MAKING MEANINGFUL IMPACT THROUGH GOLF
Our host venue, The Country Club of Scranton has been host to many State and Local Championships;
Pennsylvania State Open Championship in 1933 and 1992
Pennsylvania Amateur Championship in 1997, 2003 and 2015
Pennsylvania State Women's Golf Association Championship in 1999
Art Wall Jr. Memorial Championship in 2009
Pennsylvania Four Ball Championship in 2011
Pennsylvania Senior Am Championship in 2013
The R. Jay Sigel Match Play Championship in 2017
Ranked #92 in Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classical Courses in 2013”
Ranked #90 in Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classical Courses in 2016”
Ranked #81 in Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classical Courses in 2017”
Ranked #86 on “Top 100 Golf Courses of the USA 2018”
At the heart of the NEPA Invitational lies a deep commitment to our community and the spirit of giving back.
Just as our beneficiary Janet Weis Children’s Hospital | Geisinger tirelessly cares for children, we are dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for our Community. Our roots are firmly planted in Northeast Pennsylvania, a region that has shaped many individuals, including our founder, professional golfer Brandon Matthews.
Brandon, a native of NEPA, has always held this area close to his heart. He embodies the essence of giving back to the place that has contributed to his growth and success. The NEPA Invitational emerged as his way of returning the love and support he received.
In 2021, we lost a beloved figure, Mr. William Lawler, a tireless supporter of junior golf. His unwavering dedication left an indelible mark on our community. In his memory, we've established The Lawler Scholarship Fund, providing opportunities for deserving junior golfers in NEPA. Beyond golf, we've teamed up with the Scranton Area Community Foundation to extend our impact to local charitable organizations.
Our commitment doesn't stop there. In 2022 and 2023, the NEPA Invitational proudly supports the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital | Geisinger as our charitable beneficiary. Your support plays a crucial role in raising funds for this noble cause.
We take immense pride in bringing exceptional individuals to our region for our annual event, creating a tradition that we hope will endure for years to come. Together, we celebrate community, philanthropy, sportsmanship, and the enduring spirit of Northeast Pennsylvania.