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06/07/24
Reemsnyder Wins OWOReemsnyder Claims 2024 Ohio Women’s Open - Xavier Golfer Claims One-Shot Victory - Lee, Skapik Finish Runner Up - Madison Reemsnyder, a rising junior at Xavier University, claimed the 2024 Ohio Women’s Open title on Saturday at Heatherwoode Golf Cl...
06/05/24
US Open RecapFour off to the US Open - Congratulations to Zac Blair, Beau Hossler, Carson Schaake, and Cameron Davis for successfully qualifying for the upcoming 124th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2). The last spot was decided in a playoff between 2013 Masters Champion...
06/05/24
Western Am Volunteer OpportunitiesDon’t miss your chance to volunteer at the USA's Oldest Amateur Championship! Moraine Country Club hosts the Western Amateur this Summer, July 28-August 3. Volunteers needed for Walking Scorers, Forecaddies, and Standard Barriers. For More….
05/29/24
June Volunteer SpotlightJeff Ahrns - Jeff Ahrns lives in Minster and has been a dedicated volunteer for Miami Valley Golf for the past 6 years, where he contributes as a scorer. He is an avid golfer who enjoys playing regularly at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster. Jeff's passion for golf began at a young age; h...
05/25/24
Ohio Am Q @ NCR CCThe Ohio Am Qualifier is this Tuesday (May 28th) on the North Course at NCR CC. Tee times starting at 8 AM and a field of 144 players will compete for 33 qualifying positions in the Ohio Amateur Championship at Sylvania Country Club, July 8-12, 2024.
05/17/24
Welcome to our 28th Classof PJ Boatwright Interns! - In 1991, the USGA established the P.J. Boatwright Jr.Internship Program. This program is designed to give experience to individualswho are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assistingallied golf associations in the promotion of gol...
05/17/24
Shamble Monday at Urbana CCWelcome to the 2024 DDWGA Spring Shamble Event at Urbana Country Club on Monday, May 20th. Join us for a 1pm shotgun start. This page provides all necessary details. Should you have any questions after reviewing the information, feel free to email us at events@mvgolf.org. Enjoy the event and good luck!
05/17/24
Wrighting a Wrong from NCR 69 PGAThere was no crystal bowl presented to Jimmy Wright, the low club professional in the 1969 PGA Championship. He didn’t get a post-round interview all week, but ABC did grant the Inwood (New York) Country Club head professional less than a minute on air as he holed a 3-foot par putt to finish fourth at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
05/16/24
DDWGA Scholar FocusDDWGA Awards Three Scholarships Since its inception in 1996, the DDWGA Scholarship Awards have been a symbol of excellence and achievement for High School Females connected to the game of golf. This prestigious award has recognized and rewarded the most deserving young women who have demo...
05/14/24
Masters 1 ReviewThank you to everyone who played in the Masters Event at Sugar Valley Golf Club! Special thanks to the members and staff. Congrats to Jim Sass and Brian Bair for tying with a gross score of 74. Jim Sass also had the lowest net score of 69, but the award went to Gerald Leshner with a net 70. To view all scores & images
05/10/24
Make Your Selections NowPGA Majors Challenge Contest - Our Annual PGA Contest is now open on our Major's Challenge Platform! Stay up-to-date with real-time updates throughout the Championship and see your standings. The top three finishers will receive personalized golf balls of their choice (6 dozen, 4 dozen, or...
05/08/24
Drive Chip and Putt Q's ApprochingLocal Qualifying in the Miam Valley The 2024 Drive, Chip, and Putt (DCP) Local Qualifying seasonis quickly approaching in Southern Ohio. Our Miami Valley area will be hostingtwo qualifying events, offering junior golfers ages 7-15 the chance to showcasetheir skills and advance toward the...
04/30/24
Spring BB ReviewMiami Valley Golf Season's first event of the 2024 season was held on Monday, April 29th, over both courses of NCR CC. Extra holes were required to determine winners in the Net Divisions. Thanks to all participants and NCR for hosting. For More...
04/26/24
May Volunteer Spotlight Steve Hannaford - Steve Hannaford lives a life intertwined with the rhythm of golf, family, and service. He found his first love for the game alongside his father and brother at The Kitty, where his journey in golf began. In the swinging 60s, Steve and his family embarked on a new cha...
04/16/24
100 Hole Hike NOW October 28Help Make a Difference - Join us for the second annual 100 Hole Hike at Miami Valley Golf Club, benefiting our Youth on Course Program on Monday, October 28. Tee-off will commence shortly after daylight Last year, in our inaugural event, our walking hikers raised just under $20,000 to...
04/15/24
Ohio Jr Series Starts this WeekendPath to Team Ohio Gets Underway - Our golf community is excited for the Miami Valley Junior Championship at Pipestone GC this weekend - this year is special, as it's the first qualifier for the new Team Ohio. Among the golfers will be Wayne High School's Braylen Haney, a sophomore. He tel...
04/12/24
Update on AustinChecking in with Austin Greaser - By Sean Melia, Contributing Writer - Austin is nearing the end of his college career at the University of North Carolina. While many college seniors might enjoy a senior slide full of social gatherings, Greaser still has some things he’d lik...
03/29/24
Another Reason for Spring CleaningDo you have clubs no longer in usE? - Miami Valley Golf is committed to nurturing the next generation of golf entrepreneurs, especially when their innovations have the potential to greatly benefit our golfing community. That's why we're excited to announce our partnership with Josh Gilkis...
03/29/24
Auction Opens April 6thBack for a second year the Miami Valley Golf auction Featuring Access to Private Clubs will go live next Saturday, April 6th. Don't miss your chance to bid on group packages to play some of the finest clubs in the Miami Valley while supporting our Youth on Course Program.
03/29/24
Thanks to our Turf & Golf StaffsCheck in on Them - As March ends, the weather has us feeling like we've fast-forwarded into the middle of May. It's evident that many turf and golf staffs members are already knee-deep in the early start to the season, attending to numerous requirements that are typically weeks ahead of s...
03/27/24
April Volunteer SpotlightJeff Graham - For the past five years, Jeff has dedicated his time and energy to volunteering with Miami Valley Golf as a spotter and scorer. When he's not volunteering, Jeff can often be found golfing on the courses of Beavercreek and Yankee Trace. His love for golf stretches back to...
03/22/24
Course Rating Season Get's UnderwayMonday at Heatherwoode - The start of Miami Valley Golf's course rating season is just around the corner, kicking off on Monday at Heatherwoode Golf Club with our Preseason Calibration. Our dedicated team of Course Raters plays a crucial role in supporting the essence of our net game, met...
03/22/24
DDWGA MeetingThe Annual Club Representative Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at Country Club of the North. This is a great way to start the season and gather all material for DDWGA Activities for the upcoming season.
03/22/24
Rules of Golf WebinarsJoin our Free USGA Rules of Golf Webinars tailored for casual and competitive golfers. These sessions focus on rules encountered in an average round. The first session is April 9th at 4pm and the second session is April 16th at Noon - Preregistration is required - Open for Links and details
03/14/24
With Heavy HeartsMark Hardin - It is with heavy hearts, our golf community bids farewell to a dear friend of our game, accomplished competitor, and stalwart supporter of our game Mark Hardin. Mark was involved in an Auto accident on Wednesday afternoon on I-75 which led to his passing. Beyond his c...
