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About wpga

To foster, promote and advance the interests and the true spirit of the game of golf throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Bobby Cruickshank

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Bobby Cruickshank (1894-1975) was an outstanding player and club professional for three decades before leaving Virginia to accept the position at Chartiers Country Club in 1949 at age 55. He promptly won the … Continue reading

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Donald W. “Doc” Giffin

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Donald W. “Doc” Giffin, a native of Crafton near Pittsburgh, began his career as a sportswriter for the Pittsburgh Press in the 1950s after serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. … Continue reading

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Sean Knapp

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Sean Knapp has been at or near the top of amateur golf in the area for almost thirty years. He has been the Association’s Player of Year fourteen times and has won 35 … Continue reading

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Judy Oliver

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Judy Oliver (1947-2002) grew up playing golf at Fox Chapel Golf Club with her mother Evelyn Moreland, an outstanding player in her own right. Oliver was runner-up in the 1978 U.S. Women’s Amateur … Continue reading

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Sam Parks

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Sam Parks (1909-1997) surprised the golf world when, as the golf professional at South Hills Country Club, won the 1935 U.S. Open at Oakmont defeating the likes of Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Henry … Continue reading

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Nathan Smith

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 After an outstanding college career at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, Nathan Smith first made his major mark in amateur golf when he won the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Wilmington Country Club. … Continue reading

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Induction of the Class of 2014

Induction Ceremony, October 16, 2014 At its May 13 meeting, the Hall of Fame Committee selected five standouts for the Class of 2014. The honorees are Frank B. Fuhrer Jr., Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Carl Kauffmann, James Simons and Roy Vucinich. … Continue reading

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