Notice to Players - 2015 WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship

May 11, 2015 - Longue Vue Club, Verona

This notice serves as confirmation for WPGA Fred Brand and Semple Brothers Foursomes Championships on Monday, May 11, 2015 at The Longue Vue Club in Verona.

The field is 33 teams for the Fred Brand and 15 teams for the Semple Brothers. Substitutions on an accepted team are permitted as long as the new player meets the eligibility requirements.

Please note the starting times and groupings.

Groupings - Alpha
Groupings - Tee & Time

Starting tees will be holes #1 & #9.

Format - 36 Holes of Foursomes Stroke Play

Tee Markers - Play for Fred Brand will be from the BLUE WPGA tee markers (Approx. 6,500 Yards). Play for Semple Brothers will be from the WHITE WPGA tee markers (Approx. 6,200 Yards).

Pace of Play - Three hours and forty minutes (3:40)

Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. Players are encouraged to read Rule 29, Threesomes & Foursomes, USGA Rules of Golf. In the case a provisional ball needs to be played for a ball that may be lost or out of bounds, the partner plays such a ball, not the player who made the original stroke. Partners must switch the order in which they play from the Teeing Ground for the second round to ensure each player has played a shot from all eighteen Teeing Grounds. In the event of a tie, a hole by hole sudden death playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee.

Practice - Please contact the Golf Shop at 412-793-2375 for information regarding potential availability a practice round. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player. The PGA Professional is Steve Antenucci.

Transportation/Caddies - Golf carts are permitted and are included in the entry fee. Players may bring their own caddies if they choose to walk.

Evacuation Plan - In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players on holes #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,15,16,17 & 18 should return immediately to the Clubhouse. Players on holes #8,9,10,11,12,13 & 14 should go to the Half Way House.


Food - The WPGA provides coffee and juices prior to the rounds and lunch for the players between rounds. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.

Lodging - Teams that need lodging will find several hotels in the Harmarville area in various price ranges, just off the PA Turnpike, Exit #48.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you must withdraw by contacting the Association office at 412-826-2180 or emailing Matt Rusinko. The entry fee includes green fee, cart, practice fee, coffee and juices, lunch, trophies to the winning teams and merchandise prizes to the top five (5) scores and ties for the Fred Brand Championship and the top three (3) and ties for the Semple Brothers.

Directions to the club can be found on the Longue Vue Club website.