Johnston elected 101st WPGA president

December 17, 2020

Dan Johnston, Treasure Lake Golf Club, was elected President during the WPGA Annual Meeting on October 12 at Shannopin Country Club. He succeeds Rud VanHorn of the Hickory Heights Golf Club and is the 101st WPGA President in the Association’s storied and lengthy history.

WPGA officers also include Terry Kenny, South Hills, Vice President; Jim Beck, Hannastown, Secretary; and Ken Flisek, Nevillewood, Treasurer.

Johnston is a CPA and owner of DJCPA Enterprises in DuBois PA. He began his love of the game at the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States, The Foxburg Country Club, a WPGA Member Club. Johnston is a graduate of Westminster College with a degree in Business Administration-Accounting.

Brett Young Wins WPGA Player of the Year, Salvitti Junior POY, Knapp Senior POY

December 14, 2020

For the second time in three years, Bethel Park’s Brett Young has earned the title of WPGA Player of the Year. Young won twice in 2020, first at the 79th WPGA Four-Ball Championship at Chartiers Country Club – with partner Rick Stimmel – and later in the year at the 35th WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship hosted by Longue Vue Club. A week after his WPGA Mid-Amateur title, Young traveled across the state and captured the 27th Pennsylvania Middle-Amateur Championship crown.

Knapp and Courneen capture Senior Amateur Championships

October 7, 2020
By Mike Dudurich

SEWICKLEY – The second day of the West Penn Senior Amateur was not for the faint of heart. After a first day on a Sewickley Heights Golf Club course that was hard and fast and difficult, a healthy dose of gusty winds was added to the mix for the second round.

And the results were predictable.

Eight players posted scores in the 90s, 16 players posted 80s and only five players were in the 70s.

“No doubt, this was a golf course was really difficult, regardless of what level the players are,” said Sean Knapp, the only man in the field who found a way to get his ball around SHGC in the least number of strokes.


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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.