|Florida State Seminoles men's golf|
|University||Florida State University|
|Course|| Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course |
|Nickname||Florida State Seminoles|
|Colors||Garnet and Gold |
|NCAA match play|
|NCAA championship appearances|
|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|
| Dixie |
|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)
John Pak (2019)
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 16-year head coach Trey Jones.
Florida State University is a public space-grant and sea-grant research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.
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NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.
Some notable alumni of the program are Paul Azinger, Hubert Green, Jeff Sluman, George McNeill, Jonas Blixt, Daniel Berger, and Brooks Koepka.
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In the 69-year history of the Seminoles' men's golf program, they have won 13 conference championships and nine Seminoles have won ten individual conference titles.
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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.
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