Mark Goetz wins WVU Invitational

April 19, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Winning a collegiate golf tournament is the goal of every almost-ready-to-shave youngster who puts on their new school colors for the first time. It’s the same everywhere from the smallest Division III program to the sprawling campus of a Division I power university.

It doesn’t matter where or when the win takes place, just that it does. And when the victory comes, it’s a big deal.

Say hello to Mark Goetz.

Past WPGA President, Richard Thompson, Dies April 5th

April 14, 2021

Richard Thompson was born in Elizabeth, PA on November 2, 1930 to John M. Thompson and Guellma J. Thompson. He attended Penn State University and soon after was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in Korea from 1952-1954.

Upon his return to western Pennsylvania, Thompson worked several jobs before beginning his career in land development, which included Holly Hill Mobile Park and many other residential developments throughout the region. Most recently, he partnered with his son, Frank, in Crown Run Self Storage.

2021 WPGA Play Day Registration Begins Tomorrow

March 31, 2021

WPGA Play Days offer Association members the opportunity to explore WPGA Member Clubs in a relaxed, enjoyable, and non-competitive environment while paying an affordable rate. Unlike a competition, players can pick their group and tee time and select the tee markers they would like to play from. This is a great opportunity to meet new players or get your regular group together to play a quality golf course at a great price. Last year was a record year for WPGA Play Day entries, and we hope that this program will continue to grow.

The first WPGA Play Day of the season will be held at Olde Stonewall Golf Club on April 20th and registration for that Play Day opens on April 1 at 9AM. Registration for the rest of the Play Days will open on Wednesdays at 9AM throughout the golf season..



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.