WPGA Scholarship Fund Golf Outing
Oakmont Country Club, Monday, April 21, 2014
The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association will host a golf outing at Oakmont Country Club on Monday, April 21, 2014. Proceeds will benefit the WPGA Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was established in 1927 and provides tuition assistance to employees of Association Member Clubs.
Registration opens Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM at WPGA.org. Entry will be by group of four at $4,000 per entry. A WPGA Player Account will be required to register. Please note entry procedures and guidelines.
A portion of the fee directly benefits the WPGA Scholarship Fund and is tax-deductible. Space is limited and entry acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation will not be finalized until payment is received. Overbooked entries will receive full refunds soon after the event's conclusion. (more)
2013-2014 Frank Fuhrer III Collegiate Player of the Year Award Watch List
Saint Bonaventure sophomore Joshua Stauffer, the 2012-2013 Frank Fuhrer III Collegiate Player of the Year, and five other student athletes have been selected for the 2013-2014 Frank Fuhrer III Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List. Now in its 13th year, the Fuhrer Award is designated to recognize outstanding golf performance from a collegiate player that hails from Western Pennsylvania.
Previous recipients include Mike VanSickle, Justin Smith and Robert Rohanna. The 2013-2014 season watch list includes 1 senior, 4 sophomores and 1 freshmen with student athletes competing at colleges in the states of Connecticut, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The 2013-2014 collegiate golf season includes the following players on the Fuhrer Award watch list: Ian Bangor, Senior (Carnegie Mellon), William Betts, Sophomore (Hartford), Garrett Browning (Robert Morris), Brett Rinker, Freshman (Bowling Green), Darren Simons, Sophomore (St. Bonaventure) and Joshua Stauffer, Sophomore (St. Bonaventure). (more)
Todd and Saunders in good shape on money lists
With another top ten finish in the Texas Open last weekend, Pittsburgh native Brendon Todd, cashed just over $200,000, making his total earnings $809,289, 48th on the PGA Tour money list. The top 125 retain their cards for the next season, a key goal for every Tour player.
Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, also recorded a top ten finish in the Web.com's event in New Orleans. He is 17th on that money list with $40,845, with three top ten finishes. The top 25 on that list gain PGA Tour privileges for the new season. Washington native Steve Wheatcroft, the 2004 West Penn Open champion, has won $17,565, 58th on the money list. (more)
2014 WPGA Club Representative Day
Monday, April 28, Pittsburgh Field Club
The day is a gathering for Club Reps, the Association’s key Member Club liaisons. We cover a wide variety of issues and activities. Format of play is Two-Best Balls of Four, from Indexes as of the April 15 revision.
Club Reps are expected to attend the 10:15 a.m. meeting. Club Reps must be present at this meeting to receive the complimentary registration fee. Additionally members of the WPGA Executive Committee and past Presidents are invited.
Clubs will be limited to two attendees, the Club Rep and either an officer of the club or senior staff member of the club due to limited space. The invited club rep will be responsible for inviting the appropriate staff or officer to join them.
Opening season memo and information
Thank you for your continued support of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.
It won’t be long before we can play golf here, as we’re about two weeks from posting local scores following the “winter of our discontent.” This winter the WPGA staff worked on the upcoming season. In addition, the Association hosted a very productive and well attended meet, greet, and sharing ideas workshop at Fox Chapel on February 22. We had a booth at the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Show, February 28-March 2. Other meeting on subjects such as handicapping and championship officiating will take place soon.
Starting on April 1, area scores will be accepted into the 130 Association computers that run GHIN at Member Clubs. If you have a USGA Handicap Index via GHIN through a WPGA Member Club, you are an individual member of the Association. The recent Fox Chapel workshop provided Member Clubs and individual members with information regarding the Association services offered and benefits available to all members who wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided. (more)
2014 WPGA Casual Golf schedule completed
The Association presents a Casual Golf Day program that allows members and their friends, men and women, to play in a WPGA organized outing. These non-competitive rounds are intended for WPGA Individual Members who aren’t likely to play the WPGA competition schedule. The Association’s goal is to provide opportunities for members of all skills to enjoy a round of golf at a WPGA Member Club they may not typically have a chance to play.
These days include a round of golf, cart, a tee prize, and a chance to network with other players. There is no formal competition, scorecards, scoreboards, or other tournament elements, just an enjoyable day with you and your group on the golf course. All players are responsible for posting their own scores for handicap purposes. (more)