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BHMKyle
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SEC Men's Golf Since 2012 Expansion
I went back to see how each program had performed in the SEC Men's Golf Tournament since the league expanded in 2012. There is a lot of parity in the sport. Here is the average team finish in the Tournament during the past 7 years:

1. Auburn- 4.14
2. LSU- 4.86
3. Vanderbilt 5.57
4. Alabama- 5.71
5. Texas A&M- 5.86
6. Arkansas- 6.00
6. S. Carolina- 6.00
8. Georgia- 6.86
9. Florida- 7.71
10. Kentucky- 9.00
11. Missouri- 10.29
12. Ole Miss- 10.29
13. Tennessee- 11.00
14. Mississippi St.- 11.71

I find it perplexing how a program like Mississippi State can be so bad..... they've finished either 12th, 13th, or 14th in the SEC Men's Golf Tournament the past five consecutive years. You would think Missouri or Kentucky would be last due to the colder climate in the Spring, but leave it to State to find a way to be dead last in another sport.

#1 - #9 are all separated by just 3.5 spots on average, which speaks to the competitiveness of the sport in the SEC.

There have been six different teams win the SEC Tournament during the past 6 years. Pretty amazing:

2019: Arkansas
2018: Auburn
2017: Vanderbilt
2016: Georgia
2015: LSU
2014: Alabama



The Winner
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re: SEC Men's Golf Since 2012 Expansion
Golfs all about recruiting. Obviously the coach at State can't recruit. Women's Golf has done a decent job during that time. And Men's Tennis has killed it in recruiting.


im4LSU
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I played for coach Snell at Gulf Coast from 05-07 and was transferring to State for the PGM program. We had some legit players on our squad from all over the country and world and ended up ranked #1 in the country for a few weeks. Fell to no worse than #3. Not one of us was approached by by Homan from State. Coach Snell is on the NCAA rules committee and has a ridiculously broad reach to all levels of golf. He recruits the entire globe and that was sitting right there for Homan to take his pick once we graduated. I just never understood how you can have a program like that right in your backyard and never even take a look. I think 6 or so guys ended up at D1 schools after our time at Gulf Coast. I played against Matt Fast all through high school and he is the only guy that was at State with me that I know of that did anything. He's playing the Web.com tour now. Hopefully Smith can get the program heading in the right direction up there.
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The Winner
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Dang that is absolutely unreal to hear


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TarnishedWisdom90
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Honestly didnt even know AU was that good at golf but I dont follow college golf at all either


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SummerOfGeorge
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Great league, tons if pros.

What really matters is the NCAA, though.


NoNotMe
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Msu men's tennis has been good because the team has been for decades made up mostly of foreign players. If State recruited domestically like they do in other sports they would be at the bottom. Women's Golf team also has many foreign players.


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skrayper
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In the NCAAs since 2009 (current format):
National Champions:
2009 Texas A&M (Pre-SEC)
2013 Alabama
2014 Alabama
2015 LSU

Runner-Ups:
2009 Arkansas
2011 Georgia
2012 Alabama
2018 Alabama

For 5 straight years, an SEC team was either the winner or the runner-up in the NCAA championships.


allin2010
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Surprising:
The Mississippi State University PGA Golf Management program is the second oldest (1985) of the 18 universities accredited by the PGA of America. The PGA mission statement for all PGA Golf Management universities is:

The PGA Professional Golf Management Program provides world–class training for aspiring golf professionals by offering skill-based training programs that provide state-of-the-art skills and knowledge. Graduates of this program will become outstanding golf professionals who provide exceptional service to their customers, employers, fellow professionals and the game of golf.


Sao
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Freaking Burgoon.


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BHMKyle
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quote:

What really matters is the NCAA, though.


Sure. If you total up the NCAA Tournament over the same period of time (2013-2018) and total by average finish, here are how programs rank (30 pts for a #1 finish, 29 points for a #2 finish, etc):

1. Illinois- 155 points
2. Texas- 141
3. Oklahoma St.- 133.5
4. Vanderbilt- 115.5
5. Oklahoma- 114.5
6. LSU- 112.5
7. Alabama- 110.5
8. Auburn- 103.5
9. USC- 89.5
10. Oregon- 88
11. Arizona St.- 85
12. Georgia Tech- 75
12. Florida St.- 75
14. Georgia- 72
15. Arkansas- 71.5

16. Cal- 68
17. S. Carolina- 67.5
18. Stanford- 66.5
19. UNLV- 63
20. UCLA- 62.5
21. Texas Tech- 56.5
22. Texas A&M- 47
23. Washington- 45.5
24. TCU- 45
25. Duke- 43
25. Virginia- 43

Kentucky is #28... Florida #29... Missouri and Tennessee tied for #45... Ole Miss #52.

Of course there should probably be more added to the formula to reward Championships, Semifinals, Quarterfinals, etc.... I'd need to work on a formula for that.

Either way, it goes to show the SEC always has a strong showing in Men's Golf.


Arksulli
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Either way, it goes to show the SEC always has a strong showing in Men's Golf.




That is a pretty strong overall showing for golf.


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skrayper
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Of course there should probably be more added to the formula to reward Championships, Semifinals, Quarterfinals, etc.... I'd need to work on a formula for that.


With two titles and two runner-ups, Alabama would be the top SEC team during that time frame if you adjust for acquiring trophies.


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Irons Puppet
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The big difference in SEC Golf over the last 20 years has been the quality of the Golf Courses in the SEC Towns. Most are now playing on Championship Courses and not having to drive two hours to get there.


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Poker Dough
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Does football start soon?


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SummerOfGeorge
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Either way, it goes to show the SEC always has a strong showing in Men's Golf.



Yep, and tons of pros. Really wish SEC Network gave it more coverage.


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tigerbait2010
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Yeah the parity is ridiculous in college golf. I half expected LSU to finish in the top 4, and they landed around 10


Chuck weinsted is probably the most underrated coach on LSU’s campus. He revived a program that was dead since the early 90s and brought LSU back to where it traditionally was. We have a nice golf course and facilities too


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Mstate
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Clay Homan was a lazy coach who only cared about his own game and playing in am tournaments.

Dusty Smith was hired last year from vandy and he will get our program on the right track.

With the new mossy oak course and old Waverly there we have some of the best facilities around. The new MSU facility has several hitting bays, indoor putting facility, massive putting green right outside with locker room and lounge areas.

Also, add in two of the best golf instructors in the south (VJ Trolio and Tim Yelverton) the latter is Kevin Kisners short game coach and it shouldn’t Be hard to attract talent


im4LSU
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Clay Homan was a lazy coach who only cared about his own game and playing in am tournaments


Oh I know. Lazy was the only way to describe it.

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With the new mossy oak course and old Waverly there we have some of the best facilities around. The new MSU facility has several hitting bays, indoor putting facility, massive putting green right outside with locker room and lounge areas


Waverly was all we had when I was there. And the PGM setup

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VJ Trolio and Tim Yelverton



I've played with both a few times. Yelverton was always towards the top of the leaderboard when I was a tournament rat.
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deltaland
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Also our golf team gets to use Old Waverly which is a badass course.

No excuse for us to not do better


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