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.

Episodes

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    Steve Carter - The President of the Florida State Golf Association

    May 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 20 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, fsga, golf, north florida, usga

    Our guest this week is Steve Carter from St. Augustine, Florida. After winning a national championship at the University of North Florida, Steve made a brief run at professional golf before regaining his amateur status. As an amateur, he has made numerous USGA appearances at historic courses like Pebble Beach and Oakmont. He is currently the President of the Florida State Golf Association.

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    Greg O'Mahony - The Worldwide Chase to the PGA Tour - Part 2

    May 5th, 2018  |  31 mins 30 secs
    amateur golf, celtic golf, golf, honda classic, minor league golf tour, mlgt, old head, pga tour, podcast

    The second half of our special two-part, in-depth interview with Greg O'Mahony. Greg O'Mahony was a 3-time NCAA All-American at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He's in the Top 10 in career earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour and qualified for his hometown PGA Tour event: The 2011 Honda Classic. Greg shared stories from his worldwide pursuit to make it to the biggest stage of professional golf: The PGA Tour

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    Greg O'Mahony - The Worldwide Chase to the PGA Tour - Part 1

    May 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, european tour, golf, pga, podcast, usga

    The first part of our special two-part, in-depth interview with Greg O'Mahony. Greg O'Mahony was a 3-time NCAA All-American at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He's in the Top 10 in career earnings on the Minor League Golf Tour and qualified for his hometown PGA Tour event: The 2011 Honda Classic. Greg shared stories from his worldwide pursuit to make it to the biggest stage of professional golf: The PGA Tour.

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    Douglas Waugh - The Baberton Club Champ from Edinburgh, Scotland

    April 25th, 2018  |  46 mins 5 secs
    amateur golf, baberton, birkdale, carnoustie, edinburgh, podcast, scotland, st. andrews, tiger woods

    This week's guest, our first from "across the pond", is Douglas Waugh from Edinburgh, Scotland. We met Douglas in St. Andrews in 2016 on the golf course during the Eden Tournament and we've kept in touch ever since. An excellent player, multiple-time club champion at Baberton Golf Club, Douglas shared some great stories about The Open championship, golf in the UK, and the Ryder Cup. Grab a pint and settle in!

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    Hannah Gregg - Turns the Page to Professional Golf

    April 18th, 2018  |  53 mins 38 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, hannah gregg, instagram, nevada, pebble beach, sonoma state

    This week's guest is Hannah Gregg. As a native of California, she spent some time playing at Sonoma State before transferring to the University of Nevada. She is wrapping up her collegiate career and moving on to the pro ranks, so we wanted to catch up with her and talk about her future plans. Great episode, fun conversation, and we also discuss the relationship between golf and social media.

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    Marc Dull - On The Doorstep to The Masters

    April 11th, 2018  |  56 mins 58 secs
    amateur golf, augusta national, caddy, gasparilla, golf, lakeland, marc dull, podcast, streamsong, the masters, usga

    We visit this week with Marc Dull from Lakeland, Florida. Marc was one win away from playing in the 2016 Masters. He was a finalist in the 2015 US Mid AM and is the reigning Florida State Amateur Player of the Year. He was also a semifinalist with his Four-Ball partner Chip Brooke in the 2017 US Four Ball. Marc is absolutely a one-of-a-kind person and player and he shared some great stories.....some of them actually make it into the episode!

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    Chip Brooke - Mini-Tours, Bandon Dunes, and the US Four Ball

    April 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    amateur golf, bandon dunes, college golf, fsga, golf, stone temple pilots, streamsong, usga

    This week’s guest is Chip Brooke from Bartow, Florida and we covered a ton of topics. We spoke about his time playing on the mini-tours in California, we spoke about his time caddying at Bandon Dunes and Streamsong, and we also got around to talking about his days playing in college. He has found success in recent years on the state and national level as a mid-amateur. He is the 2016 Florida State Mid Amateur Champion and also reached the Semifinals with partner Marc Dull at the 2017 US Four Ball at Pinehurst.

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    Marisa Messana - Clemson University, Women's Golf

    March 28th, 2018  |  49 mins 7 secs
    amateur golf, clemson, college golf, golf, messana, usga, women's golf

    Marisa Messana joins us this week at The Back of the Range! As a member of Clemson University's Women's Golf Team, she provides senior leadership through her play on the course and her work in the classroom as well. She is a Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient and led her team to their first National Championship in 2017.

