Western Pennsylvania Junior Golf Night
All Western Pennsylvania junior golfers, parents and high school golf coaches are invited to attend WPGA Junior Golf Night. The evening is complimentary for all attendees. Space is limited and registration must be done online.
The program will provide information to junior golfers about opportunities the game of golf may provide. The evening will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to prepare questions in advance. The panel will share their experiences and knowledge of golf. The group will answer questions about championship preparations, college recruiting, scheduling, routines, opportunities in the game and business of golf, and balancing the game with life. Attendees are encouraged to question the panelists, a group of the area's top players and coaches. (more)
Global Golf Post recognizes Bob Ford, Bob Friend and Joe Boros
In its January 19, 2015, edition, Global Golf Post, a weekly electronic publication, recognized PGA professionals who have maintained a high standard of play while attending to numerous duties in their golf shops. The outlet has begun to recognize several categories this time of year, including amateur golfers last month.
Receiving top recognition is Bob Ford, Oakmont and Seminole.
On the second team is Bob Friend, Pikewood National GC, Morgantown, WV. He was low club professional in the 2014 Senior PGA of America Championship.
Receiving Honorable Mention is Joe Boros, Treesdale G & CC, Gibsonia. (more)
WPGA Green Operations Study in motion
One of the Association’s most valued information programs, the Green Operations Survey has begun. At last November’s Green Committee meeting, the questionnaire was reviewed with a few questions added, revised, or deleted. This questionnaire was recently sent to Golf Course Superintendents at Member Clubs, plus another 150 senior staffers and club officials. The next few weeks will include compiling results and seeking the returns of as many questionnaires as possible.
The final product is expected to be ready early this spring. Elements such as budgets, human resources, water management, and maintenance practices will be summarized. Clubs are arranged in categories according to annual maintenance budgets. Several elements are compared to similar issues five years ago. (more)
2015 championship registration open
Registration for all 2015 Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Championships is now open. Players may now enter championships by clicking on “Enter a Tournament” at wpga.org. All entries must be made online or in person at the WPGA Office. Entries will not be accepted via telephone or by mail. For USGA Qualifying Rounds conducted by the WPGA players must refer to the entry schedule on the USGA website.
A few items of note to the 2015 WPGA Championship season:
• The Jamison Cup Inter-Club Championship will be played a little earlier than in years past. Please plan your league championships accordingly. Bedford Springs will host the 2015 Jamison Cup on August 17. (more)
2014 Year in Review
As the we prepare for the 2015 golf season, we would like to thank all of our Member Clubs, members, volunteers and everyone who contributed to a successful 2014 for the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association. We could not carry out our mission without the assistance of everyone involved. We saw many first time champions, our handicap computation and tournament management products transition to online products, and we had large turnout at our meetings and events. Our Scholarship Fund had a very successful year and four more students from WPGA Member Clubs were awarded scholarships. And we the saw five more individuals in the Class of 2014 inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame. (more)