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The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

The Back of the Range Golf Podcast, hosted by Ben Adelberg, is a weekly interview-driven podcast focusing on the game of golf. Prominent amateurs and professionals, coaches, and personalities from the game share their stories each and every week. Sometimes, the best stories in golf aren't found on tour. You'll find them at The Back of the Range.

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Serge Hogg - Caddie Tales from Pine Valley and Seminole Golf Club

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 stories about first-timers, caddying for Scott Harvey in the Crump Cup, and caddying for Arnold Palmer at the Seminole Pro-Member tournament! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us: ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

1hr 4mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Jimmy Dunne - The Incredible Story of The DunneMan

Our guest on this episode is Jimmy Dunne. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the last event to dramatically affect the United States in such a manner were the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  Jimmy Dunne lived through it and rebuilt his firm, Sandler O'neill, even after losing 66 of its 171 partners and employees that day.  An incredible man that has lived an amazing life. Links The Remarkable Story of Jimmy Dunne - Golf Channel Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,   Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us:   ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com  Theme Music by Rogue Theory  Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

1hr 10mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Stewart Hagestad, 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champ

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 about his junior golf days with his pals Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. New Blog Post! - The Match:  Sometimes Par is Good Enough to Win Get the official towel of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Links Stewart Hagestad - Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

1hr 19mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Viktor Hovland - 2018 United States Amateur Champion

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 one match, for one hole....the entire match play portion.  He is part of the Cowboy juggernaut that is working to go back-to-back.  But before Nationals.....he's going to play The Masters.   Links Viktor Hovland - Oklahoma State University Coach Alan Bratton's Episode at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

42mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Ryan Jamison - Asst. Coach, Stanford Men's Golf Team

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 which awarded him Coach of the Year honors. We talk about his career as a coach and hear some stories about some Stanford Golf alums that I'm sure everyone will love to hear. * Ryan Jamison became the Head Coach of the Men's Golf Team at Florida Atlantic University in July 2018 Get the official towel of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Links Florida Atlantic University - Men's Golf Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.com Voice Work by Mitch Phillips Check him out at mpvoice.com

59mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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Michael Muehr - The King of the Cocktail Circuit

Our guest this week is Michael Muehr from Mclean, Virginia. Yes, he's won the Crump at Pine Valley and the Coleman at Seminole...but if you think he's just another former pro dominating as a reinstated amateur....think again. We spoke his collegiate career at Duke, his time on the PGA TOUR, and the moment he knew he had to find another line of work off the golf course. SPECIAL HOLIDAY DEAL!! (One Trucker Hat, Two Towels, BallMarker for $25)Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us: ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com  Theme Music by Rogue Theory  Voice Work by   Mitch Phillips

55mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Matt Parziale - 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

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 some great stories from The Concession Cup. Enjoy the episode! New Blog Post! - The Match:  Sometimes Par is Good Enough to Win Get the official towel of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Follow us on Twitter!   Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

30mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Cole Hammer, University of Texas Freshman Phenom

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 since.  After winning the 2018 US Four Ball with partner Garrett Barber earlier this year, he captured the Western Amateur as well as semifinalist honors at the US Amateur AND Junior Amateur.  A tremendous young man out of Texas with a bright future ahead of him.  Links Texas Men's Golf Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

44mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Scott Harvey - 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

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 amateur tournaments in the world like the Coleman, the Thomas, and the Crump Cup at Pine Valley.  But don't let the resume fool you....because Scott can just as easily crack a few beers and crank some tunes on the course and feel right at home at a local charity scramble!  Scott Harvey - Twitter Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

37mins

1 May 2019

Rank #9

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T.J. Shuart - The Life of a Career Amateur

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 Links in the same season. He played collegiately at Loyola University and has some great stories about some matches against current professionals like Ricky Barnes and Ryan Moore. Additionally, he launched his own amateur golf tour here in South Florida and we get into that as well. Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

1hr 13mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Haley Moore - 2018 National Champion from U. of Arizona

