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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    Rachel Kuehn - Wake Forest All-American and Curtis Cup Hero

    September 13th, 2021  |  55 mins 43 secs
    alex fitzpatrick, amateur golf, brenda corrie kuehn, curtis cup, emilia migliaccio, golf, rachel kuehn, rose zhang, usga, wake forest, walker cup

    My guest on this episode helped Team USA capture the Curtis Cup in Wales. Rachel Kuehn is an All-American at Wake Forest and secured the winning point for the Americans. Actually, so did her Mom in 1998! Tons of incredible stories and laughs in this episode.

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    Sam Bennett - Texas A&M's All-American Star

    September 9th, 2021  |  47 mins 10 secs
    aggies, amateur golf, cabo collegiate, college golf, pga tour, pgatouru, sam bennett, texas a&m, usga, valero texas open

    My guest on this episode is Sam Bennett from Texas A&M University. This All-American is coming off of a three win season and will be contending for a SEC Championship this season. We spoke about his start in the game, what makes Madisonville, Texas so special, and his best career round. Think it is a 59? Nope. Try 55.

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    Emilia Migliaccio - 2021 U.S. Curtis Cupper

    September 2nd, 2021  |  59 mins
    amateur golf, augusta national women's amateur, curtis cup, emilia migliaccio, golf channel, lpga tour, rachel heck, rose zhang, usga, wake forest

    My guest on this episode just returned from Wales as part of the victorious United States Curtis Cup team. Emilia Migliaccio wrapped up an All-American career at Wake Forest and is now focusing on the next chapter in her life.....which doesn't include professional golf! Great stories and insight from one of the best amateurs in the world!

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    Michael Thorbjornsen - 2021 Western Amateur Champion

    August 31st, 2021  |  53 mins 36 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, glen view club, mass amateur, matt parziale, michael thorbjornsen, stanford, usga, western golf association
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    Jensen Castle - 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion

    August 26th, 2021  |  54 mins 32 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, curtis cup, jensen castle, kentucky, ncaa golf, usga, westchester country club

    My guest on this episode is the 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion, Jensen Castle. We discussed her start in the game in South Carolina, what led her to Kentucky, and the improbable run at Westchester that led her to the title and a spot on the 2021 Curtis Cup team. Fantastic stories and insight into her special week at the U.S. Women's Amateur!

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    Darren Carroll - Award-Winning Golf Photographer

    August 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    austin, byron nelson, darren carroll, golf, pga of america, pga tour, phil mickelson, photography, sony, tiger woods, usga

    My guest on this episode is Darren Carroll. If you have seen incredible photographs from USGA events, there is an excellent chance that Darren was behind the camera when the shutter button was pressed. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Golf World, and Golf Digest and he serves as a photography consultant to the PGA of America, and is also part of the photography team for both the U.S. Open Golf and U.S. Open Tennis championships. Great stories from behind the viewfinder by one of the best golf photographers in the world.

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    Mary Ann Sullivan - Co-Chair for the U.S. Women's Amateur at Westchester C.C.

    August 6th, 2021  |  41 mins 22 secs
    amateur golf, mary ann sullivan, new york, pga tour, usga, westchester country club, women's golf

    My guest on this episode is Mary Ann Sullivan, the co-chair of the U.S. Women's Amateur at historic Westchester Country Club. We spoke about the rich history of the club and the prospect of welcoming the best amateurs in the world to her home club in Rye, New York.

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    2021 Western Amateur Preview - Rick and Charlie Waddell

    July 26th, 2021  |  49 mins 10 secs
    amateur golf, charlie waddell, evans scholar, glen view, pierceson coody, rick waddell, western amateur, western golf association

    My special guests on this episode are Rick and Charlie Waddell. Rick is the tournament chairman of the Western Amateur this year, not only is he a member of Glen View but so is his son Charlie. In fact, Charlie is in the field this week, joining other strong mid-ams such as Hagestad and Rank, after winning the club championship at Glen View. It's a special week for the Waddell family and a special week for Glen View, the site of the very first Western Amateur Championship back in 1899.

