Florida State Men's Golf - 1958 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Golf - 1958 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Odeneal, Head Coach

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1958 FSU Spring Sports

Baseball: Dick Howser, Track: Mike Conley
Tennis: Lex Hester, Golf: Bob Shave

From the Tallahassee Democrat, May 26, 1957, page 25, by Bill McGrotha.

After 10 years of coaching at Florida State University, Dr. Don Veller has resigned to take on Broader teaching duties in this school's Physical Education Department.

Bill Odeneal, coach of FSU volleyball since 1949, will become golf coach.

Volleyball will be dropped from the list of FSU intercollegiate sports.

The changes were described by Dr. Charley Davis, chairman of the Athletic Committee, as "normal readjustment" in the FSU sports program.

Dr. Veller, head coach of FSU football for five seasons and of golf for five more, will assume duties that will include teaching of athletic administration, counseling of physical education majors and the patterning of a teaching schedule in the department.

Top Record

Eminently successful here in both sports he coached, Veller had a football record of 31 victories, 12 defeats and one tie, with one unbeaten season and a triumph in the Cigar Bowl. His golfers won 45 dual meets, lost eight, racked up two straight Florida Intercollegiate championships, beat University three of four dual meets, finished fifth in last year's NCAA tourney, won 26 of their last 27 dual matches.

Dr. Veller will continue coaching the golf team through next month's NCAA tournament at Colorado Springs. Athletic Committee permission to play in the NCAA was granted during the week after earlier indications the team might have to stay at home because of the expense involved.

One member of the Athletic Committee, explaining Dr. Veller's change, said: "We needed help in the Physical Education Department, and Don is an excellent teacher."

'Best Move'

Dr. Veller himself said he was leaving coaching "with mixed emotions." He added: "This will be the first time, you know, I've been out of coaching altogether. But this appears to be the best move for me since I spent several years getting my doctor's degree and preparing myself for this type of work."

Once a head coach in tennis, too, Dr. Veller had a 7-1 season at University of Indiana, where he served as a football assistant coach before coming to FSU. A star halfback at Indiana in his playing days, Dr. Veller had an outstanding high school coaching record at Elkhart, Ind., where his football team won 54 games, lost 11 and tied three.

Odeneal, a capable golfer who shoots in the 70s, has taught golf courses at FSU since 1949. Former owner of a driving range here, he helped design two 9-hole golf courses at FSU.

The Athletic Committee stressed that volleyball players presently receiving scholarship aid will continue on the same basis. They will be permitted to stay with the sport "on their own" and may defend the national collegiate championship they won earlier this month at the National AAU tournament.

Reason for dropping volleyball had to do with the departure of Dr. Howard Danford as athletic director and the fact that the team had difficulty scheduling capable competition. One member of the Athletic Committee said: "It does not fit sports programs in the Southeast - it's sort of a West Coast sport."

Dr. Danford, who resigned in March, was something of a national volleyball booster who the last three years conducted clinics for the U.S. Army in Europe.

Asked whether other sports might be dropped at FSU, Dean Davis replied in the negative. He added: "We hope one day to add wrestling to our intercollegiate program, but not this year. Some boys are working out informally in wrestling now."

No one has been appointed to take Dr. Danford's vacated position as athletic director, and there's no indication the Athletic Committee will make any move in this direction any time soon.

Possibly more developments can be expected in FSU athletics after a new president is named. Dr. Doak Campbell retires next month.


1958 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Phil Fagan, 5-10, 145, Albany, GA

John Fraleigh, 5-9, 130, Madison

Dick Hanscom, 6-2, 180, Spring Vale, ME

Hugh Hayes, 5-10, 150, Clearwater

Wayne Timberman, 5-11, 160, Indianapolis, IN

Don Torppa, 6-0, 185, Maynard, MA


1958 Roster - By Name

L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Phil Fagan            5-10  145  So        Albany, GA
* Mel Fleischer         5-10  160  Jr   *    Sanford
  John Fraleigh         5-9   130  So        Madison
* Dick Hanscom          6-2   180  So        Spring Vale, ME
  Hugh Hayes            5-10  150  So        Clearwater
* Dave Morris           6-2   170  Sr   **   Tallahassee
* Rem Noble             6-0   180  Jr        Montgomery, AL
* Dick Parker           5-7   160  Jr        Niagara Falls, NY (Bishop Duffy)
* Bob Shave             5-11  170  Jr   **   Saint Petersburg
* Wayne Timberman       5-11  160  So        Indianapolis, IN
* Don Torppa            6-0   185  So        Maynard, MA
  Jim Webb              6-3   197  Sr        Jacksonville
* Dink Wise             5-9   170  Sr        Palatka

From the North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, June 26, 1958, page 17

Eighteen college golf stars were named to the official NCAA Golf Coaches Association All-American squad, announced in Williamstown Wednesday during the annual NCAA tournament now in progress on the Taconic Golf Course.

The selection of the three-team squad was sponsored by the Wheaties Sports Federation, an organization formed by General Mills to bring recognition to sports acievement. olympic pole vaulting champion Bob Richards is director of the Federation.