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 spoke about the Augusta National Women's Amateur, her career at Arizona, and her early success as a professional on the Cactus Tour.  She is prepping now for Q-School and this is someone you will see on the LPGA Tour very soon.   Links Haley Moore - GoFundMe Stories from The Dunvegan with Sheena - The Dunvegan heads to Royal Portrush Want 90 Days of FREE ACCESS to AmateurGolf.com?  Go to THIS LINK and enter the code:  BOTR Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

52mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Jack Nicklaus - The Greatest Of All Time

Our guest this week is Jack Nicklaus.  Not much else needs to be said.  Enjoy this casual chat with the greatest player of all time. Photo Courtesy of the USGA SPECIAL MERCH DEAL!! (One Trucker Hat, Two Towels, BallMarker for $25)Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us: ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com      Theme Music by Rogue Theory      Voice Work by     Mitch Phillips

55mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Trent Phillips - Georgia's All-American Sophomore

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 award. We spoke about his decision head to Athens from his hometown of Inman, South Carolina and what it is like to play golf again with his older brother.   Links Trent Phillips - Georgia Men's Golf Trent Phillips - Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us: ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

39mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Mike Small, Head Coach, Illinois Men's Golf

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 just a successful coach, but an incredible player in his own right.  He's played in over a dozen majors, won 12 Illinois PGA Seciton Championships, and went back-to-back at the PGA Professional National Championship.   LINKS Mike Small - Twitter Illinois Men's Golf Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

34mins

3 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Peter Dachisen - PGA Tour Rules Official

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 the Gasparilla Invitational FIVE times and holding the tournament single-round record of 62. Links Gasparilla Invitational Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Follow us on Twitter Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

1hr 6mins

21 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Akshay Bhatia and Ricky Castillo

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 momentum going at the U.S. Amateur.  Akshay, the #1 ranked junior in the world, has already been selected to the U.S. Team and will look to leave the amateur ranks on a high note at Hoylake.  As always, we catch up with Julie Williams from AmateurGolf.com for some additional insight.   Want 90 Days of FREE ACCESS to AmateurGolf.com?  Go to THIS LINK and enter the code:  BOTRLinksAmateurGolf.com Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official TOWEL of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Get the official HAT of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

53mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Brad Tilley - How to Win Three Mid-Am Titles in Ten Days, Part 1

Our final guest of 2019 is Brad Tilley from Easton, Connecticut.  Not sure how to win three Mid-Amateur Championships in the span of TEN DAYS?  You'll learn that and much more in the first installment of this two-part episode.    Brad Tilley - Instagram New York State Golf Association Met Golf Association SPECIAL HOLIDAY DEAL!! (One Trucker Hat, Two Towels, BallMarker for $25) Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! Email us: ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

59mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Collin Morikawa - #2 Ranked Amateur in the World from Cal

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 Walker Cup.  Wonder who the next star on the PGA Tour will be?  It just might be Collin Morikawa.  Here's a great chance to get to know him! Links Collin Morikawa - University of California Bears, Men's Golf Follow Collin on Instagram! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Get the official towel of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Twitter! Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.comWebsite:  www.thebackoftherange.com Theme Music by Rogue Theory Voice Work by Mitch Phillips

46mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Greg O'Mahony - The Worldwide Chase to the PGA Tour - Part 1

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 qualified for his hometown PGA Tour event: The 2011 Honda Classic.  Greg shared stories from his worldwide pursuit to make it to the biggest stage of professional golf:  The PGA Tour.LinksCeltic Golf - Distinctive Travel Experiences Minor League Golf TourSubscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoiceover by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

1hr 12mins

2 May 2018

Rank #19

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Marc Dull - On The Doorstep to The Masters

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 Four-Ball partner Chip Brooke in the 2017 US Four Ball. Marc is absolutely a one-of-a-kind person and player and he shared some great stories.....some of them actually make it into the episode! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,  Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:  @thebackoftherangepodcast Follow us on Twitter Email us:  ben@thebackoftherange.com Website:  www.thebackoftherange.comVoice Work by Mitch PhillipsCheck him out at mpvoice.com

56mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #20