Perry Del Vechio
Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame
Class of 2017

Inducted Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. Clair Country Club


Perry Del Vecchio started his golf career on the greens crew at Oakmont Country Club. In 1927, Del Vecchio was named the golf course superintendent at Greensburg Country Club and golf professional in 1927. Del Vecchio won the West Penn Open five times in eight years from 1927-1935, and is tied with Jock Hutchison and Roy Vucinich for the most titles in championship history. He also won the first Tri-State Section, PGA of America Championship in 1931 and went on to win it another three times from 1931-1941. He also worked as a golf course superintendent. Del Vecchio played in the 1927 and 1935 U.S. Open Championships at Oakmont Country Club and finished tied for 15th in 1927. He finished runner-up in the Pennsylvania Open at Oakmont in 1934. In 1928, Del Vecchio advanced to the quarterfinals of the PGA Championship. Del Vecchio is also a member of the Tri-State Section Hall of Fame.

About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.