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FTSG for the 3rd Weekend in March
The Ridiculous Rise of Youth on Course in 2020
By Dominic Dastoli, Contributing Writer to the Miami Valley Golf Foundation 

Record_GrowthIn 2020, the Miami Valley Youth on Course program experienced an unlikely outcome: record growth. 

Last spring, when COVID-19 temporarily shut down golf courses throughout Ohio, “We were freaking out,” said Jordan Liddy, an assistant professional at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, Miami Valley’s most active Youth on Course facility. “We had no idea what was going to happen.” 

But a pair of fortuitous events broke in golf’s favor. 

To Read On

Trivia - With the Masters a Few Weeks Away, Historically, What are the Hardest and Easiest Holes on the Course? (Answer at Bottom)
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 this past Sunday (March 14) and the 2021 season began this past 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, 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,


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 be 85% of the course handicap with a 8 shot maximum difference in team members.

Don't miss out!

For more info or to register!

Increase Your Clubhead Speed this Spring!

superspeed_promo_flyer_2021The SuperSpeed Swing Speed Program combines the leader in overspeed training, SuperSpeed Golf, and specific protocols and training aids to help increase swing speed. See an increase in club head speed in as little as 10 minutes a day / 3x a week!

What you get:
• SuperSpeed Golf Clubs ($199 value)
• Dynamic Workouts ($229 value) - 6 weeks of training protocols. No additional equipment is needed.
• Bonus Materials ($129 value) - Fitness and nutrition materials specifically for the golfer.

Program will start on April 26th and continue for 6 weeks. We will be having training sessions every Monday at 6:30 to go over SuperSpeed Training protocols and a quick workout.  These training sessions are optional but you will see greater benefit from the program if you attend every one.  Don't worry if you cannot attend these sessions, you will receive all the materials to do the program on your own.  You will train with the SuperSpeed clubs 3 times per week and can be done in as little as 10 minutes! Additional workouts can be done at home (included with program) to enhance outcomes.

Clubs must be ordered by April 7th to receive discount.  $349 after 4/7/21.

Contact Nick Curry at with any questions.

To Review or Register

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
Partner in the Spotlight 
For_ArticlesThis year we welcome Grunder Landscaping into our Golf Community as a Partner Supporting our game. 

As the grass starts to grow and you look to enhance your outdoor space, please consider our area's leader.

To Visit Them on the Web 
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.


Rules Question:  A good friend of our Game sent our office a question the Monday after The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and asked why did Bryson Dechambeau receive relief next to the green on his way to victory. 

Thanks for the Question Larry! - (Answer at Bottom)

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.

Travis Mumma Takes Over at Troy CC

With long time Golf Professional - Mark Robart, stepping into retirement, Troy Country Club has appointed Travis Mumma as the Next Head Professional.  

Prior to his time at Troy CC, Travis had been an Assistant Professional at Piqua, Four Bridges and the Lakes in Columbus.

An interesting side note on Travis, He was an All State Basketball Player in 2001 when he went to Miami East and played in the State Finals against fellow all state'r LeBron James.

Congrats on the Appointment Travis!

Local Players Play in PGA National Championship

Jenna_Hayes_9thCongratulations to the three amateurs from the Miami Valley who competed in this weeks  PGA National Club Championship at at Pinehurst!

Playing in the Women's Division

• Jenna Hayes - NCR Country Club (9)

Playing in the Men's Division

• Bo Birchfield - Sycamore Creek Country Club (T83)

• Jacob Mortell - Moraine Country Club (T21)

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 
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College Corner


Despite battling wet, rainy conditions on Tuesday, the Wright State golf team carded a 294 team round on Tuesday on the way to a five-under team score and a second place finish at the Seahawk Intercollegiate. The Raiders were one of two teams to finish the three-round event under par. See All Scores

The second-place team finish is the highest of the season so far for the Raiders and their highest finish since winning the Orlando Invitational last March in what turned out to be the final event of the season.  


The Lady Flyers golf team wrapped play at the 2021 Low Country Intercollegiate this past Sunday by shaving 13 strokes of its first-round score. Dayton finished in a tie for 11th place overall and junior Sarah Frazier was the team's top finisher.  For All Scores

The UD men's golf team claimed top team honors at the 2021 Pinehurst Intercollegiate this past Sunday, besting second-place finisher Abilene Christian by two strokes. The Flyers posted a team score of 300-289-296=885 (+33) for the three-day event played on Pinehurst No. 8 at par 71 and 6,937 yards.  For All Scores 


The Wittenberg Tigers Women's & Men's teams both start their season today with a Men's Match with Wabash and the Ladies go up against Ohio Wesleyan.


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 - The winning University of Dayton Golf Team in this past weekends Pinehurst Intercollegiate. Hayden Zimmerer, Kyle Schmidt, Ryan Clements, Connor Quigley, Henry May and Coach Gip Hoagland.
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 8/3 - 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 
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

 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 

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David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf  
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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 
Download the USGA Tournament App - Apple - Android  
Watch and Share a video on how to Improve Pace of Play
To become a Partner for 2021 please email   

Trivia Question With the Masters a Few Weeks Away, Historically, What are the Hardest and Easiest Holes on the Course?

Answer - The Hardest Hole is #10 (Camellia) and it plays to an Average score of 4.31, the Easiest Hole is #15 (Firethorn) and it plays to an average score of 4.78.  

It's important to note that just because the Hole is the Hardest or Easiest from a Par Integrity Standpoint they are not assigned the 1st or 18th Stroke Index on a Scorecard.  That Allocation, while changed in 2020 with introduction of WHS takes into account where players of differing abilities need the most help to level their game.  For More Information on Stroke Index Allocation

Rules Question - Why Did Bryson Dechambeau receive relief next to the green when he won at Bay Hill.

Answer - While we can't be totally sure, it certainly appears that he took relief because Local Rule F-5 was in effect To View the Model Local Rule  This Rule is also in Effect for all our MVGA Events.  

"The Committee can choose to give an extra relief option under Rule 16.1 when a player’s ball lies in the general area or on the putting green and an immovable obstruction close to the putting green is on the player’s line of play."


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