WPGA Annual Meeting will be held at Allegheny Country Club on Monday, October 22 • Report of the 2017-2018 Nominating Committee
PITTSBURGH – If you’re going to win your first big championship as an adult, you might as well on a day where conditions were difficult.
That way when you’re recounting the story years from now, it will sound much better.
Ian Bangor is the champion in question in this instance. The 26-year-old graduate of Carnegie Mellon University overcame a slow start in the 33rd WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship to blister the South Hills Country Club course Tuesday afternoon.
FOX CHAPEL – The winner of the 118th West Penn Amateur Championship is 56 years old.
The player he beat by a stroke is 17 years old and will begin his senior year of high school next week.
As remarkable as both of those things are, something even more remarkable took place Monday afternoon Fox Chapel Golf Club.
That 56-year-old, Sean Knapp, won the Amateur for a record-tying eighth time. He tied none other than W.C. Fownes, Jr. the son of Oakmont Country Club founder, H.C. Fownes.
UPPER ST. CLAIR – In baseball, if a player on the home team wins a game in its last at-bat, it’s called a walk-off.
That wasn’t exactly what happened at St. Clair Country Club Tuesday evening, but it was close.
In the 55th Williamson Cup Matches, the West Penn Golf Association team was the defending champion, having won for the first time a year ago.
McHolme and Wrigley win first WPGA titles (8/1/18)
Bruce repeats as WPGA Junior Champion(7/24/18)
Gillam victorious in West Penn Open playoff (7/19/18)
Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2018 (5/29/18)
WPGA Play Days / Play 9™ Days (4/1/18)
The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association celebrated its centennial in 1998. Part of this celebration was to recognize area golfers and contributors who had an impact on our history. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to celebrate this history. The inaugural class consisted of William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Arnold Palmer, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.
The WPGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1941 and awarded two scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh and another to Duquesne University. The first Caddie Welfare Committee surfaced in 1927 and addressed issues to benefit of caddies at the various Member Clubs of the Association. Fourteen years later the movement secured enough money to sponsor its first scholars.