Spindletop Golf Tournament Champions

Spindletop was founded with an invitational golf tournament in 1966, and this event has grown over the years to become the world’s largest oilmen’s charitable golf tournament! Over 300 oil and gas executives join together during the weekend preceding the annual Offshore Energy Conference in Houston to raise significant funds for area youth charities. The Spindletop Golf Tournament format is a “Two-man 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. The tournament requires that all teams include a service company representative paired with a customer or vice versa. An individual tournament champion is determined by a low gross score.

2018 Individual Champion
Matt Cordell, Gardner Denver

Past Spindletop Individual Champions

  • 2018

    Matt Cordell

    Gardner Denver

  • 2017

    Cody Loverin

    LTR

  • 2016

    Cody Loverin

    LTR

  • 2015

    Kevin Farnsworth

    NALCO, an Ecolab Company

  • 2014

    Mark Froggatt

    KornFerry

  • 2013

    Max Richey

    MI-SWACO, a Schlumberger Company

  • 2012

    Lynn Parker,

    Delmar Systems

  • 2011

    Kevin Farnsworth

    Nalco Company

  • 2010

    Lynn Parker

    Delmar Systems

  • 2009

    Lynn Parker

    Delmar Systems

  • 2008

    Lynn Parker

    Delmar Systems

  • 2007

    Lynn Parker

    Delmar Systems

  • 2006

    No Champion

  • 2005

    Bill Dodd

    Halliburton

  • 2004

    Tim Carlton

    Wood Group Pressure Control

  • 2003

    Gary Britt

    Halliburton

  • 2002

    Tim Carlton

    Wood Group Pressure Control

  • 2001

    Tim Carlton

    Wood Group Pressure Control

  • 2000

    Bo Bigelow

    Porta-Kamp Construction, Inc.

  • 1999

    Art Ley

    Aviara Energy

  • 1998

    Max Richey

    Swaco

  • 1997

    Tillman Simmons

    Oil & Gas Rental Services

  • 1996

    Billy Northcutt

    Weatherford Enterra

  • 1995

    Bill Provine

    Rowan Companies

  • 1994

    Roy Domengeaux

    Baker Hughes INTEQ

  • 1993

    Bill Dodd

    Baroid Drilling Fluids

  • 1992

    Bob Agnew

    Exxon Company Int’l

  • 1991

    R.B. Calhoun

    The Louisiana Land & Expl. Co.

  • 1990

    Bill Provine

    Rowan Companies

  • 1989

    R.B. Calho

    The Louisiana Land & Expl. Co.

  • 1988

    Bill Dodd

    N.L. Baroid

  • 1987

    Harry Lee Stout

    Enron Gas Supply

  • 1986

    Bob Agnew

    ESSO Exploration

  • 1985

    Bob Agnew

    ESSO Exploration

  • 1984

    Bill Provine

    Magcobar Int’l

  • 1983

    Bob Agnew

    ESSO Exploration

  • 1982

    Pete Fluor

    Flour Drilling Services

  • 1981

    Bob Agnew

    ESSO Exploration

  • 1980

    Denis Faken

    N.L. Baroid

  • 1979

    Tommy Morris

    T. Morris, Inc.

  • 1978

    Don Looney

    Maralo Inc.

  • 1977

    Don Davenport

    Dresser

  • 1976

    Bob Agnew

    ESSO Exploration

  • 1975

    Tom Mondshine

    Texas Brine Corp.

  • 1974

    Bill Provine

    Dresser Magcobar

  • 1973

    Dave Antill

    Tidewater Marine Services

  • 1972

    A.L. Batson

    Well Control, Inc.

  • 1971

    John Cowsar

    Oil Center Tools

  • 1970

    Tom Mondshine

    Texas Brine Corp.

  • 1969

    R. Smith

    Dresser Atlas

  • 1968

    J. Poyen

  • 1967

    F. Randle

  • 1966

    Jim Stroope

Past Spindletop Team Champions

  • 2016

    Shawn Vigeant (ENSCO) Jon Landry (Talos Energy LLC)

  • 2015

    Bill Dodd (Halliburton) Mark Pease (Breitburn Energy)

  • 2014

    Seung Y. Lee (Baker Hughes, Inc.) Jon Glass (Cinco Resources)

  • 2013

    Bill Dodd (Halliburton) Dave Adams (Samson Exploration)

  • 2012

    Chris Orth (Tidewater Inc.) Chris Nelson (Newfield Exploration)

  • 2011

    John Jondle (BP) Bill Washington (Iv‐AGA, LLC)

  • 2010

    Lynn Parker (Delmar Systems) Mike McKenty (Newfield Exploration)

  • 2009

    Chris Orth (Tidewater Inc.) Chris Nelson (Newfield Exploration)

  • 2008

    Ryan Lance (ConocoPhillips) Tony Fox (Triple C)

  • 2007

    Jeff Stocker (BJ Services) Joe Slattery (W&T Offshore)

  • 2006

    Gerry Kehoe (Tidewater, Inc.) Jonathan Shipley (Devon)

Spindletop Emerging Leaders Golf Tournament

The 3rd annual Spindletop Emerging Leaders Golf Tournament was held during the 2017 Spindletop Golf Tournament. This event allowed industry executives to mingle with industry future leaders to emphasize the importance of Spindletop’s mission of helping youth through industry fellowship. The “Two-man Spindletop Shamble” format was also utilized for this tournament resulting in two-person teams to win his/her flight with a low gross or low net scores.

Spindletop Emerging Leaders Golf Tournament Team Champions

1st Place Gross
Tom Hebert (Frank’s International) &
Steve Arceneaux (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation)

 1st Place Net
Bradley Lee (Weatherford International)
Chris Carsten (Chevron)


2nd Place Net
Sam Tuley (Paragon Offshore) &
Evan Hofer (Apache Corporation)

3rd Place Net
Andy Poosuthasee (Vantage Drilling International) &
Andrew Fisher (Shell Oil Company)

Driving Force

Artist-DrivingForceThe Spindletop Golf Tournament champion team trophy, a bronze sculpture entitled “Driving Force”, was created by artist R. David Mattiza in 1999. It symbolizes the overall essence of Spindletop International and its golf tournament as its major fundraising event. The Derrick seen standing high over the green of a golf course represents a driving force that fuels the many worthwhile causes supported by Spindletop International. Within the rocks that surround the green and derrick, petroglyphs can be found symbolizing various facts important to the success of the Spindletop charity donations.

Commissioned by the Spindletop Board of Trustees, this trophy was originally used for the Spindletop Diamond Guest Invitational Champion Team, which was held for 5 years. Beginning in 2006, the Spindletop Golf Tournament Champion Team is presented a Driving Force sculpture to be displayed in each of their offices for one year. These beautiful bronze sculptures serve as a reminder to the receiving individuals that they are champions not only on the golf course but also by being involved in Spindletop and supporting Houston area youth.