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!


Patrick Christovich - The Coleman Invitational Champ from the Crescent City
Dec 12 • 54 min
Our guest this week is Patrick Christovich from New Orleans, Louisiana. We spoke about his win at the Coleman, what it’s like to have Secretariat as a partner in the U.S. Four Ball, and why he thinks White Belts should be a two-stroke penalty! Great…
Ryan Crysler - Senior Instructor at Butch Harmon Floridian
Dec 5 • 68 min
Our guest this week is Ryan Crysler, Senior Instructor at the Butch Harmon’s instructional facility at The Floridian. From hanging around Ben Crenshaw on the practice green at the Austin Golf Club to seeing players like Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler…
Brady Exber - Golf’s “Mr. Las Vegas”
Nov 27 • 62 min
Our guest this week is Brady Exber from Las Vegas, Nevada. Incredible stories from the former British and Canadian Senior Amateur Champion about his start in the game in Sin City. From playing golf with Don Rickles to officiating a golf match featuring…
Serge Hogg - Caddie Tales from Pine Valley and Seminole Golf Club
Nov 19 • 64 min
Our guest this week is Serge Hogg from Baltimore, Maryland. In this very special episode, we pick the brain of a veteran caddie from Pine Valley and Seminole. Want to know a little more about two of the most revered clubs in the world? Serge shares…
Trent Phillips - Georgia’s All-American Sophomore
Nov 13 • 39 min
Our guest this week is Trent Phillips from the University of Georgia. After picking up his first collegiate win at the Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii, we had a chance to talk about his All-American freshman season that led to his SEC Freshman of the Year…
Skip Berkmeyer - Missouri’s Mid-Amateur Champion
Nov 6 • 62 min
Our guest this week is Skip Berkmeyer from St. Louis, Missouri. He’s played in over 30 USGA Championships. He’s a three-time Missouri Amateur Champ with plenty of ideas, opinions, and tips about amateur golf. Great stories and insight from one of the…
Sahith Theegala - Pepperdine’s Senior Superstar
Oct 31 • 33 min
Our guest this week is Sahith Theegala from Pepperdine University. The redshirt senior is looking to lead the Waves to the National Championship in his final season of collegiate golf. We spoke about his success in USGA events, his approach to the game,…
John “Spider” Miller - 1996 & 1998 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
Oct 23 • 41 min
Our guest this week is Spider Miller from Bloomington, Indiana. How does a beer man from Indiana end up winning two U.S. Mid-Amateurs and captaining the U.S. Walker Cup team? You’ll find out in this special episode here at The Back of the Range! Links…
Dan McCarthy - 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Winner
Oct 16 • 41 min
Our guest this week Dan McCarthy who just wrapped up a very successful season on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019. Before capturing the 2019 Savannah Golf Championship last year, Dan put together one of the greatest seasons in Mackenzie Tour history in 2016.…
Cooper Dossey - Baylor’s All-American Senior
Oct 9 • 32 min
Our guest this week is the All-American Senior from Baylor University, Cooper Dossey. After capturing the individual title at the 2019 Illini Invitational to go along with the team title, we discussed what led him to Baylor, the team dynamic that has led…
Will Zalatoris - Memories from the 2017 Walker Cup Matches
Oct 2 • 51 min
Will Zalatoris joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast direct from the Albertson’s Boise Open during the KornFerry Tour Finals. We chat about his experience this year on tour and also his fond memories from the 2017 Walker Cup. Will went…
Conrad Ray - Stanford Men’s Golf Coach
Sep 25 • 57 min
Our guest this week is the Men’s Golf Coach from Stanford University, Conrad Ray. We spoke about his unconventional path to coaching after winning a national championship as a player at Stanford and competing on the Kornferry Tour. Our conversation hit on…
Nathaniel Crosby - 2019 U.S. Walker Cup Captain
Sep 16 • 35 min
Our guest this week is the victorious 2019 U.S. Walker Cup Captain, Nathaniel Crosby. This episode was recorded before the matches took place, so it is an interesting conversation with the man that the USGA chose to lead this team to victory at Hoylake.…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - John Augenstein and Andy Ogletree
Sep 5 • 25 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur eighth episode in this series takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with the two young men that squared off in the U.S. Amateur final at Pinehurst. Andy Ogletree was victorious over John…
Jay Sigel - U.S. Walker Cup Legend
Aug 27 • 53 min
Our guest this week is Jay Sigel. The only man to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur in the same year. Jay played on NINE consecutive U.S. Walker Cup teams and holds the record for most victories, points won, and matches played. One of the greatest…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Brandon Wu and Cole Hammer
Aug 21 • 46 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur seventh episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with two of the top-ranked amateurs in the world. Brandon Wu has had an amazing summer. Lead Stanford to the National Championship. Played…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Akshay Bhatia and Ricky Castillo
Aug 14 • 53 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur sixth episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up junior standouts Ricky Castillo and Akshay Bhatia. Ricky just completed a fantastic run at the Western Amateur and is looking to keep the…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Pierceson Coody and Isaiah Salinda
