August 1st, 2019 | 41 mins 22 secs
amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, hoylake, julie williams, r&a, royal liverpool, stewart hagestad, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup, william mouw
Our first episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with a couple guys from California looking to make the U.S. Walker Cup Team. Stewart Hagestad, 2016 U.S. Mid-Am Champion, and the 2019 California State Amateur Champion, William Mouw. We also catch up with Julie Williams from AmateurGolf.com for some additional insight.
July 28th, 2019 | 16 mins 11 secs
akshay bhatia, amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, cole hammer, hoylake, julie williams, r&a, royal liverpool, stewart hagestad, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup
This preview episode introduces this special series to our listeners and welcomes Managing Editor of AmateurGolf.com, Julie Williams, to The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. We discuss the upcoming guests that will make up the U.S. Walker Cup team and discuss the recently named members of the team: Cole Hammer, Akshay Bhatia, and Stewart Hagestad.
July 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 secs
amateur golf, arnold palmer, augusta national, fred ridley, hoylake, jim holtgrieve, justin thomas, masters, patrick rodgers, pine valley, royal liverpool, us mid-amateur, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is the 1981 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, jim Holtgrieve. Jim played on three U.S. Walker Cup teams and was the captain of the 2011 and 2013 teams. An incredble conversation about life as an amateur, his thoughts on the amateur game, and fond memories from the Walker Cup. Jim is an incredible player, person, and ambassador for golf.
July 17th, 2019 | 52 mins 54 secs
ajga, annika, arizona, augusta national women's amateur, cactus tour, golf, haley moore, lpga, the masters
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.
July 10th, 2019 | 47 mins 51 secs
amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, augusta national women's amateur, bandon dunes, golf channel, julie williams, ncaa golf, pebble beach, pete wlodkowski, pinehurst, usga
Our guest this week is the founder of AmateurGolf.com, Pete Wlodkowski. AmateurGolf.com provides the world's most comprehensive golf tournament database, articles about the nation's best amateurs, and tournaments that you can enter to test your game on some of the best courses in the world, like Bandon Dunes. Pete discusses the state of the game and shares some great stories about the game we all love.
July 2nd, 2019 | 48 mins 32 secs
alan bratton, college golf, korn ferry tour, kristoffer ventura, nike golf, norway, oklahoma state, pga tour, stillwater, tiger woods, viktor hovland
Our guest this week is Kris Ventura. Born in Mexico. Moved to Norway. Three-Time All-American and member of the 2018 National Champion Oklahoma State Cowboys. We learn about his incredible adventure to the pro ranks that was derailed last year due to a fluke illness. He's climbing his way up the rankings on the Korn Ferry Tour and just won the 2019 Utah Championship to launch himself into the Top 25. Enjoy this episode and remember the name, because you just might see Ventura on the PGA Tour next season!
June 26th, 2019 | 35 mins 17 secs
alexa hammer, amateur golf, college golf, kevin hammer, old course, open championship, r&a, st. andrews, usga
Our guest this week is Alexa Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. When it came time for Alexa to pick a college to attend....well, she did something a little differently. She left home for THE HOME. THe Home of golf that is....St. Andrews, Scotland. She played for the university's golf team and her home course....was The Old Course. Alexa shared some great stories about golf in St. Andrews vs. the U.S., her decision to go across the pond, how you need to prepare yourself for links golf, and what it is like to call St. Andrews home.
June 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
amateur golf, bernhard langer, gasparilla, luke donald, mike finster, northwestern golf, pga champions, senior golf, usga, woody austin
Our guest this week is Mike Finster from St. Petersburg, Florida. After playing collegiately at Northwestern, Mike came back home to Florida and regained his amateur status and has qualified for FOUR consecutive U.S. Senior Open Championships. He's a bomber off the tee and a super guy that can tell a story like no other. One of the nicest guys out there!
June 12th, 2019 | 59 mins 54 secs
blair hamilton, canada, corey conners, golf, pga latinoamerica, pga tour, usga
Our guest this week is PGA LatinAmerica Tour player, Blair Hamilton. In this episode, we uncover the truth about chasing the dream as a professional golfer. Blair competed on Team Canada both as a junior and as an amateur and was successful in Monday Qualifying into the 2019 Waste Management Open. Incredible insight about the life of a pro that you won't want to miss. This is a MUST episode for everyone thinking about turning pro!
June 5th, 2019 | 50 mins 20 secs
ajga, barbara nicklaus, baseball, golf, jack nicklaus, paul tesori, pga tour, srixon, tiger woods, william mcgirt, wofford
Our guest this week is the 2016 Memorial Champion, William McGirt. We get it into some great stories about life on tour, the injury that he is dealing with right now, and truthfully....we just chatted about golf and life. Enjoy!
May 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
amateur golf, carolinas golf association, fox, kevin kisner, kevin o'connell, masters, paul azinger, tarheels, us open, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is the 2018 United States Mid-Amateur Champion, Kevin O'Connell. Kevin played collegiately at UNC before giving the mini-tours a try with limited success. After becoming a reinstated amateur, he found success on the amateur side which culminated with the Mid-Am win at Charlotte C.C. last year. Kevin is making a Walker Cup run this year to represent the United States at Royal Liverpool.
May 16th, 2019 | 51 mins
amateur golf, cdga, college golf, crump cup, john peterson, pine valley, scott harvey, todd mitchell, us four ball, usga, yankees
Our guest this week is Todd Mitchell from Bloomington, Illinois. Todd has found great success on the national amateur level through his participation in marquee events like The Coleman Invitational and The Crump Cup at Pine Valley. The 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur finalist also likes to pair up with previous guest, Scott Harvey, at the U.S. Four-Ball. Great conversation about amateurism, cold weather golf, and his previous career as a professional baseball player!