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    John Gough - 2021 Palmetto Amateur Champion

    July 23rd, 2021  |  52 mins 22 secs
    amateur golf, charlotte, college golf, conor gough, john gough, palmetto amateur, r&a

    My guest on this episode is John Gough. John wrapped up an impressive five years at Charlotte and is the new Palmetto Amateur Champion. Great conversation with the very first Englishman to win this prestigious championship!

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    Ryan Frazer - Junior Golf Insider Previews the U.S. Junior

    July 19th, 2021  |  55 mins 5 secs
    agora golf, ajga, amateur golf, college golf, golf, junior golf, ncaa, nil, ryan frazer, usga

    My guest on this U.S. Junior Amateur preview episode is Ryan Frazer. Ryan is considered one of the most knowledgeable resources in the world of junior golf and is trusted by players, parents, and coaches across the country. We spoke about his company, Agora Golf, and who everyone should keep an eye out for this week at Country Club of North Carolina.

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    Todd White - 2013 U.S. Walker Cupper

    July 5th, 2021  |  55 mins 57 secs
    college golf, high school golf, nathan smith, president bush, sean knapp, south carolina golf, todd white, u.s. senior open, usga, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Todd White. Todd joined Nathan Smith as one of two mid-ams on the victorious 2013 U.S. Walker Cup team and they also teamed up to win the first U.S. Amateur Four Ball at Olympic Club. Great stories from one of the great amateurs to ever come out of the state of South Carolina.

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    Joe Pagdin - University of Florida's Star from Sheffield

    June 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, florida gators, gb&i, ian poulter, joe pagdin, ncaa golf, ricky castillo, sheffield, st. andrews, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Joe Pagdin. After a strong freshman season for Florida, he picked up the 2021 SEC Freshman of the Year award and was also a member of the International squad at Palmer Cup and a reserve for the GB&I team at the Walker Cup. We spoke about his start in the game and what drives him to be the best.

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    Joe Highsmith - Pepperdine's Champ Heads to Torrey Pines

    June 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    amateur golf, joe highsmith, ncaa golf, pepperdine, torrey pines, u.s. open, usga

    My guest on this episode is Joe Highsmith. In a matter of just a couple weeks, Joe led his Pepperdine Waves to a National Championship at Grayhawk and then earned medalist honors to punch his ticket to the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

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    Preston Summerhays - 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion

    June 11th, 2021  |  43 mins 27 secs
    amateur golf, arizona state, boyd summerhays, golf, maridoe, matt thurmond, preston summerhays, tony finau, usga

    My guest on this episode is Preston Summerhays. The 2019 U.S. Junior Champion discussed his family's obsession with the game and his approach to competition as he prepares for another full schedule of amateur events this summer before starting his collegiate career at Arizona State.

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    Noah Goodwin - SMU Golf & 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion

    May 26th, 2021  |  59 mins 49 secs
    amateur golf, bryson dechambeau, cameron mccormick, college golf, dallas golf, jordan spieth, ncaa golf, noah goodwin, smu golf, trinity forest

    My guest on this episode is Noah Goodwin. The 2017 U.S. Junior is currently one of the team leader of SMU's Men's Golf Team and will be looking to bring a National Championship title back to Dallas for the Mustangs.

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    Episode 197: The Coaches Roundtable - Jonathan Dismuke (Houston), Matt Thurmond (Arizona State), and Trey Jones (Florida State)

    May 25th, 2021  |  45 mins 37 secs
    amateur golf, arizona state, brooks koepka, college golf, floridian, fsu, houston, john pak, jonathan dismuke, matt thurmond, ryan crysler, trey jones

    In this special episode, Ryan Crysler from The Floridian leads a conversation with three of the finest collegiate coaches in the game today. Jonathan Dismuke (Houston), Matt Thurmond (Arizona State), and Trey Jones (Florida State) sit down before the start of the 2021 Valspar Collegiate to discuss all aspects of college golf. Tons of valuable information for anyone considering playing collegiate golf!