Aug 13 • 50 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur fifth episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up Pierceson Coody from Texas and Isaiah Salinda from Stanford. While Pierceson is looking to retun to Texas to make another run at the…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - John Pak and Quade Cummins
Aug 9 • 49 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur fourth episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up Quade Cummins from Oklahoma and John Pak from Florida State. Both helped their case for their spot on the team by reaching the match play…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Austin Eckroat and Steven Fisk
Aug 7 • 44 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur third episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up Austin Eckroat from Oklahoma State University and Steven Fisk from Georgia Southern. Austin will return to OSU next season as the anchor of…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Chandler Phillips and Alex Smalley
Aug 3 • 59 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur second episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with two players that just wrapped up dominant collegiate careers at Texas A&M and Duke University. Chandler Phillips recorded a school…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Stewart Hagestad and William Mouw
Aug 1 • 41 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.comOur first episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with a couple guys from California looking to make the U.S. Walker Cup Team: Stewart Hagestad, 2016 U.S. Mid-Am Champion, and the 2019…
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Preview Episode with Julie Williams from AmateurGolf.com
Jul 28 • 16 min
THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE presented by AmateurGolf.com This preview episode introduces this special series to our listeners and welcomes Managing Editor of AmateurGolf.com, Julie Williams, to The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. We discuss the upcoming guests…
Jim Holtgrieve - Walker Cup Legend and 1981 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
Jul 25 • 60 min
Our guest this week is the 1981 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, jim Holtgrieve. Jim played on three U.S. Walker Cup teams and was the captain of the 2011 and 2013 teams. An incredble conversation about life as an amateur, his thoughts on the amateur game, and…
Haley Moore - 2018 National Champion from U. of Arizona
Jul 17 • 52 min
Our guest this week is Haley Moore! After the Arizona Wildcats barely snuck into the Match Play portion of the 2018 National Championship as the 8th seed, they ran through match play and defeated Alabama with Haley making the clincher on the 18th hole. We…
Pete Wlodkowski - Founder of AmateurGolf.com
Jul 10 • 47 min
Our guest this week is the founder of AmateurGolf.com, Pete Wlodkowski. AmateurGolf.com provides the world’s most comprehensive golf tournament database, articles about the nation’s best amateurs, and tournaments that you can enter to test your game on…
Kristoffer Ventura - 2019 KornFerry Tour Champion from Oklahoma State
Jul 2 • 48 min
Our guest this week is Kris Ventura. Born in Mexico. Moved to Norway. Three-Time All-American and member of the 2018 National Champion Oklahoma State Cowboys. We learn about his incredible adventure to the pro ranks that was derailed last year due to a…
Alexa Hammer - Playing College Golf in St. Andrews
Jun 26 • 35 min
Our guest this week is Alexa Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. When it came time for Alexa to pick a college to attend….well, she did something a little differently. She left home for THE HOME. THe Home of golf that is….St. Andrews, Scotland. She played…
Mike Finster - 2019 Gasparilla Invitational Champion
Jun 19 • 65 min
Our guest this week is Mike Finster from St. Petersburg, Florida. After playing collegiately at Northwestern, Mike came back home to Florida and regained his amateur status and has qualified for FOUR consecutive U.S. Senior Open Championships. He’s a…
Blair Hamilton - Former Team Canada Star on the PGA LatinoAmerica Tour
Jun 12 • 59 min
Our guest this week is PGA LatinAmerica Tour player, Blair Hamilton. In this episode, we uncover the truth about chasing the dream as a professional golfer. Blair competed on Team Canada both as a junior and as an amateur and was successful in Monday…
William McGirt - From Wofford College to Winning at Jack’s Place
Jun 5 • 50 min
Our guest this week is the 2016 Memorial Champion, William McGirt. We get it into some great stories about life on tour, the injury that he is dealing with right now, and truthfully….we just chatted about golf and life. Enjoy! LINKS William McGirt -…
Kevin O’Connell - 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
May 22 • 79 min
Our guest this week is the 2018 United States Mid-Amateur Champion, Kevin O’Connell. Kevin played collegiately at UNC before giving the mini-tours a try with limited success. After becoming a reinstated amateur, he found success on the amateur side which…
Todd Mitchell - 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur Finalist
May 16 • 51 min
Our guest this week is Todd Mitchell from Bloomington, Illinois. Todd has found great success on the national amateur level through his participation in marquee events like The Coleman Invitational and The Crump Cup at Pine Valley. The 2008 U.S.…
David Frost - 10X PGA Tour Winner and Champions Tour Major Champion
May 12 • 51 min
Our special guest on this bonus episode is David Frost! Frosty won TEN times on the PGA Tour and has racked up numerous victories all over the world, including the 2013 Regions Tradition. We discussed his unique start in the game, competing in the…
