WPGA Play Day Registration is Now Open

April 1, 2019

WPGA Members can now register for the increasingly popular WPGA Play Days. The current schedule features 15 confirmed dates and venues and the list will continue to grow. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA (Mystic Rock course or Shepherd’s Rock course) is set to host the first WPGA Play Day of 2019 on April 29th, and the season will end at Bedford Springs Resort (Bedford, PA) on October 15th.

Click here to register.

Isaly’s Added as Sponsor of WPGA Women’s Amateur Championships

March 18, 2019

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is pleased to announce Isaly's as the sponsor of this year’s Women’s Amateur Championships.

First played in 1999 as a competition for women’s club champions from WPGA Member Clubs, the Isaly’s Women's Amateur Championship was opened in 2004 to all female WPGA Members who meet the Handicap Index eligibility requirement. In 2008, however, the event was discontinued. The WPGA brought back the Isaly's Women's Amateur Championship in 2017 along with the addition of the Isaly's Women’s Senior Amateur Championship and the Isaly's Women’s Super-Senior Amateur Championship.

Introducing the Frank Fuhrer, III Hall
of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame

March 4, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

The history of golf in Western Pennsylvania is unparalleled as you might expect with Arnold Palmer being the brightest shining star in a galaxy of great players from this area.

In 2013, a Hall of Fame was created to recognize golfers and contributors from the area who had an impact on the sport’s history here. The first class consisted of Palmer, William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.

That group, as well as each succeeding class of inductees, had no brick and mortar home, however.

Until now.

Upcoming Competitions

WPGA competitions will begin with the 2019 WPGA Senior Series #1 on May 14 at Diamond Run Golf Club.

USGA Qualifying

Qualifying for USGA Championships will begin with U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying on May 6 at Chartiers Country Club.

Hall of Fame

Western Pennsylvania has a lengthy, rich and storied history.

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association celebrated its centennial in 1998. Part of this celebration was to recognize area golfers and contributors who had an impact on our history. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to celebrate this history. The inaugural class consisted of William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Arnold Palmer, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.

Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1941, nearly 700 students have received a scholarship.

The WPGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1941 and awarded two scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh and another to Duquesne University. The first Caddie Welfare Committee surfaced in 1927 and addressed issues to benefit of caddies at the various Member Clubs of the Association. Fourteen years later the movement secured enough money to sponsor its first scholars.


Thank you to the supporters of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.