TRINITY, Texas (Sept. 12, 2019) — A select field of sports icons representing football, baseball, golf and basketball will join noted entertainment and business personalities in the inaugural Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, November 17 at Whispering Pines Golf Club.  

Invitations to play in the special event hosted by The Spirit Golf Association were extended to accomplished individuals who are members of their respective halls of fame.  

To date, the following legends have committed to participate:  Nolan Ryan, Dan Pastorini, Charlie Joiner, Clyde Drexler, Elvin Bethea, Kenny Houston, Jan Stephenson, Hollis Stacy, R.C. Slocum, Ed Marinaro, Willie Alexander, Murry Bowden, and Don Evans.

Each hall of famer will be paired with a partner and the teams will compete in a nine-hole scramble format on The Needler short course.  A variety of fun sports contests will be held during the round and awarded points count towards the ultimate winning team’s overall score.    The prize for the winning team is $25,000 to be shared and donated to the charity of each player’s choice.  A dinner follows to celebrate the achievements of the Hall of Fame Game participants.   

A number of Hall of Fame Game sponsorship opportunities are available.  For information contact Leslie Green, Tournament Director, at or call (713) 275-7884. 

About The Spirit Golf Association

The Spirit Golf Association, a 501 (c) (3) charity dedicated to the promotion of amateur golf for the benefit of health-related causes, was formed in 1999 by Houston philanthropist Corbin (Corby) J. Robertson, Jr.  Corby established the SGA and Whispering Pines Golf Club, rated by Golf Digest as the #1 course in Texas, as a mission for philanthropic minded people to support charitable causes, enjoy membership privileges at a world class golf property and to conduct The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. 

The SGA 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 SGA responded to 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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