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History and Mission Statement

History and Mission Statement

The Women's Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania ("WGAWP") was founded in 1922 and is the administrator of women's amateur golf in the region.  We are a non-profit organization made up of 40 golf clubs and approximately 600 individual members.  The purpose of the WGAWP is to promote among women of Western Pennsylvania the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf and to regulate and govern all contests in which members participate.

We are governed by a nine member executive board and have a Tournament Administrator on staff.

We conduct more than 20 tournaments each year which include the Women's Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Championship.  In 2019 the 93rd Championship, including the Bobby Cruickshank qualifying round, will be contested at Edgewood Country Club.  In addition, we hold Team Matches in May, three Mixed Events and over fifty Open Days throughout the season.

The WGAWP promotes the spirit of the game of golf for junior amateur girls through mentoring, demonstrating integrity and sportsmanship and providing instruction and competitive opportunities.  A Junior Clinic hosted by Carol Semple Thompson will be held at Oakmont Country Club on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Devin Gee, Head Golf Professional at Oakmont Country Club and his staff as well as other local PGA Professionals will provide hands on instruction in every aspect of the game.  Go to the "Juniors" tab on the hompage for more information.

In conjunction with West Penn Golf Association, Course Rating Teams are available to rate courses and are authorized by the USGA to issue both course and slope rating for both member and non-member clubs.