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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  • Sandra Gal - LPGA Tour Winner and Solheim Cup Member

    August 1st, 2018  |  29 mins 41 secs
    germany, lpga tour, pga, rickie fowler, sandra gal, tony finau

    Our guest this week is Sandra Gal. The LPGA Tour winner and two-time Solheim Cup team member called in from a lake in Germany on her vacation before playing the Scottish and British Open. We had some fun with this episode chatting about her life on and off the LPGA Tour!

  • Bob Murphy - 1965 US Amateur Champion

    July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amateur golf, bob murphy, champions tour, college golf, florida golf, masters, usga, walker cup

    Such an honor to have Bob Murphy join us this week! Bob won the 1965 US Amateur and the 1966 NCAA Individual National Championship before embarking on a successful professional career where he won multiple times on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. World Cup, Walker Cup, Ryder Cup.....Murph did it all. Tons of great stories in this episode!

  • Nick Gilliam - 2001 NCAA Individual National Champion

    July 18th, 2018  |  56 mins 34 secs
    amateur golf, florida, gators, golf, ncaa, nick gilliam, podcast, us open

    Our guest this week is Nick Gilliam! The stars aligned in 2001 as the University of Florida Gators captured the National Championship, and Nick picked up the individual championship as well. We discuss his college days with Camilo Villegas and Steve Scott, his days as a pro on the Hooters Tour, and his job in golf after his playing career ended. Tons of great stories in this episode!

  • Ryan Howison - Winning on the and Stories from the PGA Tour - Part 2

    July 11th, 2018  |  49 mins 24 secs
    golf, pga tour, ryan howison, tiger woods, usga

    This week, we resume our conversation with Ryan Howison. Ryan played professionally on the Tour and the PGA Tour. After a stellar 1999 Season on the Tour, Ryan went back to the PGA Tour in 2000....right in the middle of Tigermania. We spoke about life on the tour, his experience as a re-instated amateur, sponsorship deals, and the Cleveland VAS irons from 1996.

  • Austin Cook, PGA Tour Rookie Sensation

    July 5th, 2018  |  59 mins 48 secs
    amateur golf, austin cook, college golf, european tour, golf, pga, podcast, usga

    Austin Cook, PGA rookie and winner of the 2017 RSM Classic, joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! After an amazing career at the University of Arkansas, Austin rose up the ranks on the mini-tours, found great success at Monday Qualifiers, and won in only his 4th event as a full-time member of the PGA Tour. Great stories and candid opinions from one of the top-ranked rookies on Tour!

  • Gene Elliott - Top-Ranked Senior Amateur from Iowa

    June 27th, 2018  |  57 mins 17 secs
    crump cup, eugene elliott, gene elliott, golf, iowa, mike mccoy, usga

    Our very special guest this week is Gene Elliott. After winning the George C. Thomas Invitational in Los Angeles recently, Gene is now the #1 Ranked Senior Amateur in the country! Gene shared some great stories from amazing Iowa Hall of Fame career, working with Harmon and Leadbetter, and his 29 USGA appearances!

  • Bob Toski - Legendary Golf Instructor

    June 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, european tour, golf, pga, podcast, toski, us open, usga

    We had the incredible honor to speak with the living legend of golf instruction, Bob Toski, last month. He welcomed us into his home for an afternoon of incredible golf stories. Mr. Toski had a story about Hogan, Snead, Hagen, and Bobby Jones! At 91 years old, he is truly one of the greats!

  • Joe Buck - The Voice of the U.S. Open

    June 12th, 2018  |  49 mins 4 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, european tour, fox sports, golf, joe buck, pga, podcast, us open, usga

    It's U.S. Open week and our guest this week is Joe Buck. He will anchor the coverage along with Paul Azinger, Brad Faxon, and the entire FOX Sports crew. Joe spoke about his career and his thoughts on covering the game of golf....especially the U.S. Open. A very fun and candid interview with the voice of the U.S. Open!

  • Ryan Howison - Winning on the and Stories from the PGA Tour - Part 1

    June 6th, 2018  |  43 mins 22 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, european tour, golf, pga, podcast, ryan howison, usga

    This week's guest is Ryan Howison from Jupiter, Florida. After battling shoulder injuries as the starting third baseman for the University of North Carolina Tarheels, he decided to take a shot at professional golf. Ryan competed all over the world and played on the Tour and PGA Tour during the 90s and early 2000s. He told some amazing stories from his time as a professional.

  • Mike Weeks - The Journey to Three U.S. Opens

    May 30th, 2018  |  49 mins 53 secs
    bear lakes country club, gary nicklaus, jack nicklaus, mike weeks, pbcga, pga tour, usga

    Our guest this week is Mike Weeks from West Palm Beach, Florida. As we inch closer to this year's U.S. Open, it's the perfect time to catch up with Mike and hear his stories from playing in three U.S. Opens. From practice rounds with Seve and Faldo to winning a sectional playoff in front of Jack Nicklaus....this episode really does have it all.

  • Steve Burkowski - Golf Channel's College Golf Insider

    May 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, golf channel, ncaa, pga, podcast, steve burkowski, tiger woods

    Our very special guest this week is Steve Burkowski. Steve joined Golf Channel in 2000, and currently serves as an interviewer and reporter for the PGA TOUR and Tour, as well as a studio host for Golf Channel’s European Tour coverage. In addition to his on-air responsibilities for the game’s professional tours, Burkowski is instrumental in the network’s coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships as Golf Channel’s resident college golf insider.

  • Tom Lawrence - Exec. Director of The First Tee Program, Central Florida

    May 16th, 2018  |  51 mins 57 secs

    Our guest this week is Tom Lawrence. He is the Executive Director of The First Tee program in Central Florida. In this episode, Tom shares some great stories about Arnold Palmer, the great work The First Tee does for today's youth, and importantly....the best way to get kids involved in the game of golf.