03/13/24
Announcing Team OhioStarting in 2024 - The Ohio Junior Series, a series of junior golf tournaments hosted across the state of Ohio by Amateur and Professional Golf Associations, will be used to select the inaugural Team Ohio in 2024. Junior golfers hoping to earn a spot on Team Ohio, will be able to earn p...
03/12/24
Make Your SelectionsIn our First Contest of the Year! - The Players' Championship is taking place THIS week, and we're excited to introduce our new contest software called the Majors Challenge. The top three finishers of our Players Championship will receive personalized golf balls (6 Dz, 4 Dz and 2 Dz),...
03/12/24
Score Posting Starts 3/15Golf's Opening Rounds - Active score posting season in Southern Ohio for Miami Valley Golf, Ohio Golf and Greater Cincinnati Golf for 2024 begins Friday, March 15th. All acceptable scores from rounds played within the boundaries from March 15th through November should be posted. It...
03/11/24
Enhanced Event Listing Now LiveUnparalleled Flexibility in Sorting by Location, Gender, and Age - Thanks to our friends at Ohio Golf we are pleased to announce the release of our latest update to the Event Schedule Page, delivering unmatched flexibility and functionality across all different software’s. With this...
02/29/24
Course Consulting ServiceSchedule and Save - A Course Consulting Visit Now to Save $500! What’s included in a Course Consulting visit from a USGA Regional Agronomist? Whether you have an issue or are looking for an authoritative seal of approval, you receive: An objective, science-based evaluatio...
02/29/24
For the PlayerHow to Apply to Play in the Western Amateur - Our area is privileged to have the Western Amateur in ourarea and Moraine Country Club to host the week of July 28th. Many in our sport rank the Western Amateurright behind the US Amateur in status and prestige. Most of the Western Am...
02/23/24
Our Games Impact on CommunityMercer Country Elks Recognized - On Thursday evening, the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce honored Mercer County Elks Golf Club as the top business in Mercer County. This recognition owes much to the exemplary leadership of their GM/Head Professional, Kirk Stucke, PGA. With his...
02/22/24
New Partner AddedTee Time Golf Pass - One of our former interns is now working for TeeTime Golf Pass and after reviewing their offering, we believe a portion of you may enjoy their Golf Pass which can save you up to 50% off every time you golf with their exclusive deals at nearly 1,000 courses. Join today...
02/20/24
New Team at Piqua CCBobby Jones Links, a premier boutique management firm in the golf industry, has entered into a management agreement with Piqua Country Club. PCC originated with six holes in 1896 before being redesigned into 9 holes in 1920 by Donald Ross and added a second nine in the 70's. PCC is Miami Valley's oldest and Ohio's second oldest golf club.
02/17/24
Champion, Friend PassesRobert V "Bob" Eardley - A retired military veteran and a prominent figure in the golfing community, passed away this past Saturday, February 17, at the age of 71. Born on April 1, 1952, Bob's life was marked by his dedication to service, his passion for golf, and his warm, welcoming nat...
02/17/24
NCR Golf Shop RepeatsNCR Country Club has once again achieved the prestigious AGM Platinum Golf Shop Award from the Association of Golf Merchandisers, marking its second consecutive year of excellence. Originally established as the Top 100 golf shops by Golf Shop Operations Magazine in the 1980s, this accolade transitioned under the stewardship of AGM over a decade ago.
02/17/24
Please Park On The PathWe’ve probably all done it – driven our golf cart up to a green or tee, pulled to the side of the path and parked with a couple of tires on the grass. It’s a natural impulse. When you stop driving almost any other vehicle you pull over for safety and try to keep the roadway clear. On the golf course, you want....
02/16/24
March Volunteer SpotlightAndrew Boedecker - Andrew Boedecker has been a Miami Valley Golf volunteer for the past 5 years as a course rater. Since the age of five, Andrew's journey with golf began when his father introduced him to the sport. Armed with a collection of clubs, he took to the greens of his hometown...
02/14/24
NCR to Host SeminarGolf Genius and World Handicap Seminar - On Wednesday, February 28 at NCR CC, Miami Valley Golf and the Southern Ohio PGA will co-host a seminar on Golf Genius and the World Handicap System. The Seminar will begin at 9am and conclude by 3pm. The Registration Fee is $50 and include...
02/14/24
Ohio Women's Open to HeatherwoodeThe Southern Ohio PGA is hosting the 2024 Ohio Women’s Open at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, OH, with a five-year commitment starting in 2024. The championship, scheduled for June 7-8, will include a fundraising Pro Am on June 6.
02/12/24
New Tool ForFantasy Golf Selection - We are coming up on our 20th anniversary of ourfirst, you pick them pool. This year, wehave joined forces with MajorsChallenge , an online Fantasy Company, that will provide real time scoringthrough our "You Pick them Event". Ourfirst event will be the Player...
02/10/24
Community Leader Passesremembering Della Green and Marva Cosby at Mercedes Event - Marva Cosby, a cherished community leader and dedicated advocate for positive change, has passed away. Her departure leaves a profound void in the hearts of those who knew her, yet her legacy of compassion and serv...
02/10/24
Meet Morgan - Youth on CourseMEET MORGAN RODGERS Meet Morgan, an exceptional talent in the world of golf and an example of what being a Youth on Course member can inspire. Her golf journey is adorned with a string of accomplishments, showcasing her prowess on the course. Now playing College Golf at Ohio Univer...
02/10/24
Promising Progam ExpansionPromising Progam Expansion of golf. my future. my game. Golf. My Future. My Game. (GMFMG) has a rich and visionary history, sparked by the passion and foresight of Dayton-native, Craig Kirby. Established as a response to a profound belief in the transformative power of golf, GMFMG was...
02/09/24
First Reported Hole in One of 2024Nice Ace! The 1st hole in one in our area was earlier this week on the north course at NCR when Darrell Evans ace the number 11th hole. Congratulations Dale and don't forget to post your special achievements by following this link...
02/09/24
Hardest Hole in Valley VotingEarlier in the week we reposted a survey we did back in 2019 on the hardest holes in the Miami Valley. We had a good deal of discussion about the validity of the rankings and the rankings themselves, so we thought we would relaunch the survey to see if things have changed in the last five years.
02/09/24
How about this Weather !Not Active Posting Season YET Unfortunately, or fortunately our active score postingseason is set in advance and is not able to be changed by flipping a switch.About a decade ago we move from October 31st to November 30th to expand ourscore posting season by another month. Then, about five...
02/09/24
OHSAA ChangesFor this Falls Road to State The High School Road to the State and the State Championshipwill look very different this fall than in past years, with all the Sectionalsand Districts, each being compressed into a 9-day window. The State Championship will also move awayfrom Ohio State Golf...
01/29/24
CCN Names New HPMatt Fraser, PGA - Hailing from Grove City, Ohio, Matt's introduction to the world of golf was through his grandfather's passion for the game. His lifelong commitment to golf led him to Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a degree in Professional Golf Management. After graduating...
01/29/24
February Volunteer SpotlightJerry Mullen - For the past three years, Jerry has been a volunteer with Miami Valley Golf, as a forecaddie and scorer at various tournaments. He is always early and ready to help anywhere he is ask him too. His passion for the game began at an early age, when his father introduced him to...
