James wins 12th WPGA Isaly's Women's Amateur Championship

August 14, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

Katie James would consider herself an unlikely winner of the West Penn Golf Association’s 12th Women’s Amateur for a variety of reasons.

And not necessarily because she didn’t believe she was capable of winning.

No, the uncertainly came from another source. How about the fact that James had suffered a torn meniscus in October, had knee surgery in January and the Women’s Amateur was her first competition since all of that.

Isaly’s 12th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championships begin Monday

August 4, 2019

Three years ago, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association brought back its Women’s Amateur Championships, an event that had been discontinued in 2008, as part of a continued effort to promote women’s golf in the region. On Monday, a record field of 51 players will tee it up at Fox Chapel Golf Club across the three Women’s Championship’s: the Amateur, Senior Amateur and Super-Senior Amateur sponsored by Isaly’s. This will be Fox Chapel’s second time hosting this competition; the first was in 2002 when Helene Gosse won the Championship.

Titsworth claims WPGA Open Championship by three-shots

July 19, 2019

MCMURRAY – Kennywood Park opened a new thrill ride at its suburban Pittsburgh location recently, the Steel Curtain, a tribute to the Steelers’ awesome defensive front four of the 1970s.

Chances are there were more ups and downs Thursday in the final round of the 116th West Penn Open at Valley Brook Country Club than even the black and gold beast that soars above everything else at Kennywood Park.

After shooting a tournament record 62 in Round 2 of the Open Wednesday, Beau Titsworth showed up at Valley Brook with a three-shot lead over Penn State assistant coach T.J. Howe and a five-shot margin over Dan Obremski.

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.