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WPGC Wins Award
February 18th 2014 - Whispering Pines Golf Club was honored at the STPGA President's Dinner and Award Ceremony Monday night, February 17, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. On behalf of the club, Head Golf Professional, :: continue »

U.S. Wins Gold with Back Nine Birdie Blitz
November 2nd 2013 - TRINITY, Texas—The U.S. Men saved their best for last. After a slow start, reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion Scottie Scheffler punctuated the final round at the Spirit International Amateur :: continue »

Malaysia Charges into Contention at The Spirit
November 1st 2013 - TRINITY, Texas—Malaysian team captain Zulkifli Ismail had modest expectations headed into The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. When the week began, Ismail said he would be pleased with :: continue »

U.S. Leads The Spirit Near End of First Round
October 31st 2013 - TRINITY, Texas—The first round of play had yet to be concluded as darkness fell on Whispering Pines during the second day of The Spirit International. Fierce storms brought more than 6½ of rain between Wednesday :: continue »

Rain Washes Out First Round at Spirit International
October 30th 2013 - TRINTY, Texas—Heavy rains washed out play in the first round of the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. Play began at 8:30 a.m. at Whispering Pines Golf Club. By 10:33 a.m., the competitors :: continue »

England’s Alexandra Peters Cracks UK Gender Barrier
October 29th 2013 - TRINTY, Texas—Anytime 80 of the best amateur golfers in the world congregate in the same place, there’s bound to be record-breakers in the group. The fact is every player in The Spirit International :: continue »

2013 Spirit International USA Team Young and Talented
September 17th 2013 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf Association September 17, 2013 (P) 281-298-2610 (F) 281-298-7794 efredricksen@spiritgolf.org 2013 Spirit International USA Team Young and Talented :: continue »

Best International Amateur Golfers Set to Compete at The Spirit International
September 10th 2013 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf AssociationSeptember 10, 2013 (P) 281-298-2610 (F) 281-298-7794 efredricksen@spiritgolf.org Best International Amateur Golfers Set to Compete :: continue »

Whispering Pines Short Course: The Needler
May 23rd 2013 - Nine-hole, Par 3 to be a fun, challenging course for all players :: continue »

Paige MacKenzie Named 2013 Spirit International USA Team Captain
May 1st 2013 - HOUSTON, TEXAS— LPGA member Paige Mackenzie accepted the role of USA Team Captain for the 2013 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, October 30 – November 2 at Whispering Pines Golf Club. Mackenzie :: continue »

That’s the Spirit
April 16th 2013 - Founder Corby Robertson’s philanthropy is the foundation of Whispering Pines :: continue »

Whispering Pines Sets Record as #1 in Texas
April 11th 2013 - WPGC ranked Dallas Morning News’ Best Course in Texas for Record Setting Eighth Year in a Row :: continue »

Golf Digest Ranks Whispering Pines Golf Club in Top 100
January 10th 2013 - Houston, Texas—Whispering Pines Golf Club, ranked the #1 golf course in the State of Texas for the past seven years, is officially ranked as one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses in America. With :: continue »

Seven is Heaven for Whispering Pines Golf Club
April 5th 2012 - WPGC receives seventh #1 ranking by Dallas Morning NewsDallas, TEXAS—For the seventh year in a row, The Dallas Morning News named Whispering Pines Golf Club the No. 1 Texas Golf Course in their Texas Golf :: continue »

Spirit Alumnus Tseng Wins Again
March 19th 2012 - Source: GolfWeekPHOENIX — Yani Tseng two-putted for par from 40 feet in fading light to hold off Ai Miyazato and Na Yeon Choi by a stroke Sunday in the LPGA Founders Cup.The top-ranked Taiwanese star won :: continue »

LINKS Magazine lists Whispering Pines Top 100 Course in U.S.
March 15th 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2012LINKS Magazine lists Whispering Pines Top 100 Course in U.S. March 15, 2012--Preeminent golf-travel publication, LINKS Magazine, ranked Whispering Pines Golf Club as :: continue »

2011 Spirit Alumnus Charley Hull Making Decisions
March 5th 2012 - Source: GolfWeekCharley Hull’s decision to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship has cost her a place in the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team, the Ladies Golf Union has announced.Hull’s decision :: continue »