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    Peter Dachisen - PGA Tour Rules Official

    March 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amateur golf, fsga, gasparilla, golf, pga tour, podcast, usga

    Peter Dachisen joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. As a PGA Tour Rules Official, Peter spends his time inside the ropes at PGA Tour events officiating the best players in the world. Peter is also an accomplished amateur having won the Gasparilla Invitational FIVE times and holding the tournament single-round record of 62.

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    Ashley Burke - All-American Girl Chasing the Dream to the LPGA

    March 14th, 2018  |  49 mins 4 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, lpga, pgatour, podcast, usf, usga

    Ashley Burke joins us this week to talk about her journey into professional golf and her goals of reaching the LPGA. She participated in three US Women's Amateur Championships and was an All-Conference selection at the University of South Florida. Ashley was also our "international correspondent" when she was down in Chile for the Latin America Amateur Championship. She has some fun stories to share about college golf and life on the Suncoast Tour.

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    Deron Zendt - World Renowned Expert in Chinch Bugs and Manganese

    March 7th, 2018  |  41 mins 6 secs
    amateur golf, florida, golf, lebanon country club, podcast, superintendent, usga

    A fun and informative interview with Deron Zendt. We discuss his start in the game and his career as a superintendent. From starting at Riviera in Los Angeles, hijinks at the Sullivan Invitational at Lebanon CC, to winning the Superintendent National Championship in Orlando, we cover it all....including chinch bugs and manganese.

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    T.J. Shuart - The Life of a Career Amateur

    February 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, fsga, golf, loyola, podcast, shuart, usga

    This week's guest is TJ Shuart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All that TJ has done is participate in 11 USGA championships and is one of the last men to accomplish the unique feat of qualifying for the US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur, and US Amateur Public Links in the same season. He played collegiately at Loyola University and has some great stories about some matches against current professionals like Ricky Barnes and Ryan Moore. Additionally, he launched his own amateur golf tour here in South Florida and we get into that as well.

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    Duke Butler - Stories from Gainesville and the PGA Tour

    February 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    aggies, amateur golf, butler, college golf, every, gators, golf, podcast, uf, villegas

    Our guest this week is Duke Butler IV from Jacksonville, Florida. Duke grew up in Houston, TX but soon found his way to the University of Florida and played collegiate golf with the likes of Matt Every and Camilo Villegas. He participated in several USGA events and shared some great stories about those experiences. He also has some experience working behind the scenes on some PGA and Web.com events...so he has some insight on how these tournaments function and all of the hard work necessary to have them come off flawlessly.

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    Scott Kennedy - The BBQ King of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    February 14th, 2018  |  55 mins 53 secs
    amateur golf, bbq, golf, pinehurst, podcast, smoke, st. andrews, usga

    With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we decided we needed a Canadian as a guest this week. This week's guest is Scott Kennedy, originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Scott played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University before transitioning into the nightclub and restaurant industry. He shared some great stories from his memorable experience playing in the 250th British Amateur at St. Andrews and most recently, his USGA Four-Ball run at Pinehurst. Oh, and he also offered some advice to Sergio Garcia for this year's Champions Dinner at The Masters. Here's a hint: It's not a tofu burger.

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    Ryan Jamison - Asst. Coach, Stanford Men's Golf Team

    February 7th, 2018  |  59 mins 45 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, podcast, stanford, tiger woods, tom watson

    A very insightful interview with Ryan Jamison. Currently, he is the Asst. Coach for the Stanford Men's Golf Team. Before arriving at Stanford, all he did was lead the Nova Southeastern University Men's team to a Division II National Championship in 2015 which awarded him Coach of the Year honors. We talk about his career as a coach and hear some stories about some Stanford Golf alums that I'm sure everyone will love to hear.

    • Ryan Jamison became the Head Coach of the Men's Golf Team at Florida Atlantic University in July 2018
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    Kevin Hammer: A Family Love for the Game

    January 31st, 2018  |  49 mins 21 secs
    ajga, amateur golf, college golf, gators, golf, podcast, st. andrews

    This week's guest is Kevin Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. Kevin became an AJGA Junior All-American and also helped the University of Florida capture two SEC championships and one National Championship.

    We got into several topics ranging from the current state of country clubs, junior golf, and his philosophy on introducing the game to today's youth.