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.
May 12th, 2019 | 51 mins 39 secs
champions tour, david frost, frost wines, gary player, open championship, pga tour, south africa, trader joe's, usga
Our special guest on this bonus episode is David Frost! Frosty won TEN times on the PGA Tour and has racked up numerous victories all over the world, including the 2013 Regions Tradition. We discussed his unique start in the game, competing in the President's Cup, and what he does to compete with the world's best players on the Champions Tour.
May 8th, 2019 | 47 mins 50 secs
amateur golf, brandon wu, conrad ray, isaiah salinda, maverick mcnealy, ncaa, pac12 conference, patrick rodgers, stanford, tiger woods, usga, walker cup
Our guests this week are Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda from Stanford Men's Golf. These two senior standouts are rounding into form and ready to contend for a National Championship. With Stanford winning the Pac12 team title due in large part to their top 10 finishes, they are poised for make a deep postseason run. We spoke about their chances to make this year's Walker Cup team, life at Stanford, and their close friendship on and off the golf course.
May 1st, 2019 | 37 mins 30 secs
bill harvey, coleman invitational, masters, pebble beach, pine valley, scott harvey, thomas invitational, u.s. mid-am, u.s. open, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Scott Harvey from Greensboro, NC. Along with his win at the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Saucon Valley, Scott has played in the Masters, U.S. Open, and Walker Cup. He's also picked up victories in some of the most elite amateur tournaments in the world like the Coleman, the Thomas, and the Crump Cup at Pine Valley. But don't let the resume fool you....because Scott can just as easily crack a few beers and crank some tunes on the course and feel right at home at a local charity scramble!
April 24th, 2019 | 59 mins 50 secs
ajga, andrew larkin, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
Our guest this week is Coach Andrew Larkin, the assistant coach of UCLA Men's Golf. Coach Larkin was on Devon Bling's bag at the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach last summer and his runner-up finish earned him a birth to the 2019 Masters and 2019 U.S. Open. Coach Larkin talks about his experience caddying at the Masters, what lies ahead for the UCLA team as they make a push towards the National Championship, and his own goals as a player.
April 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
amateur golf, british amateur, florida golf, fsga, honda classic, michigan state golf, rick woulfe, senior golf, tiger woods, usga
Our guest this week is Rick Woulfe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's played in 25 USGA Championships, with most of them occuring after his turned 35 years old. He's played in British Amateurs, British Senior Amateurs, he's served on the US Mid Am committee, shot his age of 67 in a State Mid Amateur. And won the State Mid Amateur at the age of 62. Think about that.....a 62 year old winning a tournament where 25 year olds can enter.
April 10th, 2019 | 53 mins
ajga, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
It's MASTERS WEEK! Our guest this week tees it up at the Masters by way of his runner-up finish at the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Devon Bling, sophmore at UCLA, went on an impressive run in his first U.S. Amateur appearance at Pebble Beach. We spoke about his humble beginnings at his home course, China Lake, in Ridgecrest, California. We discussed college life in LA, the run at the U.S. Amateur, and we also played a game of "BLING OR NO BLING". You don't want to miss that!
April 3rd, 2019 | 34 mins 18 secs
college golf, dylan meyer, fighting illini, illinois golf, mike small, pga championship, ryder cup, steve stricker, thomas detry, thomas pieters, usga
Our guest this week has been at the helm for Illinois Men's Golf for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has guided the Illini to Big Ten Championship titles in nine of the last 10 seasons and coached two NCAA individual champions. Coach Mike Small is not just a successful coach, but an incredible player in his own right. He's played in over a dozen majors, won 12 Illinois PGA Seciton Championships, and went back-to-back at the PGA Professional National Championship.
March 27th, 2019 | 54 mins 10 secs
brandon hagy, corby segal, pga tour, scga, straight down classic, usga
Our guest for this week is Corby Segal! When he isn't caddying on the PGA Tour, you can find him dominating the Southern California Mid-Am circuit. He draws on his experience working for players like Brandon Hagy, Briny Baird, and Brandt Jobe to help his own game. Want proof? He's played in 15 USGA Championships and is the 2018 Southern Cal Mid-Amateur of the year.
March 22nd, 2019 | 42 mins 11 secs
alan bratton, kristoffer ventura, masters, matthew wolff, ncaa golf, oklahoma state, pga, rickie fowler, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland
Our guest for this very special BONUS episode here at The Back of the Range is the 2018 United States Amateur Champion, Viktor Hovland! Viktor steamrolled through the competition at Pebble Beach last summer and won the US Amateur after only being down in one match, for one hole....the entire match play portion. He is part of the Cowboy juggernaut that is working to go back-to-back. But before Nationals.....he's going to play The Masters.
March 20th, 2019 | 56 mins 17 secs
champions tour, chris dimarco, florida gators, golf, masters, pga tour, president's cup, ryder cup, tiger woods
Our guest this week is Chris DiMarco. He might be one of the new kids on the Champions Tour block right now, but if you've been following golf for the last twenty years on the PGA Tour....you've seen him as a member of multiple Ryder Cup teams, a President's Cup hero, and he's also had a front row seat to some of the more iconic moments in golf. He shared his thoughts on the young stars of the PGA Tour, the guys on the Champions Tour, and we also chatted about his son, Cristian, folllowing in the old man's footsteps.
March 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
fsga, paul tesori, pga tour, players championship, tiger who, tiger woods, tpc sawgrass, uf golf, usga, vijay singh, webb simpson
While everyone is getting ready to watch THE PLAYERS this week, there is only one man on the bag for the PLAYERS Champion, Webb Simpson. Our guest this week is that man: Paul Tesori. This is an amazing episode where we talk about his twenty years of caddying on the PGA Tour, his days playing the tour, his All-American career at Central Alabama and UF, and most importantly....The Tesori Family Foundation.
March 5th, 2019 | 53 mins 22 secs
cbs, dottie pepper, furman, golf, hagen, justin thomas, masters, nysga, pga tour, sarazen, solheim cup, tiger woods, usga
This episode has some spice to it! (See what we did there?) Dottie Pepper joins us this week at The Back of the Range and we covered some amazing topics. Golf on TV, the filth of Poppie's Pond at the ANA, her incredible playing career, and what it takes to prepare to cover the PGA Tour for CBS. This is a VERY fun episode and we barely kept up with her!