WPGA announces updates to Competition Policies
By WPGA • 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.

 • MLR L-1 - If a player returns a scorecard without the hole scores being certified either by the player the marker or both, the player gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes).

The WPGA Code of Conduct has been revised to include a Mobile Scoring Rule.

 • At least one player from each group of a WPGA competition is required to enter hole-by-hole scores into the Golf Genius Mobile App to maintain accurate LIVE SCORING for that specific pairing/tournament. This must be done in a timely manner, which means after the completion of each hole and prior to completing the subsequent hole.

WPGA Entries for Qualifying Rounds & Championship Exemptions

In WPGA Competitions where qualifying rounds are scheduled, no late entries will be accepted.

Players who are exempt for a WPGA Championship must confirm their registration prior to the close of entries.

Senior Series Events

The WPGA Senior Series II event hosted by The Links at Spring Church on July 16th will be Stableford Format for both the gross and net divisions.

A full list of the WPGA’s 2024 Competitions Schedule can be viewed here.

Registration begins on March 15, 2024. To register to play in an event, please visit the WPGA’s Event Registration Page.

For questions regarding WPGA Competitions, please contact WPGA Director of Competitions, Craig Borst.

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.