Courtesy of SGA/Hugh Hargraves – Winning Foursome: Jan Stephenson (left) and Hollis Stacy (right) joined Brandon Barker and Spirit Golf Association member and sponsor Tim Burchfield to capture first place in the Spirit Hall of Fame Game at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Trinity, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) – Local Hall of Famers and celebrities gathered for a day of fun and golf while raising money for charity in the inaugural Spirit Hall of Fame Game held Nov. 17-18 at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.

Spirit Founder Corby Robertson, Jr., welcomed the field which included Willie Alexander, Elvin Bethea, Murry Bowden, Clyde Drexler, Larry Gatlin, Jack Ingram, Charlie Joiner, Ed Marinaro, Calvin Murphy, Dan Pastorini, Nolan Ryan, Reid Ryan, Ken Schrom, RC Slocum, Jan Stephenson and Hollis Stacy.

Jan Stephenson and Hollis Stacy teamed to win the event and a $25,000 check to donate to the charities of their choice. Stephenson donated her share to the Crossroads Foundation, an organization that supports military veterans through the game of golf. Stacy donated her portion to the Crossroads Foundation, Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory and Our Daily Bread of Bradenton (Fla.).

The Spirit Golf Association has contributed more than $12 million to its charitable activities.

The Spirit Hall of Fame Game followed the successful 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, a premiere golf event featuring the world’s best men and women amateur golfers representing their respective countries in team and individual competitions, held Nov. 7-9 at Whispering Pines. Winners from the event, which features five separate competitions played simultaneously, included Team France (Combined International Championship); Team USA’s Cole Hammer and Andy Ogletree (Men’s Team Championship); Team Korea’s Jeong Hyun Lee and Yoon Ina (Women’s Team Championship); Jack Trent, Australia (Men’s Individual) and Jeong Hyun Lee, Korea (Women’s Individual).

About The Spirit 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.

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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.

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