Inducted Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Allegheny Country Club
To this day, Jodi Renner is considered one of the most dominant high school golfers – male or female – in Pennsylvania history. In her four years at Hopewell High School, she won the WPIAL girls’ title every year and the Pennsylvania state title twice. Renner also amassed over 40 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) wins, which resulted in her being named an AJGA First Team All-American in 1987. She continued her playing career at Stanford University, where she was recognized as a two-time NCAA All-American and an Academic All-American. In her four years as a part of the Cardinal program, Renner finished in the top 20, individually, at every NCAA Championship.
After graduating, Jodi Renner turned professional and set her sights on the LPGA Tour. In 1992, she won twice on the Futures Tour and had six other top ten finishes, which earned her the Tour’s Player of the Year Award. After another solid year on the Futures Tour in 1993, Renner earned playing status on the LPGA Tour. In total, she competed in 44 LPGA Tour events.
After her professional playing career came to an end, Renner began teaching the game. Today, she resides in Sewickley, PA with her husband and children.
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.