01/19/24
2023 Volunteer of the Year!Scott Roderick - We are delighted to announce that Scott Roderick has beenselected as our 2023 Volunteer of the Year! Scott demonstrated dedication throughout thepast year by taking on a new role as the Official Scorer, in addition tocontinuing his work as an on-course scorer and fore...
01/19/24
9th National PofYSowards Captures 9 th National Player of the Year - While this is just a bit outside our service area, the feat is so impressive that it’s worth noting. Bob Sowards, a teaching professional from Columbus Ohio just won a National Player of the Year Award for the 9th time, by far ou...
01/19/24
Club Signs AgreementAPGM Signs Area Club Sycamore Creek Country Club, a club founded in Springboro,Ohio and opened for play in 1960, will be welcoming a Management Company to assistwith club operations, Arnold Palmer Golf Management. The club will remain a member owned andgoverned club....
01/19/24
Rolling DataTech that Helps our Conditions - With a focus on the USGA ’ s Green Section, Golf Course Industrypublished an article titled Rolling Data , which details the USGA ’ s new agronomy tool, GS3, inaddition to Green Section ’ s collaboration with Pinehurst ’ s agrono...
01/19/24
Turf Equipment UsageWhy it Matters Golf course superintendents rely on a fully functionalfleet of equipment to work their magic. A typical course can have more than$500,000 invested in mowers, tractors, sprayers, utility carts and many otherspecialized machines. Some pieces of equipment cost more than $100,00...
01/16/24
Ohio Launches State TeamAs Part of the USGA’s U.S. National Development Program - Seven states will participate in the initial pilot phase beginning in 2024 - (Jan. 17, 2024) – Ohio is launching a state junior golf team that will expand the pipeline for elite local golfers into the recently cre...
01/12/24
First Tee Registration Opens in FebruaryIf you live south of town, or don't mind driving to Armco Park, the First Tee of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is offering new programming at this little Gem of a Course. For More on their Schedule
01/12/24
NCR Names New Head ProfessionalHoagland Assumes Role - Originally from Elyria,Ohio, Gip received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in BusinessAdministration/Marketing from the University of Dayton in 1993. He entered thegolf business in 1996 at Penn Terra Golf Course in Lewisburg, Ohio, and held therole of Head...
01/12/24
New GM/HP at Piqua CCOur Area's Oldest Club Welcomes - John Elking, the Head Professional at NCR CC for the past 4 seasons is heading to Piqua Country Club to assume the General Manager and Head Professional Duties. Prior to his time at NCR, John had positions at Milwaukee Country Club, Sawgrass Country Club,...
01/05/24
Instilling a Love for GolfOur Passion, Our Mission - In the heart of the Northwest Dayton area, Miami Valley Golf has been diligently working to foster a love for golf among the youth. The GolfNEXT Studio is a testament to this commitment, making strides to grow the golf community and ensuring accessibility for...
01/05/24
What's Growing Faster?Pickleball Or Golf? - From the National Golf Foundation (NGF) - If you haven’t played pickleball yet, you’ve at least heard of it. Perhaps even heard it – that steady stream of 50-decibel “pops.” Pickleball’s been dubbed the loudest......…...
12/29/23
For your CalendarsAssociation Events for 2024 - Our season kicks off on Sunday, April 14th, with the first two rounds of the Wright State Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Club, concluding with 18 holes on Monday, April 15th. This event will feature participation from several colleges and universities, and...
12/29/23
Who Won?The Play More Golf Challenge for 2023? - Lisa Griner who plays most of her golf at Arrowhead Golf Club in Celina has won the 2023 Play More Golf Challenge and will receive a $300 Gift Certificate to the Golf Shop at Arrowhead. She played 30 more rounds in 2023 than in 2022. Winning...
12/28/23
January Volunteer SpotlightTom Walz - Tom has been a dedicated volunteer with Miami Valley Golf for over a decade, serving as a scorer for numerous tournaments and is a plays most of his rounds at WGC Golf Course. His love for the sport was kindled during his childhood, as he watched his parents play nine hol...
12/22/23
Season GreetingsHappy Holidays - The Warmest Season's Greetings from our Team at Miami Valley Golf to you! As the year draws to a close, we extend our gratitude for your support and enthusiasm for the game we all cherish. May this holiday season bring you joy, laughter, and cherished moments with love...
12/21/23
Best Bunker Photo from 23?You Determine - We selected the 10 Best Bunker Shots that our Photographer, Ron Alvey took this past season. Now you get to determine the best Bunker Shot Photo for 2023. To get a closer Look and Make your Selection ...
12/21/23
Did You KnowTake Advantage of? - Many may be surprised to learn of scoring averages on the four elite levels of golf (PGA, NCAA Mens, LPGA, NCAA Womens). On ALL FOUR major levels, scoring averages on both Par 3s and Par 4s are OVER PAR. The average score across the four tours on Par 3s is 3.13....
12/20/23
Executive Position OpenOhio Superintendents Looking for ED - The Ohio GCSA is currently seeking a dynamic and dedicated Executive Director to collaborate closely with the Board of Directors and Committees, overseeing the day-to-day operations and executing the organization's strategic vision and mission. Respon...
12/15/23
Area Champion PassesA life well played - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Karl Heffner, a cherished member of our community and a revered golf champion after a short illness at 86. Karl's legacy in the world of golf was nothing short of extraordinary. With a passion for the sport t...
12/15/23
Calc to Change for 9 Hole ScoresChanges beginning in 2024 - For a Short Video - There are few noticable enhancements to the World Handicap System this revision. With every update data driven, perhaps the biggest adjustment is how your score record will incorporate 9-hole scores after the first of the year. Cur...
12/15/23
From the Archives - MacGregor GolfExplore MacGregor Golf's rich history in this article, from its innovative club designs to its impact on golf and Dayton. From it's origins as shoe last company to golf giant, the MacGregor's story awaits...
12/15/23
Host Site AnnouncedWalnut Grove CC - WGCC will host our Mid-Amateur and SeniorChampionship on Monday, July 8th and Tuesday, July 9th. This is a full twomonths ahead of the traditional dates, and the move was made to align with ourarea's unique schedule for 2024. This will be the second time this Champio...
12/14/23
Strategic Mistake?Laying Up May Be Costing You - A common strategic mistake for 2nd shots on Par 5s is the decision to lay-up to be in the fairway and/or to have a full wedge versus to advance the ball as close to the green as possible. This mistake is made by players of all skill levels and has enormo...
12/07/23
Most Rounds in 2023Who Posted the Most Rounds Gordon Willins, a soon-to-be 76-year-old resident of WestChester, had an active golf season in which he played 232 rounds between March15th and November 30th. To put it differently, he only missed posting scores on29 out of the 260 available playing days. He beg...
12/06/23
That's all I got to say about that!The Golf Ball Roll Back - With the announcement from the USGA and R & A of updated testing for golf balls which will limit the distance for all, I thought I would share my thoughts on the subject. First, this should come as no surprise to anyone as the subject is constantly discussed i...
12/06/23
Don't Always Believe what You SeeDon'tLet TV Misshape Reality - Televisedgolf is a great pastime for many of us on the weekends, but it isimportant to recognize how it can distort our expectations. Wehave all seen the rounds of pros draining 20+ foot putts and hitting numerouswedges to kick-in range. The reality is t...