Brandon Wu & Isaiah Salinda - Stanford University’s Senior Duo
May 8 • 47 min
Our guests this week are Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda from Stanford Men’s Golf. These two senior standouts are rounding into form and ready to contend for a National Championship. With Stanford winning the Pac12 team title due in large part to their top…
Scott Harvey - 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
May 1 • 37 min
Our guest this week is Scott Harvey from Greensboro, NC. Along with his win at the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Saucon Valley, Scott has played in the Masters, U.S. Open, and Walker Cup. He’s also picked up victories in some of the most elite…
Andrew Larkin - Asst. Coach, UCLA Men’s Golf
Apr 24 • 59 min
Our guest this week is Coach Andrew Larkin, the assistant coach of UCLA Men’s Golf. Coach Larkin was on Devon Bling’s bag at the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach last summer and his runner-up finish earned him a birth to the 2019 Masters and 2019 U.S. Open.…
Rick Woulfe - The Living Legend of Amateur Golf in Florida
Apr 17 • 79 min
Our guest this week is Rick Woulfe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s played in 25 USGA Championships, with most of them occuring after his turned 35 years old. He’s played in British Amateurs, British Senior Amateurs, he’s served on the US Mid Am…
Devon Bling - 2018 U.S. Amateur Runner-up | UCLA Sophmore Sensation
Apr 10 • 53 min
It’s MASTERS WEEK! Our guest this week tees it up at the Masters by way of his runner-up finish at the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Devon Bling, sophmore at UCLA, went on an impressive run in his first U.S. Amateur appearance at Pebble Beach. We…
Mike Small, Head Coach, Illinois Men’s Golf
Apr 3 • 34 min
Our guest this week has been at the helm for Illinois Men’s Golf for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has guided the Illini to Big Ten Championship titles in nine of the last 10 seasons and coached two NCAA individual champions. Coach Mike Small is not…
Corby Segal - PGA Tour Caddy and South California Mid-Am POY
Mar 27 • 54 min
Our guest for this week is Corby Segal! When he isn’t caddying on the PGA Tour, you can find him dominating the Southern California Mid-Am circuit. He draws on his experience working for players like Brandon Hagy, Briny Baird, and Brandt Jobe to help his…
Viktor Hovland - 2018 United States Amateur Champion
Mar 22 • 42 min
Our guest for this very special BONUS episode here at The Back of the Range is the 2018 United States Amateur Champion, Viktor Hovland! Viktor steamrolled through the competition at Pebble Beach last summer and won the US Amateur after only being down in…
Chris DiMarco - U.S. President’s Cup Hero and Champions Tour Rookie
Mar 20 • 56 min
Our guest this week is Chris DiMarco. He might be one of the new kids on the Champions Tour block right now, but if you’ve been following golf for the last twenty years on the PGA Tour….you’ve seen him as a member of multiple Ryder Cup teams, a…
Paul Tesori - PGA Tour Caddy for 2018 Players Champion, Webb Simpson
Mar 13 • 105 min
While everyone is getting ready to watch THE PLAYERS this week, there is only one man on the bag for the PLAYERS Champion, Webb Simpson. Our guest this week is that man: Paul Tesori. This is an amazing episode where we talk about his twenty years of…
Dottie Pepper - CBS Sports Analyst and Two-Time Major Champion
Mar 5 • 53 min
This episode has some spice to it! (See what we did there?) Dottie Pepper joins us this week at The Back of the Range and we covered some amazing topics. Golf on TV, the filth of Poppie’s Pond at the ANA, her incredible playing career, and what it takes…
Collin Morikawa - #2 Ranked Amateur in the World from Cal
Feb 27 • 46 min
The #2 ranked amateur in the world joins us this week at The Back of the Range! Collin Morikawa is wrapping up his collegiate career at the University of California - Berkeley. He’s won the Sunnehanna and the Trans-Miss, and went undefeated at the 2017…
Jeronimo Esteve - The Pride of Puerto Rico
Feb 20 • 71 min
Our guest this week is Jeronimo Esteve! Jero is very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and has competed in the Latin American Amateur Championship, the World Amateur Championships, and has competed in numerous USGA championships. We talk about how he…
Casey Martin - Head Coach, Oregon Men’s Golf
Feb 13 • 31 min
Our guest this week is Casey Martin, Head Coach of the University of Oregon Men’s Golf Team. Before leading the Ducks to the National Championship in 2016, Casey won a national championship as a member of the 1994 Stanford Cardinal team that included…
Kristen GIllman, 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
Feb 6 • 30 min
Our guest this week is Kristen Gillman, the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She just turned pro and is a rookie on the LPGA Tour, but we chatted about her amateur accomplishments that include….well, just about everything you can imagine. Curtis Cup, World…
Chip Lutz - 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion
Jan 30 • 54 min
Our guest this week is Chip Lutz. Where do we begin with this guy? How about back-to-back Canadian AND British Senior Amateur Championships in 2011 and 2012? We chat about his days at the University of Florida playing with legends like Gary Koch and Fred…
Shannon Johnson - 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion
Jan 23 • 60 min
Our guest this week is Shannon Johnson, the 2018 US Women’s Mid Amateur Champion. Shannon has played in 13 USGA Championships and has racked up 13 state titles in her home state of South Dakota including four straight Women’s Amateur titles between…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
The Preview Episode
Dec 11, 2017 • 4 min
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