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FTSG Local Golf News for May 1
Spring Better Ball Starts the Tournament Season 
MVGA_Spring_BBOur 2021 Tournament Season kicks off this Monday at Troy Country Club with the playing of our Annual Spring Better Ball presented by our friends at Midwest Security Services

The Spring Better Ball is a two man team event with four divisions of play.  Scratch, Net, Senior Scratch and Senior Net.  We look forward to welcoming everyone to the new season Monday for the 1pm shotgun at Troy CC. 

For all the Event Details
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 lead 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

 Wenzler Advanced to Quarterfinals in USGA Four Ball
WenzlerGreat job by Centerville Native Marissa Wenzler and Jensen Castle who made a great run to get to the quarterfinals of the @USGA Amateur Four Ball Tournament this past week.

Congrats on a solid performance!

To See How They Did
Volunteer for the US Open Sectional 
Volunteer_ImageWith the Championship Season close at hand we have opened the Volunteer enrollment pages and you can get there by following this link.

The first one for the season will be the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC on Monday, June 7th

Who knows you could be a walking scorer for the next Cory Connors as he sets a course record!  (Cory finished 8th in this years Masters and in 2017 set the course record in the US Open Sectional at Springfield CC)

Review or Register Here
PGA Championship Contest Opening Soon
PGA_Contest_Web2Your Miami Valley Golf along with TDJ Golf are pleased to announce the Inaugural MVGA PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Contest.  This contest will feature your best scores from the rounds you play during the PGA Championship and those of the players you choose competing in the Championship Proper.  

The entry fee will be $27, and you will have an option to enter either the net or gross competition.   A purse will be awarded based on your finish.  More details will be announced shortly.
Is your Neck Killing Your Game


Many golfers have limited range of motion with their golf swing. Limitations during the back swing can be particularly problematic. There can be numerous factors for these  limitations.  Decreased external rotation with the lead hip, limited internal rotation of the trail hip or limited thoracic rotation are some of the common culprits. 

One area that is often overlooked with the golf swing is cervical rotation, or turning your head side to side.  Many people don’t think that movement will have an impact on your swing but it is actually one of the screens people fail the most. During the backswing there should be 45 to 50 degrees of right thoracic rotation and at least 70 degrees of left cervical rotation for right handed golfers. 

To Finish the 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 
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 on Sunday, March 14 and the 2021 season began on 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, no action is needed.


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.

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

who Are this person ?
From our Last Spring Better Ball, Who is this not wanting to lose a ball, a club or a hand!
If you think you know, send us an email at
College Corner


The Lady Flyers finished up their season by coming in 3rd in their MAAC Conference Championship in Orlando on the Magnolia Course at Disney.  To view their scores

The Men Flyers are currently competing in their A-10 Championships this weekend at the Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, FL and after Round 1 have an 8 shot lead, led by an opening round 67 from Henry May - To follow along


WittenbergThe Wittenberg Men Tigers are in 2nd place heading into the final round of the  NCAC conference tomorrow at Denison Golf Club before heading to the NCAA DIII Championships this week at Oglebay Resort.

The Lady Tigers are in 3rd place heading into to final round of the their NCAC conference championship today at Westbrook CC before heading to Forest Akers GC for the NCAA DIII championship on Tuesday.  


The Raiders likely concluded their season this past week when they finished second in the Horizon League Championship to Oakland University by 7 shots over the difficult Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, IN. 

To view Scores

Four of Raiders Golf Team earned All League recognition for the season and they are Tyler Goecke, Mikkel Mathiesen, Austin Schoonmaker and Cameron Willis.

Congratulations on a Season Well Played!


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

2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Follow Along5/17 - 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  (Full)
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

Ohio Golf Journal for April

Items in this edition...

  • The Best Ohio Golfer you Never Heard of 
  • Ohio College Spring Season
  • Ohio Loses Two Golfing Legends
  • and Much More

The Fried Egg 
The Morning Read
Global Golf Post
From the Short Grass Archive 

Podcast_IconBucky's BunkerClear_Logo
David Feherty
Golfers Journal   
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up
18 Strong- Golf Fitness 
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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