The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

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Weekly interviews from prominent amateurs, coaches, and personalities from the game of golf!
E56: Dave Stockton, Jr. - A Family Affair at the 1991 U.S. Ryder Cup
Jan 16 • 50 min
Our guest this week is Dave Stockton, Jr. and in this episode we cover everything from his role as his father’s caddy on the PGA Tour as a 12 year old, being an assistant captain at the 1991 Ryder Cup, working alongside his father and brother to improve…
E55: Jim Demick - Executive Director, Florida State Golf Association
Jan 10 • 61 min
Our guest this week is Jim Demick, the Executive Director of the Florida State Golf Association. This episode was recorded at FSGA headquarters in Tampa, Florida. We talked about how the biggest state golf association in the United States manages over 600…
E54: Marty Hackel - Golf’s Mr. Style
Jan 3 • 58 min
Our guest this week is the most stylish man in golf! Marty Hackel is still a contributor to Golf Digest Magazine, and is still considered their Fashion Director Emeritus. Marty shared some stories about the fashion that we all see on the PGA Tour, his…
E53: Steve LeBrun - The Journeyman Returns
Dec 27, 2018 • 67 min
Our special guest this week is Steve LeBrun from West Palm Beach, Florida. With his back against the wall after three average rounds in Web.com Q-School Finals this year, Steve qualified on the number with a final round 62. Steve tells the entire story of…
E52: Stewart Hagestad, 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champ
Dec 19, 2018 • 79 min
Our guest this week is Stewart Hagestad. The 2016 U.S. Mid Amateur champion and 2017 US Walker Cup member talks about his college days at USC, fighting off nerves to make the cut at The Masters, and his decision to be a career amateur. Stewart also talks…
E51: Scott Turner, Director - Minor League Golf Tour
Dec 12, 2018 • 44 min
Our guest this week is Scott Turner, the owner/operator of the Minor League Golf Tour based out of South Florida. The MLGT has been around since 2004 and through over 1400 tournaments, they’ve paid out over 8.5 million in prize money. Nearly 80 of their…
E50: Scott Stallings - Three Time PGA Tour Winner
Dec 5, 2018 • 49 min
Our guest this week is Scott Stallings. Before becoming a 3X winner on the PGA Tour, Scott was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a Golden Eagle at Tennessee Tech University. Scott picked up his first win in 2011 at the Greenbriar. He…
E49: Bret Saberhagen - 1985 World Series MVP and the American Century Championship
Nov 28, 2018 • 36 min
Our guest this week is Bret Saberhagen! The 1985 World Series MVP and two-time Cy Young Award winner stopped by to talk a little baseball as well as some of his exploits from playing the celebrity golf circuit. Specifically, the American Century…
E48: Garrett Barber, LSU Freshman Phenom
Nov 21, 2018 • 29 min
Our guest this week is Garrett Barber from the LSU Men’s golf team. Following his win at the Jones Cup earlier this year, Garrett was granted an exemption into the 2018 RSM Classic, his first PGA Tour event. We spoke about his transition from a small…
E47: Cole Hammer, University of Texas Freshman Phenom
Nov 14, 2018 • 44 min
Our guest this week is Cole Hammer, freshman sensation from the University of Texas Men’s Golf Team. If you follow amateur golf, you’ve probably heard of Cole Hammer. As a 15 year-old, he burst on the scene at the 2015 U.S. Open. He hasn’t slowed down…
E46: Dennis Walters, 2018 Bob Jones Award Winner and 2019 World Golf HOF Inductee
Nov 8, 2018 • 60 min
Our guest this week is Dennis Walters, star of the Dennis Walters Golf Show! Dennis is one of only eleven honorary lifetime members of The PGA of America. Earlier this year, the USGA awarded Dennis with the Bob Jones Award during the U.S. Open at…
E45: Ben Cowan-Dewar, Co-Founder of Cabot Links
Oct 31, 2018 • 43 min
Our guest at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast this week is Ben Cowan-Dewar. He is the co-founder of Cabot Links in Inverness, Nova Scotia. With both of their courses, the Links and the Cliffs, rated as Top 100 Courses in the World, Ben Cowan-Dewar along…
E44: Gary DeSerrano, Adams Pro Tour Founder
Oct 24, 2018 • 52 min
This week, we welcome Gary DeSerrano to The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. He is the founder of the APT Tour, which is the largest developmental tour in the mid-south region of the United States. In addition to raising thousands of dollars each year for…
E43: Laura Ianello, Head Coach, Arizona Wildcats Women’s Golf
Oct 17, 2018 • 40 min
This week, we are thrilled to welcome Coach Laura Ianello from the National Champion, Arizona Wildcats Women’s Golf Team. After barely making match play last year as the #8 seed, they ran through Baylor, UCLA, Stanford, and finally Arizona to capture the…