2007 Spirit Alumnus Jessica Korda Wins Women's Australia Open
February 13th 2012 - Source: GolfWeekMelbourne, Australia-When Jessica Korda hoisted the trophy Sunday at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, she became the fourth youngest winner of an LPGA event in history. Just two :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Snedeker wins at Farmers
January 30th 2012 - Source: Helen, Ross...PGATour.comLA JOLLA, Calif. -- Kyle Stanley's eyes were filled with tears waiting to tumble down his cheek.It didn't take long. Not after someone asked Stanley how he would deal with :: continue »

Final Three Players Named To 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team
January 19th 2012 - Collegians McCloskey, Popson, Tubert round out eight-woman squadSource: By USGAJanuary 19, 2012Collegians Emily Tubert (left), Erica Popson (center) and Lisa McCloskey round out the eight-woman 2012 USA :: continue »

Schwartzel’s Masters Plan: Braai, Braai, Birdie
January 16th 2012 - Source: Global Golf Post, Michael VlismaJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA | In America, it’s called barbecue. In South Africa it’s braai, and for years now that country’s best golfers have been fiercely competitive :: continue »

Chris Rowe Recognized as U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher
January 12th 2012 - Rowe Recognized as U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids TeacherATLANTA – Chris Rowe of Trinity, Texas, is among the class of the Top 50 Kids Teachers for 2011, as announced by U.S. Kids Golf.Rowe has been a junior :: continue »

2011 Spirit Player Austin Ernst named to Curtis Cup Team
December 21st 2011 - Far Hills, N.J. (Dec. 21) – The United States Golf Association today announced the selection of five players to represent the USA in the 2012 Curtis Cup Match, to be conducted June 8-10 at The Nairn Golf :: continue »

Thompson, 16, wins Dubai for 2nd career title
December 19th 2011 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American teenager Lexi Thompson has made history as the youngest winner on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours.The 16-year-old Thompson shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to win :: continue »

Feelin' The Spirit
November 7th 2011 - TRINITY, TEXAS | November 7, 2011By Jim Nugent, Global Golf PostOn the global amateur golf landscape, The Spirit International Amateur Championship is a curiosity.It is an 80-person, 20-nation golf tournament :: continue »

U.S. Wins The Spirit for Third Time
November 6th 2011 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf AssociationNov. 5, 2011(P) 713-823-5750mbutton31@gmail.comTRINITY, TEXAS—When you beat a field the best amateurs in the world by 10 shots, as the U.S. Team did Saturday :: continue »

Canada Fights Off Illness, Remains Atop Leaderboard
November 3rd 2011 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf AssociationNov. 3, 2011(P) 713-823-5750mbutton31@gmail.comTRINITY, TEXAS—Regardless of whether second round leader Team Canada wins The Spirit International gold medal, :: continue »

Resilient Canadians Lead After Day One
November 2nd 2011 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf AssociationNov. 2, 2011(P) 713-823-5750mbutton31@gmail.comTRINITY, TEXAS—Two holes into the first round of The Spirit International, the day couldn’t get any worse :: continue »

Past Champion Lexi Thompson Embodies The Spirit
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2011 Spirit international USA Team Loaded with National Champions
October 13th 2011 - For Immediate Release The Spirit Golf Association(P) 281-298-2610(F) 281-298-7794efredricksen@spiritgolf.org2011 Spirit International USA Team Loaded with National ChampionsHOUSTON, Texas—2011 Spirit International :: continue »

Alexis Thompson makes history at Navistar Classic
Alexis Thompson after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic.September 18th 2011 - 16-year-old Lexi Thompson came into the final round of the Navistar LPGA Classic with two things going for her: a 5-shot lead and playing the course on which she scores best on the LPGA Tour. With a steady :: continue »

The World Health & Golf Association is now The Spirit Golf Association
September 8th 2011 - Association makes change to promote The Spirit International Championship Houston, Texas — The World Health & Golf Association is now The Spirit Golf Association. Announced last night by Founder :: continue »

Whispering Pines moves up on Top 100 Course Rankings
September 2nd 2011 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 25, 2011 In their exclusive biannual rankings of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S, both Golfweek and Golf Magazine have elevated the ranking of Whispering Pines Golf Club among :: continue »

Kraft Takes the US Amateur
August 30th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfweekERIN, Wis. — The winner of the 111th U.S. Amateur never reached the state tournament in high school, chose SMU because it was convenient, became a three-time conference player of the :: continue »

