The Pittsburgh Field Club, host of the 100th Father & Son and 12th Parent & Child Tournaments

100th Father & Son, 12th Parent & Child Tournaments coming Monday

July 14, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director Communications

The oldest WPGA team competition celebrates its 100th anniversary Monday with the 100th WPGA Father & Son Championship at Pittsburgh Field Club.

Since 1921, the Father & Son Championship has offered players who are members of WPGA Member Clubs a fun, yet competitive day of golf alongside family and on a top Western Pennsylvania golf course.

The event is 18 holes of Chapman format golf. The championship features both a gross and net competition and is open to amateur and professional golfers.

With a special, family-oriented history, the Father & Son has seen a number of sons win the competition, only to then return as fathers and win with their own child years later.

The 16th green at the Pittsburgh Field Club

WPGA Founding Club Series: Pittsburgh Field Club

June 11, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Competitions

Tim Slavish considers himself a rookie at the Pittsburgh Field Club. But he certainly doesn’t feel like one when he arrives.

One of the most special and unique golf clubs in the region, the Pittsburgh Field Club has existed since the late 1800’s and was one of the five founding clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association 125 years ago.

As the club begins early planning for its 150th anniversary in 2032, it strives to maintain what has made the sprawling landscape situated in Fox Chapel so special for so long: a foundation built on family.

“Oh, it’s powerful,” says Slavish, who joined the Field Club in 1992, joining his wife — a lifelong member. “Every club has an identity. Some of it is because that’s what they want it to be some of it is because that’s who they are, whether they would appreciate you pointing it out or not. Our identity, I think, is pretty tangible when you’re around here.

Carol Semple Thompson after winning the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Allegheny Country Club

Carol Semple Thompson gains special exemption into U.S. Senior Women's Open

July 9, 2024
By Mike Dudurich

Carol Semple Thompson.

Say the name in golf circles and you’ll most likely get a response that includes “the greatest women’s amateur ever.”

The numbers that the Sewickley native has amassed over her career make a very strong case for that moniker. And it only made sense that the United States Golf Association would give the gracious lady a special exemption into the 6th U.S. Senior Women’s Open which will be held Aug. 1-4 at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

At age 75, she plays mostly recreational golf with friends and doesn’t meet the qualifications to play in the big national events, but her career accomplishments certainly warrant being included in the field.

She is tied for second in most women’s USGA championships won (7), just behind one of her good friends, JoAnne Gunderson Carner. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Thompson has played in the most USGA championships with 121.

WPGA Senior Four-Ball Championships Arnold Cutrell and Frank Fairman (left), and Super-Senior Four-Ball Champions Joe Corsi and Don Erickson, III (right)

Cuttrell/Fairman, Erickson/Corsi victorious in Senior Four-Ball Championships

July 8, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications

For Arnold Cutrell, winning isn’t exactly old hat. But it is undeniably familiar.

Cutrell, for the second time this season, won a WPGA senior team championship Monday.

The former WPGA Amateur champ teamed up with Frank Fairman to shoot 11-under in the 14th WPGA Senior Four-Ball Championship at Green Oaks Country Club.

The duo posted a 67 in the first round, but trailed the team of Martin Slovonic and Michael Kaminski by three strokes.

Following lunch, however, the winning pair came alive.

“We got off to a good start,” said Cutrell. “The turning point was when Frank made an eagle on 13. He hit it in to about ten feet and made a putt for eagle."

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100th WPGA Father & Son Tournament
11th WPGA Parent & Child Net Tournament
Monday, July 15, 2024

Pittsburgh Field Club
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Starting Times & Groupings
Tournament Results

2024 WPGA Senior Series & Net Senior Series #2
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The Links at Spring Church
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Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Tournament Results

17th WPGA Women's Amateur Championship
Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18, 2024

Green Oaks Country Club
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Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

Eighth WPGA Women's Senior Amateur Championships
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Green Oaks Country Club
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Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

Qualifying Rounds

2024 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship Qualifying
Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Ligonier Country Club

2024 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifying
Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Mystic Rock

2024 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying<
Monday, October 7, 2024

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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.