E42: Mark Roberts - The World’s Most Famous Streaker
Oct 10, 2018 • 61 min
This week, we talk to a true legend from the world of sports. In fact, he is the best in the world….at streaking! Our guest this week is Mark Roberts from Liverpool. He’s streaked the Ryder Cup and The Open Championship, as well as Wimbledon, the Super…
E41: Jacob Wilner - Men’s Golf Coach, University of Nevada
Oct 3, 2018 • 35 min
After hanging with a couple U.S. Mid-Amateur Champs the past two weeks, we head back to the college ranks and we welcome Jacob Wilner, Men’s Head Coach at the University of Nevada. Jacob played collegiately at Coastal Carolina University before studying…
E40: Matt Parziale - 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
Sep 27, 2018 • 30 min
Another U.S. Mid Amateur Champion visits us here at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! This time, it’s the 2017 Champ, Matt Parziale. We spoke about his amazing ride in the US Mid Am last year, his Masters appearance, making the cut at the U.S. Open, and…
E39: Mike McCoy - 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur Champion
Sep 19, 2018 • 46 min
Our guest this week is Mike McCoy from West Des Moines, Iowa. A lifelong amateur and legend around the amateur golf circuit, Mike has racked up an impressive career. During this episode, Mike shares stories from his 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur win and the…
E38: Michael Kartrude - Chasing the Dream on the Mackenzie Tour
Sep 12, 2018 • 49 min
Our guest this week is Michael Kartrude from West Palm Beach, Florida. Michael plays professionally on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and he shared some great stories from his life on the road and also from his time working at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter.…
E37: Alan Bratton - Oklahoma State University, Men’s Head Coach
Sep 5, 2018 • 43 min
With college golf starting up again, we figured this would be the perfect time to catch up with men’s coach Alan Bratton from the defending national champions, Oklahoma State University. We discuss his approach to coaching, his victories as a player AND a…
E36: Hannah Fleming - Assistant Curator, British Golf Museum
Aug 30, 2018 • 50 min
Our guest this week is Hannah Fleming, the assistant curator of The British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland! Very educational and interesting episode revolving around golf history, interesting artifacts at the museum, and the origination of the…
E35: Sheena Willoughby - Stories from The Dunvegan, The Home of Golf’s 19th Hole
Aug 23, 2018 • 63 min
Our guest this week is Sheena Willoughby from The Dunvegan Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland. After owning the Dunvegan with her husband Jack for nearly 25 years, Sheena shared some great stories! The Dunvegan is the most famous 19th hole in the world, as…
E34: Steve Scott - Stories from the 1996 US Amateur
Aug 15, 2018 • 53 min
It’s U.S. Amateur week! This week we visit with Steve Scott, the man that stared down Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur Final at Pumpkin Ridge. Arguably, one of the greatest finals in U.S. Amateur history. We discuss Steve’s experience playing…
E33: The Amazing Story of Patrick Gibbons Handmade’s Exotic Leather Golf Goods
Aug 8, 2018 • 41 min
One of our more unique episodes this week! Our guest is Patrick Gibbons, owner of Patrick Gibbons Handmade. Patrick specializes in exotic leather golf goods and counts celebrities and PGA Tour stars as some of his exclusive clientele. It’s a fascinating…
E32: Sandra Gal - LPGA Tour Winner and Solheim Cup Member
Aug 1, 2018 • 29 min
Our guest this week is Sandra Gal. The LPGA Tour winner and two-time Solheim Cup team member called in from a lake in Germany on her vacation before playing the Scottish and British Open. We had some fun with this episode chatting about her life on and…
E31: Bob Murphy - 1965 US Amateur Champion
Jul 25, 2018 • 65 min
Such an honor to have Bob Murphy join us this week! Bob won the 1965 US Amateur and the 1966 NCAA Individual National Championship before embarking on a successful professional career where he won multiple times on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. World…
E30: Nick Gilliam - 2001 NCAA Individual National Champion
Jul 18, 2018 • 56 min
Our guest this week is Nick Gilliam! The stars aligned in 2001 as the University of Florida Gators captured the National Championship, and Nick picked up the individual championship as well. We discuss his college days with Camilo Villegas and Steve…
E29: Ryan Howison - Winning on the Web.com and Stories from the PGA Tour - Part 2
Jul 11, 2018 • 49 min
This week, we resume our conversation with Ryan Howison. Ryan played professionally on the Web.com Tour and the PGA Tour. After a stellar 1999 Season on the Web.com Tour, Ryan went back to the PGA Tour in 2000….right in the middle of Tigermania. We spoke…
