April 2, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State fans who did not get a chance to play in the first
Pro-Am Golf Tournament sponsored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida will get
a chance to see some of their favorite PGA and LPGA Seminole stars play in
the event. Sunshine Network will broadcast a one hour show covering the
event that drew former FSU stars Jeff Sluman, Hubert Green, Nolan Henke,
Larry Ziegler, Bobby Cochran, Brian Kamm, Kenny Knox, Christian Rainer and
two-time Walker Cup captain Downing Gray; along with LPGA sensations Barb
Bunkowsky Scherbak, Lisa Walters, Karen Stupples and Leigh Ann Mills. The
show will be broadcast on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. on Sunshine and
rebroadcast on April 11th at 3:30, April 15 at 1:00, April 20 at 2:30 and
April 21 at 3:30.
The tournament was held at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando on March
22 with proceeds going to new state-of-the-art teaching and training
facilities planned at the Seminole Golf Course.
Florida State Hall of Fame football player Barry Smith organized
the tournament with hopes of it becoming an annual event. Florida State
fans should be alert for invitations to next year’s tournament.
An ambitious plan to build state-of-the-art
golf practice facilities and to improve the condition of Seminole golf
course will get a big boost when current and former professional golfers
with FSU ties turn out for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Pro-Am scheduled
for March 22 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.
Jeff Sluman, Hubert Green, Nolan Henke, Larry Ziegler, Bobby
Cochran, Brian Kamm, Kenny Knox, Christian Rainer and two-time Walker Cup
captain Downing Gray headline the list of former FSU stars turning out from
the PGA. Lady Seminole stars Barb Bunkowsky Scherbak, Lisa Walters, Karen
Stupples and Leigh Ann Mills will join more Seminole stars to round out the
field with LPGA representation.
Proceeds for the tournament will go towards new state-of-the-art
teaching and training facilities at the Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee
along with creating new facilities in conjunction with projects already in
progress for the golf management program recently certified by the PGA of
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, the title sponsor for the
tournament, joins presenting sponsor The New Dodge as major supporters of
the event to kickoff fund raising efforts for the men’s and women’s
intercollegiate golf programs at Florida State.