12/01/23
Miami Valley GC to HostThe 104th Metropolitan - Our Area's Amateur Championship commonly known as the Metropolitan will be contested for the 102nd time in 2024 when Miami Valley GC host the Championship for the 11th time. Next years championship will move up one month and be held from June 20-23. In 201...
11/30/23
Most Improved FemaleSara Bowman - Starting the season with a 13.2 index on March 15th, Sara posted 21 rounds from mostly the Blue Tees at Miami Valley Golf Club, which plays at a little over 6,300 yards. She ended the season with her Handicap Index reaching 5.4. Her low score of 78 occurred on several occasi...
11/29/23
DECADE Golf Adds LocalDayton Native, Alex Huang - DECADE Golf stands as the foremost authority in golf strategy and analytics. Conceived by Scott Fawcett, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of mathematics and statistics to elevate anyone's course management. Its profound impact is evident in it...
11/29/23
December Volunteer SpotlightDon Vulgamore - Don is a newer Miami Valley Golf Volunteer. He stepped into the role of a Volunteer Support Person and Scorer for several Miami Valley Golf events this year. Don is no stranger to golf; he frequently plays at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro. His fascination with gol...
11/28/23
Introducing The GolfNEXT StudioGolfNEXT Studio Coming Soon Introducing The Golf Next Studio, a groundbreaking project set to revolutionize the way our community engages with the sport of golf. The GolfNext Studio will be an integral part of the upcoming YMCA Northwest Health and Wellness campus, a collaborative...
11/24/23
Getting Course Ready for WinterAs winter creeps into our neck of the woods, the cooler temperatures signal a different kind of activity for our local golf courses. While warm-weather destinations gear up for their winter season, here in the Valley we a different plan.
11/24/23
Masters Start at Sugar Valley in 24The Miami Valley Masters - A golfing tradition formed more than 70 years ago, will launch its 2024 season at Sugar Valley Golf Club on Monday, May 13th. Male Golf enthusiasts aged 50 and over are invited to participate. The Miami Valley Masters, originally known as the Dayton Sen...
11/24/23
Score Posting Ends 11/30Great Season for Golf! - We rea ch the end of another active score posting season on Thursday (11/30). It’s been a record year for score posting thanks to great weather and your passion to play. Rounds posted in our area increased from last year by over 11%. Remember if yo...
11/23/23
League Management ServicesLeague Management Through Golf Genius - Provided By Miami Valley Golf - Golf Genius offers many innovative features and powerful tools to help you manage your league. It ’ s a time management tool that allows for league administrators to effectively manage their time and...
11/21/23
Swinging SuccessSwinging Success: A Summer of Golf and Growth Summer is a season filled with sunshine, laughter, and the opportunity for new adventures. For eight-year-old Marcus and his family, this summer was marked by an exciting and transformative journey into the world of golf. As the warm days u...
11/20/23
Welcome to our TeamConner Lash - With a solid golf and coaching background, has joined Miami Valley Golf as our Senior Tournament Manager. Raised in Centerville and having played college golf at Wright State, he distinguished himself as a two-year team captain. Following his graduation, Conner spent summers...
11/17/23
Golf Outdoor Days As the days for golf are dwindling and the weather takes a turn, it's time to start thinking about preparing for your next golf trip and the 2024 golf season. Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor opportunities available now, with over half of our Green Grass Facilities offering s...
11/17/23
Janet BeardsleyA Dayton Legend View Playing Bio - Born in Dayton August 12, 1918, Janet Shock and her brother Don had a distinct advantage. They grew up around the golf business. Her father was the manager at Community Golf Course. Moraine Country Club professional, Alex Campbell, taught J...
11/17/23
Mark Your CalendarsGolf's Ultimate Charitable Challenge is back - On Monday, May 6th, Miami Valley Golf Club will once again be our host for the 100 Hole Hike. The club's Donald Ross-designed course provides an ideal setting for a day of golf, known for its level terrain and often touted as the easiest wal...
11/17/23
The Economics of GolfAre we paying our staff a competitive wage? - As many of our facilities are finalizing their budgets for the upcoming year, they may consider reviewing how our Golf Community compensates our crew members. This feature from the USGA Green Section provides a comparison of the average wages o...
11/10/23
Course Rating Season ConcludesNew Ratings Coming Soon - Our Course Rating Team has been hard at work this pastseason rating throughout our region. With well over 1,000 volunteer hours and training invested by our CourseRaters this past season this is no small task and it ’ s importance to our Golf Community canno...
11/10/23
NCR Starts 2024 SeasonNCR Starts the Season - The Spring Better Ball will once again start off the season for Miami Valley Golf on Monday, April 29 when both courses will host the Two Person Better Ball Event (FourBall). In 2024, the Net Divisions will play the South Course while the Scratch Divisions w...
11/10/23
Player of the Year for 23Bryce Haney POY - Bryce Haney has won the 2023 Player of the Year Award for the first time. The 25 year -old former WSU Golfer, accumulated 582.5 total points to outdistance the second-place finisher Tyler Goecke by 220 Points. Bryce our 2022 Metropolitan Champion received his...
11/08/23
Improvements in WHS ComingThe USGA and The R&A today announced the first update to the World Handicap System™ (WHS™) as part of an ongoing review of the Rules of Handicapping™ and Course Rating System™ with a continued emphasis on accuracy, consistency and equity. The latest revisions will go into effect beginning January 1, 2024.
11/06/23
On the TeeA new look in our 30th Year! This past spring after adopting our revamped operational guidelines and in working with our planning organization we determined a new direction with our logo was warranted. We organized our logo redevelopment into three priorities. The first, was to c...
11/03/23
Scohy Wins Honor for 4th TimeMid Amateur Player of the Year - Jeff Scohy has won the 2023 Mid-Amateur Player of the Year Award for the fourth year in a row. The 46-year-old Greene County Resident, Bellbrook Golf Coach and NCR Member, accumulated 445 total points to outdistance the second-place finisher and five tim...
11/02/23
Apply for YOC ScholarshipScholarship Opportunities Available Youth on Course Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline January 12 Since the inception of the YOC Scholarship Program in 2008, the YOC Organization has had the honor of awarding over $2.6 million in scholarships to more than 300 outstanding high schoo...
10/30/23
November Volunteer Spotlight Tony Auzenne - Tony Auzenne has dedicated his time and expertise to Miami Valley Golf as a Rules Official, Scorer, and Player Assistant for the past five years. He's a familiar face at the Miami Shores golf course in Troy OH., where he is also a member. Tony's love of golf began in 1...
10/27/23
300th FTSGIn Celebration - This Saturday Marks the 300 th “From the Short Grass” email to our Miami Valley Golf Community. Thank you for staying in touch with us and thanks to all the people who have contributed to this newsletter. When we sent our first tracked newsletter on Saturda...
10/27/23
Fall GolfThings to Keep In Mind - We have already experienced a frost delay as we are solidlyinto our fall golf season. Many of ourarea course caretakers also raise the height of cut, just a little bit, so thatthe plant can store some extra energy going into the winter months. It ’ salso...
