An Introduction to the Spirit International
The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship is a world class golf event. Like none other, the Spirit features the world’s best amateur men and amateur women golfers as they represent their respective country in team and individual competitions. The 80 participants enjoy an Olympic like experience from the opening/closing ceremonies, international village and competing for gold medals.
The Spirit Golf Association and Texas Golf Association invite 20 countries from six continents to participate. Established in 2001, The Spirit is a biennial event that alternates tournament years with the World Amateur Team Championships.
Tournament President: Charlie Epps
Tournament Director: Bettiann Barnard
Tournament Marketing/Player Liason: Shelby DeVore
Format of Play
The tournament format is 54 holes of best ball competition.
Five separate competitions are conducted:
International Team (combined best ball of the Men’s and Women’s teams)
Gold, Silver and Bronze commemorative medals are awarded to the top three places in each competition.