Six Past Presidents attended the 2019 WPGA Annual Meeting at Pittsburgh Field Club. From left, Rud Van Horn, WPGA President, 2019-2020, Terry Bailey, 2007-2008, George Anderson, 2008-2009, Ron Moehler, 2016-2017, Claudette Graham, 2017-2018, Tim Slavish, 2018-2019, and Gary Evans, 2012-2013

Van Horn elected 100th WPGA president
By WPGA • October 28, 2019

Rud Van Horn, Hickory Heights Golf Club, was elected President during the WPGA Annual Meeting at the Pittsburgh Field Club on October 21. He succeeds Tim Slavish of the Field Club and is the 100th WPGA President in the Association’s storied and lengthy history.

WPGA officers also include Dan Johnston, Treasure Lake, Vice President; Terry Kenny, South Hills, Secretary; and Jim Beck, Hannastown, Treasurer.

Van Horn was first elected to the Executive Committee in 2011. He is a long-time volunteer for the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association. He has been involved in many Association activities and committees including Championship, Green, Governance and Hall of Fame committees, and he continues to serve as a Rules Official for WPGA competitions and USGA Qualifying Rounds.

Van Horn is a retired Area Manager of Penelec/FirstEnergy Corp., NW Pa. A native of McKeesport, he is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Economics. He and his wife, Peggy, reside in South Fayette. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in February, they have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.

Newly elected to the Executive Committee are Mike Betts, Longue Vue and Carl Gatewood, Pittsburgh Field Club. In addition to Slavish, T.R. Gatti, Indiana, also retired from the Executive Committee.

The following members comprise the 2019-20 Executive Committee: Paul Bangor, Montour Heights; James Beck, Hannastown; Mike Betts, Longue Vue; Bill Fallon, Oakmont; Ken Flisek, Nevillewood; Carl Gatewood, Field Club; Terry Kenny, South Hills; David Malatak, Sewickley Heights; Colleen Meyers, Oakmont; Glenn Miller, Somerset; Mary Beth Morrissey, Connoquenessing; Chuck Nettles, St. Clair; Carol Onufro, Sunnehanna; Tom Reading, Fox Chapel; Lou Tripodi, Pinecrest; and Craig Walker, Cranberry Highlands.

About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.