10/27/23
Rounds IncreasePosted Rounds Increase - Rounds Posted, which is different than rounds played, but forthe most part it should not be, was up this season by over 11% with only thefringe months, March and October being down. The biggest percentage increase came in the Month of April, likely dueto the excep...
10/27/23
Senior Player of the YearBetzold Wins - Pete Betzold has won the 2023 Senior Player of the Year Awardfor the second time having also won the award in 2019. The 55-year-old Butler County Resident accumulated250 total points to outdistance the second-place finisher and current Senior MetropolitanChampion, Andy Bo...
10/19/23
Team Finishes 2ndOhio Intrastate - Under clear skies and nice fall weather the 20th Edition of the Ohio IntraState was played at Losantiville Country Club this past Thursday, October 18. The team from the Columbus District Golf Association won by four shots over the team from Miami Valley Golf. Northern O...
10/18/23
Boudinot PassesWalnut Grove Superintendent - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Randy Boudinot a long time Golf Course Superintendent in our area and current Superintendent at Walnut Grove CC. He was found peacefully at rest in his residence on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. Randy Bo...
10/15/23
Alters Wins D2 Boys StateRepeats as State Champion - Congratulations to Kettering Archbishop Alter, the 2023 Division II boys state champion! The Knights win their second straight state team title and sixth in school history while matching the Division II tournament record with a two-day total of 596. This years...
09/27/23
October Volunteer SpotlightScott Roderick -Scott Roderick has been a dedicated volunteer with Miami Valley Golf for five years as a scorer and forecaddie. His journey with golf began at the age of seven, when he inherited his older brother's clubs. He would spend countless hours hitting practice balls around the b...
09/22/23
Coaches Grow the GameHigh school golf coaches do their part to grow the game - By Jeff Gilbert (@jw_gilbert) Building a high school golf program doesn’t happen one way. Coaches across the Miami Valley take different approaches for different reasons. Some have larger student bodies to recruit from...
09/22/23
Road to State Starts Next WeekAcross Ohio, Around 7,000 high school golfers statewide are set to begin their journey with the goal of reaching their divisions State Golf Championships, scheduled for mid-October at the OSU Golf Club. The upcoming week signals the start of the initial stage, referred to as "Sectionals."...
09/15/23
Celebration a SuccessCelebration a Success Thanks to all of you who played in the Celebration at Dayton Country Club ! Thanks to Dayton Country Club Members and Staff for their hospitality. DCC's Team is led by General Manager, Dan Gates , Golf Course Superintendent, Ryan D’Autremont , H...
09/15/23
WGCC WinsThe 29th MVTI - For the second time in club history Walnut Grove CC haswon the Miami Valley Team Invitational. Heldthis past Thursday over their home course, Team Walnut Grove, whose team wascomprised of Ben Witters, Clay Robinson, Jake North, Shane Ochs, JustinHartley, Todd Millard, Bri...
09/14/23
Four InductedOhio Golf Hall of Fame - This past week the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame Inducted their class of 2023. Mitch Camp PGA, Steve Groves PGA, Ken Kinkoff and Jim Popa where inducted at the HOF Banquet at Scioto Country Club on Thursday, September 14. Begun in 1992, the Ohio Golf Hall of Fa...
09/12/23
Fall Classic ConcludesTeam CCN Wins - The annual DDWGA Fall Classic was held Monday, September 11 on the South Course at NCR CC. 108 Ladies making up 27 teams took part in the one net and one gross better ball team event. Play was divided up into three flights based on total team handicap with the lowest ove...
09/12/23
Ingersoll HonoredAt the DDWGA Fall Classic - To thank her for her leadership as the Captain for theAnnual Tri-City Matches and for her time spent as a DDWGA Trustee, the DDWGA atthe Fall Classic recognized Kathy Ingersoll for her service to our game in theMiami Valley. For a more detailed acc...
09/08/23
Good Luck Jeff!US Mid Amateur Gets Underway! - Our leader in the Mid-Amateur Player of theYear Points Race and recent Mid Am Champion, Jeff Scohy tees off today in the42 nd US Mid-Amateur Championship at 1:07 atSleepy Hollow CC in Scarborough, NY and on Sunday at 8:17 on the qualifyingsister cour...
09/08/23
Ladies Take On NCR CC, South Course This Monday sees the final DDWGA event ofthe 2023 Golf Schedule when 108 ladies from across the area take on the DickWillson designed course in this One Net and One Gross Better Ball Event. The event gets underway with registration at 11:30 followed by the ShotgunSt...
09/08/23
What's Squaddie?Looking for a Game Our game is about community and to help you better network with other golfers to schedule your future rounds, Miami Valley Golf has teamed up with Squaddie . With Squaddie , you'll be able to see when other area golfers are free to play and easily organize a roun...
09/06/23
Greaser's RecordIn the Walker Cup - Austin played in three of the four matches forteam USA in last weekend’s Walker Cup. He won 3 and 1 in the Singles onSunday Afternoon, lost in the Foursomes (Alternate Shot) with partner DylanMenante, 4 and 3 Sunday Morning, and lost his Saturday Singles Matc...
09/02/23
Sr & Mid Am ConcludesFour Champions Prevail - A fter two days of near perfect playing conditions the Senior and Mid-Amateur Metropolitan Championship concluded Friday, September 1st at Sugar Valley Golf Club. In the Senior Metro, recently eligible Andy Boedecker, nursing a bad back, held off challenges from...
08/30/23
Area Professional PassesTim Walton - Miami Valley Golf is saddened to announce the passing of a local golf professional, Tim was a 37-year PGA member and contributed to the local golfing landscape as a teaching professional at NCR, Pin High Driving Range, Community Golf Course, Rolandia Golf Center, and most rec...
08/28/23
In the SpotlightLarry Litscher - For the past 15 years, Larry has been a dedicated volunteer with Miami Valley Golf, serving as a rules official and referee for numerous golf tournaments. His love for golf extends beyond officiating; he is also a member of NCR Country Club, where he plays golf frequ...
08/26/23
Mid Am & Sr Metro Championship Starts Thursday Amateur Male Golfers from Across the Region will tee it up this Thursday and Friday in the Mid-Amateur and Senior Metropolitan at Sugar Valley Golf Club. Past Champions in the Field Include, Pete Betzold, Curt Cranmer, Dan DeVore, Matt Dippold, Bob Eardley, D...
08/25/23
20th Ohio Intrastate 20th Ohio Intrastate - October 17 & 18 - Initiated in 1999 at the Medallion Club and founded by the Columbus District Golf Association as a means of unifying our state's Amateur Associations, the Ohio Intrastate Challenge now celebrates its 20th iteration. This biennial competition w...
08/25/23
Advancing the GameGolf. My Future. My Game. What a phenomenal summer we shared at Golf. My Future. My Game.(GMFMG), catering to our enthusiastic young golfers aged 8-18! The season was a perfect blend of fun and growth, extending far beyond golf swings. Our holistic approach aimed to nurture golf skills an...
08/24/23
LPGA at KenwoodYour Chance to Attend! - The Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G isreturning to Kenwood Country Club September 6-10! Get your tickets today towatch Rose Zhang, Charley Hull, Lexi Thompson, and more tee it up inCincinnati! Purchase tickets HERE . Use code“mvga23”...
