The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

167 episodes of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast since the first episode, which aired on December 11th, 2017.

  • John Pak - The Low Amateur at the 2020 U.S. Open

    September 23rd, 2020  |  30 mins 35 secs
    bryson dechambeau, golf, john pak, ncaa, pga tour, tiger woods, u.s. open, usga, winged foot

    What an incredible U.S. Open! Had a chance to catch up with the only amateur to make the cut! John and I talked about his special week and lessons that he will take back to FSU as he prepares to close out his collegiate career. Always fun catching up with John!

  • Michael O'Keefe - Danny Noonan Returns to Winged Foot

    September 18th, 2020  |  22 mins 8 secs
    bill murray, butch harmon, caddyshack, claude harmon, danny balin, danny noonan, golf, michael o'keefe, richie's gift, u.s. open, winged foot

    My final guest of U.S. Open week is Michael O'Keefe, the actor that played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack! We spoke about his two days on the bag at the U.S. Open caddying for Danny Balin and what it was liked to bring his iconic character back to Winged Foot 40 YEARS after the movie was released.

  • Hale Irwin - The Man Who Survived The Massacre at Winged Foot

    September 17th, 2020  |  31 mins
    golf, hale irwin, pga tour, swingwell labs, u.s. open, usga, winged foot

    It's U.S. Open week at Winged Foot and it's an honor to welcome the 1974 U.S. Open Champion, Hale Irwin to The Back of the Range! A very special thanks to the Irwin Family and Swingwell Labs for making the episode a reality. Swingwell Lab's products are designed to link mind and body, while elevating overall well-being and day-to-day performance in the office, on the course, or wherever you need a little plant-based pick-me-up!

  • Butch Harmon - From Winged Foot to World's Best Instructor

    September 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
    ben hogan, butch harmon, claude harmon, dustin johnson, golf, pga tour, phil mickelson, rickie fowler, tiger woods, winged foot

    My guest on this episode is the legendary golf instructor, Butch Harmon. We spoke about his start in the game spending time with his father, Claude Harmon, at Winged Foot and his friend Ben Hogan! We spoke Tiger and Phil and everything in between. And we recorded the episode on August 28th which is Butch's birthday....and MY BIRTHDAY! Fun fact!

  • Winging It at the U.S. Open - John Augenstein, 2019 U.S. Amateur Finalist

    September 15th, 2020  |  18 mins 5 secs
    john augenstein, masters, ncaa, tiger woods, u.s. open, us open, usga, vanderbilt, walker cup, winged foot

    Special Bonus Episode! Had the chance to catch up with 2019 U.S. Amateur Finalist, John Augenstein. John played a practice round on Tuesday with Tiger and his day was CLEARLY better than all of ours. Great insights into Winged Foot and he sounds very confident heading into Thursday's opening round!

  • Winging It at the U.S. Open - Lukas Michel, 2019 U.S. Mid-Am Champ

    September 15th, 2020  |  22 mins 1 sec
    adam scott, australia, geoff ogilvy, golf, lukas michel, patrick cantlay, tiger woods, u.s. open, usga, winged foot

    Special Bonus Episode! Had the chance to catch up with 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, Lukas Michel, as he prepares for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. We talked about his practice rounds with Adam Scott and Patrick Cantlay and what it is like as a first-timer at a major championship. Not scripted or edited.....we're just Winging It!

  • Dan Hicks - NBC Golf's Voice of the U.S. Open

    September 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    dan hicks, dustin johnson, nbc golf, paul azinger, tiger woods, u.s. open, usga, winged foot

    Kicking off U.S. Open week with a very special episode! My guest is Dan Hicks from NBC Sports. He will be back calling the action at Winged Foot for NBC alongside Paul Azinger at Winged Foot, his home course! Dan shared some great stories and his thoughts on who might be able to survive Winged Foot and walk away with the championship.

  • Buddy Alexander - 1986 U.S. Amateur Champion

    September 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    buddy alexander, camilo villegas, college golf, gators, jack nicklaus, masters, nick gilliam, uf, us amateur, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Buddy Alexander. Alexander won the 1986 U.S. Amateur Championship and served as the men’s golf coach at the University of Florida for 27 seasons. He won the 1991 Florida State Amateur and has competed in over 40 United State Golf Association championships. Tons of great stories about the Walker Cup, the Masters, and his "commandments" that he instilled in his players. Great listen with lots of great information!

  • Brandon Wu - 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Championship Winner

    September 3rd, 2020  |  36 mins 39 secs
    amateur golf, brandon wu, condoleeza rice, golf, korn ferry tour, pga tour, stanford, u.s. open, walker cup, winged foot

    My guest on this episode is Brandon Wu! Brandon just punched his ticket to the 2020 U.S. Open by winning the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. We caught up and talked about life as a professional and how he keeps busy off the golf course. Always a fascinating and thoughtful guest to have at The Back of the Range!

  • Parker Coody - 2020 Southern Highlands Collegiate Champion

    September 2nd, 2020  |  33 mins 13 secs
    amateur golf, cole hammer, college golf, golf, masters, ncaa, parker coody, pierceson coody, texas golf, usga

    My guest on this epsiode is Parker Coody, part of that young nucleus on the Texas Longhorns golf team that includes his twin brother Pierceson, Travis Vick, Will Thomson, and Cole Hammer. The final tournament of the collegiate season, before it was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, was the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas. USC won the team title, but Parker Coody came from seven shots back, caught Yuxin Lin of USC on the 18th hole to force a playoff which he ultimately won. The prize was an exemption in the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

  • Ollie Osborne - 2020 U.S. Amateur Finalist

    August 27th, 2020  |  45 mins 54 secs
    amateur golf, bandon dunes, brownies, college golf, dudes, golf, mac meissner, ollie osborne, smu golf, u.s. amateur, usga

    My guest on this episode is the 2020 U.S. Amateur Finalist, Ollie Osborne. Easily one of the funniest guests in the history of the podcast. We talked about his magical week at Bandon Dunes that will provide him with exemptions into the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2021. We also talked about his place on the SMU golf team and why he'll never have to pay for a brownie ever again.

  • Joey Vrzich - The 2020 Cali Am Champ Making Waves at Pepperdine

    August 26th, 2020  |  47 mins 27 secs
    amateur golf, bandon dunes, college golf, crazy socks, joey vrzich, michael beard, pepperdine, sahith theegala, u.s. amateur, usga, william mouw

    After I recap my experience at the 2020 U.S. Amateur, my guest on this episode is the 2020 California State Amateur Champion, Joey Vrzich. This episode was recorded before the U.S. Amateur, so you'll hear me asking Joey to talk about Bandon Dunes, how the course would suit his game, and also we spoke about the fact that he was one of SEVEN members of the Pepperdine team that would be making the trip to Oregon.