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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  • THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Austin Eckroat and Steven Fisk

    August 7th, 2019  |  44 mins
    amateur golf,, austin eckroat, georgia southern, hoylake, julie williams, oklahoma state golf, r&a, royal liverpool, steven fisk, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup

    Our third episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up Austin Eckroat from Oklahoma State University and Steven Fisk from Georgia Southern. Austin will return to OSU next season as the anchor of the team after the departure of Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland and will look to bring another National Championship to Stillwater like he did in 2018. Steven just wrapped up an incredible career at Georgia Southern by finishing runner-up at the 2019 NCAA National Championship. As always, we catch up with Julie Williams from for some additional insight.

  • THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Chandler Phillips and Alex Smalley

    August 3rd, 2019  |  59 mins 13 secs
    alex smalley, amateur golf,, chandler phillips, duke golf, hoylake, julie williams, nathaniel phillips, r&a, royal liverpool, texas a&m golf, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup

    Our second episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up with two players that just wrapped up dominant collegiate careers at Texas A&M and Duke University. Chandler Phillips recorded a school record 7 victories during his career at Texas A&M and Alex has set multiple school records at Duke in addition to winning back-to-back Sunnehanna Amateur titles. As always, we catch up with Julie Williams from for some additional insight.

  • THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Stewart Hagestad and William Mouw

    August 1st, 2019  |  41 mins 22 secs
    amateur golf,, 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 for some additional insight.

  • THE ROAD TO HOYLAKE - Preview Episode with Julie Williams from

    July 28th, 2019  |  16 mins 11 secs
    akshay bhatia, amateur golf,, 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, 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.

  • Jim Holtgrieve - Walker Cup Legend and 1981 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

    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.

  • Haley Moore - 2018 National Champion from U. of Arizona

    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.

  • Pete Wlodkowski - Founder of

    July 10th, 2019  |  47 mins 51 secs
    amateur golf,, 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, Pete Wlodkowski. 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.

  • Kristoffer Ventura - 2019 KornFerry Tour Champion from Oklahoma State

    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!

  • Alexa Hammer - Playing College Golf in St. Andrews

    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.

  • Mike Finster - 2019 Gasparilla Invitational Champion

    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!

  • Blair Hamilton - Former Team Canada Star on the PGA LatinoAmerica Tour

    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!

  • William McGirt - From Wofford College to Winning at Jack's Place

    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!