Competition streaming begins Thursday, Nov. 7, at approximately noon CT.
TRINITY, Texas (November 6, 2019) — For the first time, The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship will be live streamed so that fans of all teams around the world can keep up with the action in real time. The 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship begins on Thursday (Nov. 7), and a live stream of the event will be broadcast to viewers on Twitter (@TheSpiritGolf), Golfweek.com/TheSpiritGolf and TheSpiritGolf.com.
A detailed schedule of the live stream events is below (times are local/central time and are subject to change):
· Thursday, Nov. 7, noon-3 p.m. CT – First Round of Competition
· Friday, Nov. 8, noon-3 p.m. CT – Second Round of Competition
· Saturday, Nov. 9, noon CT through end of play – Final Round of Competition
The 2019 Spirit International features 76 competitors from 19 countries, representing six continents. It is a 54-hole four-ball stroke play competition, with three concurrent competition categories: international team, men’s team and women’s team. Gold, silver and bronze commemorative medals are awarded to the top finishers in each competition.
Viewers are encouraged to tune in for full coverage of the event with commentary by SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio host David Marr III alongside PGA Professional Steve Scott. Sports broadcaster Will Haskett will be onsite for live interviews from Whispering Pines. For local patrons and visitors, admission and parking are free, and concessions are available for purchase onsite.
About The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship:
76 competitors from 19 countries compete for gold medals in the 54-hole four-ball stroke play competition in The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. Each country is represented by two women and two men amateur golfers. Previous Spirit International competitors who now are professionals on the LPGA and PGA TOUR include Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Viktor Hovland, Lexi Thompson, Bronte Law, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Brooke Henderson and Maria Fassi. Spirit alumni have gone on to win more than 650 professional events, including 23 major championships. The Spirit Golf Association, a 501 (c) (3) charity that is dedicated to the promotion of amateur golf for the benefit of health-related causes, organizes and oversees the tournament along with the Texas Golf Association.
The Spirit Golf Association has contributed more than $12 million to its charitable activities: The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship and healthcare service providers such as Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics, Medical Bridges and The Immunization Partnership. In 2017, The Spirit Golf Association responded to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by directing funds to Harvey victims through the United Way, Houston Food Bank, KIPP, Yellowstone Academy and the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics.
For more information about The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship visit TheSpiritGolf.com.
About Whispering Pines Golf Club:
Just 80 miles north of Houston along the shores of Lake Livingston sits Whispering Pines Golf Club, one of the best private golf clubs in the country. The club was founded not only to offer its discerning members a superior golf experience on an exceptional course, but it also was created to promote amateur golf and to benefit charitable causes on a local, national and international level. Whispering Pines is ranked #1 in Texas and #54 in the country by Golf Digest.