E28: Austin Cook, PGA Tour Rookie Sensation
Jul 5, 2018 • 59 min
Austin Cook, PGA rookie and winner of the 2017 RSM Classic, joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! After an amazing career at the University of Arkansas, Austin rose up the ranks on the mini-tours, found great success at Monday…
E27: Gene Elliott - Top-Ranked Senior Amateur from Iowa
Jun 27, 2018 • 57 min
Our very special guest this week is Gene Elliott. After winning the George C. Thomas Invitational in Los Angeles recently, Gene is now the #1 Ranked Senior Amateur in the country! Gene shared some great stories from amazing Iowa Hall of Fame career,…
E26: Bob Toski - Legendary Golf Instructor
Jun 20, 2018 • 72 min
We had the incredible honor to speak with the living legend of golf instruction, Bob Toski, last month. He welcomed us into his home for an afternoon of incredible golf stories. Mr. Toski had a story about Hogan, Snead, Hagen, and Bobby Jones! At 91 years…
E25: Joe Buck - The Voice of the U.S. Open
Jun 12, 2018 • 49 min
It’s U.S. Open week and our guest this week is Joe Buck. He will anchor the coverage for along with Paul Azinger, Brad Faxon, and the entire FOX Sports crew. Joe spoke about his career and his thoughts on covering the game of golf….especially the U.S.…
E24: Ryan Howison - Winning on the Web.com and Stories from the PGA Tour - Part 1
Jun 6, 2018 • 43 min
This week’s guest is Ryan Howison from Jupiter, Florida. After battling shoulder injuries as the starting third baseman for the University of North Carolina Tarheels, he decided to take a shot at professional golf. Ryan competed all over the world and…
E23: Mike Weeks - The Journey to Three U.S. Opens
May 30, 2018 • 49 min
Our guest this week is Mike Weeks from West Palm Beach, Florida. As we inch closer to this year’s U.S. Open, it’s the perfect time to catch up with Mike and hear his stories from playing in three U.S. Opens. From practice rounds with Seve and Faldo to…
E22: Steve Burkowski - Golf Channel’s College Golf Insider
May 23, 2018 • 68 min
Our very special guest this week is Steve Burkowski. Steve joined Golf Channel in 2000, and currently serves as an interviewer and reporter for the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, as well as a studio host for Golf Channel’s European Tour coverage. In addition…
E21: Tom Lawrence - Exec. Director of The First Tee Program, Central Florida
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
Our guest this week is Tom Lawrence. He is the Executive Director of The First Tee program in Central Florida. In this episode, Tom shares some great stories about Arnold Palmer, the great work The First Tee does for today’s youth, and importantly….the…
E20: Steve Carter - The President of the Florida State Golf Association
May 9, 2018 • 60 min
Our guest this week is Steve Carter from St. Augustine, Florida. After winning a national championship at the University of North Florida, Steve made a brief run at professional golf before regaining his amateur status. As an amateur, he has made numerous…
E19: Greg O’Mahony - The Worldwide Chase to the PGA Tour - Part 2
May 5, 2018 • 31 min
The second half of our special two-part, in-depth interview with Greg O’Mahony. Greg O’Mahony was a 3-time NCAA All-American at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He’s in the Top 10 in career earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour and…
E18: Greg O’Mahony - The Worldwide Chase to the PGA Tour - Part 1
May 2, 2018 • 72 min
The first part of our special two-part, in-depth interview with Greg O’Mahony. Greg O’Mahony was a 3-time NCAA All-American at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He’s in the Top 10 in career earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour and…
E17: Douglas Waugh - The Baberton Club Champ from Edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 25, 2018 • 46 min
This week’s guest, our first from “across the pond”, is Douglas Waugh from Edinburgh, Scotland. We met Douglas in St. Andrews in 2016 on the golf course during the Eden Tournament and we’ve kept in touch ever since. An excellent player, multiple-time club…
E16: Hannah Gregg - Turns the Page to Professional Golf
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
This week’s guest is Hannah Gregg. As a native of California, she spent some time playing at Sonoma State before transferring to the University of Nevada. She is wrapping up her collegiate career and moving on to the pro ranks, so we wanted to catch up…
E15: Marc Dull - On The Doorstep to The Masters
Apr 11, 2018 • 56 min
We visit this week with Marc Dull from Lakeland, Florida. Marc was one win away from playing in the 2016 Masters. He was a finalist in the 2015 US Mid AM and is the reigning Florida State Amateur Player of the Year. He was also a semifinalist with his…
E14: Chip Brooke - Mini-Tours, Bandon Dunes, and the US Four Ball
