HOUSTON, Texas — Twenty countries representing six continents will compete at The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club, October 30 – November 2, 2013. Each country team will be comprised of the two best men and two best women amateur golfers.
Corby Robertson, founder of Whispering Pines Golf Club, established The Spirit International in 2001. The Spirit International is a biannual tournament that alternates years with the World Amateur Golf Championships. Former Spirit players include Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Yani Tseng, Alexis Thompson, Na Yeon Choi, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Jason Day, Brandt Snedeker, Matteo Manassero, Francesco Molinari and Jordan Spieth.
Tournament week festivities begin with The Spirit International Opening Ceremonies Dinner on Sunday, October 27th, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. On Monday October 28th, the participants will proceed to Whispering Pines Golf Club and Camp Olympia for the official team championship and remaining tournament activities.
The Spirit International competition rounds are October 30 – November 2. The 20 participating teams are comprised of their national amateur champions and top ranked players. The format of play is Four-Ball Stroke Play. The men’s and women’s Four-Ball score is combined for the International Team competition. The 2013 Country Team Field includes: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
The entire event will be webcasted in HD at www.thespiritgolf.com, where you also can get all the information on the participating players. Those interested may also find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thespiritgolf and follow us on Twitter @thespiritgolf to keep up with all the festivities during tournament week.
The host course for The Spirit International is Whispering Pines Golf Club, located 80 miles north of Houston, in Trinity, Texas. The Dallas Morning News has ranked whispering Pines the #1 golf course in Texas every year since 2006. All major golf publications including Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek rank Whispering Pines in America’s Top 100 Courses. For more information visit www.whisperingpinesgolfclub.com.
The Spirit Golf Association, a 501© (3) charitable organization, is responsible for the Whispering Pines membership program and tournament management of The Spirit International. The Texas Golf Association is the governing association for The Spirit International competition.
For more information on The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, please contact Tournament Director Eric Fredricksen at 281-298-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The official website for The Spirit International is www.thespiritgolf.com.