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.
WPGA Handicap Chair Certification Seminar
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Longue Vue Club
The WPGA Handicap Committee is pleased to continue conducting the Association's Handicap Chair Certification Program.
The purpose of the program is to educate members and employees of
Association Member Clubs on the USGA Handicap System and
handicapping policies and procedures in the Western Pennsylvania region to be better prepared to handle duties at the
club. Please note that every club wishing to utilize the USGA Handicap System must complete this requirement within each
certification period. The current period ends December 15, 2015.
Bedford Elks joins Association
The Association's Executive Committee accepted the application of Bedford Elks Golf Club, Bedford, as a Member Club. The club is located just south of Bedford on US-220. The club was founded in 1942. This is club #127 in the Association's Member Club list, which includes about 60 private clubs, 60 public courses, and seven clubs without real estate.
Strong turnout, exchanges at Fox Chapel session
The Association conducted a workshop on February 22 at Fox Chapel Golf Club, "Promoting the Game & Business of Golf."
The event, morning sessions concluded with lunch, was well attended by 33 Member Clubs and 85 persons. The group was a
1/3 mix each of WPGA official family members, (Executive Committee, Club Reps, and committee members), Member Club
senior staff - General Managers, Professionals, and Golf Course Superintendents; and club officials such as board and
committee members. Overall attendance numbers were similar to the Association's key membership meetings - Club Rep Day
in the Spring and the Annual Meeting in the Fall.
Rohanna records top-30 in Symetra Tour stop
Waynesburg's Rachel Rohanna turned professional last year following a standout collegiate career at Ohio State
University. She was twice the recipient of the Association's Frank Fuhrer, III, Award for outstanding collegiate play in
2009-10 and 2011-12.
Rohanna recorded 71-71-73 - 215, tied for 27th, in the Symetra Tour's opening event at Longbow GC in Mesa, AZ,
February 21-23. This tour is administered by the LPGA Tour, and the top ten on their money list at the end of the season
gain LPGA Tour cards the following year. She earned $849. Rohanna played on the Symetra Tour last season as well and
also qualified for the 2013 US Women's Open at the Butler Country Club Sectional.