Apr 4, 2018 • 81 min
This week’s guest is Chip Brooke from Bartow, Florida and we covered a ton of topics. We spoke about his time playing on the mini-tours in California, we spoke about his time caddying at Bandon Dunes and Streamsong, and we also got around to talking about…
E13: Marisa Messana - Clemson University, Women’s Golf
Mar 28, 2018 • 49 min
Marisa Messana joins us this week at The Back of the Range! As a member of Clemson University’s Women’s Golf Team, she provides senior leadership through her play on the course and her work in the classroom as well. She is a Three-Time ACC Academic Honor…
E12: Peter Dachisen - PGA Tour Rules Official
Mar 21, 2018 • 66 min
Peter Dachisen joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. As a PGA Tour Rules Official, Peter spends his time inside the ropes at PGA Tour events officiating the best players in the world. Peter is also an accomplished amateur having won…
E11: Ashley Burke - All-American Girl Chasing the Dream to the LPGA
Mar 14, 2018 • 49 min
Ashley Burke joins us this week to talk about her journey into professional golf and her goals of reaching the LPGA. She participated in three US Women’s Amateur Championships and was an All-Conference selection at the University of South Florida. Ashley…
E10: Deron Zendt - World Renowned Expert in Chinch Bugs and Manganese
Mar 7, 2018 • 41 min
A fun and informative interview with Deron Zendt. We discuss his start in the game and his career as a superintendent. From starting at Riviera in Los Angeles, hijinks at the Sullivan Invitational at Lebanon CC, to winning the Superintendent National…
E09: T.J. Shuart - The Life of a Career Amateur
Feb 28, 2018 • 73 min
This week’s guest is TJ Shuart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All that TJ has done is participate in 11 USGA championships and is one of the last men to accomplish the unique feat of qualifying for the US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur, and US Amateur Public…
E08: Duke Butler - Stories from Gainesville and the PGA Tour
Feb 21, 2018 • 64 min
Our guest this week is Duke Butler IV from Jacksonville, Florida. Duke grew up in Houston, TX but soon found his way to the University of Florida and played collegiate golf with the likes of Matt Every and Camilo Villegas. He participated in several USGA…
E07: Scott Kennedy - The BBQ King of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Feb 14, 2018 • 55 min
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we decided we needed a Canadian as a guest this week. This week’s guest is Scott Kennedy, originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Scott played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University before transitioning…
E06: Ryan Jamison - Asst. Coach, Stanford Men’s Golf Team
Feb 7, 2018 • 59 min
A very insightful interview with Ryan Jamison. Currently, he is the Asst. Coach for the Stanford Men’s Golf Team. Before arriving at Stanford, all he did was lead the Nova Southeastern University Men’s team to a Divison II National Championship in 2015…
E05: Kevin Hammer: A Family Love for the Game
Jan 31, 2018 • 49 min
This week’s guest is Kevin Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. Kevin became an AJGA Junior All-American and also helped the University of Florida capture two SEC championships and one National Championship. We got into several topics ranging from the…
E04: Willie Spicer - The Transfusion Connoisseur of North Jersey CC
Jan 24, 2018 • 66 min
We caught up this week with Willie Spicer, one of my old college teammates from St. Thomas University. Willie comes from a golfing family and played golf at Seton Hall University. We share some old stories from the team, his upbringing in the game, and…
E03: Doug Snoap - An Unlikely Story from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open
Jan 17, 2018 • 50 min
Doug Snoap discusses his start in the game growing up in Michigan and all of the fortunate breaks that came his way and eventually led to him playing college golf in Florida. He has racked up numerous achievements in the amateur game, but the highlight…
E02: David Pezzino - Men’s Golf Coach, University of Connecticut
Jan 10, 2018 • 43 min
A great conversation with David Pezzino, the head coach of the UCONN Men’s Golf Team. From his start as the player-coach at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, he chronicles his coaching career that led him to stints at Florida International,…
E01: Steve Anderson - An All-American Career in Golf
Jan 3, 2018 • 50 min
Our first episode features Steve Anderson from Hobe Sound, Florida. Steve is a former Ohio State Amateur Champion, All-American from The Ohio State University, and one of the past decade’s most dominant amateurs in the state of Florida. Impressive…
E00: The Preview
Dec 11, 2017 • 4 min
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