Announcements


Registration is now open for the Final Round of the 2018 WPGA Amateur Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club on 8/20 (Registration)

Registration is now open for both the 45th C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational and Inaugural WPGA Junior Girls' Match Play Invitational at Rolling Rock Club on July 30 & July 31. (Registration)

Four share lead in 114th WPGA Open Championship

July 16, 2018
By Mike Dudurich


0AKMONT – With 25 players within six shots of the lead in the 114th West Penn Open Championship, winning the highly coveted title is either going to be a sprint or a slog through the heat of July in Western Pennsylvania.

And one of the top layouts in the world, Oakmont Country Club, will determine that.

“Today the course won,” said Sean Knapp. He was correct, with 20 players having posted rounds of 80 or above. And no player was able to break par and only four players were able to through the 90-degree day at even par 70.

Final Round of 2018 WPGA Amateur Championship scheduled

July 4, 2018
By Mike Dudurich


An unprecedented weather situation has forced the West Penn Golf Association to make a difficult decision regarding its oldest championship.

When a ferocious thunderstorm popped up quickly late Monday afternoon during the second round of the 118th West Penn Amateur Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club, second-round play was suspended. When the severe storm continued to rage for over 90 minutes with heavy rain, strong gusts of wind and sharp lightning, two things became apparent.

Play suspended in 2018 WPGA Amateur Championship

July 3, 2018
By Mike Dudurich


FOX CHAPEL – There was some spectacular golf played in the first round of the West Penn Golf Association’s Amateur Championship Monday at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

Adam Hoffman birdied five holes and bogeyed one to post a 66, one shot better than a quartet of other players.

There was some spectacular, no make that horrific, weather that dominated things during the second round. Just past the halfway part of the round, the weather siren sounded for the third time, but unlike the other two times, the skies immediately darkened and a ferocious thunderstorm pounded the entire Fox Chapel area.

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

Sponsors

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

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.


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Mission Statement: To advance the interests and spirit of the game of golf and to encourage a spirit of harmony and cooperation among golf clubs and other related associations. Primary activities include the administration of the USGA Handicap System™, educational programs for members and club employees, the sharing of information and the conduct of championships.

Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is one of the oldest golf associations in the country and the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has over 200 Member Clubs and 35,000 members.

To conduct daily business, the WPGA employees a full-time staff with offices in the historic Allegheny West district in the North Side of Pittsburgh that is also home to the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.



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