April 5, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In an ambitious plan to build a state-of-the-art golf practice facility and to improve the condition of the Seminole Golf Course, Florida State recently held the first annual Seminole Tribe of Florida Pro-Am at the Grand Cypress Resort on March 22nd. The event, featuring former FSU stars and current PGA and LPGA members, raised more than $150,000 for the Florida State golf program.
Proceeds from 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 America.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, the title sponsor for the tournament, joined 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.
The tournament, held just outside Orlando, was won by former All-American and PGA Tour member Kenny Knox and his group of three amateurs. Frank Malara, former FSU coach Don Veller and Tom Carlson shot a combined score of 55 to capture the championship. PGA Tour member Brian Kamm and his group finished in second place followed by Nolan Henke’s group in third and Jeff Sluman’s in fourth.
The tournament can be see on the Sunshine Network over the next two weeks. The tournament will air on the following dates:
Saturday, April 10 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 3:30 a.m.
The Florida State Athletic department would like to thank all the former FSU greats that participated in the first annual Seminole Tribe of Florida Pro-Am. A special thanks goes out to FSU Hall of Famer Barry Smith for his help with this tournament.