Western Pennsylvania Golf Association unveils Competitions Schedule for 125th Anniversary Year
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications • January 29, 2024
PITTSBURGH – The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association (WPGA) enters its 125th Anniversary year with an exciting Competitions Schedule officially set.
The 2024 WPGA Competitions Schedule is designed to showcase the diverse talents of the region’s golfers while providing a platform for healthy competition and community engagement around the game. The schedule features a range of tournaments and competitions, each offering a unique golfing experience at challenging courses that are in interwoven in the fabric of Western Pennsylvania’s rich golf history.
Highlighting the 22-event schedule will be the 124th WPGA Amateur Championship on June 17-18 at historic Chartiers Country Club, coinciding with the Club’s 100th Anniversary celebration.
The WPGA Amateur Championship, which began in 1899, is one of the oldest amateur competitions in the country. Past winners include seven USGA Champions, including Eben Byers, William C. Fownes, Carl Kauffmann, Sean Knapp, Jim Masserio, Arnold Palmer and Nathan Smith.
Since 1995, the Amateur Championship has used preliminary qualifying rounds – set this year for May 15, May 22 and June 5 – and is a 54-hole Championship event at Chartiers Country Club.
Other premier events on the 2024 WPGA calendar include:
WPGA Junior Championship (June 10, 2024): The 2024 WPGA Junior Championship will take place at Shannopin Country Club in Ben Avon Heights, Pennsylvania. This event, won twice by Arnold Palmer in 1947 and 1948, is open to players 18 years of age and under.
WPGA Women’s and Senior Women’s Amateur Championships (July 17-18, 2024): The 2024 WPGA Women’s and Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is set for Green Oaks Country Club in Verona, Pennsylvania. First played in 1999 for WPGA member club champions, the event was opened to all women who meet the Handicap Index eligibility requirement in 2004.
The 121st WPGA Open Championship (July 22-24, 2024): The 121st WPGA Open Championship will take place at Indiana Country Club in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The competition is the WPGA’s second-longest-running Association championship. Winners of the Open Championship have gone on to claim 13 USGA National Championships and six Major Championships. The event is 54 holes of stroke play. Qualifying sites have recently been implemented to narrow the starting field from 144 to 78 players, and will take place June 11 and June 26.
The 93rd WPGA Senior Amateur Championships (September 30-October 1, 2024): The marquee competitions for senior amateur players in Western Pennsylvania, the Senior Amateur Championship was first held in 1929. In 2000, the event was expanded from an 18-hole to a 36-hole event and is open to players 55 and older. The Super-Senior Amateur is available to players 65 and older.
Additionally, the WPGA will celebrate competition anniversaries at the 70th WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship on May 6 at Longue Vue Country Club, the 50th C.R. Miller Cup Match Play Invitation on July 1-2 at Fox Chapel Golf Club, the 100th WPGA Father & Son Tournament on July 15 at The Pittsburgh Field Club, and the 75th WPGA Brothers Tournaments on July 26 at Shannopin Country Club.
The 2024 WPGA Competitions Schedule reflects the association's commitment to promoting the sport of golf, providing a platform for golfers of all skill levels, and fostering a sense of community among players.
A full list of the WPGA’s 2024 Competitions Schedule can be viewed here.
Registration to play in an event begin March 15, 2024. To register to play in an event, please visit the WPGA’s Event Registration Page.
For media inquiries, please contact WPGA Director of Communications Josh Rowntree.
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 nearly 37,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund and Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.