Team WPGA repeats as Williamson Cup champions

August 15, 2018
By Mike Dudurich

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

August 1, 2018
By Mike Dudurich

Practice makes perfect has been used as a motivational saying for decades.

Reality is, however, that the perfect game or swing or pitch or play has never happened nor will it.

But you couldn’t blame Angus McHolme if that thought crossed his mind after completing his 164th and final match play hole of golf in the last five days on Tuesday.

The last 16 holes of that total came in the finals of the 45th C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational at Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier. McHolme only needed that many to eliminate Luke Minsky, 3 & 2, to capture the title.

Bruce repeats as WPGA Junior Champion

July 24, 2018
By Mike Dudurich

It’s amazing what a bit of instruction, a few good bounces and a victory can do for a young man’s summer.

Hunter Bruce, the 2017 West Penn Golf Association Junior champion, had not been pleased with how he had been playing and went to see his instructor, Kevin Shields, after a trip to Pinehurst.

“We started finding something in my swing,” said Bruce, who won a WPIAL title and was a PIAA runner-up while at Peters Twp. High School. “My short game was really tuned, too.”

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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.


Thank you to the supporters of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.