Florida State Men's Golf - 1953 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Golf - 1953 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Don Veller, Head Coach

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1953 Spring Sports


From the Tallahassee Democrat, February 1, 1953, page 9.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Dr. Don Veller, who recently resigned after five seasons as head football coach at Florida State University to accept a full professorship in physical education at the school, yesterday was appointed golf coach at FSU.

The announcement was made by Dr. Howard Danford, FSU director of athletics. Veller will assume the duties of golf coach, formerly held by assistant football coach Bob Harbison.

Danford stated concerning the shifting of duties in the department: "Because of the conflict between golf and spring football practice, it was necessary to make the change. The change was agreed upon by all parties concerned. It would have been done long ago had we had anyone to handle golf."

Veller stated he expected some 12 candidates for the varsity links team, including lettermen Frank Hurst of Tallahassee and Jimmy James of Miami, to report for practice within the next few days.


1953 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Talley Bludworth, 5-8, 133, Panama City

Rudy Boyd, 6-2, 195, LaPorte, IN

Randy Church, 5-8, 170, Dothan, AL

Tom Hall, 6-4, 168, Glendale, WV

Robert Harwood, 5-11, 165, Tampa

Staff Mergenthal, 5-10, 165, Panama City

Bobby Upton, 5-11, 160, Joliet, IL


1953 Roster - By Name

L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* John Ayres            5-4   150  Sr        Dothan, AL
  Talley Bludworth      5-8   133  Fr        Panama City
* Rudy Boyd             6-2   195  Fr        LaPorte, IN
* Randy Church          5-8   170  Fr        Dothan, AL
  Tom Hall              6-4   168  Fr        Glendale, WV
* Robert Harwood        5-11  165  Fr        Tampa
* Frank Hirt            6-2   215  Sr   **   Tallahassee
* Jimmy James           5-11  150  Jr-R **   Tallahassee
  Rocky Mead            5-5   150  Sr        Pensacola
  Staff Mergenthal      5-10  165  Fr        Panama City
  Bobby Upton           5-11  160  Fr        Joliet, IL
Lettermen listed in the Tallahassee Democrat on May 31, 1953, page 13.

1953 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
03/03
Ref
A
ROLLINS COLLEGE W 21-6
03/04
Ref
A
STETSON
Quadrangular
W 22.5-18.0
03/04
Ref
N
MIAMI
Deland, Fl, Quadrangular
L 22.5-25.5
03/04
Ref
N
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL
Deland, Fl, Quadrangular
W 22.5-6.0
03/07
Ref
N
FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE
March 5-7, 1953, Deland, Fl
5th Place
03/14
Ref
H
STETSON W 10-8
03/23
 
H
DAVIDSON COLLEGE L 12.5-17.5
03/24
Ref
H
GEORGIA L 9.5-17.5
04/18
Ref
H
ROLLINS COLLEGE W 14.5-12.5
04/24
Ref
H
WESTERN ILLINOIS W 23-4
04/27
Ref
A
GEORGIA L 7-20
04/29
 
N
AUBURN
Athens, Ga
L 13-14
05/02
 
N
SOUTHERRN INTERCOLLEGIATE
April 30-May 2, 1953, Athens, Ga
 
05/09
Ref
H
PENSACOLA NAS W 17.5-9.5
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    7- 5     4- 2     2- 1     1- 2


1953 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Rocky Mead 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Jimmy James 8 7 2 68 514 0 0 73.43 Rudy Boyd 9 8 1 71 600 0 0 75.00 Robert Harwood 9 7 2 72 538 0 0 76.86 Frank Hirt 6 6 0 74 464 0 0 77.33 John Ayres 5 4 0 77 320 0 0 80.00 Randy Church 7 6 0 76 490 0 0 81.67 Talley Bludworth 1 1 0 86 86 0 0 86.00

FLORIDA STATE 21, ROLLINS COLLEGE 6
03/03/1953, WINTER PARK, FL

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Rudy Boyd (FSU) beat Folken, 3-2                                                                                                                                                                        
Bob Harwood (FSU) beat Bryant, 4-3                                                                                                                                                                      
Rocky Mead (FSU) beat Temple, 3-2                                                                                                                                                                       
Johnny Ayres (FSU) beat Tennis, 5-4                                                                                                                                                                     
Randy Church (FSU) tied Remberg                                                                                                                                                                         
Bentley beat Jimmy Jones (FSU), one-up                                                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Robert Harwood                       0
Rocky Mead                           0
John Ayres                           0
Randy Church                         0
Jimmy James                          0
Rudy Boyd                           73

FLORIDA STATE 22.5, STETSON 18
03/04/1953, DELAND, FL, Quadrangular

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Randy Church, 9 points                                                                                                                                                                                  
Jimmy James, 6 points                                                                                                                                                                                   
Rudy Boyd, 5 1/2 points                                                                                                                                                                                 
Bob Harwood                                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Randy Church                         0
Rudy Boyd                            0
Robert Harwood                       0
Jimmy James                         71

MIAMI 25.5, FLORIDA STATE 22.5
03/04/1953, Deland, Fl, Quadrangular

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Randy Church                         0
Rudy Boyd                            0
Robert Harwood                       0
Jimmy James                         71

FLORIDA STATE 22.5, FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 6
03/04/1953, Deland, Fl, Quadrangular

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Randy Church                         0
Rudy Boyd                            0
Robert Harwood                       0
Jimmy James                         71

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE, 5th place
03/07/1953, March 5-7, 1953, Deland, Fl

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Jimmy James                        73     73
Robert Harwood                     73     73
Rudy Boyd                          73     73

FLORIDA STATE 10, STETSON 8
03/14/1953, TALLAHASSEE, FL

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Jimmy James (FSU) beat Dick Johnson, 4-3                                                                                                                                                                
Bob Harwood (FSU) beat Nickols, 1-up                                                                                                                                                                    
Rudy Boyd (FSU) tied Heorge Herndon                                                                                                                                                                     
Bryan beat Frank Hirt (FSU), 1-up                                                                                                                                                                       
Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Robert Harwood                       0
Rudy Boyd                            0
Frank Hirt                           0
Jimmy James                         68

GEORGIA 17.5, FLORIDA STATE 9.5
03/24/1953, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Rudy Boyd                          71     71
Jimmy James                        76     76
Frank Hirt                         77     77
John Ayres                         79     79
Randy Church                       80     80
Robert Harwood                     80     80

FLORIDA STATE 14.5, ROLLINS COLLEGE 12.5
04/18/1953, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Jimmy James                        71     71
Robert Harwood                     72     72
Frank Hirt                         75     75
Randy Church                       76     76
Rudy Boyd                          77     77
John Ayres                         82     82

FLORIDA STATE 23, WESTERN ILLINOIS 4
04/24/1953, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Robert Harwood                     72     72
Jimmy James                        73     73
Rudy Boyd                          73     73
Frank Hirt                         74     74
Randy Church                       77     77
John Ayres                         77     77

SOUTHERRN INTERCOLLEGIATE
05/02/1953, April 30-May 2, 1953, Athens, Ga

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Rudy Boyd                          82    75    157
Frank Hirt                         81    81    162
Robert Harwood                     82    85    167
Randy Church                       90    85    175
Jimmy James                wd      82           82

FLORIDA STATE 17.5, PENSACOLA NAS 9.5
05/09/1953, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Robert Harwood                     74     74
Rudy Boyd                          76     76
Frank Hirt                         76     76
John Ayres                         82     82
Randy Church                       82     82
Talley Bludworth                   86     86