Team WPGA ties Tri-State Section in Palmer Cup Matches

September 17, 2021
By Mike Dudurich


It was, by all accounts, a typical Palmer Cup day at Latrobe Country Club.

Skies were bright blue, teams from the West Penn Golf Association and the Tri-State PGA were dressed in their team gear, setting the stage for yet another memorable event that honors the man whose name the event proudly carries.

Arnold Palmer.

Just over a week from what would have been his 93rd birthday and just over a week from his passing on September 26, 2016, the presence of the King was definitely a part of this annual event.

“I would definitely say it was a reflective sort of day,” said Sean Knapp, a veteran participant and leader of team WPGA. “It started for me a few weeks ago at the U.S. Senior Amateur, which was held at the Country Club of Detroit.”

Adam Scuilli captures 36th Mid-Amateur Championship

September 8, 2021
By Mike Dudurich


There are varying opinions on the home-field advantage for golfers.

Playing a big tournament on your home course is either an advantage to be celebrated or a yoke around a golfer’s neck that’s hard to deal with.

Put Adam Scuilli advantage column with an emphatic “oh yeah.”

Scuilli, 40, took advantage of his local knowledge of Chartiers Country Club and posted rounds of 67-68 for a 135 total and a three-shot victory over Greensburg’s Kevin Fajt in the 36th WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

“A lot, huge actually,” Scuilli said. “Especially here. There are so many trap doors around here. It’s like a haunted house.”

Jamison Cup goes back to Bedford Springs

August 1, 2021
By WPGA


After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamison Cup Inter-Club Finals is back in 2021. Bedford Springs is set to host the championship for the first time since 2015 when the team from Sunnehanna Country Club reigned supreme. Oakmont Country Club, however, has been the team to beat, winning the last three times the event was conducted and 10 of the 31 titles overall.


Announcements

Partners

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

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.