
2021_Challenge_to_Play_More_GolfNow back for it's third year, the 2021 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season then in 2020 will begin on Monday and 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:  A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves their ball in play on the fairway with their club. What is the ruling?  (Answer at Bottom)
Madden Next Discussion

Madden_Next_final_fileThis Monday Evening, March 15th at 6pm we will have a Zoom Community Forum to discuss the development of a path forward for the Madden Golf Property. 

To view an Overview of the recently released item from the City of Dayton

All are welcome to attend this discussion on Monday at 6pm. Zoom Community Forum

Wendy Mockabee Joins the MVGA Staff 
Fam20119_TightWendy Mockabee joined the Miami Valley Golf Association last month.  Prior to joining MVGA, Wendy spent 18 years in the field of education where she taught everything from preschool to fifth grade in both private and public-school settings. In 2015, Wendy decided it was time for a change.  She was given the opportunity to join First Tee-Greater Miami Valley as Director of Outreach and Administration and head coach.  She later advanced to Program Director and remained in that role until the chapter closed its doors in September of 2020.  During her time at FTGMV, she was responsible for the development and management of the chapter’s youth programming.  She supervised and trained all coaches and volunteers at 7 different program sites in a three-county area.  She also provided administrative support in the form of bookkeeping, payroll processing, and donor database management.    

Originally from Elida, Ohio, Wendy currently resides in Lebanon with her husband Gary and their son, Owen.  When not on the golf course watching Owen, Wendy enjoys running, baking, traveling, and spending time with family. 

To Send Wendy an Email

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
Next Golf Genius Education - March 24th at 10am


To view the inventory of past Golf Genius webinars.

TO REGISTER   -   PGA MSR Credits for Attendance 
who are THese GOLFERs from our Last Spring Shamble?
If you think you know, send us an email at

If you’re interested in golf history, consider joining the Golf Heritage Society (, If you’re not a member already. 

It also makes a great gift!
College Corner

DaytonThe Lady Flyers golf team is competing in the Low Country Intercollegiate today and tomorrow. The two-day event is hosted by Wofford will be played at Bear Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C. The course will be played at par 72 and 5,906 yards. For Live Scoring

The University of Dayton men's golf team is currently in a tie for 4th place in this weekend's Pinehurst Intercollegiate. This event concludes tomorrow and is hosted by Pinehurst Resort and Country Club and is being played on Pinehurst No. 8 at par 71 and 6,937 yards.  For Live Scoring


The Raiders are in Wallace NC preparing for the Seahawk Intercollegiate which will be played this Sunday through Thursday.

For More 

The Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's teams both start their Season Next Weekend.


GHIN_AppNew 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

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 8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua 
7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove MASTERS 
7/12 - US M Am - Moraine 5/10 - Walnut Grove 
7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace 6/21 - Piqua 
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine 8/16 - Sugar Valley 
8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine 9/13 - CC of the North
9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy WOSGA (WOMEN)
9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North 5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell
10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC 6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance 
10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine 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  
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 
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 

Bucky's BunkerPod_Cast_Logo
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 
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Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
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Trivia Question What Native Miami Valleyian designed the course, this weeks Players Championship is being contested on?  The TPC at Sawgrass 

Answer - Urbana's Pete Dye - To watch a Video of Pete Dye at Urbana CC

Rules Question -   A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves their ball in play on the fairway with their club. What is the ruling? 

Answer - The Person Gets a One Stroke Penalty and Must Replace the Ball (Rule 9)

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