Registration for 2020 WPGA Play Days opens April 1

March 31, 2020
By WPGA


The increasingly popular WPGA Play Days offer Association members the opportunity to explore WPGA Member Clubs in a relaxed, enjoyable, and non-competitive environment while paying an affordable rate. Unlike a competition, players can pick their group and tee time and select the tee markers they would like to play from. This is a great opportunity to meet new players or get your regular group together to play a quality golf course at a great price.

Unfortunately, due to the Stay-At-Home Order affecting most of the state, the Play Days that were scheduled for April have been postponed. We will try to work with the clubs to reschedule them. he schedule now opens with Green Oaks Country Club on on May 6th. There are several new sites on this year’s schedule, including Shannopin Country Club on June 17th, Sunnehanna Country Club on June 29th and Latrobe Country Club on August 20th. To see the full schedule or to register, click here.


Important update regarding COVID-19

March 21, 2020
By WPGA


Dear Golf Community,

Updated March 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

As of this this afternoon, 3/22, we have received an important clarification from the Commonwealth.

Regarding maintenance, we’ve been informed that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has confirmed that landscaping has been included under “essential services” and that superintendents may continue maintaining the grounds at this time.

Additional information has been sent to club staff and WPGA Club Reps.



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Partners

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Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.


Hall of Fame

Western Pennsylvania has a lengthy, rich and storied history.


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.

Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1941, nearly 700 students have received a scholarship.


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.