Five to be inducted into Hall of Fame

October 29, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

Regardless of what you did to get there, being named to a Hall of Fame is a special day in someone’s life. And for the eighth time in the storied history of the West Penn Golf Association, it will be so again, this time for five honorees.

The Association’s Class of 2021 (there was no Class of 2020) will be inducted Nov. 4 at Allegheny Country Club and will include Jim Masserio, Bob Reilly, Jodi Renner, Ron Sirak, and Chuck Scally Sr.

Cutrell & Paris hold on for victory in Senior Amateur Championships

October 13, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

His name was one that hadn’t been spoken much over the last couple years around the local golf scene.

That, in itself, is a bit unusual considering the man was inducted into the West Penn Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2017.

Fear not, however. Arnie Cutrell is alive and well and the 2021 champion of the West Penn Golf Association’s Senior Amateur at the Country Club of Meadville Tuesday.

“I hadn’t played much at all in any West Penn events the last couple years,” Cutrell said. “And that’s nothing against West Penn events. I enjoy competing in them and have won a few.” Being a little older now, my game isn’t quite as strong as it was and it’s hard to play when you feel like that.”

It was strong enough this week.

Cutrell lead Senior, Paris leads Super-Senior after round one

October 12, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

MEADVILLE – There are many times when a golf tournament is described as “senior” anything. It’d judged as something not quite as important as those for non-senior players. It’s a foolish judgement and the senior and super-senior players prove each year how foolish those ideas area.

Monday and Tuesday of this week, the West Penn Golf Association’s 90th Mid-Amateur Seniors and Super-Seniors put their games on display at the Country Club of Meadville with really nice success.

Three old friends find themselves at the top of Senior event, with Arnie Cutrell’s 70, carrying a one-shot lead over Sean Knapp and a two-shot lead over Edward Podufal.


Member Benefits


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

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.

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.