WPGA announces updates to Competition Policies

February 14, 2024

PITTSBURGH – The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is pleased to announce changes and enhancements to our policies and procedures for competitions beginning in 2024.

Below are the changes that will be implemented in the coming competition season:


The WPGA has adopted Model Local Rule L-1 which will be in effect for all WPGA Competitions.

Carnegie Mellon Golf set on defending National Title, growing game locally

February 7, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications

Dan Rodgers knows his team is going from the hunter to the hunted in 2024. But that’s not exactly a bad spot to be.

Rodgers, the eighth-year head coach of Carnegie Mellon’s men’s and women’s golf teams, is currently leading his group – he hopes – to a defense of its dramatic NCAA Division III Men’s National Championship victory last spring.

“Thinking back on it gives me some chills,” said Rodgers. “It was such a fun experience to watch it play out.”

The Tartans won the title at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky last May, doing so by shooting a collective 9-under 279 in the final round to win the tournament by six strokes.

11 victories highlight Stimmel’s ‘unbelievable’ 2023 season

January 30, 2024
By Mike Dudurich

Use your favorite adjective to describe the summer that Rick Stimmel had in 2023, but understand that adjective must start at a level no lower than ‘spectacular’ or ‘mind-numbing.’

It was that good. Period.

“Even this far removed from it now, it’s still unbelievable,” Stimmel said. “I don’t hit it as far as I used to, but I think I made better decisions this year and it paid off.”

The first ‘better decision’ was deciding to put the peg in the ground early and often.

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Event Registration for the 2024 Season will open on March 15.

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The 2023 WPGA championship season has ended. We thank all of the players and our Member Clubs for their continued support. See you in 2024.

Qualifying Rounds

Qualifying for USGA Championships has concluded for 2023 in Western Pennsylvania. We thank all of the players and our Member Clubs for their continued support. See you in 2024.


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.