13th Annual Joe Kane Scholarship Golf Outing Benefit

Skal Pittsburgh, friends and industry professionals headed to Weirton, West Virginia early Monday morning, July 17, to participate in the 13th Annual Joe Kane Scholarship Golf Outing Benefit at Williams Golf & Country Club. Williams was established in 1932 and features an 18-hole, par 72 golf course and a clubhouse renowned for its banquet and dining facilities. This West Virginia Top Ten course challenges golfers while maintaining a beautiful layout.



Started With A View

A group of like-minded golfers thought it would be a good idea to build a golf course on the hilltop overlooking the Ohio River about three centuries ago. So, they approached J.C. Williams, the president of Weirton Steel, about their idea since it was the steel mill’s underdeveloped land. Weirton Steel owned and managed the Williams Country Club until the early 1980’s. In early March of 1982 Weirton Steel had received news that its parent company, As the steel industry changed so did Williams Country Club, and in 2015 new owner, James Markovitz bought the club and renamed it Williams Golf & Country Club. Mr. Markovitz is breathing new life into the club while it undergoes numerous renovations. Click Here for full history information.



Golfers were welcomed by volunteers Stephanie Work, Renee Pintado, Marisa Haney, Nicole Adamski and Kathy Kolar. Volunteers registered and issued welcome bags to golfers, which were made possible by Crowne Plaza, Good Advertising, Best Western The Inn at Franciscan Square, Pittsburgh Transportation Group and Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport. The pleasant Williams staff presented the early risers a delicious buffet breakfast sponsored by Pitt Ohio, which included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, yogurt, fresh fruit and pastries.