Kang repeats with dominating Women's Am win
August 15th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfWeekBarrington, R.I. – Ariya Jutanugarn offered this not-so-comforting advice to her older sister after Danielle Kang dominated Moriya in Sunday’s 36-hole final: “Now you know when you :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Tseng Wins 5th Major
August 1st 2011 - Courtesy of GolfWeekCARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Yani Tseng arrived on the 18th tee at Carnoustie Sunday evening with a three-shot lead. During her post-round press conference, she struggled to recall Jean Van :: continue »

2009 Spirit Player Spieth wins US Junior
July 27th 2011 - Courtesy of USGABremerton, Wash. – Jordan Spieth, 17, of Dallas, Texas, earned a 6-and-5 victory over Chelso Barrett, 16, of Keene, N.H., to win the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Saturday at the par-72, 7,111-yard :: continue »

Former Spirit International Player Uihlein wins NE Amateur
June 28th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfweekRUMFORD, R.I. – If there was one player in the field at this year’s 50th Northeast Amateur Invitational who didn’t need to impress U.S. Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve or anyone on :: continue »

Spirit Alumnus Tseng wins Wegman's by 10 shots
June 27th 2011 - Courtesy GolfWeekPITTSFORD, N.Y. – Yani Tseng’s trainer found two four-leaf clovers on the grounds of Locust Hill and gave them to Tseng and her caddie before the start of Sunday’s round. A nice gesture, :: continue »

Spirit Alumnus Tseng Wins Again
June 13th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfWeekSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Top-ranked Yani Tseng won what could be the final LPGA State Farm Classic on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 to hand Cristie Kerr her third straight second-place :: continue »

2009 Spirit Player Spieth at the 2011 Byron Nelson
May 31st 2011 - Courtesy Dallas Morning NewsIRVING — Jordan Spieth was greeted with cheers as he reached the 17th tee. On his way to the green, a chant of “Jordan! Jordan!” arose from the balcony of an adjacent house.He :: continue »

'09 Spirit Player Alexis Thompson Comes Close
May 2nd 2011 - Courtesy GolfWeekMOBILE, Ala. — Alexis Thompson was only 3 during Maria Hjorth’s rookie year on the LPGA Tour.On Sunday, experience won over youthful talent.Hjorth rallied to win the Avnet LPGA Classic :: continue »

2003 Spirit Medalist Snedeker wins at Heritage
April 25th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfWeekHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – It took more than three years, but Brandt Snedeker is back in the winner's circle. And in impressive fashion.Snedeker earned a spot in a playoff with Luke :: continue »

2009 Spirit Player Manassero Wins Big in Malaysia
April 18th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfweekMatteo Manassero became the second-youngest winner in European Tour history Sunday with his victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open. The youngest winner? Matteo Manassero.Manassero, 17, :: continue »

2001 Spirit Alumnus Schwartzel Storms to masters Victory
April 11th 2011 - Courtesy GolfWeek MagazineAUGUSTA, Ga. – George Schwartzel never required his son to work on the family’s chicken farm outside of Johannesburg. Charl Schwartzel worked in the fields because he enjoyed :: continue »

Six Straight at #1 for Whispering Pines Golf Club
April 6th 2011 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2011Dallas, TEXAS—The Dallas Morning News – Texas Golf 2011 Edition officially announced Whispering Pines Golf Club, located outside of Trinity, Texas as the #1 Golf Course :: continue »

The Secret in the Pines...By John Garrity
April 5th 2011 - Trinity, TX--Named the number 1 course in Texas by a statewide panel for the last 6 years, Whispering Pines Golf Club is closing in on Fort Worth's Colonial Country Club, which held the spot from 1989-1995.John :: continue »

2005 Spirit Alumnus Pan charges to win Azalea
March 28th 2011 - Courtesy The Post & CourierMarch 27, 2011--Cheng-Tsung Pan said his game plan for Sunday's final round of the Azalea Invitational golf tournament was to be aggressive and go for every flag.And after a :: continue »

Brandt Snedeker on Making the Turn
March 10th 2011 - March, 10, 2011-Brandt Snedeker was interviewed by Peter Kessler on Peter's XM/Sirrius Radio Show "Making The Turn."As a former Spirit international Player, Brandt has some great insight and commentary :: continue »

Spirit Alum, Martin Kaymer climbs to #1 World Ranking
Martin Kaymer, 2005 Spirit AlumFebruary 27th 2011 - Courtesy of Golfweek.comHopefully, Martin Kaymer now will get the respect he truly deserves.The 26-year-old German climbed to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking when he made it to the final of :: continue »

