WPGA to conduct 10 Rules of Golf Workshops

February 18, 2019
By WPGA


The new Rules of Golf went into effect on January 1, 2019. To help educate golfers on the changes, the WPGA will be conducting 10 Rules of Golf Workshops at various clubs throughout the Spring that will primarily address the 31 major changes and how they affect play. All WPGA members are welcome to attend - unless otherwise noted - free of charge, and food and beverage will be available for purchase with cash or register a competition or event.

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WPGA to introduce Net Senior Series in 2019

February 8, 2019
By WPGA


Beginning in 2019, the WPGA will add a four-event Net Senior Series to the schedule as part of a continued effort to expand our net offerings. Each of the four events will include a Senior Division, open to players 55 and older, and a Super Senior Division, open to players 65 and older. The series will culminate with a Net Senior Series Champion based on points accumulated at each event throughout the season.

Former WPGA President, Bob Friend, dies Sunday

February 4, 2019
By WPGA


Friend had a 16-year career in Major League Baseball, most notably as a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was part of the 1960 World Series Champion team and went on to be a four-time all-star. Friend remains the Pirates franchise leader in starts (477), innings pitched (3,480 1/3), and strikeouts (1,682).

After his retirement from professional sports, Friend continued living in Pittsburgh where he began his career beyond baseball. He became involved with local politics, where he served as the Allegheny County Controller, and was an insurance broker for many years. In 1988, Friend was elected President of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

Upcoming Competitions


WPGA competitions will begin with the 2019 WPGA Senior Series #1 on May 14 at Diamond Run Golf Club.

USGA Qualifying


Qualifying for USGA Championships will begin with U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying on May 6 at Chartiers Country Club.

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.

Sponsors

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

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.