Spindletop Golf Tournament
Spindletop was founded with an invitational golf tournament in 1966, and it has grown over the years to become the world’s largest oilmen’s charitable golf tournament. Nearly 300 oil and gas executives join together each year during the weekend preceding the annual Offshore Technology Conference to raise funds for Houston area youth charities. Under the direction of the Spindletop Board of Trustees, the tournament is organized by the volunteer Spindletop Tournament Committee, which spends countless hours ensuring that the tournament maintains the integrity on which it was founded. Starting in 2020, the Spindletop Tournament is held at Memorial Park Golf Course, which was renovated for the 2020 Houston Open.
The Spindletop Golf Tournament format is a “Two-Person Spindletop Shamble” allowing for a two-person team to win his/her flight with a low gross or low net score. The format also allows for one team to be crowned the overall tournament champion determined by a low gross score. The tournament requires that all teams include a service company representative paired with a customer or vice versa. The 4th Annual Spindletop Emerging Leaders Golf Tournament was held during the 2019 Spindletop Golf Tournament, allowing industry executives to mingle with industry rising leaders. This unique fellowship helps to emphasize the ongoing importance of Spindletop’s mission in the community.
The Spindletop Mascot
The Spindletop mascot, “Bruiser”, is a symbol of the dedicated individuals whose efforts produce the energy to keep our civilization moving. He’s known as the oilman whose heart is in the right place, and he is an ideal symbol for Spindletop!