David Fay Named 2011 Spirit International USA Team Captain
February 21st 2011 - HOUSTON, TEXAS—David B. Fay, former executive director at the United States Golf Association (USGA), accepted the role of USA Team Captain for the 2011 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, November :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Tseng continues to Dominate
February 21st 2011 - Courtesy Golf360PATTAYA, Thailand – The world’s top-ranked female golfer keeps showing she’s deserving of her title.Four wins in four starts for Yani Tseng.On Sunday, Tseng continued her red-hot tear in :: continue »

Peterson tops Spieth for Jones Cup title
February 7th 2011 - Courtesy of GolfWeek MagazineST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – John Peterson didn’t get much time to celebrate his Jones Cup victory. After beating Jordan Spieth in a playoff Sunday and giving a brief acceptance :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Kaymer wins HSBC Championship
January 24th 2011 - By Alistair Tait, GolfWeekJanuary 23, 2011 12:52 p.m.ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – With apologies to Jon Landau, I have seen the future of European golf and his name is Martin Kaymer.Influential music :: continue »

Spirit Alumnus Schwarzel Wins Again
January 17th 2011 - Courtesy GolfWeek Magazine...Jan. 16, 2011 - Charl Schwartzel talks more about hope than in expectation when he discusses major championships. For the rest of world golf, it has nothing to do with hope.It’s :: continue »

2009 Spirit Alum, Manassero earns European ROY
November 30th 2010 - Courtesy: Associated PressVIRGINIA WATER, England – Matteo Manassero is the PGA European Tour’s Rookie of the Year after becoming the youngest player to win a tour event.The Italian finished 31st on the :: continue »

Spirit Almuns Molinari Beats Westwood
November 8th 2010 - Courtesy of Associated PressSHANGHAI – The experience of losing to one No. 1 player in the world helped Francesco Molinari beat another.When last seen on a world stage, Molinari was helpless against Tiger :: continue »

2009 Spirit International Alum, Manassero, wins Castello Masters
October 24th 2010 - CASTELLON, Spain – Matteo Manassero of Italy became the youngest winner on the European Tour on Sunday, shooting a 4-under 67 to claim the Castello Masters by four strokes.Manassero finished at 16 under :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Kaymer Wins 3rd Straight
October 11th 2010 - Courtesy of The Associated PressST. ANDREWS, Scotland – PGA champion Martin Kaymer closed with a 6-under 66 at St. Andrews to win the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday, making him the first European :: continue »

N.C. State, Choi win Wolfpack Intercollegiate
Courtesy N.C. State athleticsAlbin Choi, 2009 Spirit International Canadian Team MemberOctober 5th 2010 - N.C. State won its second tournament of this young season, closing with a 8-under 283 Tuesday to win the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.The Wolfpack, No. 18 in theGolfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot a three-round :: continue »

DIRECTV Scores a Hole-in-One With Golf Stories On The 101 Network
September 30th 2010 - DIRECTV Scores a Hole-in-One With Golf Stories On The 101 Network Hosted by Peter Kessler, a Series of One Hour-Long Specials Will Highlight the Best of Golf, from Players and Instructors To Courses and :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Brandt Snedeker finishes strong at Deutsche Bank
September 7th 2010 - Courtesy of GolfWeek NORTON, Mass. - About the only thing fun for Jason Day was being atop the leaderboard in the Deutsche Bank Championship.One day after he opened with a 63 in conditions so calm he :: continue »

Spirit Alum Martin Kaymer wins PGA
August 20th 2010 - Martin Kaymer won his first major in a playoff Sunday at a PGA Championship that will be remembered as much for the player who finished fifth.The final stroke of this most bizarre major was Kaymer :: continue »

Former Spirit Player Yani Tseng Wins British Open
August 2nd 2010 - Courtesy of GolfWeek. SOUTHPORT, England - Yani Tseng of Taiwan made a 6-foot putt on the 18th hole Sunday to win the Women's British Open by one stroke over Katherine Hull of Australia. It was the :: continue »

Alexis Thompson Ends Amateur Career Like a Pro
July 30th 2010 - Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. - Sometime on Wednesday, Alexis Thompson will have her "Hello World" moment before the assembled media in Galloway, N.J.You can expect the 15-year-old from Coral Springs, :: continue »

Former Spirit Players at the Big 12 Championship
July 30th 2010 - Whispering Pines Golf Club played host to the 2010 Men's Big 12 Championship April 24-26, and the depth of talent and great golf didn't disappoint those lucky enough to watch these players. Although :: continue »

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