Category Archives: Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame

Induction of the Class of 2016

Induction Ceremony, October 6, 2016 The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Hall of Fame Committee has selected four outstanding champions and contributors to the game from the region for induction into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame. The Class of … Continue reading

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John Birmingham

Class of 2016: Inducted October 6, 2016 John Birmingham, one of the area’s top amateurs for nearly two decades, won a total of twelve WPGA titles. A longtime member of Oakmont, Birmingham won three straight West Penn Amateurs from 1966-68, … Continue reading

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Bob Ford

Class of 2016: Inducted October 6, 2016 Bob Ford, the Director of Golf at Oakmont, was the club’s head golf professional from 1979-2015. He qualified for three U.S. Opens, finishing T-26 in the 1983 U.S. Open at Oakmont, and ten … Continue reading

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Frank Fuhrer, III

Class of 2016: Inducted October 6, 2016 Frank Fuhrer III won his first WPGA title at the WPGA Boys Championship in 1973, and went on to win six different WPGA championships and eleven total. In 1976, he won the West … Continue reading

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Marino Parascenzo

Class of 2016: Inducted October 6, 2016 Marino Parascenzo began covering golf for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1975 and continued for three decades. His numerous accolades include more than twenty national awards. Augusta National Golf Club presented Parascenzo with the … Continue reading

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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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