Four conference champions, the southern inter-collegiate champion and the runner-up in last year's NCAA tournament were placed on the first team announced jointly by Charles (Bud) Finger of Stanford, president of the NCAA Golf Coaches Association, and the Reverend George L. Holderith, C.S.C. of Notre Dame, chairman of the selection committee.

They are Allen Geiberger of Southern California, Pacific Coast Conference Champion; John Konsek of Purdue, Big Ten champion; Phil Rodgers of Houston, Missouri Valley Conference champion; Bill Thornton of North Carolina, Atlantic Coast Conference champion; Ward Wettlaufer of Hamilton College, NCAA runner up in 1957; and Dick Whetzle of North Texas State, Southern Intercollegiate champion.

The full squad follows:
First Team
Allen Geiberger, Southern California, Santa Barbara, Ca; John Konsek, Purdue, Buffalo, NY; Phil Rodgers, Houston, LaJolla, Ca; Bill Thornton, North Carolina, Tequesta, Fl; Ward Wettlaufer, Hamilton, Buffalo, NY; Dick Whetzle, North Texas State, Dallas, Tx.

Second Team
Tommie Aaron, Florida, Gainesville, Ga.; Joseph Grace, Notre Dame, Detroit, Mi; Jim Hiskey, Houston, Pocatello, Id; John Liechty, Iowa, Iowa City, Ia; Bill Seanor, Stanford, Bakersfield, Ca; Bob Shave, Florida State, Willoughby, Oh.

Third Team
Eugene Francis, Purdue, Long Island, NY; Bob McCallister, Southern California, Los Angeles, Ca; Bob Nichols, Texas A&M, Louisville, Ky; Jerry Pittman, Southern Methodist, Tulsa, Ok; James Remmert, Wisconsin, St. Louis, Mo; Frank Wharton, Houston, Dallas, Tx.


1958 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Bob Shave                Golf Coaches Association of America - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

1958 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/07
Ref
N
WISCONSIN
Thomasville, Ga
W 20-7
02/24
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 8-19
03/04
Ref
H
MOODY AFB W 24-3
03/08
Ref
N
FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE
March 6-8, 1958, Ocala, Fl
2nd Place
03/11
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE NAS W 27-0
03/15
Ref
N
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Thomasville, Ga
L 11-16
03/17
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 21-6
03/22
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 17.5-9.5
03/25
Ref
H
GEORGIA L 11-16
03/27
Ref
H
SPRING HILL COLLEGE L 12-15
03/28
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE NAS W 20.5-6.5
04/05
Ref
N
CORAL GABLES TOURNAMENT 2nd Place
04/10
Ref
A
MOODY AFB
Valdosta, Ga
W 24-3
04/12
Ref
H
AUBURN W 25.5-1.5
04/14
 
A
GEORGIA TECH L 13-14
04/15
Ref
A
GEORGIA L 5.5-21.5
04/21
Ref
A
AUBURN W 18.5-8.5
04/25
Ref
A
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL W 14-13
04/26
Ref
A
ROLLINS COLLEGE L 6.5-20.5
05/03
Ref
N
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
May 1-3, 1958, Athens, Ga
4th Place
06/25
Ref
N
NCAA TOURNAMENT
June 24-25, 1958, Williamstown, Ma
14th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS   10- 7     5- 2     4- 4     1- 1


1958 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Bob Shave 16 21 11 67 1,508 0 2 71.81 Mel Fleischer 15 19 4 69 1,412 0 0 74.32 Don Torppa 13 12 5 69 892 0 0 74.33 Rem Noble 11 15 3 71 1,117 0 0 74.47 Dick Hanscom 15 17 4 70 1,267 0 0 74.53 Dave Morris 9 10 1 71 748 0 0 74.80 Wayne Timberman 6 8 1 70 600 0 0 75.00 Dink Wise 8 8 1 69 600 0 0 75.00 Dick Parker 5 5 1 69 376 0 0 75.20 Phil Fagan 2 2 0 75 151 0 0 75.50

FLORIDA STATE 20, WISCONSIN 7
02/07/1958, Thomasville, Ga

Jack Allen and Jim Rynnert (Wi) defeated Bob Shave and Dave Morris (FSU) 5 and 4
Don Torppa and Dave Morris (FSU) defeated Jeff Ames and Dennis Gehri (Wi) 7.5 and 1.5
Rem Noble and Wayne Timberman (FSU) defeated John Gray and Doug Rasmussen (Wi) 8.5 and .5

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Dave Morris                          0
Don Torppa                           0
Dick Hanscom                         0
Wayne Timberman                      0
Rem Noble                           73
Bob Shave                           75

FLORIDA 19, FLORIDA STATE 8
02/24/1958, GAINESVILLE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                          67     67
Don Torppa                         69     69
Dave Morris                        72     72
Mel Fleischer                      72     72
Wayne Timberman                    75     75
Dink Wise                          77     77

FLORIDA STATE 24, MOODY AFB 3
03/04/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Bob Shave                            0
Dick Hanscom                         0
Mel Fleischer                       69
Don Torppa                          70
Rem Noble                           74
Dink Wise                           74

