The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Weekly interviews from prominent amateurs, coaches, and personalities from the game of golf!

About the show

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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  • Will Leitch - Columnist and Founder of Deadspin

    February 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    deadspin, gawker, golf magazine, joe buck, kevin durant, lebron james, mlb, new yorker, sports, tiger woods, will leitch

    Our guest this week is Will Leitch. While he might not be a great golfer, he sure can write about not being a great golfer. Before serving as a Golf Magazine columinst to chronicle his adventures as a golf newbie, Leitch was the founding editor of Deadspin, and guided it to its position as the nation's most widely read independent sports blog. He has also contributed to The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, GQ, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Parade, Glamour and The Nation.

  • Ryan Vermeer - Journeyman Jayhawk to PGA National Champion

    February 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins
    gary woodland, kansas jayhawks, nebraska golf, omaha golf, pga championship, pga cup, pga of america, pga professional, ryan vermeer

    Our guest this week is Ryan Vermeer from Omaha, Nebraska. Ryan is a former two-time All-American at the University of Kansas that holds the record for most career wins as a Jayhawk....even more than Gary Woodland! He did play professionally on tour for several years, reaching the Kornferry Tour, but made the transition back to being a teaching professional in his home state of Nebraska. The transition has led him to incredible successes in the Nebraska PGA Section. In fact, he is the first Nebraska PGA Member to win the PGA Professional National Championship, which he did in 2018. He has played in numerous PGA Championships and represented the PGA of America and his country in the PGA Cup.

  • John Handrigan - University of Notre Dame, Men's Golf Coach

    January 30th, 2020  |  41 mins 49 secs
    amateur golf, augusta national, college golf, florida golf, jimmy dunne, john handrigan, kansas golf, ncaa golf, notre dame, seminole golf club, south bend

    Our guest this week is University of Notre Dame's Men's Golf Coach, John Handrigan. We spoke about his two decades in coaching and what it was like when he first stepped on campus at South Bend. Notre Dame won 4 out of their 5 tournaments in the fall of 2019 and are poised to make a run at the National Championship!

  • Michael Muehr - The King of the Cocktail Circuit

    January 22nd, 2020  |  55 mins 24 secs
    coleman, crump, duke university, jay bilas, michael muehr, pga tour, seminole, tiger woods

    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.

  • Brentley Romine - Golf Channel Associate Editor and College Golf Insider

    January 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    brentley romine, college golf, golf channel, matthew wolff, maverick mcnealy, ncaa golf, pga tour, steve burkowski, us amateur, usga

    Our guest this week is Brentley Romine from Golf Channel. Brentley joined Golf Channel in 2018 as an associate editor for Prior to joining Golf Channel, he spent more than six years at Golfweek Magazine, where he covered everything from junior golf (four U.S. Junior Amateurs) to the PGA Tour (11 major championships, a Ryder Cup and a Presidents Cup).

  • Peter Kuest - BYU's Senior All-American

    January 9th, 2020  |  35 mins 28 secs
    amateur golf, byu golf, ncaa golf, peter kuest, pga tour, usga

    Our guest this week is Peter Kuest. He will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the BYU Golf Program that has produced players like Mike Weir and Johnny Miller. He's an All-American that picked up three wins this past fall and is looking forward to closing out an incredible career before turning professional.

  • Brad Tilley - How to Win Three Mid-Am Titles in Ten Days, Part 2

    January 3rd, 2020  |  54 mins 34 secs
    bear lakes, brad tilley, bradford tilley, dan mccarthy, jesper parnevik, korn ferry tour, medalist golf club, met golf, nysga, pga tour, tiger woods, uva golf

    Happy New Year! This episode contains the second half of our conversation with Brad Tilley from Easton, Connecticut. Not sure how to win three Mid-Amateur Championships in the span of TEN DAYS? Want to know what it's like to play and practice with Tiger Woods? You'll find out in this episode!

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

    December 31st, 2019  |  59 mins 2 secs
    bear lakes, brad tilley, bradford tilley, jesper parnevik, medalist golf club, met golf, nysga, pga tour, tiger woods, uva golf

    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.

  • Bob Estes - Four-Time PGA Tour Winner

    December 19th, 2019  |  46 mins 44 secs
    austin, bob estes, champions tour, golf, haskins award, longhorn golf, ncaa, pga tour, texas, viktor hovland

    Our guest this week is four-time PGA Tour Winner, Bob Estes! We spoke about his incredible career that has lasted 30 years between the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. How does he do it? Hard work and determination. Plenty of great stories and words of wisdom from the former NCAA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year!

  • Patrick Christovich - The Coleman Invitational Champ from the Crescent City

    December 12th, 2019  |  54 mins 38 secs
    coleman invitational, garrett rank, hooters tour, louisiana golf, new orleans, nhl, patrick christovich, pga tour, pine valley, seminole golf club, usga

    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 episode with some Cajun flavor!

  • Ryan Crysler - Senior Instructor at Butch Harmon Floridian

    December 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    brooks koepka, butch harmon, claude harmon, floridian, golf, obama, pga tour, rickie fowler, ryan crysler, titleist, tpi

    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 hitting balls at the "FLO", Ryan has seen it all and we had a great conversation about his career in golf instruction!

  • Brady Exber - Golf's "Mr. Las Vegas"

    November 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    amateur golf, brady exber, don rickles, golf, jim brown, jim crane, las vegas, nevada golf, patrick reed, the floridian, us amateur, usga

    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 Jim Brown, this episode has it all.....and most of it is true!