Oct. 18, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Over 20 former Florida State golfers from the PGA, LPGA and Senior tours will join a list of celebrities who are returning to campus to play in the 2001 Seminole Pro-Am sponsored by Arvida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida on October 26, 2001. PGA Tour star Jeff Sluman, Senior Tour stars Hubert Green and Bob Duval and LPGA star Jane Geddes headline the group of golfing greats that will play in the benefit tournament to celebrate the dedication of the Dave Middleton Golf Center.
Hubert Green, Kenny Knox, Christian Raynor, Downing Gray, Bob Duval, George McNeil, Larry Ziegler and Tony Ziegler join Sluman, while Leigh Ann Mills, Karen Stupples, Amy Bond, Colleen Walker, Lisa Walters, Tiffany Faucette and Geddes represent the LPGA field.
“This will truly be a great weekend for Florida State golf and the sport itself in our community,” said FSU Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “I think everyone will be amazed at the improved facilities at the Don Veller Course and the Dave Middleton Golf Center is one of the most impressive facilities in the nation. We are excited about our new home for Florida State golf and believe we now offer a player the very best in a teaching facility, through the generosity of our loyal supporters.”
The amateur field for the tournament, which is in its third year of existence, quickly sold out and the dedication day at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club will be one of the most star studded in FSU history. The tournament marks the beginning of FSU’s new relationship with Arvida and its new Southwood golf course to open in September 2002. Razor Golf and the World League Golf organization will also contribute to the tournament. The day will begin with the dedication of the Dave Middleton Golf Center at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start for the Pro-Am scheduled for noon. The new state of the art golf facilities will house the Professional Golf Management Program and the new Pro Shop. In addition, the FSU golf team will unveil their brand new golf facility complete with the most advanced teaching center in the country. The golf course will also have an open house for its brand new clubhouse, locker rooms and restaurant and grill. A clinic for junior golfers is also set for Saturday morning.
A number of the professional golfers will conduct a clinic on Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. The clinic will be free to the public.