The 18th green and clubhouse at Longue Vue Club.

Brand, Semple Foursomes Championships set for Longue Vue
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications  • May 5, 2024

PITTSBURGH — A pair of historic team competitions at Longue Vue Club will begin the WPGA’s second week of competitions Monday.

The 69th WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship and 29th Semple Century Foursomes Championship will start at 8 a.m. Monday morning in Verona.

70th WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship - May 6, Longue Vue Club

Since the event was founded by Jack and Fred Brand, Jr. in 1954 in honor of their father, Fred Brand, Sr., the Fresh Brand Foursomes Championship has been a hotly contested early season challenge for local golfers.

A year ago, the duo of Will Livingston and Jimmy Meyers of Oakmont Country Club commanded the field with a +2 (142) mark, edging Jeff Varga (Wildwood Golf Club) and Ian Bangor (Montour heights Country Club) by four strokes.

The Fred Brand Foursomes Championship has traditionally been the WPGA’s most popular team event and has been held at Longue Vue since 1984.

Over the years, one duo has dominated the field. Sean Knapp and Jeff Schroeder has won the event a record eight times. Knapp has also won the event seven other times with Steve Fuhrer and Nathan Smith. He will be paired with Darin Kowalski Monday.

The event consists of thirty-six holes of stroke play of foursomes, also known as Alternate Shot.

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29th WPGA Semple Century Foursomes Championship

The WPGA Semple Century Foursomes Championship has coincided with the Fred Brand Foursomes Championship since 1996.

The Semple Century Foursomes is for players over 50 years of age and is of the same format as the Fred Brand.

It is named in honor of Bud and Dick Semple of Allegheny.

Last season, Stephen Fuhrer and Paul Mazeski of Oakmont Country Club took the title with at +12 (152), winning a playoff over Jeff Hovanec (Hannastown Golf Club) and Joseph Corsi (Ligonier Country Club).

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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.