Category Archives: Class of 2015

Induction of the Class of 2015

Induction Ceremony, October 14, 2015 The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Hall of Fame Committee has selected seven outstanding players and personalities for this year’s class at their May 21 meeting. Eben Byers, Bobby Cruickshank, Donald “Doc” Giffin, Sean Knapp, Judy … Continue reading

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Eben Byers

Class of 2015: Inducted October 14, 2015 Eben Byers (1881-1932) was the area’s first USGA champion winning the 1906 U.S. Amateur at Englewood Golf Club in New Jersey. He was also runner-up in 1902 & 1903 and advanced to the … Continue reading

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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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