Aug. 4, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team will embark on a nine-day trip to Scotland to play nine of the world’s most historic golf courses including Royal Turnbury and the St. Andrew’s Old and New Courses August 9-17. Trey Jones, Florida State’s newly appointed head coach, will lead the Seminole contingent on this once-in-a lifetime cultural and historical trip to the birthplace of the sport of golf.
Jones and five members of the Seminole men’s golf team will make the trip. Senior Tim Vickers, juniors Matt Adcock, Rusty Mosley and Mark Sestilio along with sophomore Adam Wallace who played as Florida State’s starting five throughout most the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons, will test their skills against some of the world’s most challenging links courses.
“Our trip to Scotland is going to be a great way for me to get to know our players and for our players to get to know me prior to the start of the school,” said Jones. “It’s a great trip sponsored by Carl Domino who is an alumnus and a tremendous friend of Florida State University. For myself and our student-athletes it is the trip of a lifetime.”
The NCAA allows its member institutions to participate in a foreign tour with student-athletes who were eligible for intercollegiate competition in the previous academic year and who are enrolled and eligible for competition during the upcoming academic year. The tour must also take place during the scheduled summer-vacation period (or any other vacation period as sponsored by the institution) and shall be limited to 10 dates of competition.
“Our trip to Scotland is going to be a wonderful experience for the team,” said Sestilio. “I think playing the different types of courses in Scotland will help us as we prepare for the upcoming season. We are going to learn from each course and each hole we play on during the trip.”
Domino, a Florida State University alumnus and current member of the State of Florida House of Representatives, has endowed this trip and many others like it for the Seminole men’s and women’s golf teams. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State in 1966 he received his MBA from the Harvard University Business School. As a member of the House of Representatives, Domino serves on the Health Appropriations Committee, is Vice-Chair of the Insurance Committee and is a member of the Judiciary Committee among many other appointments. Domino is also a former Trustee of the FSU Foundation and served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Seminole Boosters in 1995.
Florida State Men’s Golf/Scotland 2003/Roster
Player Class Hometown
Matt Adcock Jr. Apopka, Fla.
Rusty Mosley Jr. Vidalia, Ga.
Mark Sestilio Jr. Punta Gorda, Fla.
Tim Vickers Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
Adam Wallace So. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Florida State Men’s Golf/Scotland 2003/Tour Itinerary
Date Course Significance
Aug. 10 Turnberry Considered to be the finest golfing destination in the world
Aug. 11 (A.M) Royal Turnberry Seven-time host of British Open; Most recently in 1997
Aug. 11 (P.M.) Turnbury Portland Opened in 1924; Hosted qualifying rds for 1979 European Open
Aug. 12 Carnoustie Six-time host of British Open; Most recently in 1999
Aug. 13 (A.M.) St. Andrew’s Old Will host the British Open in 2005; Hosted event 26 times
Aug. 13 (P.M.) St. Andrew’s New Opened in 1895; Built in response to demand at St Andrews
Aug. 14 Muirfield Opened in 1891; First course designed in 2 loops of 9 holes
Aug. 15 (A.M.) Gullane First report of golf played on site was 1650
Aug. 15 (A.M.) North Berwick 13th Oldest Golf Club in World; Founded in 1832