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 Corby Robertson to WHGA Members and Spirit Sponsors at the WHGA Fellowship Dinner, the change is effective immediately.

WHGA Board members unanimously approved the name change at the August 2011 Board meeting.  As host of The Spirit International, a biennial amateur golf championship established by the WHGA in 2001, the WHGA focuses on creating awareness and generating support for the tournament.  The association’s rebrand unites the name and icon of both entities, creates cohesion and aligns their missions of promoting amateur golf for the benefit of charity.  The Spirit Golf Association will continue to work at broadening the awareness of The Spirit International, a championship with alumni such as Lorena Ochoa, Martin Kaymer, Paula Creamer, Yani Tseng, Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel and Brandt Snedeker.

The World Health & Golf Association was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)3 organization for the purpose of promoting amateur golf activities for the benefit of charity.  The organization is responsible for the Whispering Pines Membership Program and tournament management of The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. The name change will have no impact on the WHGA’s current 501(c)3 tax status and all company policies and employees will remain intact. 

The Spirit International was established in 2001.  A biennial event, the championship features top men and women amateur golfers from around the world as they compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in individual and team categories.  The tournament is played at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.

The 2011 Spirit International will be held November 2-5, 2011 at Whispering Pines Golf Club.  Opening Ceremony celebrations will be held October 31st at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

For additional information visit or contact The Spirit Golf Association office at 281-298-2610.