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE, 2nd place
03/08/1958, March 6-8, 1958, Ocala, Fl

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                    3     73    68    76    68    285
Wayne Timberman                    70    76    76    73    295
Mel Fleischer                      75    75    76    69    295
Dick Hanscom                       70    76    76    74    296
Dave Morris                        75    75    76    71    297
Don Torppa                         71    76    77    77    301
Rem Noble                          75    76    76    76    303

FLORIDA STATE 27, JACKSONVILLE NAS 0
03/11/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Dick Parker                        69     69
Don Torppa                         71     71
Mel Fleischer                      72     72
Bob Shave                          73     73
Dick Hanscom                       74     74
Phil Fagan                         76     76

ROLLINS COLLEGE 16, FLORIDA STATE 11
03/15/1958, Thomasville, Ga

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Mel Fleischer                      71     71
Dick Hanscom                       75     75
Bob Shave                          76     76
Dave Morris                        76     76
Dink Wise                          77     77
Don Torppa                         81     81

FLORIDA STATE 21, GEORGIA TECH 6
03/17/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                          68     68
Don Torppa                         74     74
Dave Morris                        74     74
Mel Fleischer                      75     75
Dick Hanscom                       75     75
Dick Parker                        77     77

FLORIDA STATE 17.5, FLORIDA 9.5
03/22/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Bob Shave and Dave Morris (FSU) defeated Tommy Aaron and Tony Baker (UF), 8.5 to .5
Mel Fleischer and Don Torppa (FSU) split with Skip Stigger and Pete Trenham (UF), 4.5 to 4.5
Dick Hanscom and Rem Noble (FSU) split with Willie Turner and Al Buhame (UF), 4.5 to 4.5

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Dave Morris                          0
Mel Fleischer                        0
Don Torppa                           0
Dick Hanscom                         0
Rem Noble                            0
Bob Shave                           70

GEORGIA 16, FLORIDA STATE 11
03/25/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                          72     72
Dave Morris                        76     76
Mel Fleischer                      76     76
Dick Hanscom                       76     76
Don Torppa                         80     80

SPRING HILL COLLEGE 15, FLORIDA STATE 12
03/27/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                          67     67
Rem Noble                          71     71
Mel Fleischer                      73     73
Dink Wise                          74     74
Dick Hanscom                       74     74
Dick Parker                        79     79

FLORIDA STATE 20.5, JACKSONVILLE NAS 6.5
03/28/1958, JACKSONVILLE, FL

Mel Fleischer and Dave Morris (FSU) defeated Larry Gorrell and Joe Van Vactor (JN), 5 to 4
Dick Wise and Van Noble (FSU) defeated Buck Cater and Bob Peters (JN), 9 to 0
Don Torppa and Dick Parker (FSU) defeated Barney Barnett and Bob Parsons (JN), 6.5 to 2.5

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Dave Morris                          0
Dink Wise                            0
Don Torppa                           0
Dick Parker                          0
Mel Fleischer                       74
Rem Noble                           74

FLORIDA STATE 25.5, AUBURN 1.5
04/12/1958, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                          69     69
Dink Wise                          69     69
Don Torppa                         70     70
Rem Noble                          72     72
Dick Hanscom                       72     72
Mel Fleischer                      74     74

GEORGIA 21.5, FLORIDA STATE 5.5
04/15/1958, ATHENS, GA

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Dink Wise                          74     74
Bob Shave                          75     75
Mel Fleischer                      76     76
Rem Noble                          76     76
Don Torppa                         76     76
Dick Hanscom                       82     82

FLORIDA STATE 18.5, AUBURN 8.5
04/21/1958, AUBURN, AL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Dick Hanscom                       70     70
Bob Shave                          71     71
Rem Noble                          71     71
Mel Fleischer                      73     73
Wayne Timberman                    75     75
Phil Fagan                         75     75

ROLLINS COLLEGE 20.5, FLORIDA STATE 6.5
04/26/1958, WINTER PARK, FL

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Bob Shave                            0
Mel Fleischer                        0
Rem Noble                            0
Wayne Timberman                      0
Don Torppa                           0
Dick Hanscom                        72

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE, 4th place
05/03/1958, May 1-3, 1958, Athens, Ga

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Bob Shave                    5     71    74    75    72    292
Rem Noble                   20     75    73    79    76    303
Mel Fleischer               35     78    75    79    80    312
Dave Morris                 mc     75    78                153
Dink Wise                   mc     78    77                155
Wayne Timberman             mc     76    79                155
Dick Hanscom                mc     72    85                157

NCAA TOURNAMENT, 14th place
06/25/1958, June 24-25, 1958, Williamstown, Ma

Team championships are determined by four golfers from each school playing two rounds. The top 64 golfers then play match play as follows:

June 26, 1958
Dick Hanscom beat Bos Ross, Rollins, 1 up
Al Geiberger, Southern California, beat Bob Shave, 1 up
Arthur Rhodes, Texas, beat Dick Parker, 2 up

Dick Diversi, Rollins, beat Dick Hanscom, 2 up

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Dick Hanscom                12t    73    71    144
Bob Shave                   33t    73    75    148
Dick Parker                 47t    77    74    151