08/20/23
Greaser Named to Walker CupTo be played at St Andrews - Nick Gabrelcik, 21, of Trinity, Fla.; Austin Greaser, 21, of Vandalia, Ohio; Stewart Hagestad, 32, of Newport Beach, Calif.; Ben James, 19, of Milford, Conn.; Dylan Menante, 22, of Carlsbad, Calif.; and Preston Summerhays, 19, of Scottsdale, Ariz., were named...
08/18/23
It's that time of year again!Shortly after Labor Day, the majority of our local golf courses will initiate the aeration process. While it's true that most of us golfers share a common dislike for this procedure, similar to how we might feel about working out or monitoring our diets, it's important to recognize that the benefits of aeration far outweigh the temporary inconvenience. For a Video
08/18/23
What's in a Name?Thirsty? - It's hard to beleive that we've been engaging with you every Saturday for an uninterrupted 290 weeks now. On average, around 7,000 of you open the FTSG email, translating to an open rate of 42%. This statistic is quite remarkable, especially considering that a substantial portio...
08/09/23
Donna Wiseman PassesWe are sorry to report - Donna Mae Wiseman, an avid golfer and dedicated member of the community, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on August 6, 2023, at the age of 76. Born on June 17, 1947, to parents Raymond T. and Iris D. Wiseman, Donna grew up surrounded by love and warmth. She is pr...
08/03/23
Dayton Wins Tri-CityFor the fifth time in the last six playings, the team from our Dayton area has won the annual Tri-City competition. These annual matches, feature 15 ladies from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus in a match play format. Leading the way for the Dayton team was Morgan Rogers, who fired a 66 and captured 34 of the 36 available points in her two matches.
07/29/23
Haney Stays On TopIn the Player of the Year Race - As we progress further into our season,Bryce Haney continues to hold the lead in our Player of the Year Race with457.5 points. He added another 50 points to his total thanks to his outstandingperformance in the Ohio Amateur earlier this month. Tyler...
07/29/23
Who Won?The Pick'em Contest - The MVGA Metro / OpenChampionship Pick'em Contest was won by Michele Harlow whose tally of 30 pointswas enough for an outright win. A trio of participants earned 28 points with their submissions and it was GreggHarlow who ultimately earned 2nd place via the 1st tie-b...
07/28/23
August Volunteer SpotlightKen Herr - Ken Herr has devoted much of his life to the game of golf. For a decade, he has served as a dedicated volunteer starter and scorer at the Miami Valley Golf Association, bringing joy and professionalism to the golfing community. But his contributions to the sport extend beyond...
07/28/23
Woods WinsOhio Women's Amateur - Contributed by Cynthia Pratt - The Ohio Women's Amateur was contested where it all began100 years ago: Scioto Country Club in Columbus. 96 women teed it upon Monday, July 24 and by Thursday afternoon, Gabby Woods was our 2023Champion! If Gabby's name sound...
07/23/23
Mathiesen Defends TitleRepeats as Champion The 101st Metropolitan Championship concluded with anexciting and closely contested final round at Springboro's Heatherwoode Golf Club.Mikkel Mathiesen, holding a six-shot lead, approached the day with caution,fully aware of the challenge posed by his Wright State te...
07/18/23
Two to ColoradoPlaying in the US Amateur - Congratulations to our two qualifiers who have secured their places in the 123rd US Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club & Colorado Golf Club. It seems to be an annual tradition that a playoff decides the final position(s) in our qualifier. Thi...
07/15/23
It's Metropolitan Week!Heatherwoode to Host - The 101st Metropolitan Championship is almost here! Participants from across our area will be tested this week as the century old competition will be held at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio. This year ’ s field ranges in age from 17 to 75. The f...
07/14/23
Metro-Open Contest OpenWith this upcoming weeks Metropolitan and Open Championship happening concurrently, we decided to put both these Championships in the same free contest. Take part and if you are among the top three finishers you will receive personalized golf balls of the brand of your choosing. Don’t Miss Out!
07/14/23
US Am Q PreviewThe Road to the 123rd U.S. Amateur Championship - Prestige, Hope, and an Array of Talent - As the 123rd U.S. Amateur Championship draws closer, the anticipation continues to build. The oldest championship organized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) is set to kick-o...
07/14/23
Bailey Wins 117th Ohio AmWins By Two - Andrew Bailey of Shaker Heights, OH. won the 117th Ohio Amateur at Canterbury Golf Club. With rounds of 73-68-67-72, his 280 (-8) total was enough to give him a two shot victory over Drew Salyers. Finishing third was Nate Yankovich, Jonerik Alford, Brady Catalano and our o...
07/14/23
To Bel-AirFive on their way to LA - Congratulationsto our five qualifiers who have secured their places in the 123rd US Women ’ s Amateur Championship atBel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, August 7-13. Bel-Air will be the secondGeorge Thomas designed course to host a USGA Championship and t...
07/07/23
Mid-Season Race UpdateFour Close to the Top - At the midway point of our year, with several events still ahead, Bryce Haney, Austin Greaser, Tyler Goecke, and Jeff Scohy have emerged as the top four contenders. Sitting in fourth position is Jeff Scohy, who also is currently leading in the Mid-Amateur Division....
07/07/23
What You Should KnowSummer is great for golf, but long days and hot weather can take their toll on turf. Here’s a look at how superintendents keep courses in good shape through challenging summer conditions.
06/30/23
Recap of 102nd Ohio OpenLocals Played Well - Many of our locals played well in the 102nd Ohio Open Championship presented by Pyramid Treating Inc. and hosted at Westfield Country Club this past week. Springfield native and Wittenberg Assistant Golf Coach Nick Carlson finished solo third with a final score of 11-...
06/29/23
Twin BB ReviewA Fun Time for All - Our second DDWGA event of2023 hosted at Piqua Country Club was another wonderful day of golf as the TwinBest Ball competition hosted a field of 72 women making up 18 teams. The staffat Piqua Country Club went above and beyond for our competitors and displayedmarvelous...
06/28/23
July Volunteer SpotlightDaryl Nels - I s a woman with a passion for golf and a heart full of dedication. For close to 30 years, she has been an invaluable volunteer at Miami Valley Golf, leaving her mark on the local golfing community. Daryl's involvement began when she joined the Board of the Dayton Dis...
06/26/23
Another Title for ScohyCongratulations to Jeff Scohy - A remarkable golfer and winner of numerous championships, including Miami Valley Golf's, 2004 Match Play, 2010 Metropolitan, and the two-time defending Mid-Amateur Champion. His latest triumph came in the 114th Tony Blom Metropolitan, organized by the Great...
06/23/23
A Milestone Reached100 Years of Service to our Game - Northmoor Golf Club, a public 18-hole golf course located in Celina, OH. Established in 1923 and designed by Duane Dammeyer. Recently, reached a remarkable milestone, celebrating its 100th anniversary. To honor this momentous occasion, Miami Valley Golf...
06/19/23
How our Qualifiers End Up?Better than Previous years - Nick Hardy, for the second year in a row, was our low finisher hisfour-day total of plus 1 (281) was good enough for a tie for 20thand earned him $200,152. Dylan Wu who got in thanks to his birdie on thefirst playoff hole at the Springfield final finished in...
