Sophomore Thomas Pieters will represent his home country of Belgium at The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Houston, Texas, from Nov. 2-5 at the Whispering Pines Golf Club. The event, which was established in 2001, is
a world class amateur golf event featuring 20 countries from six
continents. Each country is represented by their two best men and two
best women players. Pieters, the 2011 Belgian National Stroke Play Champion, will play with Thomas Detry, the 2011 Belgian National Match Play Champion, at the tournament, which can be followed through a live webcast. Check out what Pieters had to say before heading to the event along with other tournament information below:
Spirit is a biennial event alternating years with the World Amateur
Team Championships. All 80 participants enjoy an Olympic like experience
including Opening Ceremonies, International Village accommodations,
festive dinner parties, Closing Ceremonies and a 72-hole golf event
where the world's best amateur golfers compete for gold medals.
Format of Play: 72
holes of best ball competition, five separate competitions are
conducted: International Team (combined best ball of the Men's and
Women's teams), Men's Team, Women's Team, Men's Individual, and Women's
Individual. Gold, Silver and Bronze commemorative medals are awarded to
the top three places in each competition.