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!
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.
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!
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!
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 JT.....so 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.