06/19/23
US Open ContestCongratulations To - Rob Kozlowski who edged out NickHogenkamp to win the US Open Pick'em contest. Both with a score of 28, Rob won the first tiebreaker toclaim the 1st place prize. Rounding out the prize-winners, Bill Boone finishes in3rd with a score of 27. Our Last Contest of...
06/15/23
US Women's Am QualifiyingWalnut Grove to Host - The journey to the 123rd U.S. Women's Amateur begins on June 19th, as the first out of 25 Sectional Qualifiers takes place to determine the participants for the championship. The national championship will be held from August 7th through 13th at the prestigious B...
06/15/23
Course Auction SuccessfulThanks to Everyone - This year’s Miami Valley Golf Auction Featuring Access to PrivateClubs, proved to be a resounding success. Through the generouscontributions of club members and supporters, a wide range of clubs were madeavailable for bidding. Golf enthusiasts and community membe...
06/15/23
US Open Green SpeedsThe U.S. Open is known for being the toughest golf championship, with firm, fast greens that are meant to test the best players in the world. As fans, it’s important to keep a few items in mind about how these championship conditions are produced, and why they aren’t what we experience for daily play.
06/13/23
Post Event ReviewMasters Event 2 - Our second Masters Event of 2023 at Walnut Grove Country Club was another outstanding success, courtesy to the participation of our players. The event was made even more enjoyable by the warm hospitality extended by Walnut Grove Country Club Members and Staff. A special...
06/09/23
How will LACC Play?LACC North Course ‘Exam’ Will Vary from Day to Day - U.S. Open provides an arduous test of a player’s mettle, both physically and mentally. In the championship’s first foray on the North Course at The Los Angeles Country Club, which will take place from June 15-...
06/09/23
Masters at Walnut Grove86 set to enjoy the day - The second Miami Valley Masters event of the season istaking place this Monday at Walnut Grove CC. Eighty-six gentlemen over the ageof 50 will be divided into ten divisions for the tournament. The youngestsenior participating is Matt Singleton, who turned 50 last...
06/09/23
US Open ReviewFive off to the US Open - Congratulations to Sam Stevens, Taylor Pendrith, Nick Hardy, Alex Schaake, and Dylan Wu for successfully qualifying for the upcoming US Open at LA Country Club. The final positions were determined through a playoff among Dylan Wu, Alex Schaake, and Maxwell Moldov...
06/09/23
What would your score be at LACC?Want to know your score if you played the US Open at Los Angeles Country Club in the 123rd US Open. Follow this link to see what your target score would be!
05/31/23
Ohio Am Qualifer ReviewOhio Amateur Qualifier - The 117th Ohio Amateur Qualifier was held at NCR CountryClub's North Course, where a score of three over par secured one of the highly sought-after26 spots in this year's Ohio Amateur tournament. The Ohio Amateur will takeplace at Canterbury Golf Club from July 10t...
05/28/23
June Volunteer SpotlightBill Pohlman - Bill is a man of service and dedication. As a retiree and a seasoned CPA with Pohlman and Talmage CPA’s, he has spent years helping his clients manage their finances. But his passion for giving back extends far beyond the confines of his office. For the past five ye...
05/26/23
Goodwin in New Jersey2023 Boatwright Class visits USGA - This week, the USGA welcomed its largest class of P.J. Boatwright Jr. interns to the annual Boatwright Summit as the organization kicks off the 32nd year of the career development initiative that provides on-the-job training across the USGA’s netwo...
05/26/23
Greaser Opts OutWill Return for One More Year - Our three-time Player of the Year, Austin Greaser, a Vandalia Butler graduate, Arnold Palmer Cup Selectee, and prominent player for the North Carolina Golf Team announced earlier in the week he has decided to opt-out of the PGA TOUR University Class o...
05/25/23
A Good WeekGoecke & Haney Reach Semi's - The journey to the 8th US Four-Ball Championship, a two-man better ball team championship and one of seventeen National Championships conducted by the USGA, is quite extensive. A total of 2,551 two-person teams embarked on the qualifying process at one of the...
05/19/23
Organizational UpdateOver the last few years, Miami Valley Golf has been striving to better align our organizational footprint in order to leverage our wonderful sport and make a greater difference for our entire community. As part of this effort, we aligned our governance documents and structure with those ideals in mind.
05/19/23
Responsible PracticeGolfers are spending more time than ever working on their game, which means practice areas can take a real beating. The good news is that there are some simple things we can do to minimize our impact on the practice range, chipping area or putting green so that everyone can enjoy the best possible conditions.
05/19/23
Shamble ResultsWrap Up From Monday's Play - Thanks to all those who playied in first DDWGA Event of the Year and thanks to Troy Country Club for their hospitality. TCC is led by Phil Zwierzchowski , General Manager, Courtney Shroyer , Food and Beverage Director, Noah Ervin , Golf Course Superint...
05/16/23
DDWGA Announces Scholar AwardsWith a long-standing tradition of empowering and encouraging female golfers, the DDWGA Scholarship Awards have donated over $60,000 to 71 deserving recipients since it's inception is 1996....
05/12/23
Inaugural Hike a SuccessA Good Day's Walk - In the end, 15 out of our 16 hikers successfully completed all 100 holes in the inaugural Youth on Course 100 Hole Hike, benefiting our area's YOC program. This incredible hike took place this past Monday at Miami Valley Golf Club, and it was an event filled with remark...
05/12/23
Masters Wrap UpFun for All - The first Masters Event of 2023 at Dayton Country Club was a resounding success, thanks to the participation of all the players. The event was made even more enjoyable by the warm hospitality extended by the Dayton Country Club Members and Staff. A special mention goes out to...
05/12/23
NOGA to Host Adaptive OpenA First For Ohio Golf - Following its successful collaboration with the UnitedStates Golf Association (USGA) for the inaugural U.S. Adaptive OpenChampionship in Pinehurst last year, the Northern Ohio Golf Association hasforged a partnership with Cleveland Metroparks Golf to launch a new Ad...
05/05/23
Goecke, Mattiesen to NCAA RegionalRaider Golfers Advance - The season continues for a pair of Wright State golfers, as Tyler Goecke and Mikkel Mathiesen have both earned a trip to the 2023 NCAA Championship as individuals. Goecke and Mathiesen learned they were part of the field Wednesday afternoon as part of the l...
05/05/23
Tell us what you think about golfRaffle to Win $250 Amazon Card - As part of the USGA/AGA Joint Strategy work on Golfer Experience, GHIN golfers in every state will be surveyed to share their experiences and what they enjoy most about golf. This information is extremely important and will inform Member benefits, prod...
04/28/23
Greaser in Wells FargoMaking History in Charlotte - Austin Greaser, a 22-year-old senior from Vandalia and at the University of North Carolina, is currently ranked No. 3 on the PGA TOUR University rankings ( See Ranking ) ( FAQ on what rankings status ). As a Tar Heel, Greaser has achieved two-time All-American...
04/28/23
Ohio Junior Cup AnnouncedFor SOPGA & NOPGA Junior Tour Members - The Northern Ohio PGA and Southern Ohio PGA this past week, announced the inaugural Junior Ohio Cup, a team-format competition that will showcase the best junior golfers from around the state. The matches are scheduled to take place on October 28-29,...
