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Good News! Golf Still Open! Go Play! - Local Score Posting Starts Tomorrow
Local Courses Adapt to keep Golfers Safe 
Fist Bump is SaferSomething positive to help you pivot away from this chaos. Spring is upon us and golf is an outdoor sport and from all appearances our facilities are putting plans in place to ensure you can safely use their facilities and enjoy our great OUTDOOR sport.

Like anything that is new and unknown we must all be open for a few adjustments in our traditional golf experience.  Facilities will try and limit the amount of personal contact by moving away from cash transactions, reducing food and beverage interactions and other recommended ways to avoid spread of  this virus. 

Be safe, practice mindful techniques to protect others and yourself and know that from all indications a golf course is a pretty safe place to be!

Enjoy our coming Spring and all the great things our Game can Provide!

See you on the Links!
Steve Jurick, PGA       
Executive Director 
WORLD HANDICAP SEMINAR canceled but online
WHS_Cancelled_at_Sugar_ValleyDue to societal concerns and governmental recommendations over the Coronavirus Outbreak we have decided that today's seminar on the World Handicap System scheduled for Sugar Valley GC should be canceled.

Fortunately, we did record our last WHS Seminar on YouTube and it is available and broken into eight (8) segments.

Segment 1 - Segment 2 - Segment 3 - Segment 4 - Segment 5 - Segment 6 - Segment 7 Segment 8

If you had intended on becoming certified on WHS here is the link to complete this process - https://www.usga.org/hdcplicclubseminar/seminar.html?clubid=66 

This WHS certification, is "Open Book" and meant to assure a basic understanding of the system and written with the intent not to confuse or misdirect.  You may take the test as many times as needed.
Golf Score Posting Season Starts Tomorrow
March 15th signals the start of the New Score Posting Season in the Miami Valley.  Here are a few things to remember when it comes to NOT posting your score.  All other times you should!

So, don't post your score....
  • When your score can’t be verified by another person
  • While being coached on the course
  • When you play using non-conforming clubs, non-conforming balls, or non-conforming tees;
  • When you don't play the required number of holes, Less than 6 for 9, less than 14 for 18, (Post 9), For the holes you haven’t played, you post net par for the hole.
  • & when you are not playing your own ball — scrambles, shambles or foursomes (alternate shot.)

And remember...A key tenet of the World Handicap System is that it is based on the fact that a you will try to make the best score at every hole in every round. 

So you post just about everything and that includes scores when you play Preferred Lies!

Brad Smith, PGA wins Teacher of the Year from SOPGA 
Brad_SmithThe Southern Ohio PGA Announced their Special Award Winners this past week and receiving an award from our area was Brad Smith, PGA who received the Teacher of the Year for the SOPGA.

The Teacher of the Year Award is based on the professional’s overall performance in teaching; innovative and special teaching programs the professional has initiated or played a key role in implementing. 

Congratulations Brad!
USGA Annual Meeting 
USGA_Annual_Meeting_-_FacebookEver wonder what a USGA Annual Meeting is like?

Here is their presentation on Facebook Live.  You hear a Presentation from Mike Davis and the relaunch of the US Open Brand.

Click Here or On the Video to View 
getting ready for the season

Visual System Part 2

VisualizationVisualization is a powerful tool, both positively and negatively.  Can you visualize the putt dropping in the cup, or missing?  Can you visualize your shot shape?  Can you visualize your alignment?  How accurate is your visualization?  Visualization is the process of creating internal mental images, largely with the mind and partly with the eyes.  While this is mostly a “mental” skill your visual system still plays a small role.  You can only visualize images as well as you can see them with your eyes.  If your eyes are out of focus then your mind will be out of focus.  These visualization skills are developed through age and, like other skills, some people develop visualization skills better than others.  The good news is these skills can be practiced and improved but understanding whether or not your are a good visualizer and how it affects your game is just as important.


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 his their Website
2020 Play More Golf Challenge
Play_More_in_2020 ChallengeBack by popular demand for the second season...The 2020 Season Challenge to post more rounds of golf during our active season than you did in 2019.    

The Grand Prize will be a $750 Gift Certificate to the Miami Valley Golf Shop of the winners choosing.   

The drawing will be held in early December.  Chances for wining the Grand Prize will increase based on the number of scores posted over their 2019 total.    

To be eligible you must have posted at least 5 rounds in 2019.   

To register or for more details 
WHS Online certification
All Member Clubs Need to Be Certified by June 30, 2020
The Online Certification consists of four educational video segments, with each segment made available after the previous one has been viewed. 

After all segments have been completed an Open Book, 20 question quiz will take place with 16 or more correct answers needed to attain Certification. 

You can take this quiz as many times as you like to achieve certification.

To Take Start the Process
Attend the WHS Seminar at Sugar Valley on March 14th
Before the College Golf Season was cancelled this past week the Wright State Raiders won the Orlando Invitational by 13 shots and Tyler Goecke won his first collegiate golf tournament.  Scores


We had a great last few months in our Dayton Sports World with many things to look favorably back on,  so let's position our world to better respond to these emerging threats and use this crisis to better prepare ourselves for a tomorrow.
About the Banner:  Golfer preparing his Putt from the 100th Metropolitan
2020 Non Playing Events
Sat, Mar 14 - World Handicap Seminar - Sugar Valley - Cancelled
Wed, Apr 1 - DDWGA Club Rep Meeting  
Sun, Apr 5 - Tripp Bowden - Fredie and Me - Moraine CC - Cancelled
Wed, Apr 8 - MVGA Trustee Meeting
Wed, Apr 15 - Master Club Rep Meeting 
Wed, July 1st - Nominations Due for Dayton Hall of Fame  
2020 Tournament Season 
Mon, May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Sugar Valley GC - Info
Mon, May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC - Info
Mon, May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC - Info
Tue, May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course - Info
Mon, June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC - Info
Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN - Info
Mon, June 22 - Masters Event - Piqua CC - Info
Thu, July 9 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC
Mon, July 13 - USGA Men's Am Q - Moraine CC  
Thurs, July 23 - Sun, July 26 - Metropolitan - Piqua CC
Mon, Aug 10th - The Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship - Moraine CC 
Mon, Aug 17th - Masters Event - CC of the North 
Mon, Aug 31st - DDWGA Classic - Piqua CC 
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