Knapp competes in Celebration of Champions

June 17, 2018
By Mike Dudurich

Call it the win that keeps on giving.

When Sean Knapp won the U.S. Senior Amateur last August in his first national senior event, he knew there would be perks that went with that title.

Things like a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Senior Amateur, two-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur, three years into the U.S. Mid-Am and two years into the U.S. Senior Open.

What he didn’t know – because it hadn’t been announced when he won – was that he would become part of U.S. Open week at Shinnecock Hills, even he wasn’t playing in the Open.

WPGA Girls’ Junior Match Play created

July 11, 2018

The WPGA Executive Committee has approved the start of the WPGA Girls’ Junior Match Play Invitational to begin this season. The inaugural event will be held July 31 & 31 at Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier and will be conducted concurrently with the C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational.

Modeled after the C.R. Miller, the top eight players will be invited to compete in the championship based on the Girls Junior Honor Roll points list as of July 18, 2018. To be eligible the player must reside in the WPGA’s jurisdiction and have not reached her 19th birthday as of midnight on July 31, 2018.

Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2018

May 29, 2018
By Mike Dudurich

The West Penn Golf Association’s Hall of Fame Committee proudly announces the selection of four outstanding individuals as the Class of 2018 for induction into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.

Missie Berteotti, Henry C. Fownes, Emil Loeffler and Rocco Mediate are this year’s honorees as the Hall of Fame continues its mission of celebrating the game’s history in Western Pennsylvania by honoring those who have made an impact on the game, on and off the golf course.

114th WPGA Open Championship
Oakmont Country Club
July 16-18, 2018

2018 WPGA Open Championship Qualifying Rounds
Grove City - 6/26/18 • Green Oaks - 6/28/18
Shannopin - 6/28/18 • Edgewood - 7/5/18

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114th WPGA Open Championship
Oakmont Country Club
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118th WPGA Amateur Championship
Fox Chapel Golf Club
July 2 & 3, 2018

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.