04/28/23
Spring BB Starts SeasonFour Divisions Awarded - On Monday, April 24th, the Miami Valley Spring Better was held at NCR Country Club. The event was presented by Midwest Security. The tournament saw some strong performances despite the chill temperatures, with winners crowned in various divisions. In the Gro...
04/28/23
Spring Shamble is May 15Ladies Start their Season - The Dayton District Women's Golf Association (DDWGA) is excited to announce that the Ladies Season will kick off on Monday, May 15 with the DDWGA Shamble at Troy Country Club. The day will begin with a four-person team (registration is by team) event at 1pm. Th...
04/27/23
Volunteer Spotlight Our May Focus - David Fox discovered his passion for golf at the age of 35 years old, while on vacation with his dad and grandpa. He has always been intrigued by the sport, but it wasn't until that trip that he fell in love with it and has been hooked ever since. He now is a member at C...
04/21/23
A Win-Win OpportunityBid Now to Support YOC T he weekly auctions promise to be a difference maker for our next generation of golfers, with all proceeds supporting our Youth on Course Program. This program is dedicated to providing young people with affordable access to golf, allowing them to benefit from the ma...
04/21/23
Local Professionals are Recognized- Southern Ohio PGA Announce Award Winners - The Southern Ohio Section, PGA of America is an association of approximately 450 golf professionals whose mission is to promote the interest, participation and enjoyment in the game itself; establish and maintain professional standards of pract...
04/21/23
Spring BB Starts SeasonNearly 200 golfers will play over the two courses at NCR CC on Monday, April 24th in our First Event of the 2023 Season, the Spring Better Ball Presented by our Friends at Midwest Security Services. For all the Event Details
04/14/23
Final Rules Question for SpringHow to Proceed - Question for April 15, 2023 - If a ruling by a referee is found to be wrong, the ruling must be corrected. A. True B. False Answer & Narrative Do you have a rules question that you have often wondered about? If so, please send it to dmille...
04/05/23
Closures in our GameReflecting on the past can be a powerful way to gain insight and perspective on where we are today. In the world of golf, this can mean looking back at courses that have come and gone and consider what they meant to the game and the communities they served. One such course is Miami View Golf Course, which closed prior to the development of Interstate 75.
04/05/23
Rules Question for April 8How to Proceed - Question for April 8, 2023 In stroke play, a player's ball is embedded in its own pitch-mark after a stroke in the general area. The player takes relief under the embedded ball relief Rule (16.3b) but, before dropping a ball, the player repairs the pitch-mark and o...
04/02/23
Random Golf Footnotes - The Masters Amateur Dinner - By Our Friend and Noted Golf Historian, John Fischer - Anyone who follows the Masters golf tournament has probably heard of the Champions Dinner held on Tuesday evening of the tournament week. The idea came from Ben Hogan in 1952 who sought permissio...
03/31/23
20th Masters Contest is Now OpenThe 20th Annual Miami Valley Golf Masters Contest presented by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Centerville is now open. Don't miss your chance to take part in this annual spring contest and if you are a lucky winner, you can stock up on golf balls before the season gets underway! - Deadline is Thursday Morning, April 6 at 6am.
03/31/23
Rules Question for April 1How to Proceed - Question for April 1, 2023 A player's ball lies on the putting green in 2. The player marks and lifts their ball. The player replaces their ball at another player's nearby ball-marker and sinks the putt. Another player tells the player that they played from the wrong...
03/29/23
April Volunteer SpotlightGeorgianne Koch - Georgianne has always been a lover of golf. Introduced to the game by her parents when she was just 9 years old, golf had been a constant presence in her life, a way to bond with her mother, and a game she could play as an individual. Over the years, Georgianne had b...
03/24/23
Rules Question for March 25How to Proceed - Question for March 25, 2023 After making a stroke at their ball resting in the general area, a player discovers that the ball they have played was moved onto the course by an outside influence after the ball had come to rest out of bounds. Which of the following is f...
03/22/23
Changes in Qualifying in 2024- USGA Announces Amateur Championship Qualifying Modifications - Changes to U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S.Girls’ Juniorqualifying will be introduced in 2024 In an effort to continuously enhance andevolve the competitor experience, the U...
03/22/23
A Landmark Victory- Pete Brown and his landmark victory at a course with no name - Reprinted with Permission from Global Golf Post - Article by Patrick Hand - In May 1964, golf history was made in remote Burneyville, Oklahoma at a PGA Tour event called the Waco Turner Open. The tournament ran from...
03/18/23
Rules Question for March 18How to Proceed - Question for March 18, 2023 A ball comes to rest out of bounds and then is moved onto the course by wind or gravity. What is the status of the ball? A. It’s the players Ball in Play B. It’s a Wrong Ball C. It’s now a Substitu...
03/17/23
Not that it MattersMy Two Cents Worth - Steve Jurick, PGA, Your Executive Director's Take on the Proposed Golf Ball Roleback - Many of you have heard about the proposed golf ball rollback announced jointly by the USGA and R&A this week. However, don't worry, it won't affect most golfers, including those...
03/16/23
Metro to Receive WAGR PointsNew in 2023 Miami Valley Golf has taken steps to ensure that our Century old Amateur Championship, known as “the Metropolitan,” will receiveWorld Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) points for our annual 72 Stroke PlayChampionship. This years championship will be held at Heatherwood...
03/11/23
Rules Question for March 11How to Proceed - Question for March 11, 2023 A player hits their tee shot towards a road that is defined as out of bounds. Thinking that this ball could be OB the player then correctly plays a provisional ball down the middle of the fairway. After searching for one minute, the player...
03/07/23
March Volunteer SpotlightTony Pascale - Tony Pascale has been volunteering with Miami Valley Golf for more than 10 years. He has contributed as a scorer and forecaddie for many Association Events. Additionally, for the past 40 years, Tony has volunteered as an alumnus at the University of Dayton. Currentl...
03/06/23
FAQ's and GHINFAQ and the GHIN System How do I Download the GHIN App Please Follow this Link or Search GHIN Mobile in your App Store Digital Profile & Login Questions Q: Why do I need to create a digital profile with a unique email address to log into the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.co...
03/03/23
eClub Member Wins APGA Tour EventIn the first full-field event of the APGA Tour's 2023 season, Kevin Hall shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 and birdied the first playoff hole to win the APGA Tour at Indian Canyon Golf Resort against DeVaughn Robinson. Hall and Robinson finished the two-day, 36-hole event at 10-under-par, with Hall securing his 5th career win on the APGA Tour
03/03/23
Make Your SelectionsThe first Miami Valley Golf selection contest will be for next week's PLAYERS Championship and you may now make you selections. We will continue to award personalized golf balls to those who finish in the top three. Don't miss your chance to stock up on golf balls before the season gets underway!
03/03/23
Rules Question for March 4How to Proceed - Question for March 4, 2023 In stroke play, a player’s ball lies just outside a bunker in the general area. They properly take relief from a sprinkler head and the ball comes to rest in the proper relief area. Before making their next stroke, the ball moves comi...
03/01/23
Area Golf Leader PassesSteve Lambert Steve Lambert, a beloved father and respected member of the golf community, passed away on February 27th after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a dedicated member of the Southern Ohio PGA and the Golf Course Superintendents Association, known for his outstanding contr...
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