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.
March 27th, 2020 | 42 mins 7 secs
ajga, clemson, college golf, doc redman, golf, jonathan byrd, larry penley, ncaa, pga tour
Our guest on this episode is Coach Larry Penley. Before his 37th season at Clemson was cut short due to COVID19, the Tigers were making another run at the National Championship. Great insight on coaching, recruiting, and some of the former stars of the program like Lucas Glover and Doc Redman. And you know we had to get some stories from Coach's mini-tour days!
March 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
arnold palmer, brad faxon, fox sports, gary woodland, pga championship, pga tour, putting tips, rory mcilroy, ryder cup, usga, walker cup
Our guest on this episode is Brad Faxon! A massive episode with so much great information and stories. Brad played on the victorious 1983 U.S. Walker Cup team, won multiple PGA Tour events and represented the USA at the 1995 and 1997 Ryder Cup. One of the best putters of all time shares some tip and tricks that his students Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland have used to be successful.
March 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
buddy alexander, gainesville, gators golf, j.c. deacon, merion, ncaa golf, ricky castillo, ryan more, toronto, university of florida, unlv, usga
Our guest on this episode is J.C. Deacon, Men's Golf Coach at the University of Florida. We discussed his start in the game in Toronto and his collegiate playing career at UNLV. Tons of great stories about the journey that brought him to Gainesville to lead one of the most storied programs in the country!
March 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
9/11, golf, jimmy dunne, justin thomas, pga tour, rory mcilroy, sandler o'neill, seminole, tom brady, usga, walker cup
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.
March 18th, 2020 | 48 mins 10 secs
austin squires, cincinnati bearcats, footjoy, latinamerica tour, mackenzie tour, pga tour, titleist, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland
Our guest on this episode is Austin Squires. After wrapping up his All-American career at Cincinnati and going back-to-back as a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Amateur, Austin is now embarking on a professional career. He has wrapped up status on the LatinAmerica and Mackenzie Tours and is ready to move up the ranks to the PGA Tour.
March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
cbs sports, colt knost, drew stoltz, masters, pga tour, sirius xm, subpar, taylor zarzour, tiger woods, us amateur, usga, walker cup, whisper rock
Our guest this week is Colt Knost. With everything going on in the world right now, I thought Colt would be the perfect guest to escape from the realities of COVID19. So turn off the news and enjoy some stories from Big Gravy!
March 11th, 2020 | 28 mins 47 secs
abel gallegos, amateur golf, angel cabrera, argentina, augusta, las mulitas, masters, mayakoba, paco aleman, r&a, usga
The Road to Augusta series kicks off with the last amateur to receive an invitation to the Masters: the 2020 Latin American Amateur Champion, Abel Gallegos from Argentina. The 17-year old shot a flawless 67 on the final day to capture the title at Mayakoba. Special thanks to Paco Aleman for helping out as an interpreter in this episode!
March 5th, 2020 | 49 mins 28 secs
boo weekley, brad nurski, bubba watson, crump cup, maridoe, mid-am golf, pga tour, scott harvey, skip berkmeyer, usga
Our guest this week is Brad Nurski from St. Joseph, Missouri. One of the best Mid-Ams in the state over the last 20 years that surprisingly calls Skip Berkmeyer his friend. Seriously! We spoke about his pro days playing the mini-tours in the panhandle of Florida and some of the most rewarding times of his golf career competing against the best in the country.
February 26th, 2020 | 55 mins 49 secs
golf, golf podcast, honda classic, jack nicklaus, pga tour, the masters, tiger woods, us open, usga
Our very special guest this week is Jack Nicklaus. Not much else needs to be said. Enjoy this fun, casual conversation with the greatest player of all time.
February 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
albane valenzuela, andrea lee, anne walker, lpga, mariah stackhouse, ncaa, scotland, shannon aubert, stanford golf, tiger woods
Our guest this week is Anne Walker, Head Coach for Women's Golf at Stanford University. Really enjoyed my conversation with Anne, not only talking about her coaching career but her playing career and how she made it to Cal Berkeley all the way from Scotland. We spoke about some memorable moments at Stanford, her approach to getting the most out of her players, and yes.....she even shared a couple funny stories about some former players!
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.
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.