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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  • Devon Bling - 2018 U.S. Amateur Runner-up | UCLA Sophmore Sensation

    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!

  • Mike Small, Head Coach, Illinois Men's Golf

    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.

  • Corby Segal - PGA Tour Caddy and South California Mid-Am POY

    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.

  • Viktor Hovland - 2018 United States Amateur Champion

    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.

  • Chris DiMarco - U.S. President's Cup Hero and Champions Tour Rookie

    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'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.

  • Paul Tesori - PGA Tour Caddy for 2018 Players Champion, Webb Simpson

    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.

  • Dottie Pepper - CBS Sports Analyst and Two-Time Major Champion

    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!

  • Collin Morikawa - #2 Ranked Amateur in the World from Cal

    February 27th, 2019  |  46 mins 18 secs
    amateur golf, cal bears, college golf, golf, morikawa, norman xiong, palmer cup, stewart hagestad, sunnehanna, walker cup

    The #2 ranked amateur in the world joins us this week at The Back of the Range! Collin Morikawa is wrapping up his collegiate career at the University of California - Berkeley. He's won the Sunnehanna and the Trans-Miss, and went undefeated at the 2017 Walker Cup. Wonder who the next star on the PGA Tour will be? It just might be Collin Morikawa. Here's a great chance to get to know him!

  • Jeronimo Esteve - The Pride of Puerto Rico

    February 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    amateur golf, dartmouth golf, jeronimo esteve, pga tour, puerto rico, usga, world amateur golf

    Our guest this week is Jeronimo Esteve! Jero is very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and has competed in the Latin American Amateur Championship, the World Amateur Championships, and has competed in numerous USGA championships. We talk about how he ended up playing college golf at Dartmouth, how he balances a busy family life with his golf ambitions....and the story of the 2011 United States Mid-Amateur that all started with a routine visit to the tailor to get a suit for his sister's wedding.

  • Casey Martin - Head Coach, Oregon Men's Golf

    February 13th, 2019  |  31 mins 9 secs
    amateur golf, casey martin, college golf, jay brunza, oregon, pga tour, stanford, tiger woods

    Our guest this week is Casey Martin, Head Coach of the University of Oregon Men's Golf Team. Before leading the Ducks to the National Championship in 2016, Casey won a national championship as a member of the 1994 Stanford Cardinal team that included Notah Begay. We spoke about his days on the PGA Tour, lessons from Tiger that he's shared with his current players, and his thoughts on his landmark case against the PGA Tour nearly 20 years ago.

  • Kristen GIllman, 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion

    February 6th, 2019  |  30 mins 33 secs
    alabama golf, brooke henderson, curtis cup, kristen gillman, lexi thompson, lpga, texas golf, usga

    Our guest this week is Kristen Gillman, the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur. She just turned pro and is a rookie on the LPGA Tour, but we chatted about her amateur accomplishments that include....well, just about everything you can imagine. Curtis Cup, World Amateur Team, All-American at Alabama.....oh, and she actually has TWO U.S. Amateur wins. Her first? At the age of 16. She's got some serious game and some great stories!

  • Chip Lutz - 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion

    January 30th, 2019  |  54 mins 48 secs
    byron nelson, chip lutz, golf, pennsylvania golf, pga tour, r&a, senior amateur, usga

    Our guest this week is Chip Lutz. Where do we begin with this guy? How about back-to-back Canadian AND British Senior Amateur Championships in 2011 and 2012? We chat about his days at the University of Florida playing with legends like Gary Koch and Fred Ridley, his meteoric rise after turning 55, practice rounds with Tom Watson, and an amazing story about Lord Byron Nelson.