2023 Shillelagh Golf


Whispering Woods Golf Course

Join us next year on

Thursday, June 20, 2024

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About the Shillelagh Golf Tournament

The Shillelagh Golf Tournament is an Erie tradition that brings golfers together to support the mission of the Barber National Institute. The event includes lunch, dinner, and a round of golf on one of the area's most versatile and scenic courses. Gather your foursome and register for the 2023 tournament.  Many sponsorship opportunities are also available.


2023 Person of the Year: Bill Gloekler

Bill Gloekler will be recognized as the 2023 Person of the Year at the Shillelagh Golf Tournament benefiting the Barber National Institute at Whispering Woods.  Bill is a great guy who had a successful career at Zurn Industries and Copes-Vulcan before purchasing SEPCO Corporation in 2002.  He retired this year and now has more time for his passion: sailboat racing.  Bill and Patty, his high school sweetheart that he married in 1977, are the parents of three adult children.  Brigid is a senior director at Sunrise Senior Living in Fairfax, VA.; Dan is an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Arlington, VA; and Geoffrey resides in Erie, where he enjoys many community activities through the Barber National Institute.  Bill has served on the Barber National Institute board of directors since 2004, and held the position of chairman for nearly a decade.  He and his family have worked to support the mission of the Barber National Institute and other organizations in the community.

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!


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