Florida State Seminoles men's golf

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Florida State Seminoles men's golf
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
University Florida State University
Conference ACC
Head coach
  • Men's: Trey Jones (13th season)
Location Tallahassee, Florida
Course Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course
Par: 73
Yards: 7,147
Nickname Florida State Seminoles
Colors Garnet and Gold[1]
         
NCAA match play
2010
NCAA team appearance
1956, 1957, 1958, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Conference champions

Dixie
1950


Metro
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990


ACC
2008
Individual conference champions
Sonny Tinney (1949, 1950)
Grant Turner (1979)
Paul Azinger (1981)
Brian Kamm (1984)
Jeremy Robinson (1985, 1986)
Nolan Henke (1987)
Roger Winchester (1989)
Jonas Blixt (2007)

The Florida State Seminoles men's golf team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the sport of golf. The Seminoles compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They play their home matches on the Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus, and are currently led by 13-year head coach Trey Jones.

History[edit]

In the 68-year history of the Seminoles' men's golf program, they have won 13 conference championships.

PGA Tour professionals[edit]

Ten different Florida State alumni have represented the University with wins on the PGA Tour, including former Seminoles golfers Hubert Green, winner of the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship, Jeff Sluman, winner of the 1988 PGA Championship, Paul Azinger, winner of the 1993 PGA Championship, and Brooks Koepka, winner of the 2017 U.S. Open.

Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course[edit]

The Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course, home course of the Florida State Seminoles men's and women's golf teams.

The Dave Middleton Golf Complex and the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course are home to the PGA Golf Management Program, which is one of only a few programs in the country accredited by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. A 27,000-square-foot clubhouse, the Dave Middleton Golf Complex boasts private Wi-Fi classrooms, study and teaching labs, an internship library, a fully equipped club repair room, a pro shop, locker rooms and the Renegade Grill. The $7 million facility is a two-building complex, which also includes a multi-directional driving range, a video analysis instructional center with hitting bays for inclement weather, chipping and putting greens, as well as locker rooms, a team lounge, auditorium and fitness facility.[2]

The golf course was renovated in 2004 with the reconstruction of all 18 greens, complexes, tee boxes and the state-of-the-art TiffEagle Turf was installed on all the putting surfaces. Each year the facility hosts more than 60,000 rounds of golf. The golf course was recently recognized as one of the top 10 golf courses in the country by the National Golf Foundation for customer loyalty and satisfaction. In 2007 a new 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) chipping green was added in the southeast corner near the 29 driving range boxes. A 10-acre (40,000 m2) practice facility is used by the FSU golf team and students in the PGM program.

In 2017 the University announced that Nicklaus Design had been hired to renovate the course at a cost of $4-6 million.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Seminoles.com – Official website of the Florida State Seminoles men's golf team.